Previous Winners : 2005
19-12-05 - Do it with Gusto
Personalised tour itineraries offering a mix of recreation and tourism. Experienced surfers and skiers guide you throughout the South Island. The Web site boasts a unique surfing theme using the Flash format to add some nice design effects.
12-12-05 - The Barn Backpackers
Situated in Motueka, this backpacker accommodation is just one minute from the sea and entrance of the Abel Tasman National Park. The Web site features a fresh, consistent design that ties in with their branding, making this Web site pleasing to the eye.
05-12-05 - Multi-Day Adventures
Unique one to ten day customised expeditions. Multi-Day Adventures offer an assortment of pursuits on their adventure escapes, educational tours and group/team building options. Their Web site provides access to their services and related information, cleverly managed by using downloadable PDF's that print out nicely.
28-11-05 - Bay of Islands Lodge
Exclusive guest accommodation featuring a two-level, cedar-clad guest lodge overlooking the Veronica Channel between Paihia and Russell. The lodge has opted for a clean Web site that uses colours which reflect the surroundings of this retreat.
21-11-05 - The Rung Way
The Southern Hemisphere’s first and only Via Ferrata system, 12 routes of varying length and difficulty snake their way up the cliffs of Queenstown Hill. The Rung Way has an appealing Web site using a bold colour scheme with clean lines and an uncluttered layout.
14-11-05 - Amphalaw Lodge
Nestled just metres from the gentle lapping shores of Lake Wanaka is Amphalaw Lodge. The site features a very slick Photo Gallery Flash animation and expert photography.
07-11-05 - Kinara Country Homestay
A private country homestay set in a picturesque country setting, 12 minutes north of Taupo. Kinara is vibrantly presented online, with a delightful selection of photo gallery images.
31-10-05 - Spa du Vin
World-class luxury Balinese-style spa complex at Hotel du Vin situated in Auckland. The well-designed Web site has beautiful photography and clear navigation.
24-10-05 - EasyGo Campers
With a range of two to six berth campervans available for hire, EasyGo Campers promote a flexible and carefree New Zealand holiday. This is reflected on their Web site by using informal conversational text and a contemporary colour scheme with effective people photography.
17-10-05 - Fleurs Place
A restaurant, café and bar right on the waterfront near Otago's famous Moeraki Boulders, specialising in fresh fish straight from the Moeraki Bay fishing boats. Fleurs Place have adopted an understated Web site design that is very appealing and so easy to use.
10-10-05 - Abel Tasman Coachlines
Bus and coach services for the Nelson region. Abel Tasman Coachlines have a bright and easy-to-use Web site that clearly articulate their services.
03-10-05 - Stewart Island Experience
Stewart Island Experience offers daily ferry services between Bluff and Stewart Island and a range of island based excursions and activities. The Web site has been well designed for users to find information about the region, as well as attractions and activities to do on the island! Fresh colours and a clear layout makes this Web site fun to use.
26-09-05 - Tussock & Beech EcoTours
Personalised guided walks and ecotours exploring unique New Zealand ecosystems. Bringing their strong eco theme online, Tussock & Beech EcoTours have used neutral colours and clearly presented information to educate visitors of their tours and local conservation.
19-09-05 - Wanaka Luxury Apartments
Stylish self-contained holiday accommodation in the heart of New Zealand's stunning Southern Lakes region. The Web site features bold and eye catching imagery, contrasting well with it's clean layout and muted colour scheme.
12-09-05 - Brookhurst Boutique Accommodation
European influenced boutique accommodation situated in Blenheim. The Web site uses rich photographs to tie the design and text together. The consistent design and use of textures makes this site stylish and elegant, reflecting the look feel of Brookhurst in Blenheim.
05-09-05 - Waihakamara Family Retreat
A family lodging option catering for children of all ages located in the stunning Southern Lakes district of Central Otago. The Web site has been well-designed for family experience, with easy to find information on accommodation packages, adventure activities and some great photos to set the scene.
29-08-05 - DunedinBookIt.com
The Web site supplies options for all facets of tourism in Dunedin, with a customised booking facility for each. Utilising white space and eye-catching slogans, Tourism Dunedin have developed a concise and easy to use online guide promoting the features of this region to visitors.
15-08-05 - Montebello Boutique B&B Accommodation
Boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in an architecturally designed residence in Wanaka. The sleek Web site design and quality photography complements the atmosphere of the contemporary accommodation.
22-08-05 - Kiwi360
Climb aboard a KiwiCart and tour through a horticultural theme park dedicated to Kiwifruit! The Kiwi360 Web site promotes the fruit and its rich culture with news features, details of their tours and facilities, and even provide desktop images available for downloading onto your own computer.
08-08-05 - Kirra Tours
Providing a wide selection of New Zealand tours to travellers. Plenty of white space and colourful New Zealand imagery enables Kirra Tours' comprehensive regional and tour information to be well-presented on their slick site.
01-08-05 - Dart River Safaris
Unique river safari experiences journeying into the pristine wilderness of a World Heritage Area, in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. In addition to displaying information about their scenic tours, Dart River Safaris also feature their own desktop wallpapers, ecards, photos and online shopping, providing great added value to their Web site.
25-07-05 - Mosaic Travel
New Zealand based travel company specialising in tailor-made itineraries for discerning travellers. A visit to their Web site provides lots of useful information about what to see and do in New Zealand, including a monthly newsletter and activity features. Increasing the site's international appeal, Mosaic Travel have utilsed their multi-cultural base by including a German translation of their pages.
18-07-05 - The Cove
An intimate hotel offering stylish accommodation on the northern shores of picturesque Lake Taupo. The Cove is pretty in pink online, making use of an unobtrusive Web site menu to complement its distinctive design.
11-07-05 - Shotover Canyon Swing
Gravity is a toy! At 109m above the famous Shotover River, the world’s highest swing is a treat for any adrenaline junkie in Queenstown. Get a taste of the adrenaline rush on their action-packed Web site with swing video footage and some awesome photos.
04-07-05 - Surfin' Safaris
Learn the art of surfing on a half or full day tour, or get the ultimate experience on a surfing safari tour. A modern twist on retro styling ties their Web site to the longboards of the 60’s, 70’s and apparently now.
27-06-05 - SheepWorld
Set on 30 acres of beautiful countryside you'll experience live sheepdog displays, sheep-shearing demonstrations, and you may even get to bottle feed a lamb. SheepWorld is more than just a farm and this is evident through their well organised and information rich Web site. Clear sections divide separate business entities while consistent design holds everything together as a cohesive site.
20-06-05 - Napier Prison Backpackers & Tours
Do time as a guest in the hostel or take a day tour of the history of the prison. The theme of these captivating premises extends to their Web site with barbed wire, searchlights and mugshots. 'Arresting' and original.
13-06-05 - Skydiving Lake Wanaka
Freefall from high above some of the most scenic areas and alpine regions of New Zealand with Skydiving Lake Wanaka. An easy to use Web site that utilises white space and an uncluttered layout as a fantastic platform for displaying action-packed photos.
06-06-05 - The Lake Motel
These unique lakefront motel units are outfitted a retro style with restored 60's and 70s furniture, yet include all the modern comforts. Simplicity works superbly in this Web site. Bold black and white allows the retro colours and character of the accommodation to be showcased.
30-05-05 - Woodland Glen Luxury Lodge
A beautiful country house, built in 1987 and set in 21 acres of forest, offering luxury bed and breakfast accommodation and majestic views of the Southern Alps. A classy Web site utilising Flash animation combined with practical, Web-friendly features such as intuitive navigation, consistent design theme and good use of ‘white space'. The dynamic visitor comments on each page give the site a personal touch.
23-05-05 - Glacial Rock B&B Farmstay
Modern, purpose-built cottages situated on a family farm in Fiordland, New Zealand are the attraction. Effective Flash animation heads their well designed Web pages, while a variety of farm scenes immerse the viewer in the stunning location.
16-05-05 - Pujjis
This relaxing boutique accommodation and wellness retreat offers, among other things, secluded natural surroundings, delicious meals, bodywork, massage, yoga therapy and meditation. Each service is well described on the Web site and is accompanied by inspirational quotes that support the Indian-influenced design.
09-05-05 - Graeme Williams Guiding
Owned and operated by Graeme Williams, this guiding company specialises in Eco tours of NZ's South Island. As a keen photographer, Graeme's own images make this site visually appealing, while a ‘brochure' metaphor provides intuitive navigation. Turn off the tourist trails and venture into the backcountry, where a true kiwi adventure holiday awaits with GWG.
02-05-05 - Abel Tasman Waka Tours
For a unique experience in the Abel Tasman National Park, learn about Maori culture whilst paddling a Waka Tangata and experience how Maori travelled around Aotearoa and the Pacific Ocean. Stunning images and easy-to-use symbols bring together a well-organised and very appealing Web site.
25-04-05 - Stray Travel
Providing a finely tuned "Get On/Get Off" New Zealand bus service for backpackers, Stray New Zealand accesses amazing local attractions on and off the beaten track. Their Web site has been well designed for easy access to information with plenty of white space, bold colours and clear navigation.
18-04-05 - Hidden Valleys Adventure Experience
Specialists in adventure, Hidden Valleys offer personalised rafting tours and alpine adventure off the beaten tourist track. Stunning images reflect the rare wilderness of the Hidden Valleys' tours, without detracting from the usability of this information packed Web site.
11-04-05 - Millar Road
Millar Road offers seriously stylish accommodation in the heart of Hawke's Bay, with two purpose-built cottages catering for one to four couples. Millar Road have achieved a logical flow through their contemporary Web site by utilising a clear and uncluttered design.
04-04-05 - Kiwi Encounter
The Kiwi is endangered on the New Zealand mainland, and Kiwi Encounter's conservation program is working to raise their numbers. Their unique Kiwi Encounter centre has utilised the Web by creating a fun and informative site to complement to their conservation work.
29-03-05 - Apartment 57
Offering stylish studio accommodation on Waiheke Island with sea and vineyard views. Apartment 57 have used a simplistic design on their Web site, utilising white space and a muted colour scheme for a modern site that is easy to use.
21-03-05 - Golfing The New Zealand Experience
Tour planners specialising in customised, luxury New Zealand golf vacations. The site features a selection of boutique golf courses and uses a golfing green theme to effectively reflect their product.
14-03-05 - Woodstock Farm Vacation
Set in over 900 acres of operating sheep and cattle farmland, Woodstock's Cottage is the ideal place to experience the luxury and tranquillity of country living. The farm stay is complimented online through good use of white space, stunning images and consistent design. All accommodation and regional information is easily accessible through intuitive navigation.
07-03-05 - Sunrise Balloon Adventures
A once in a life time hot air balloon experience, view Lake Wakatipu and the Shotover River surrounded by Queenstown's magnificent mountains. Sunrise Balloon Adventures have combined photos from their scenic adventures with a little hot air balloon animation to make a very appealing Web site.
28-02-05 - Harvest Lodge
Enjoy being in the heart of Hawkes Bay wine country when you stay at this family owned apartment-style accommodation. Harvest Lodge's Mediterranean architecture is reflected in their Web site with earthy colours and a lodge-themed design.
14-02-05 - Evergreen Lodge
An upscale, award-winning bed and breakfast, renowned for its outstanding hospitality, service and rooms overlooking the magnificent Lake Wakatipu and mountains beyond. Their visually appealing Web site uses the contrast of muted colours and high quality images to show off the understated elegance of Evergreen Lodge.
07-02-05 - Pacific Cycle Tours
Experience the thrills of road cycling, mountain biking and trekking, both on and off the beaten track with Pacific Cycle Tours. Their Web site has an abundance of cycling and touring information that is well organised within a modular design. Drop down menus are intuitive to use and make regional information easy to access.
31-01-05 - Great New Zealand Steam Journeys
Offering a range of 6 day to 14 day tours, Great New Zealand Steam Journeys provides a unique and relaxing way to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The Web site incorporates a high standard of usability, while displaying tour information, and features interactive maps, downloadable itineraries and superb images of New Zealand scenery.
24-01-05 - Gallery Thirty Three
A contemporary New Zealand Art Gallery, based in Wanaka, Gallery Thirty Three features fresh and provocative works of local and national artists. Plenty of white space and uniformity of graphics are key Web design elements employed to exhibit the artists work for maximum impact.
17-01-05 - Shoestring Rentals (NZ) Ltd
With 14 years in the business, Shoestring Rentals pride themselves on customer service and a wide range of affordable rental cars. Bright colours and picturesque images of New Zealand have produced a bold Web site enhancing the appeal of their rental car services.
10-01-05 - Pure Trails New Zealand
This adventure travel company offers guided and adventure hiking and biking, specialising in South Island walking and biking tours for a mature yet active age group. Supported by a strong New Zealand theme, the Pure Trails Web site clearly displays tour and regional information while encouraging user participation through newsletter memberships and ‘travel tips' exchange facility.
03-01-05 - Warwick House
This site promotes boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in Nelson's well-known turreted castle, Warwick House. The simple but very effective Web site reflects the heritage of Warwick House as a point of difference while consistent layout, good use of white space and imagery ensures a well proportioned Web site that is enjoyable to use.