Awards

Over the last few years, here are some of the awards we have received:

Rankers - Boat Cruises Finalist 2013

Rankers Traveller Voted Awards (2013)

NZ-Wide Boat Cruises Finalist: Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises. 

Rankers awards are based on a pool of 4,000 experiences and over 8,000 votes cast for the year.

 

 

Real Journeys named Operator of the Year 2013

Real Journeys named Operator of the Year 2013

Real Journeys was named Tour Operator of the Year 2013 at the annual Tourism Export Council conference held in Masterton in August.

The Tour Operator of the Year Award is voted by inbound tour operators who are members of the Tourism Export Council.  The intention of the award is to recognise excellence and companies providing outstanding visitor experiences. 

 

TripAdvisor (2013)

Worldwide traveller reviews placed on the www.tripadvisor.com website ranked the following excursions with a “Certificate of Excellence 2013” rating.

  • Certificate of Excellence 2013 – Milford Sound Scenic Cruises
  • Certificate of Excellence 2013 – Milford Sound Nature Cruises
  • Certificate of Excellence 2013 – Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises
  • Certificate of Excellence 2013 – TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises
  • Certificate of Excellence 2013 – Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Certificate of Excellence 2013 – Walter Peak Farm & BBQ Lunch Excursions
  • Certificate of Excellence 2013 – Walter Peak Evening Dining

Grand Pacific Tours - Favourite South Island Tourism Attraction (2013)

Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise.
Grand Pacific Tours, one of Australia’s largest coach tour operators to New Zealand, surveyed all of its passengers for this award.

TripAdvisor (2012)

Worldwide traveller reviews placed on the www.tripadvisor.com website ranked the following excursions with a “Certificate of Excellence 2012” rating.

  • Certificate of Excellence 2012 – Milford Sound Scenic Cruises (5 stars)
  • Certificate of Excellence 2012 – Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises (4.5 stars)
  • Certificate of Excellence 2012 – TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises (4.5 stars)
  • Certificate of Excellence 2012 – Walter Peak High Country Farm (4.5 stars)
  • Certificate of Excellence 2012 – Doubtful Sound Small Boat Cruises Day Trip (4.5 stars)

Rankers Traveller Voted Awards (2010, 2011 and 2012)

NZ-Wide Boat Cruises Winner: Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises. 
Rankers awards are based on 10,000 votes cast for the year.

TripAdvisor (2011)

Worldwide traveller reviews placed on the www.tripadvisor.com website in 2011 ranked the following excursions with a “Certificate of Excellence” rating.  Two of these excursions received the maximum 5 stars.

  • Certificate of Excellence 2011 – Milford Sound Scenic Cruises (5 stars)
  • Certificate of Excellence 2011 – Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises (5 stars)
  • Certificate of Excellence 2011 – TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises (4.5 stars)
  • Certificate of Excellence 2011 – Milford Sound Nature Cruises (4.5 stars)

Grand Pacific Tours - Favourite South Island Tourism Attraction (2010, 2011 & 2012)

Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise.
Grand Pacific Tours, one of Australia’s largest coach tour operators to New Zealand, surveyed approximately 6,000 of its passengers for this award.

Scenic Tours - No. 1 Attraction in New Zealand (2010/2011)

Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise.
Passengers of Scenic Tours, a private, Australian owned company which operates hundreds of tours to a variety of world destinations, voted Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise "No. 1 Attraction in New Zealand".

Leisure Time Tours - Excellence Award (2009/2010 season)

Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
Top attraction based on Leisure Time Tours’ analysis of customer satisfaction.

Rankers Traveller Voted Awards (2009):

  • NZ-Wide Boat Cruises Winner: TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • NZ-Wide Sea Kayaking Winner: Fiordland Wilderness Experiences Sea Kayaking
  • NZ-Wide Boat Cruises Finalist: Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises
  • NZ-Wide Boat Cruises Finalist: Real Journeys Milford Sound Overnight Cruises

ITOC Operator of the Year Award (August 2008)

In recognition of Real Journeys' product, service and staff as well as its overall management and presentation. (ITOC is a trade association which has represented the interests of inbound tourism for over thirty years. Today its members collectively handle most of New Zealand's holiday visitor arrivals).

Real Journeys won the top award for the second time in three years.

Tourism Industry Association's 2008 “New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Award” (August 2008)

This award recognised Real Journeys as one of New Zealand's top tourism companies.

Civil Aviation Authority's Director's Award (July 2008)

New Zealand's top aviation safety award, presented annually to an individual and an organisation with an overwhelming safety ethos.

Tourism Industry Association’s 2007 “Conservation in Action Award” and "Qualmark Mark Of Quality Award" (August 2007)

Real Journeys at the Tourism Industry Awards 2007

Conservation in Action Award: In recognition of the company’s strong environmental ethos and contribution to local conservation activities.

Qualmark Mark of Quality Award: In recognition of the company’s consistently high level of service and products.