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Finalists announced for Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards 2021

Finalists announced for Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards 2021
July 15, 2021

47 Qualmark partners have been announced this week as finalists in the 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards 2021.

The winners are to be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in the Great Hall at the Christchurch Art Centre on 28th July which will form part of Qualmark’s annual programme of events.

The entries for the awards were of an exceptionally high standard, complementing the achievements they have already exhibited to be Qualmark Gold awarded partners.

Chair of the Judging Panel, Sue Parcell says that the entries truly reflect the enormous contribution that tourism businesses make to communities in which they operate, commenting “these are operators that have the elements of manaakitanga, tiaki and whānau firmly embedded in their offering and during the past 18 months they have continued delivering an outstanding experience for domestic visitors.

“What is more apparent is how these businesses have supported and engaged with their local communities and team members through a broad range of positive initiatives. We have been impressed by the high calibre of entries received for these awards, and the judging panel have been inspired and amazed by what they have seen.

“The ceremony is an opportunity for the tourism sector to celebrate and acknowledge these exceptional performances at the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards 2021 event.”

The 2021 Finalists are:

  • Air Milford
  • Alpine Jet Thrills
  • Auckland Sea Kayaks
  • Auckland Seaplanes
  • Breakers Boutique Accommodation
  • Bush and Beach
  • Carino Wildlife Cruises
  • Christchurch Adventure Park
  • Craggy Range Cottages & Lodge
  • Dart River Adventures
  • Discover Waitomo
  • Dive! Tutukaka
  • EcoZip Adventures
  • Farewell Spit Tours
  • Franz Josef Glacier Guides
  • GCH Aviation
  • Glen Dene Hunting & Fishing
  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Hukafalls Jet
  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving Queenstown
  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Kaitiaki Adventures
  • Kiwi Journeys
  • Leisure Time Tours & Travel
  • Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat - High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection
  • MDA Experiences
  • New Zealand Diving
  • New Zealand Photography Workshops
  • Nightsky Cottage
  • Owen River Lodge
  • Radfords on the Lake
  • Redcliffe Homestead
  • Redwoods Treewalk
  • Ridgeline Adventures
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours
  • Shotover Jet
  • Skydive Auckland
  • Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier
  • Smith and Sheth
  • Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa
  • Southern Discoveries
  • Speight's Brewery Heritage Centre
  • TIME Unlimited Tours
  • Waiheke Dive & Snorkel
  • Wildwire Wanaka
  • Ziptrek Ecotours

Image: Christchurch Adventure Park.

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