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.
No-one is more honest than the customer.
The Rankers TravellerVoted Awards reflect the voice of the people that have recently travelled New Zealand.
Supreme Award winners are itemised first. The entire nation-wide list, in categories, but arranged by region, follows.
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.
A small company with a growing fan club. Green Glow have shown that it takes personal service to really light the way for their customers. Cracker work Paul.
We get the impression that visitors with Maori Tours Kaikoura come away feeling like they experienced something special and eye-opening. Nga mihi nui koutou.
Once again Wilderness shows they're at the top of their game in the highly competitive motorhomes market. Like 2009, traveller's continue to rave about their quality vehicles and helpful customer service. Well done Wilderness!
Although accommodation providers are new to Rankers it didn't take long for Aspiring Campervan Park to show their style. Guests from the world over love the facilities, friendly staff and great views.
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 where selected.
Awards are in categories - depending on the number of reviews and qualifiers, as follows