Haka Educational Tours is part of the award-winning Haka Tourism Group. These awards reflect our commitment to you as well as the passion each of our team have for providing world class tours of New Zealand and the rest of the world.

2018 - Export NZ Awards - Best Emerging Business

We were super excited to win Best Emerging Business at the Export NZ Awards 2018. This 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.

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 Christchurch, growing up in North Beach, playing rugby for Otautahi as a kid and attending Shirley Boys and Canterbury University. We identify as a Canterbury Business even though we operate nationwide with our head office now in Auckland.

2018 - Auckland Business Awards Dual Finalist

We are proud to announce we have been named as dual finalists in the Auckland Business Awards in Customer Service Delivery and Marketing. The winners will be announced in October 2018. As a tourism brand, we are always super stoked when we are recognized for not just being a world class tourism business, but also for our marketing efforts, as well as being up against the best of the best across all industries, not just tourism.

2017 - New Zealand Tourism Awards Supreme Winner

We had our fingers crossed that we may win 1 National Tourism Award this year but to walk away with 4 awards as well as being named the overall supreme winner, we were just ecstatic! We won the (1) Business Excellence Award for Large Tourism Businesses (2) Tourism Marketing Award (3) Our Founder, Ryan Sanders, as Tourism Champion Award and (4) the overall Supreme Award! We would be lying to say we never dreamed this would happen, because we did - often, but shows hard work and dedication to our customer experience pays off!

2017 - $50,000 Tourism Development Grant Winner

A nationwide campaign was launched for New Zealand operators who offer outstanding seasonal and country wide travel experiences that support tourism and airline sustainability. We were proud to be named winners and will be using the grant to extend our regional tour products and growing the North Islands reputation as a winter wonderland.

2017 - Top 3 Hostel in Oceania

Our Haka Lodge Taupo was over the moon to be named as 1 of the top 3 hostels in all of Oceania based on guest reviews! Over 1 million votes were cast around the globe and the competition was fierce in Oceania so needless to say we were extremely happy at winning the award, especially as the lodge only opened for business in November 2015. More info on the awards can be found here.

2017 - Entrepreneurs Organisation NZ - "Boldly Go"

Our Founder, Ryan Sanders, was awarded the “Boldly Go” Member Choice Award by Entrepreneurs Organisation New Zealand for representing a core value around taking risks, never giving up, being courageous and creative! Entrepreneurs Organisation is the largest Entrepreneurial community in the world with 11,000+ members. Ryan is currently on the New Zealand board.

2016 - New Zealand International Business Awards - Best Emerging Business

We were genuinely shocked to receive what is our biggest recognition to date as we were up against the best of the best across all industries within NZ: Best Emerging Business at the New Zealand International Business Awards. The award is for the Haka Tourism group and all our brands – so that’s Haka Tours New Zealand, Haka Lodges, Haka Educational Tours, and NZ Snow Tours. You can read more about our award here.