Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2014

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.

  1. Judged by the most important critics - the customer.
  2. From over 10,000 votes.
  3. All tourism operators qualify for entry. Over 4,000 NZ wide.

Supreme Awards

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.

  • Award-24px Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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    Visitor Centre Supreme Winner 2014

    When travellers go Out East they're looking for something with heart. And Gisborne i-SITE is right there delivering. As one visitor said "The best i-SITE in the world".

  • Award-24px Cave Stream Scenic Reserve cave walk - Craigieburn

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    Free Nature Experience Supreme Winner 2014

    We're going in ......

  • Award-24px Moeraki Lighthouse Walk

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    Free Animal Experience Supreme Winner 2014

    Animals always rate highly in the traveller feedback stakes. This penguin agrees.

  • Award-24px Mill Creek Bird & Campervan Park

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    Camping/Holiday Park Supreme Winner 2014

    A special spot for many NZ families. Read the reviews and then you'll see that this is far more than your average kiwi campground.

  • Award-24px Anzed Rentals

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    Transport Provider Supreme Winner 2014

    It's clear that Teddy takes customer service to the next level. The result is happy customers that appreciate that he goes the extra mile. Nice person to rent from, for sure.

  • Award-24px Haka Tours

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    Activity/Attraction Supreme Winner 2014

    Haka tours have done it again - three years running. With this consistent level of satisfaction Haka Tours proves their formula for NZ adventure tours is bang on. No wonder their customers are all smiles.

Category Awards

Listed below are winners of each nationwide category. Tourism operators are listed within their region but are New Zealand wide winners or finalists.

North Island

South Island

Free Experience Awards

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:

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Read the award FAQs for further information.

The Nitty Gritty

Here's a run down of how these tourism operators where selected.

  • Results taken from over 10,000 reviews posted between Sept 1, 2013 and August 31st, 2014.
  • All tourism operators apply.
  • Qualifiers for the awards have a trusted body of high quality reviews.
  • No multiple award winners. Tourism operator gains award in category of highest achievement.

Awards are in categories - depending on the number of reviews and qualifiers, as follows

  1. Categories with the most reviews and number of strong qualifiers: one winner and two finalists.
  2. Categories with a reasonable number of reviews including some strong qualifiers: one winner and one finalist.
  3. Categories with fewer reviews and generally one strong qualifier: one winner and no finalists.
  4. Categories that are yet to have a trusted body of reviews have no winners or finalists.

Media Releases

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