Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2011 Top Free Penguin Experience 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 Rankers TravellerVoted 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.
For the second year running, Green Glow Eco Adventures takes out the Supreme Award for all activities in NZ. A huge achievement once, let alone twice. Kia Kaha Paul.
A very unique Holiday Park. Well thought out facilities that allow for West Coast weather. Kiwi ingenuity at its best! While travellers love the open spaces provided by 15 acres of native bush.
Kenrick from NZ Frontiers is a one man band in perhaps the most competitive tourism sector in NZ. Top honours have been gained through total attention to detail and professionalism.
The reviews that come in for Okarito Kiwi Tours often make great reading. Each has their own story. It's obvious that Kiwi aren't just Ian's work, they are his life.
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