An award-winning tourism group

As part of the Haka Tourism Group, we are proud to have won numerous prestigious awards in tourism, growth, export, leadership, marketing and employee engagement. We were also awarded Best Emerging Business at the 2018 Export New Zealand Awards.

We are unashamedly committed to being the best of the best and our awards reflect our commitment to our guests as well as the dedication of our staff to achieving world class tourism experiences.

As we continue to grow and thrive there will no doubt be more to come but our highest accolade will always be our happy clients.

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21st Ranking

2019 NZ Deloitte Fast50

The Deloitte Fast50 celebrates New Zealand's fastest growing companies and Haka Tourism Group is pleased to see its continued high growth acknowledged with its 21st placement, making us officially the fastest growing tourism company in New Zealand!

Haka Educational Tours made a significant contribution to the group's 270% growth rate and we continue to see similarly strong growth into 2020.

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Cultural Tourism NZ Award

2019 Adventure Tourism Awards

The Cultural Tourism New Zealand Award recognises a tourism business that endorses a greater knowledge and understanding of New Zealand culture, heritage and history.

Haka Tourism Group is committed to fostering knowledge on New Zealand's indigenous Māori culture with the help of our Māori cultural advisor, Māori guide scholarship programme and te reo Māori (Māori language) training incentive for all staff, as well as rich cultural experiences on every tour.

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Supreme Winner

2019 Export NZ Awards

Our biggest award to date, the Supreme Winner Award is a huge honour.

The Export NZ Awards recognise professional excellence, innovative practice and leadership through vision, commitment and success. It is open to export businesses across all industries and of all sizes.

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Best Medium/Large Business

2019 Newmarket Business Awards

With our group head office and one of our hotels proudly located in the busy Newmarket precinct in Auckland, we were thrilled to mix with other outstanding local businesses and be recognised as the best medium to large business for 2019. The awards are judged by an independent panel of business leaders from a variety of industries and this award certainly puts us in fine company.

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Company Wins in Hospitality


TINYpulse benchmarks employee engagement data across 10,000 companies globally and has recognised Haka Tourism Group as one of the world's top companies in turning employee feedback into actioned continuous improvement "wins". Less than 1% of eligible organisations are recognised with this endorsement and it strongly reflects on our commitment to recruiting and retaining A players across our all the group's business units.

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Best Emerging Business

2018 Export NZ Awards

The Best Emerging Business Award celebrates the growth of our export market and overall contribution to the New Zealand economy as we continue to bring schools from around the world to visit our beautiful country.

This was our first major award as Haka Educational Tours and certainly a proud moment for our young business.

Canterbury Business Awards Emerging Leader Award

Emerging Leader Award

2018 Canterbury Business Awards

Our co-founder, Ryan Sanders, was born and bred in Christchurch and it is also the birth place of the Haka Tourism Group. While we're now based in Auckland, the roots of our thriving international business are certainly well bedded in Canterbury.

We were proud to see Ryan's strong leadership acknowledged at the Canterbury Business Awards as their 2018 Emerging Leader.

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Supreme Winner

2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards

This was quite an awards night as Haka Tourism Group walked away with, not one, but FOUR awards! This was a real endorsement of our hard work and dedication to customer experience and a fantastic reward for the whole team.

  • Business Excellence Award for Large Tourism Businesses
  • Tourism Marketing Award
  • Tourism Champion Award for our founder, Ryan Sanders
  • Overall Supreme Award