Top Tourism Site Award

The Top Tourism Site Award is awarded to leading New Zealand travel sites that enhance New Zealand as a travel destination. Each site must comply to criteria set by New Zealand Tourism Guide.

Use this Web site to view previous winners, find out more about the award or submit a site.

Recent Winners

These are our recent award winners, or you can view all past winners.

30-09-2019 - Element Escapes

Element Escape's luxurious and relaxing holiday in our self-serviced apartments provide our guests with the essentials to have a local-style experience, while visiting Queenstown. This beautiful website is graced with fantastic imagery, and the completely responsive layout combines to make this website a pleasure to use. A stand-out feature is the 'About Us' page!


23-09-2019 - The Chamberson Hotel

The Chamberson Hotel is a beautifully renovated, heritage-listed former warehouse, in the heart of Dunedin, located between the railway station and the Octagon. They win this week with a truly unique website design that could almost be called newspaperish. The 'Guest Rooms' page features eye-catching images and a visually appealing internal section that changes the information displayed as you scroll down the page!


16-09-2019 - Mountainview Makarora Accommodation

Surrounded by the Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park, Makarora Wilderness Motel offers a secluded retreat in the midst of the Southern Alps. Simple in design yet effective, this website is a breeze to navigate and features all the information you need, as well as sporting a responsive design and some world-class imagery.


09-09-2019 - Moose Lodge Estate

Steeped in charm and authentic simplicity, Moose Lodge Estate is a sanctuary where you can bask in elegant personalised care surrounded by the understated luxury of our heritage countryside estate. Perfectly matching their sophisticated accommodation offerings is an upscale website with an exceptional background movie effect on their home-page. With prestigious imagery site-wide, this is a fascinating website to browse!


02-09-2019 - Doubtful Sound Kayak

Doubtful Sound Kayak guarantee your visit to Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound will be memorable, so forget about the crowds and come with them for a unique experience on the water in a sea kayak! Featuring eye catching imagery, this expertly-crafted website offers loads of information, and the fully responsive layout will ensure it is accessible on all devices.


26-08-2019 - Discovery Lodge

Discovery Lodge is set out on 10 acres of park-like grounds with views over farmland and bush, allowing you to enjoy luxury mountain chalets with views to the volcanoes. Their website features beautiful photography showing exactly what to expect from this beautiful accommodation option, and the responsive layout ensures usability across all devices. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing page is the stand-out!


12-08-2019 - Wairua Lodge

Just 12km away from Whitianga, Wairua Lodge in the Coromandel is a secluded place where you can kick back, relax and experience the magic of New Zealand's temperate rainforest. This is a beautifully presented responsive website with top-class imagery, giving you easy access to the information you need. The motion picture background on the homepage is out-standing, and the blog is a fantastic feature too!


05-08-2019 - The Hahei Explorer

Discover adventure with The Hahei Explorer on their unique boat tour operating within the Cathedral Cove marine reserve on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, at Hahei, a 10 minute drive from Hot Water Beach. With a gorgeous layout, sharp imagery, simple navigation, and a fully responsive layout, this website is a pleasure to use. The stand-out feature is the Tours page - the Tour Info box is a neat feature!


29-07-2019 - Hook Wanaka

Located in Wanaka, right at the heart of New Zealand's Southern Lakes, Hook is a brand new lake to plate salmon fishing and restaurant experience. Featuring a stunning and professional responsive layout, this website is simple and effective. All information is easy to find due to the intuitive design. A standout feature is the flow chart on the 'Our Story' page!


22-07-2019 - Sacred Waters

New, smart and precious: Sacred Waters guarantees waterfront magic on the edge of crystal clear Lake Taupo with magnificent 180-degree views to the exquisite internal water features, Sacred Waters will impress you with its attention to detail. Their beautiful website oozes simplicity and style, and the home page images are stunning! The navigation is clear, and the Google Maps 360 Virtual Tour is the stand-out feature!


08-07-2019 - Quail Lodge

Welcome to Quail Lodge, a luxury 2 bedroom apartment in Drury Auckland with 180-degree views across the Auckland countryside to the Manukau Heads. Quail Lodge wins this week with a professionally-done and elegant website that features beautiful images throughout the site. The excellent use of white-space and a fully responsive layout is bound to catch your attention.


24-06-2019 - Awarua Guides

Awarua Guides offer guided, tailor-made adventures, accessing a variety of Fiordland's pristine wilderness and surf destinations in remote South West New Zealand. Their website is a showcase of parallax scrolling excellency, and the imagery used is truly majestic - a true showcase of New Zealand's spectacular environment!


» View all the previous winners of the Top Tourism Site Award.