Two Rotorua businesses have made it to the finals of the 2018 New Zealand Tourism Awards.

Kaitiaki Adventures rafting, sledging and hiking operator is a finalist for the Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Tourism award and the Westpac Business Excellence Award - Less than $6m Annual Turnover.

Redwoods Treewalk & Nightlights is also a finalist in the Less than $6M Annual Turnover category.

Overall, 32 tourism operators and stakeholders from 26 organisations were announced as finalists.


The winners will be announced at a dinner in Christchurch on September 6.

"This year's awards attracted a record 109 entries. It's fantastic to see the New Zealand Tourism Awards growing more competitive every year, reflecting the industry's strong growth," chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chris Roberts said.

The winner of the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award will receive a prize valued at more than $20,000, including $10,000 air travel, to help them grow their business.