Australasia 2018 Winners – Tours2018-09-15T21:28:53+00:00

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Tour de Vines Bicycle Tour Company “Cycle through vineyards and explore the countryside of Australia.”
Aussie Yachting Charter Company “Sail away into the blue ocean and enjoy the encounters with marine life.”
Park Trek Walking Tour Company “Walk and discover the natural surroundings in Australia.”
Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge Romantic Retreat “Experience modern accommodation at the Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard Hotel.”
Brisbane
Shakas Adventure Tours The Award for Excellence in Service “On behalf of Shakas Adventure Tours, I thank THA for voting and giving us The Award of Excellence and Service 2018. We will continue to strive to give our customers the best experiences and to help create lifetime memories. Shakas, The Aloha spirit – concept of friendship, understanding, compassion, and solidarity among the various ethnic cultures.”
Marzena Tours Tour Company “Get to know unique parts of Brisbane on our personal guided tours.”
Professional Dive Services Diving Company “Get PADI certified with our specialized diving training.”
Byron Bay
Wild Goat Events Attraction “Trust us to create intimate and highly tailored experiences all over Byron Bay.”
Byron Bay Luxe Limousines The Award for Excellence in Service “Explore Byron Bay in our luxurious limousines and have a lavish holiday.”
Vision Walks -Eco Tours Unique Tour Company “Explore the nature with our unique walking tours.”
Sunshine Cycles Bicycle Tour Company “Cycle and explore the rich surroundings of Byron Bay with us.”
Byron Bay Cooking School Culinary Experience “Learn to cook the organic way with our Le Cordon Bleu Master, Samantha Gowing.”
Cairns
Barefoot Tours The Award for Excellence in Service “We always want the best for our customers, we treat them like our friends visiting the region for the very first time… Our guides are full of passion, their eager to show our beautiful region off to the world!”
Cairns Quads & Adventures Adventure Tour Company “Explore Cairns on a quad bike with us and get to know its wild side!”
Reef Teach Learning Experience “Learn more about the Great Barrier Reef with us and get to know more about the marine life it holds!”
Gascoyne
Ocean Eco Adventures Unique Experience “Swim with Whale Sharks in style and comfort on the Ningaloo Reef in Exmouth Western Australia.”
Gold Coast
Pineapple Tours Private Tour Company “Wine Tours from Brisbane & the Gold Coast! Visit Mt Tamborine’s award winning wineries. A Guided tasting of Queensland’s most popular wines.”
Hooker 1 Fishing Charters Fishing Company “The Ultimate Fishing Charter experience on Hooker 1 Fishing Charters Gold Coast Australia.”
Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching Wildlife Tour Company “Get up-close and personal with the gentle giants of the oceans.”
Kimberley Region
Kimberley Spirit Tours The Award for Excellence in Service “Join us for a unique group tour experience on 4WD vehicles!”
Broome Fat Bike Adventures Adventure Tour Company “Join us on our adventurous biking tours on fat bikes!”
Lake Argyle Tours “Kimberley Durack” Tour Company “We create unique tour experiences for our customers to cherish for a long time!”
Melbourne
Picnic On Pedals The Award for Excellence in Service “We supply our customers with vintage style bicycles and picnic hampers to enjoy a day riding and indulging in Melbourne’s scenic gardens.”
Melbourne Murder Tours The Award for Excellence in Branding “The Darker Side of History.”
Hidden Secrets Tours Cultural Tour Company “Discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne with Hidden Secrets Tours.”
The Fun Addicts Adventure Tour Company “We take great pride in receiving this prestigious award. Thanks!”
Tip Top Tours Culinary Tour Company “Melbourne Food Adventures.”
Escape Discovery Adventures Tailor Made Tour Company “Bringing a new level of comfort, style and quality to truly small group tours.”
Melbourne Unique Tours Eco Friendly Tour Company “We are proud to receive this award from Travel and Hospitality Awards.”
Private Tours Victoria Private Tour Company “Private Tours Victoria focuses on premium, luxury tours; taking you on a journey for the senses around Melbourne, Australia.”
Walk Melbourne Tours Walking Tour Company “We share Melbourne’s stories, while we share food.”
Photo Tours of Melbourne Learning Experience “Photography enthusiasts will love our photography tours of Melbourne.”
New South Wales
TreeTop Adventure Park Sydney Attraction “Challenge yourself with one of our WOW factor experiences in the tree tops at our adventure parks, vertical challenges or the Crazy Rider!”
Cliff to Coast Tour Company “Drive around the country in our classic cars and get a totally different tour experience!”
Christchurch Adventure Park The Award for Excellence in Branding “Your base for epic adventures and chilled out down-time set in Christchurch’s Port Hills.”
Sydney Dive Safari The Award for Excellence in Branding “Dive into the deep blue ocean next to Sydney and get a close look of the marine life.”
Bonza Bike Tours Adventure Tour Company “Sydney’s Original & Best Bike Tours.”
Central Coast Mountain Bike Tours Bicycle Tour Company “Bike with us on rugged terrain and explore the wild side of the country!”
Avalon Stand Up Paddle Watersport Company “Stand up Paddle is a the place you should visit for all your watersports needs!”
Sydney Boat Hire Charter Company “We take pride in receiving this award from T&H Awards.”
Redy2Go Airport Shuttle Transfer Company “Shared ride airport shuttle transfers in style!!”
Kings Hunter Hire Car Services Private Tour Company “Hire a car and explore New South Wales at your own pace.”
DiscoDTours Alternative Tour “DiscoDtours Silent Disco takes you dancing in your own group street flashmob past the Opera House, Harbour Bridge in Sydney Australia 🎧🕺🎧”
Northern Rivers Sportfishing Adventure Activity “Fishing has never been so much fun!”
Hunter Valley Helicopters Unique Activity “Get an aerial view of the Hunter Valley from our helicopters.”
Leconfield 5 Day Jackaroo & Jillaroo School Learning Experience “All of us here at the Leconfield 5 Day Jackaroo School are so grateful for this award and to be able to share the beauty of life on the land.”
Wayward Trails Culinary Experience “Local produce and Beverage tours showcasing the best regional Australia has to offer. We are like a wine tour….on steroids!”
Australian Surf Tours Surf School “Surf on the crest of the waves to your heart’s content!”
Perth
Perth Urban Adventures Tour Company “Perth Urban Adventures provides a range of unique guided tours in Perth always led by locals guides.”
Two Feet & a Heartbeat The Award for Excellence in Service “Walk around Perth and discover its hidden wonders with us.”
Taste Bud Tours Culinary Tour Company “Taste Bud Tours are delighted to win this prestigious award for our unique Speed Grazing experience.”
Paul’s ECO E Bike Tours Bicycle Tour Company “Ride around Perth on Ebikes and explore the city on wheels!”
VIP Charter Chauffeur Services Transfer Company “Travel around Perth in our exclusive chauffeur driven vehicles and experience luxury.”
Oh Hey WA Alternative Tour “You’ll love the experience.”
Stand Up Paddle Perth Adventure Activity “Standup Paddleboarding has never been so much fun!”
Perth Wake Park Extreme Activity “Learn to wakeboard in Perth with us!”
The Perth Blues Club Unique Experience “Indulge yourself in Blues all night long at our club.”
Perth Go Surf Surf School “Learn to surf on the crazy waves of Perth with us and have an experience of a lifetime.”
Port Douglas
Wavelength Reef Cruises The Award for Excellence in Service “Explore the rich reefs of Australia.”
Back Country Bliss Adventures Adventure Tour Company “Back Country Bliss provides unique experiences away from the crowds; ensuring you experience the hidden wonders of Far North Queensland.”
Port to Port Tours and Transfers Tailor Made Tour Company “We are a proud receipient of this prestigious award. Thank you!”
Odyssey Bound Eco-Tours Eco Friendly Tour Company “Odyssey Bound is a Port Douglas based Natural history safari specialising in nature based touring the wonderful Wet Tropics of the Daintree and beyond of Far North Queensland Australia. With us you have time for Photos, Quiet moments or simply enjoy the remote locations that Odyssey Bound can provide like no other tour.”
Port Macquarie
Nick’s Cooking Classes Culinary Experience “Learn to cook in Port Macquarie and get to know the nitty gritties of cooking with me!”
Queensland
Kuranda Riverboat The Award for Excellence in Service “We are incredibly fortunate to operate the Kuranda Riverboat within the World’s most ancient tropical rainforest and delighted to receive this award recognising our excellence in service. Warren & Melissa Clinton.”
Rainforest Dreaming Guided Walks Cultural Tour Company “Drew Morta, a member of the Ngadjon tribe, was raised by his grandmother and has a strong connection with his indigenous culture. He grew up.”
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours Culinary Tour Company “Get behind the scenes and meet the brewer, learn about how beer is made and visit the best local breweries and craft beer bars on the Sunshine Coast.”
Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks Watersports Company “Learn to kayak in the seas and experience the sheer thrill of it!”
Fraser Dingo 4WD Hire Innovative Tour Company “Have a crazy adventure on our 4 wheel drive vehicles and tag along tours!”
Jarramali Rock Art Tours Alternative Tour “Australia’s #1 Cultural Tourism Destination in North Queensland.”
Kayak Fun Adventure Activity “Have a fun experience kayaking in the crystal clear waters of Brisbane.”
G’day Adventure Tours Learning Experience “We offer four wheel drive tours of Bribie Island National Park.”
Sweet Farm Tours Cultural Experience “Australia’s first cocoa and sugarcane experience. Visit a real working farm that grows cocoa and sugarcane. Free tasting of Australian grown chocolate.”
Lazy Lizard Surf School 1770 Surf School “Learn to surf from the scratch and master the fine art of riding the crests of the waves!”
Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruises Wildlife Tour Company “Explore the wildlife of Daintree River with our cruises and get up-close and personal with wilderness!”
South Australia
Royal Adelaide Golf Club The Award for Excellence in Service “Royal Adelaide is ranked in Top 10 courses in Australia, and included in the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses.”
TrailHopper Cultural Tour Company “Our hop on, hop off wine tours are the only way to tour your way.”
Barossa Exclusive Tours Culinary Tour Company “Come tour with Barossa Exclusive Tours for wonderful Barossan experiences.”
Integrity Tours and Charter Charter Company “Thank you Travel and Hospitality Awards for this award. It is an honour.”
Port Willunga Beach Rides Unique Experience “Exclusive, luxury horse riding experiences along the most spectacular beaches available in South Australia!”
Surf and Sun Surf School “Learn to surf under the sun with our specialized training courses.”
The Confessional Winery “See some of the finest wines of South Australia being prepared right in front of your eyes!”
South West Region
Grape Escape South West Tours Tour Company “Grape Escape prides itself on offering excellent customer service and fully customisable wine tours around the Margaret River wine region.”
Scenic Helicopters The Award for Excellence in Service “From Heli-fishing to horizontal falls, a scenic helicopter flight in Broome is a must!”
Surf N’ Dirt Adventure Tours Adventure Tour Company “Margaret River Adventure Tours involves Surfing, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and Winery Tours in Margaret River.”
Tales of the Trail Western Ranch Trail Rides Unique Experience “Explore the beauty of the South West on our strong horses and have a completely different tour experience altogether.”
Sunshine Coast
Noosa Horse Riding The Award for Excellence in Service “Noosa Horses deliver the ultimate ‘Horse Riding Noosa’ experience!”
Subsurface Scuba Diving Company “Scuba diving and snorkeling adventures to get you a close-up of the undersea life!”
Sydney
Sydney Bike Tours Bicycle Tour Company “Discover Sydney’s beauty on your very own cycle!”
Sea Sydney Harbour Charter Company “Explore the Sydney Harbour from the sea side in your very own private boat!”
Let it Ride Sydney Shuttle Transfer Company “We provide the highest quality of shuttle services all across Sydney.”
Real Sydney Tours Private Tour Company “Real Sydney Tours gives visitors a rare glimpse into Sydney and surrounding areas guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.”
Sydney Bespoke Tours Destination Specialist “We’re thrilled to accept this award, but more so we’re just delighted to be able to showcase the beautiful city of Sydney to our clients every day.”
The Sydney Connection Culinary Experience “The Sydney Connection is delighted to accept the Culinary Experience of the Year Award. We love introducing our guests to our fabulous Sydney food scene.”
Tasmania
Kookaburra Ridge Quad Bike Tours Adventure Activity “Experience a true Tasmanian bush adventure on our quad bikes!”
See Tasmania Adventure Tour Company “See Tasmania Tours is a locally owned business offering a refined new way to experience the famous wilderness that Tasmania is known for.”
taste.walk.talk Culinary Tour Company “Taste.Walk.Talk is the perfect way to enjoy the food that Newstead has to offer.”
Hobart Walking Tours Innovative Tour Company “Hobart Walking Tours offers you the perfect way to find out about the real Hobart, discovering Hobart’s stories, architecture, and history.”
The Farmhouse Kitchen Learning Experience “Cooking classes for lovers of Italian food. Learn to create authentic, home-style cuisine from southern Italy in the beautiful hills of Wattle Grove Tasmania.”
Segway Tasmania Tailor Made Tour Company “Explore Tasmania on our segways and make your travel convenient!”
The Australian Capitaly Territory
The SUP’ing Caveman The Award for Excellence in Service “Learn to Stand Up Paddleboarding from the finest in the business!”
The Northern Territory
Outback Elite Tours Tour Company “Discover the outback with our highly personalized private and group tours.”
North Australian Helicopters Adventure Tour Company “Get an aerial perspective of the Top End from out helicopters.”
Ethical Adventures Tailor Made Tour Company “Ethical Adventures is a family run tour company offering the highest quality small group tours and charters across the Top End.”
Top End Day Tours Eco Friendly Tour Company “We are proud to be chosen as the winners of this award. Thank you!”
Uluru Camel Tours Alternative Tour “Explore nature on the backs of the ships of the deserts – camels!”
Sydney Harbour Boat Tours Boat Tour “What an honour to recognised with the best!”
Earth Sanctuary Local Experience “A nature reserve & Buddhist retreat center on Whidbey Island offering trails, labyrinth, stone circles, stupa & medicine wheel in a peaceful setting.”
The Whitsunday Region
Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday Private Tour Company “Have a luxurious sail on-board our boats and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Providence Sailing Whitsundays Sailing Company “Learn to sail and head out into the open ocean with us!”
Victoria
Great Ocean Road Surf Tours Tour Company “Surf on the great waves of the Pacific Ocean and have an exhilarating experience!”
Rap Jumping The Award for Excellence in Branding “Australia’s leading Abseiling experience provider.”
Australian Sleddog Tours Adventure Tour Company “Tour the snowy mountains with our sleds and huskies.”
MTB Adventures Bicycle Tour Company “Explore the mountains on our bikes and get your adrenaline rushing!”
The Zu Boardsports Watersports Company “Learn Kite Surfing, Stand Up Paddle & Windsurfing or rent out our equipment for an amazing experience.”
Melbourne Boat Hire Charter Company “Hire our boats and head out into the ocean and explore it the way you wish to!”
Australis 4WD Adventures Private Tour Company “Explore the Victorian High Country on personalised 4WD tours. Australis 4WD Adventures will take you to picturesque and iconic locations.”
Pioneer Kayaking Adventure Activity “Kayak in the clear waters of Victoria and explore the ocean from up-close!”
Phillip Island Thundercat Tours Extreme Activity “Unique and exhilarating eco adventure experience touring Cape Woolamai and surrounds. Customised Surf Racing.”
Your Shuttle Destination Specialist “Visit Mornington Peninsula and use our bus services to tour Mornington!”
Golden Nugget Discovery Tours Learning Experience “We are glad to have been chosen as the winners of this prestigious award.”
Hangin’ Out Family Friendly Experience “Hang out with us on our spectacular rock climbing adventures in Victoria’s most rugged and culturally significant National Parks.”
Wildlife Coast Cruises Wildlife Tour Company “Cruise with us into the infinite blue and watch the sun kiss the horizon!”
Western Australia
Walk Into Luxury Tour Company “Walk into Luxury operates Western Australia’s only Great Walk of Australia – the Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk – and other private walking tours on the Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun Tracks.”
myAirshuttle Fremantle The Award for Excellence in Service “THE FREMANTLE – PERTH AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS: direct journey, fixed price and FREE on board amenities. It’s great Value for money.”
Shark Bay Aviation The Award for Excellence in Branding “Get a bird’s eye view of Shark Bay from our flights!”
Esquire Classic Charters Unique Tour Company “Charter our classic cars for your tour or for any special occasion!”
Turquoise Safaris Adventure Tour Company “Turquoise Safaris is honoured to have received this award, we would like to thank everyone involved and look forward to whats yet to come!”
King George Sound Safari Tailor Made Tour Company “Charter our boats and discover the wild Pacific Ocean just the way you want to!”
Shark Bay Dive Diving Company “Dive into the deep blue and have close encounters with the marine life of Shark Bay.”
Charter 1 Charter Company “Ask Charter1 about your very own Private Charter! Corporate days, Birthdays, Special Events etc.”
Bungle Bungle Expeditions Eco Friendly Tour Company “4WD Bus Tours, Helicopter Flights, Luxury Cruise on Lake Argyle; you name it, we have it!”
Willie Creek Pearl Farm Unique Experience “The Home Of The Pearl Of Western Australia.”
Mandurah Surf Lessons Surf School “Learn to surf right from the scratch and become a pro with us!”

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Adventure Cook Islands Tour Company “Adventure Cook Islands: the best in-water and on-land adventures Rarotonga has to offer.”
Ariki Holidays Adventure Tour Company “Enter a world of adventures with our tours with SUP, sea scooter safaris and more!”
Slice of Heaven Charters Charter Company “Book your very own private cruise with us and explore the beauty of the ocean!”

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Dive Academy Fiji The Award for Excellence in Branding “Enjoy truly personalised diving with the insiders on Rainbow Reef. Your booking helps us to find our scholarship program for locals.”
Fiji Eco Tours Tour Company “The real Fijian experience!”
ToursByLocalsFiji Tailor Made Tour Company “You dictate, we plan and execute your own personalized tour with locals to give you the best experience possible!”
Whitetip Marine Adventures Diving Company “Ultimate Fiji coral reef diving, abundant marine life, warm waters and experienced female dive team – Perfection in our own backyard!”
Sail in Fiji Charter Company “Sail in the turquoise blue waters of Fiji and have a once in a lifetime experience.”
Bula Hotel Transfers & Tours Transfer Company “We ensure convenient transfers for you around Fiji.”
Kila Eco Adventure Park Eco Friendly Tour Company “Kila Eco Adventure Park, an Adventure beyond Compare.”
Great Sights Fiji Alternative Tour “Discover the great sights in Fiji with our tours that will show you its beauty!”
Robinson Crusoe Island Night Tour Unique Experience “Your Fiji Culture Adventure Begins Here.”
Robinson Crusoe Island Night Tour Unique Experience “Home of the original fire dancers. A cultural experience incorporating fire, music and dance. Fijian theatre at its finest, mesmerising.”

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Moana Adventure Tours Tour Company “Join us for adventure filled tours of French Polynesia!”
Unique Tahiti Cultural Tour Company “Come join us on personalized individual and group tours of French Polynesia.”
Corallina Tours Unique Tour Company “Sit back and relax on a guided boat tour of the beautiful and pristine lagoons of Moorea.”
Iaorana Tahiti Expeditions Tailor Made Tour Company “Teuai Lenoir, a passionate polynesian guide, will make you discover ancestral knowledges and traditions with excursions in natural Tahiti, at a tahitian way.”
Kite Surf School Polynesie Watersports Company “Learn kitesurfing from the scratch and enjoy it as you learn it with us!”
Niyati Croisiere Plongee Diving Company “We are happy to accept the award, we try to share our passion from sailing and diving in our paradise, French Polynesia ; our best reward is our customer satisfaction.”
Moorea Dream Yacht Charter Company “Charter the only private yacht on Moorea up for a sail and get a totally new experience.”
Moorea Ocean Adventures Eco Friendly Tour Company “Private tours to swim with Humpback Whales, dolphins, sharks, rays and more on Moorea, French Polynesia.”
Tahiti Private Services Private Tour Company “Take private tours of Tahiti and get a completely personalized experience with us.”
Manahere Adventure Tour Guide “We take pride in receiving this award from T&H Awards.”
Moorea Miti Tours Alternative Tour “We are very happy to receive this award from T&H Awards!”
Fenua Stand Up Paddle Adventure Activity “Discover the beauty of Moorea Lagoon in a eco friendly way with Fenua Stand Up Paddle.”
Fenua Stand Up Paddle Adventure Activity “Fenua stand up paddle make you discover the beautifull lagoon of moorea in a Eco friendly way !!”
Fenua Stand Up Paddle Adventure Activity “Stand up paddle is T best way to visit the beatifull lagoon of Moorea Island!”
Tahiti Jet Ski Learning Experience “Pleasure, sensation and discovery of Tahiti from the sea with Tahiti jet ski.”
Scenic Shopping Tour Unique Experience “Guided tours to discover Moorea, in a minivan, A/C, with a professional guide, in 6 languages.”
Teahupoo Adventure Tours and Surf Wildlife Tour Company “This is your chance to get up close and personal with wild beasts of nature!”

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La Belle Verte Canopy Tours The Award for Excellence in Service “Zipline through the canopies of New Caledonia!”
Ranch de L’ilot Puen Private Tour Company “Explore New Caledonia with us from a different perspective.”

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Barefoot Sailing Adventures Sailing Company “Sailing Company of the Year 2018. Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands on our catamaran, adventure, explore , relax.”
Alpine Helicopters Helicopter Tour “Exploring New Zealand’s incredible Southern Alps and beautiful Fiordland on breath-taking heli adventures since 1972.”
Auckland
Matakana Tours Tour Company “Discover the beauty of Auckland’s Matakana Coast with Matakana Tours. Take a food & wine tour, meet the locals and taste our finest produce.”
Wild Kiwi Adventure Tours The Award for Excellence in Service “Book an adventure tour for your group today!”
Adventure Capital The Award for Excellence in Branding “Privately guided bike tours and self-drive car camping holidays from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch.”
WaiTiki Tours Cultural Tour Company “Experience Waiheke Island like a local during this small group personalised tour with a Waiheke Resident.”
Bike and Hike Limited Unique Tour Company “Hike through the rugged landscape and bike through it as well!”
Black Sand Tours Adventure Tour Company “BlackSand Adventures – Auckland’s most fun adventure day-tour #travellikealocal.”
Ananda Tours Tailor Made Tour Company “Personalised and professional tour service with over 19 years in the tourism industry on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.”
Love My New Zealand Innovative Tour Company “Come and experience a luxury with Love My New Zealand holidays.”
Auckland & Beyond Tours Private Tour Company “As the top Private Tour Company in New Zealand we are proud to provide the best customer experience.”
SegWai Alternative Tour “Immerse yourself in Waiheke’s inner beauty with an off-road Segway Journey. Glide through native bushland, vineyards & coastal environments.”
TIME Unlimited Tours Adventure Activity “Explore Auckland without any limits with us!”
Snap Fishing Ventures Culinary Experience “Have a great adventure filled fishing session with us!”
Kiwi Day Trips Unique Experience “It’s great showing off the country we love every day! Come Day Tripping With Us!”
Bay of Plenty
Unique Tours Unique Tour Company “We are proud to receive this award from you and thank you for the it!”
Kaituna Cascades Adventure Tour Company “Raft through the Kaituna Cascades and get your adrenaline rushing!”
Bay Explorer Island Tailor Made Tour Company “Have a wildlife and island cruise with us in the Bay of Plenty.”
Foris Eco Innovative Tour Company “Our eco-friendly tours take you into the depths of lush forests, closer to nature.”
Rotorua Sight-Fishing Adventures Fishing Charter Company “Charter our boats and head out into the deep blue for fishing!”
Rotorua Rafting Adventure Activity “Raft through the rapids and get your adrenaline levels pumped up!”
NATIVConnectioNZ:Real Maori Experiences Learning Experience “Connect with the Natives of Maori and get a completely different tour experience.”
Taste of Plenty Culinary Experience “Discover Bay of Plenty from your taste buds with our tours!”
Hibiscus Surf School Surf School “Learn to surf on the high-waves with us and get an experience of a lifetime!”
Canterbury
Wildsouth Discovery Ltd The Award for Excellence in Service “Discover the true essence of the Wild South of New Zealand!”
Maori Tours Kaikoura Cultural Tour Company “Real insight into Maori people and way of life.”
Ruataniwha Rides Unique Tour Company “Summer fun in the Sun.”
Waimak River Riding Centre Adventure Tour Company “Trek and ride and have a fun-filled holiday at Canterbury!”
Roaming Guides New Zealand Tailor Made Tour Company “Roaming Guides exists to deliver the best tailor made tours available for those who want a unique adventure in the South Island of New Zealand. Our small company is about giving people an experience you will not forget. You may get muddy, sweat a bit, and feel tired at the end of your day but you will see amazing sights, climb hills or mountains, walk amongst our native wildlife and take home brilliant photos. Roaming Guides gratefully accepts the award this year.”
Snowman Shuttles Transfer Company “Travel to Mount Hutt from Christchurch and explore its beauty!”
Hanmer Llamas Private Tour Company “An experience of a lifetime!”
Rangitata Rafts Adventure Activity “Raft through the rushing gorges of Canterbury and get your adrenaline levels high!”
Hawkes Bay
Napier Classic Cars The Award for Excellence in Service “Hire classic or vintage vehicles for your special occasions!”
Hooters Vintage and Classic Vehicle Hire Ltd Culinary Experience “What better way to spend a culinary day in the Bay than being collected in your own personal vintage car and transported in style to experience the sensational abundance of Hawkes Bay’s finest food and wine. It is an honour to receive this award and we look forward to creating delicious bespoke tours for anyone who is looking for the full VIP treatment transported in the style of a bygone era in a beautiful vintage car. Fine wine, fine food and fine cars, a winning combination.”
Manawatu-Wanganui
Summit Shuttles Destination Specialist “Hike around New Zealand with us. See Tongariro National Park like never before!”
Marlborough
Your Local Chauffeur The Award for Excellence in Service “LOVE WINE?”
Nelson
Helibike Nelson Limited Adventure Tour Company “Explore the rugged outdoors on helicopters and bikes!”
Himmelsfeld Vineyard Culinary Experience “See our lush vineyards and sample the finest of wines in New Zealand!”
Northland
Offshore Adventures Adventure Tour Company “See the Northland from the ocean by indulging in our adventure-filled tours!”
Paihia Mountain Bikes: Rentals and Shuttles Bicycle Tour Company “Paihia Mountain Bikes is proud to accept this award for the Bicycle Tour Company of the Year. We put a lot into showcasing the mountain biking destinations here in New Zealand, so it is great to be recognized for it.”
Thunder Trike Tours Innovative Tour Company “Coolest way to see the Bay of Islands – on a V8 Trike.”
Paihia Dive Diving Company “Learn diving and explore the depths of the ocean at our PADI certified dive center!”
Waipu Horse Adventures Unique Experience “Go trekking in New Zealand on horsebacks and see it from a different perspective!”
Learn 2 Surf Waipu Cove Surf School “We provide FUN, safe and easy surf lessons. Come & experience for yourself the ultimate joy of surfing.”
Waipu Golf Club Golf Club “All weather course, perfect location, SH1 adjacent to coast, an easy drive from Auckland Airport to Tutukaka, Bay of Islands, kauri Cliffs.”
Otago
WanaHaka Tours Tour Company “WanaHaka Tours offers an authentic New Zealand experience in Queenstown and Wanaka. Our Māori Welcome and Wine Tours connect YOU and NZ.”
Queenstown Holiday Park Ltd The Award for Excellence in Service “Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde – The World’s 1st Environmentally Certified Holiday Park.”
Air Milford The Award for Excellence in Branding “Air Milford is a family owned/operated aviation company based in Queenstown, New Zealand, specialising in scenic flights to Milford Sound.”
Queenstown Snow Transport Adventure Tour Company “Maximise your adventure because we’re your transport made easy!”
Dunedin Street Art Walking Tour (Small City Big Walls) Innovative Tour Company “Rather than build bigger art galleries, Dunedin just made everything a canvas.”
Hoppit Mini Tours Private Tour Company “HOPPIT – Locals-Tourists-Visitors-Students*Tours-Charters-0800TAXISERVICE* A Big Thank you for A TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY Award 2018.”
Shotover Canyon Swing Adventure Activity “Shotover Canyon Swing & Canyon Fox is best way to put a smile on your face, through fear or delight. Gravity is a toy, come out and play!”
Serious Fun Riverboarding Unique Experience “The ultimate pro-active adventure. Experience some of the Worlds best high volume whitewater Riveboarding in the pristine Kawarau River.”
Southland
Beaks and Feathers Innovative Tour Company “Take guided walks of natural history with us and get to see various birds up-close!”
Orepuki Horse Treks Eco Friendly Tour Company “We offer personalised beach, farm and bush rides in Southland.”
Te Anau Helicopter Services Unique Experience “We fly throughout the Fiordland and Southland region and give you the best experience possible!”
Tasman
Abel Tasman Eco Tours Tour Company “Boat tours, guided walks, van tours and charters, there’s so much to do!”
Waikato
Go Explore NZ Tailor Made Tour Company “Explore New Zealand and hike to through the natural atractions of the country!”
Whiti Water Sports Watersports Company “Get your adrenaline rushing at Waikato and make the most of your trip!”
Raglan Shuttle Ltd Transfer Company “Proudly providing passenger transport services to visitors and residents of Raglan, New Zealand. Children & Surfboards travel for free!”
Stone Hill Horse Trek Unique Experience “At Stone Hill we make sure you will experience a personal and memorable horse trek. A great way to experience the NZ countryside.”
UP Surf Coaching Surf School “Learn to surf on the crests of waves in Waikato with us!”
Wellington
Zest Food Tours of New Zealand Culinary Tour Company “Explore with us and receive unique insights into each area’s history, art and thriving foodie culture, courtesy of passionate local guides.”
Switched on Bikes Bicycle Tour Company “Rent bikes or explore the city on bikes and get to know it from a different perspective.”
Weta Studio Tours Alternative Tour “Authentic Wellington Filmmaking Experiences.”
New Zealand Photography Workshops Unique Experience “Learn to photograph the natural beauty of New Zealand with us!”

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Palau Escape The Award for Excellence in Service “Escape into the deep blue of Palau and explore the undersea life!”
Smile Air Inc. – Airplane Tours Eco Friendly Tour Company “Discover Palau from the aerial perspective.”

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Rabaul-Kokopo Dive Diving Company “Explore The Bismarck Sea. Dive The History, Dive The Adventure.”

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Oceania Travel and Tours Savaii Day Tours Tour Company “We show you the real heart of Samoa and will give you once in a lifetime experience.”
Manoa Tours The Award for Excellence in Service “Manoa Tours is dedicated to offering our guests safe, reliable and unforgettable personalized tours.”
Chef John Tours Samoa Cultural Tour Company “Explore Samoa through your taste buds with our tours.”
Pure Ocean Tailor Made Tour Company “Customize your very own tour into the ocean with us!”

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Endangered Whale Encounters The Award for Excellence in Service “Get up close and personal with the gentle beasts of the oceans!”

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Chlia Tours and Transfers Unique Tour Company “We provide hotel and airport transfer services along with full tours!”
Island Time Kayaking Tours Adventure Tour Company “Kayak in the ocean and discover Vanuatu like never before.”
Santo Horse Adventures Unique Experience “Trekking your way to tranquility….Santo Horse Adventures.”