New Zealand is an incredible honeymoon destination. Find breathtaking lakes, volcanoes and gorgeous beaches when visiting this spectacular destination.
Romance flourishes in remote landscapes that receive few visitors. By helicopter or luxury lodge, visit beautiful wilderness areas or experience luxury in remote luxury lodges.
The Coromandel Peninsula is an idyllic beach destination, while Franz Josef Glacier region provides scenic hikes through Middle-earth landmarks as well as opportunities for creating your own hot pool on Hot Water Beach.
New Zealand offers natural splendor and endless adventure, making it an unforgettable honeymoon destination. Enjoy tasting delicate wines on vineyards, basking under an extraordinary starry sky or having an intimate dinner for two: New Zealand has something unforgettable for every couple to experience on their honeymoon journey.
Newlywed couples can explore many picturesque spots on South Island, such as Milford Sound – one of nature’s greatest wonders – where its magical beauty will resemble that of a fairytale with tropical rainforests, tall waterfalls and crystal waters where seals play.
Coromandel Peninsula is an idyllic beach lover’s haven with golden-sand beaches and popular movie filming locations, making for the ideal beach vacation. Stay at The Farm At Cape Kidnappers – an idyllic retreat set on 6,000 acres – for a luxurious retreat experience or head over to Hawke’s Bay wine region for romantic stays at luxury properties like Elephant Hill; each suite matches up perfectly with the exquisite wines served there!
Be immersed in local culture with a meeting with the Maori people or visit Waitomo glow worm caves to witness millions of tiny lights twinkle through. Movie buffs might want to follow in the footsteps of fictional hobbit heroes by visiting Hobbiton on North Island or trekking Tongariro National Park to visit locations from The Lord of the Rings movies.
Queenstown is one of the top honeymoon spots in New Zealand due to its breathtaking snow-covered mountains and picturesque lakescape, making for an exceptional combination of stunning beauty and thrilling activities for couples from around the globe. Skiing, snowboarding and other adrenaline-driven pursuits abound; relaxation awaits at one of Queenstown’s many scenic hot tubs; while for an extra romantic twist why not take to the skies with a scenic helicopter flight above Queenstown!
There are also a number of luxurious hotels nearby that cater to newlyweds looking for some tranquillity during their stay. Matakauri Lodge, one of New Zealand’s top-rated hotels, features luxurious suites that look out across an impressive mountainous panorama featuring The Remarkables, Cecil Peaks, and Walter Peak – making this honeymoon resort the ideal spot for newlyweds wanting something different on their trip.
New Zealand in winter can be an amazing sight, with snowcapped mountain backdrops and icy lakes becoming even more stunning. Additionally, with less tourists around, escaping crowds is easy so that you and your partner can spend some quality alone time together. Enjoy local food and wine, sample mulled wine or cozy up by the fire; for active travellers looking for adventure there are scenic hiking trails or bike rides which provide unparalleled views – leaving you feeling rejuvenated after each outing.
The Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is an aquatic oasis comprised of over 144 islands and picturesque coves. Perfect for snorkelling, sailing, boating and kayaking trips alike; not to mention plenty of marine life such as dolphins! Being designated a dolphin sanctuary means it is not uncommon to encounter pods numbering hundreds.
Beyond its stunning scenery, this region is steeped in history and culture. In 1840, at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, an historic agreement between British Crown and Maori chiefs was signed that marked the establishment of New Zealand as a British colony. You can learn more about this pivotal event at its site.
As you journey across this magical landscape, you’ll discover the unparalleled beauty of New Zealand–a land where romance thrives on volcanic beaches and fjords, vineyards that tempt indulgence, secluded lodges tucked into a wilderness wonderland, stargazing under the stars, helicoptering to remote wilderness areas, and being welcomed by Maori culture.
Visitors to New Zealand on their honeymoon typically stay for 10 or more days. This allows for an immersive honeymoon experience that includes visits to other destinations like Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown as well. Plus you could combine this region with trips across both islands of New Zealand for a truly memorable journey!
Tongariro National Park
Tongariro National Park, known for its three active volcanoes and internationally acclaimed hike, offers stunning volcanic landscapes that serve as spiritual and cultural sites for Maori people. Situated near the center of North Island, visitors to Tongariro can experience hiking, snow sports and more at this North Island destination. When to visit depends on personal interests but summer tends to offer optimal weather with many trails available to explore!
Winter brings with it snow and ice that makes hiking more difficult; however, this is also the perfect season to experience some of the many snow sports available such as skiing and snowboarding.
Taupo, located near Tongariro National Park, is an increasingly popular tourist destination. Here, visitors can enjoy luxurious accommodation options – including a night sky cottage that allows star gazers to view them both day and night! Lake Taupo provides stunning waterway scenery; plus other attractions can keep visitors occupied such as Lake Tongariro rafting. For something even more adventurous there’s also Tongariro River white water rafting!