Our Awards

From our early years until now, Haka Tours continues to win highly sought after industry awards, often beating out much bigger competitors. These awards reflect our commitment to you, our guest, as well as the passion each of our team have for world class tours of New Zealand. Here are our most recent accolades.

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2018: Adventure Tourism Awards, NZ’s Best Tour or Activity Winner

We're delighted to have won the award for New Zealand's Best Tour/Activity at Australasia's largest tourism awards! We were up against some amazing competition and were thrilled to be recognised for our world-class customer service and running the best guided tours of New Zealand!

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2017: New Zealand Tourism Awards Supreme Winner

One awesome night, four epic awards! We won the Business Excellence Award for Large Tourism Businesses (1) Tourism Marketing Award (2) Our Founder, Ryan Sanders, won the Tourism Champion Award (3) and best of all - the overall Supreme Award (4)! Yes, We’re still pinching ourselves.

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2018: Canterbury Business Awards, Emerging Leader Award

Proud to have our founder, Ryan Sanders, named as Canterbury's Emerging Leader at the Canterbury Business Awards. Ryan was born and bred in Canterbury (Christchurch) and it’s where Haka Tours first started, so it has a very special place in our hearts.

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2018: Auckland Business Awards, Marketing Winner

We were proud dual finalists in the Auckland Business Awards in Customer Service Delivery and Marketing and to win the Excellence in Marketing Award. As a tourism brand, we are always super stoked when we are recognized for our marketing efforts too.

Other Awards

2018: Adventure Tourism Awards – NZ’s Best Accommodation Winner.

2017: Auckland Airport – $50,000 Tourism Development Grant Winner; Hoscar Awards – Top 3 Hostel in Oceania; Entrepreneurs Organisation NZ – ’Boldly Go’ Award.

2016: New Zealand International Business Awards – Best Emerging Business; New Zealand Innovation Awards – Marketing National Winner; Golden Backpack Awards – NZ’s Best Tour/Activity; Canterbury Business Awards – Best Large Tourism Operator; Rankers – Supreme Award Winner.

2015: TNT Golden Backpacker Awards – NZ’s Best Accommodation Brand; Rankers – Supreme Award Winner; New Zealand Tourism Awards – Business Excellence Award and Emerging Tourism Leader; Westpac Business Growth – Grant Winner; Auckland Business Awards – Excellence in Marketing.

2014: Canterbury Awards – Supreme Winner; HostelBookers – Best Accommodation in Oceania; TNT Golden Backpacker Awards – Best Tour/Activity; Rankers – Supreme Award Winner.

2013: Rankers Supreme Award Winner; Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist; HostelBookers – Best Staff Award (Haka Lodge Queenstown); Golden Backpack Awards Finalist; Canterbury Business Awards Finalist – Tourism, Events, Promotions and Hospitality; Tripadvisor Top 10% Award (Haka Lodge Christchurch).

2012: Rankers – Supreme Award Winner

2011: Rankers – NZ Wide Bus and Van Tour Winner

2010: New Zealand Tourism Awards – Young Entrepreneur of the Year