Top Ranked NZ Awards 2016 Penguin Watching Winner
Rankers NZ presents awards to this years outstanding experiences, as voted by travellers to New Zealand.
A Top Ranked NZ award is quite different to any other. This time tourism operators have been assessed by the most important critic of all - the Independent Traveller.
Top Ranked NZ awards are presented annually to tourism experiences and operators which have displayed a consistently high ranking score throughout the year.
The Top Ranked NZ Awards reflect the voice of the people that have recently travelled New Zealand.
From all the category winners, a bunch are selected for our 'Supreme Award.' These, from over several categories, will have faced top competition from all other winners. Fair to say, that each 'Supreme Award' is mighty well earned.
Penguins are magic. Curio Bay is magic. This experience is a winner.
We love how Smiths Farm chooses a humble cow for their profile picture. Their customer service levels are anything but humble.
Rugged, Isolated, Dramatic. An embodiment of Aotearoa NZ.
Haka Tours currently have a mortgage on this Award. Congrats to Haka, once again!
Travellers often tell us that some of their best NZ experiences are free - but free things can be hard to find.
So we followed our noses around the country and collated a load of free things to do on rankers website and apps. We then asked the traveller to tell us which free experiences they thought were best.
Here's the results. Make sure you tick them off your bucket list!
Winners and finalists can display these official badges to promote their achievement:
Here's a run down of how these tourism operators were selected.