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Ancient Kauri Kingdom Ltd is the most awarded Ancient Kauri business in the world.

These important awards and accolades recognize our unique, pioneering spirit in turning an unvalued, unwanted resource into prized timeless heirlooms for future generations.

Chamber of Commerce Awards

  • 1999 and 2004 Northland Chamber of Commerce category winners for Retail and Excellence in Tourism
  • 1999 and 2004 Northland Chamber of Commerce Supreme Business of the Year winners

These two occasions were the only time Ancient Kauri Kingdom entered these awards and we are the only business to have won the prestiguous Supreme Business of the Year award twice.

We are assessed and judged against the best of the best businesses in the region north of Auckland.

New Zealand Tourism Awards

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards Category Finalist in the Retail and Hospitality Category in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006
  • New Zealand Tourism Awards Category Winner Retail and Hospitality 2002/3 and 2006/7

We enter these premier national awards every two years and have made the finals every time, winning our category in 2002 and 2006. These prestigious industry awards recognize the best of the best in tourism businesses throughout New Zealand.

Using the international “bauldridge” assessment criteria the judges closely examine our business processes, practices and integrity.

We enter these awards to put our business under independant scrutiny to ensure our focus on quality in all that we do, continual productivity improvements and a staff, customer, community and environmental focus.

Qualmark endorsed visitor activity since 2003

QualmarkQualmark is the New Zealand Tourism Industry Association sign of quality. Ancient Kauri Kingdom undergoes a rigorous site inspection each year to certify industry compliance and delivery of the highest customer service standards to tourists. Most importantly this is a certification of trust, integrity and quality.


Northland Sustainable Tourism Charter

Ancient Kauri Kingdom is an environmentally friendly business. No trees are felled as we only extract buried Ancient Kauri from beneath the ground. After we have carefully removed the buried Ancient Kauri we restore and re-grass the farmland returning it in a better and more productive condition then before we arrived.

We joined the Northland Sustainable Tourism Charter in December 2005 to demonstrate our proactive commitment to eco-friendliness and community initiatives. The charter objectives are to enhance the natural, cultural, social and economic environments of Northland, whilst maintaining a successful tourism industry.