Previous Winners : 2019

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25-11-2019 - Cable Bay Views
Set on 14 acres of land and nestled between 2 of Waiheke's most famous award-winning vineyards, Cable Bay Views provides some of the most stylish holiday accommodation on Waiheke Island. They win this week with an equally stylish and responsive website. The imagery is world-class and the icons used on the accommodation pages complete the website well.

11-11-2019 - The Duke of Marlborough
The Duke of Marlborough is a classically elegant hotel in Russell with superb dining and accommodation and a beautiful environment in which to relax and unwind in one of New Zealand's most delightful areas. Their upscale and vibrant website immediately grabs your attention with striking images on the homepage that draw you in. The 'Virtual Tour' is dazzling and the 'Things To Do In The Bay of Islands' page is a stand-out feature!

04-11-2019 - The Town House
Welcome to The Town House, an elegant and easy at-home experience that's also private, stylish and peaceful - with just a touch of luxury. Their website features a fantastic responsive design, stunning imagery, and the ease of navigation adds to the pleasurable browsing and user experience.

21-10-2019 - Unique Whanganui River Experience
Spend five days on a unique Whanganui River Experience and find out just what makes the Whanganui River such a special place. They win this week with a gorgeous website that has images and text animate into place as you browse their home page. The Youtube video is joyful, and overall, the website is an absolute pleasure to use!

07-10-2019 - Aroha Luxury New Zealand Tours
Aroha Luxury New Zealand Tours is at the forefront of authentic, personalized luxury travel and their expert team curate customized itineraries that will delight you. Winning this week with a truly incredible website, one of the obvious stand-out features has to be the Gallery page. That page alone truly enhances New Zealand as a travel destination!

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!

10-06-2019 - Anatoki Salmon Fishing & Cafe
Anatoki Salmon Fishing & Cafe is situated on the banks of the Anatoki River between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Park and is a unique freshwater fishing activity. Their home page features an absolutely stunning image of a Chinook salmon, giving you a definite idea on what to expect from this experience. The lavish imagery continues throughout this informative responsive website, ensuring a truly pleasant user experience.

27-05-2019 - Mai Travel
Mai Travel invites you to Aotearoa (New Zealand), one of the most unique countries in the world. They have the exclusive connections to enable truly authentic moments. And if a website could win on images, then Mai Travel is a stand-out here. Laden with glorious imagery, not only is this a beautiful website, it does a magnificent job of promoting New Zealand as an amazing travel destination!

20-05-2019 - Taupo's Floatplane
One of the top things to do in Taupo is to take a flight on Taupo's Floatplane! Enjoy a unique flightseeing experience over Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty and, of course, Great Lake Taupo. Their website greets you with the stand-out feature - a captivating background movie that's neatly packaged in a professional responsive layout, graced with sublime imagery!

13-05-2019 - Donkey Bay Inn
The Donkey Bay Inn - Operatic, artistic, iconoclast, sensual and enigmatic. Enter via the garden tunnel and into the inn's private courtyard and experience the unique and wonderful world of Donkey Bay. Their website is elegant and classy and features captivating imagery site-wise, with a unique responsive layout. The Emperor's Suite page is a definite stand-out!

15-04-2019 - Abba Court Motel
Abba Court Motel is a family friendly motel equipped with excellent facilities, and a range of warm, comfortable and affordable self-contained units right in the heart of New Zealand's tourist gem, Queenstown. The homepage on their website displays dazzling imagery and gives a true highlight of what you can expect when you're in Queenstown. This website is expertly designed, features parallax scrolling on a fully responsive layout, providing a fantastic user experience.

08-04-2019 - Wilkin River Jets
Wilkin River Jets & Backcountry Helicopters provide the ultimate in shallow water jet boating and back-country helicopter flights, as you journey amidst native beech forest, ancient river valleys and rugged ice-capped mountains, or combine this trip with a spectacular heli-jet combo. Their website is next level and it feels alive as you journey through it, and the page animation is nothing short sensational! This is a stunning browsing experience!

25-03-2019 - Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve
Kaiteriteri is the gateway to the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park and the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve is the place to be if you're seeking world-class mountain biking, boating, sailing, kayaking and hiking. Their exceptional website has it all; a professionally-designed responsive layout, parallax scrolling, outstanding imagery, and clear site navigation. Bonus points for the live chat feature that you can use via Facebook Messenger!

11-03-2019 - Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge
Nestled at 905m above sea level within the beautiful Egmont National Park, Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge invites you to feel nature's heartbeat right on the slopes of Mount Taranaki. They win this week with a website that is beautifully presented, easily navigated, and features picturesque imagery highlighting the natural beauty of the area!

04-03-2019 - Black Sand Tours
Black Sand Tours offer the best adventure day-trip in Auckland, where you can experience swimming in crystal-clear waters, rock-scrambling, hiking, sand-dune sliding, and cave exploring! There is so much to love about this website; the logo, gorgeous imagery, background-movies, and the responsive layout. The stand-out feature has to be the way the page animates the perspective shift when the main menu is clicked.

25-02-2019 - The Tora Coastal Walk
The Tora Coastal Walk is one of the most-loved privately run walks that New Zealand has to offer. Located in the southern Wairarapa region, The Tora Coastal Walk covers a range of stunning and diverse scenery. Featuring phenomenal imagery site-wide, this website is pure delight to browse. The responsive layout is skillfully executed and one of the stand-out features would have to be PDF maps!

18-02-2019 - Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries
Experience a taste of warm 'Kiwi' hospitality, stunning scenery, and friendly service, when you cruise Cook Strait with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries. They win this week with a new professionally-done website that is elegant and features beautiful images throughout the site, and a fully responsive layout is bound to catch your attention. The page about their fleet is a stand-out!

11-02-2019 - Caroline's Kombi Tours
Caroline's Kombi Tours are Christchurch Otautahi's best small group sightseeing tours. Their kombis, Judy and Moira, are big and spacious so come aboard with them. The backgroud imagery is sublime as are the subtle differences as you browse through the different tours on this remarkable responsive layout. Another stand-out is the Kiwiana page, it's "Sweet As"!

04-02-2019 - Chambourcin Cottage
Recently featured in NZ House & Garden, Chambourcin Cottage is a charming fully self-catered boutique accommodation in Haumoana where you can enjoy the views of the vineyard and mountains. Simple in design, their fully responsive website is a breeze to navigate and features all the information you need. The 'See & Do' and the home pages are the stand-outs!

28-01-2019 - Katoa Lake Rotorua
On the shores of scenic Lake Rotorua, Katoa Jet offers an endless range of activities, combining sightseeing and the cultural aspects of the surrounding area with speed, spins and adrenalin. Their stylish website utilises world-class imagery, the home page is graced with a background movie effect, and the simple navigation and the responsive layout make it a pleasure to browse.

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