If you're a couple who love the outdoors and adventure then New Zealand should be top of your list for a luxury honeymoon.
If the jaw-dropping scenery, award-winning wines and friendly locals don't put a smile on your face then nothing will. Well, apart from the fact you'll just be married, of course.
Dwarfed by its neighbour Australia (which is in fact more than 2,000km away), New Zealand is a country of two halves, and a great bespoke New Zealand honeymoon itinerary will take you to both.
On New Zealand's North Island, you'll the capital, 'Windy' Wellington, and the country’s largest city, Auckland – for most, the point of entry. It has everything you need to relax: great beaches, from the subtropical Bay of Islands to Palliser; mountains, lakes, hot springs and geysers, a wealth of outdoor and cultural Maori activities and a friendly, welcoming cities.
If adventure is your thing, the great outdoors on the South Island will be your playground. In Queenstown, adrenaline runs through the veins. As well as being the gateway to the Southern Alps on Lake Wakatipu, you have a plethora of activity choices, from hiking for the more timid to jet-boating, white-water rafting, skydiving and bungee jumping for the adventurous.
Further north on the South Island, you’ll find some of the best white wine vineyards in the world, where you can taste Sauvignon Blanc until the cows come home. You'll also find Mount Cook (New Zealand’s highest peak), a clutch of glaciers, more wine, castles, the incredible turquoise waters of Hokitika Gorge, and the stunning Milford Sound.
Paradise on earth? You decide: call us for a bespoke New Zealand honeymoon in 2022, 2023 or beyond.
OUR NEW ZEALAND LUXURY ACCOMMODATION PICKS:
Bay Of Islands, North Island
A multi-award winning New Zealand retreat has its own private ridge line offering spectacular views of the Bay of Islands. Four of the five world class villas offers its own private heated horizon edged infinity pool, and all offer private Jacuzzis, air conditioning, home theatre system, Ecostore amenities and fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
Te Anau, South Island
A Fiordland Lodge is on the edge of almost 1.2 million hectares of mountain, lake, fiord and rainforest environment. Perched on a hill on the edge of lake Te Anau, the lodge prides itself on offering a very high standard of customer care, never obtrusive, but always on hand. There are no 'dinner jacket requirements' here, only relaxation.
Taupo, North Island
Enter a world where elegant and generous hospitality meets sophistication and style. Huka Lodge pride in being one of the top luxury lodges in New Zealand. Escape to one of the exclusive private cottages at Huka Lodge for the ultimate honeymoon experience. Nestled on the banks of the Waikato River, you'll feel right at home.
Queenstown, South Island
This contemporary, luxury lodge is located on a hilltop overlooking some of the best scenery on the South Island. You get the best of both worlds here: the feeling of privacy and remoteness, and yet in 5-minutes you can be in adrenaline-filled Queenstown. Dubbed 'the total experience', we can't disagree.
Interested in a bespoke New Zealand honeymoon itinerary, one of the accommodations above, or want to build your own tailor-made trip? Give us a call or fill out our contact form.
OUR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW ZEALAND:
New Zealand's capital, Auckland
Mount Maunganui, on the North Island
The stunning Mount Cook
Wine tasting in New Zealand
Queenstown, on the South Island
Adventure, beach, honeymoon, family, wellness and diving
GMT+ 10 hours
When to go:
October to May
Auckland (AKL), Wellington(WLG), Christchurch(CHC)
24 hours approx
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