New Zealand honeymoons provide the ultimate escape. Discover serenity on islands and volcanoes, and indulge in luxurious lodges where every request — such as helicopter arrivals and custom-cooked meals — are met with genuine warmth.
Waiheke Island is an essential stop on any New Zealand itinerary for wine enthusiasts, offering boutique shops and trendy cafes and restaurants for exploration.
1. Mercury Bay Estate
At Cooks Beach and overlooking Mercury Bay, this boutique Winery & Restaurant provides guests with an intimate wine and food experience. Boasting an Authentic Italian and Mediterranean menu which pairs beautifully with locally produced wines.
Producing world-class wines that compete with New Zealand and international offerings is the goal of this family owned and operated Coromandel Peninsula venue. Most of their annual production is sold directly at their restaurant/cellar door as they operate as both tourist attraction and cellar door, drawing in crowds visiting Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach nearby.
Mercury Bay Estate used their Toyota Highlander provided through their Small Business Driver initiative and a media works advertising package to shift their focus away from international tourists during COVID-19’s lockdown, targeting domestic tourism instead. Their positive outlook and supportive community helped ensure they remained open under Level 3 conditions while operating near full capacity.
2. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
At Cape Kidnappers, guests can indulge in luxurious guest experiences that will take their breath away. Explore 6,000 acres of rolling pasture land aboard horseback or golf cart to take in every aspect of New Zealand countryside like never before; The Farm at Cape Kidnappers truly has something special in store. From horseback tours around its expansive farms to playing on its on-site golf course – The Farm offers it all.
This luxury lodge features various room layouts to meet individual preferences, each offering modern luxuries such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations – as well as traditional farmhouse charm with weathered wood and river stone detailing throughout.
Food is another prominent focus at this property – which was named to Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List — featuring gourmet a la carte dining in various lodge locations and an award-winning wine cellar.
This hotel takes care in all the little details, from airport transfers and tours, tickets, full-service spa treatments and laundry service for ultimate relaxation. Additionally, all guests staying here can take advantage of free Wi-Fi access and laundry service – perfect!
New Zealand is one of the ultimate honeymoon destinations, perfect for every type of couple. Whether you want an intimate yet sophisticated cabin to call your own or kick start married life with a dose of adventure – this tiny island nation has everything!
As for where to visit for your honeymoon experience, we highly suggest The Bay of Islands for its picturesque views, stunning beaches and delicious cuisine. Additionally, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs provides an unforgettable luxury honeymoon package including champagne tasting and spa services as well as three private swimming beaches offering unrivalled ocean views – not too mention its own version of “Hollywood on Ice!”
Next stop: Raglan is an idyllic surfy town offering affordable accommodation options and stunning scenery to take in, such as nearby Putaruru Blue Spring/Te Waihou.
4. The Glass House
The world offers many spectacular boutique honeymoon resorts. Imagine watching waves lapping onto a private beach in Fiji as your chef prepares an intimate dinner just for two, sipping champagne from an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora as the waves soothe you to sleep, or relaxing in a thermal hot spring of a luxury lodge located within New Zealand glacier country.
New Zealand is an exquisite country, boasting stunning landscapes, natural wonders, dynamic culture and incredible wildlife. Additionally, its accommodations range from magical treehouses perched high in the forest canopy to luxury camping sites nestled within unspoiled bushland – each one offering something different than any other in terms of splendor and seduction.
Raglan’s beautiful town offers The Glass House as an inspired getaway that perfectly captures its gorgeous setting. Situated on Block 295 with views of Raglan’s famous world-class surf right outside its door and offering a peaceful, private setting, The Glass House boasts up to eight guest beds within its 2-storey dwelling and offers beautiful decking spaces that allow them to take in its breathtaking surroundings.
5. The Boatshed
The Boatshed on Waiheke Island offers an idyllic coastal retreat that fuses elements from both Byron Bay and Hamptons in its design, offering luxurious coastal retreat accommodation at Little Oneroa Beach. Just an easy ferry ride from Auckland, this chic boutique hotel exudes casual beachside living at every turn – an experience which comes alive at The Boatshed Hotel.
Small luxury suites reminiscent of New Zealand beachside bachs feature louvered shutters, teak sun loungers and the finest white linens for maximum romance. For an unforgettable stay, choose the Lighthouse Suite; spiral up three storeys to your separate bedroom/dayroom at the top, open huge windows for ventilation while daydreaming on its sweeping deck.
As soon as you’re ready for adventure, climb aboard one of the Mini Moke Togs (think golf buggy crossed with safari jeep) and explore Waiheke Island’s exquisite combination of boutique vineyards, top restaurants and lavish holiday homes. Or head off to Rotorua where the Waitomo Caves await, filled with thousands of glow worms for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.