New Zealand boasts an abundance of luxurious accommodations for honeymoons that will leave everyone green with envy. From intimate farm stays to the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set, your options for celebrating in New Zealand are plentiful and luxurious.
Wine lovers will want to visit Waiheke Island or book their stay at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs which offers stunning suites straight out of Pinterest.
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park, based on the upper South Island and known for its stunning coastline and hiking trails, gives honeymooners a perfect setting for discovering nature at its finest. Numerous luxurious properties in the area like Helena Bay Lodge or Abel Tasman Luxury Boutique Retreat make for an idyllic stay during this unforgettable trip.
Both resorts provide couples with beachfront villas, romantic suites and spa services as well as activities both on land and at sea. Book a helicopter tour over this stunning landscape for unforgettable sweeping views over its unspoiled forests and beaches as well as an intimate picnic on an isolated beach!
Wine lovers must visit Marlborough region’s world-class vineyards. Additionally, this area features hotels offering scenic views and wine-focused packages offering romantic stays complete with gourmet dining and delectable vino!
Raglan, New Zealand is an idyllic surfy town where newlyweds can unwind in style while appreciating Mother Nature. Stay at Solscape Earth Dome or Tipi Forest for the ultimate New Zealand luxury experience.
Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland – sometimes dubbed Rotovegas – offers unforgettable luxury experiences and is rich with Maori culture. Choose from luxury lodges to boutique hotels and even private houses – Rotorua truly is an oasis of indulgence and adventure!
At Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, soaking in its thermal hot pools is a memorable experience. Enjoy breathtaking views and rejuvenating volcanic mineral waters as a team of professionals takes care of every need for you before retreating back to your room to indulge in pre-dinner wine and canapes prior to enjoying a five course dinner menu.
Couples can take part in numerous exciting activities together. Kayak to Whenuakura Island – a donut-shaped sacred Maori island. Or visit Hot Water Beach where you can build your own Jacuzzi during low tide!
Couples looking to explore nature will also love taking a guided hike of Mt. Cook National Park – home of one of only three international dark sky reserves in Southern Hemisphere! Here, couples can spend quality time under an abundance of stars.
Waiheke Island is an idyllic spot to unwind and unwind on any New Zealand honeymoon, offering plenty of vineyard tours, spa treatments and spectacular scenery to discover. Enjoy its laid-back ambience and trendy cafes and restaurants for an unforgettable New Zealand honeymoon trip!
Queenstown is New Zealand’s lakeside capital and an ideal honeymooner’s getaway. Encompassing Remarkable Mountains alongside Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown has long been known as “The Adventure Capital of the World”, providing couples with thrilling year-round activities including hiking, mountain biking, river rafting and even bungy jumping and heli skiing in winter! Queenstown provides couples with plenty of activities perfect for an exciting honeymoon vacation in an incredible landscape – perfect for adventure seekers of all types!
Queenstown has long been revered as an idyllic honeymoon destination, and offers numerous luxury accommodations that cater to this demographic. Platinum Queenstown’s apartment-style villas provide guests with a luxurious yet intimate base from which to explore this magnificent area, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountain Ridge; their rooms boast breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows; these rooms also offer various room types that meet different preferences such as Alpine View Villa with forest and mountain vistas; or Lake View Villa with views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain ridge.
Hotel DeBrett, Queenstown’s boutique luxury hotel, provides sleek sophistication and sexy accommodations in its prime central location near all bars, restaurants and shops in Queenstown. Meanwhile Huka Lodge, another older grand dame hotel, provides stunning views with lots of private corners for romantic dinners or picnics; or alternatively Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa offers unique experiences like Gibbston Valley Lodge Vineyard which can create unforgettable moments!
New Zealand offers honeymooners much to look forward to on their romantic trip. Its natural beauty provides the backdrop for whale watching and bungee jumping; for an alternative experience visit Rotorua for mineral pools, mud baths and couple massages at Wai Ora Day Spa; otherwise head down south where Dunedin boasts a bustling tertiary student population and vibrant music scene that have created quirky youth cultures (not forgetting all those “Scarfies” you can post online!)
Dunedin offers an incredible choral scene that won’t disappoint the music lover, including Cathedral Choir at St Joseph’s Cathedral, Gabrieli Singers and Knox Church choir, Selwyn College University of Otago choirs as well as Selwyn College / University of Otago choirs.
Blanket Bay Lodge provides an idyllic escape that blends adventure with luxury. Designed to blend in seamlessly with their surroundings, each lodge features spacious suites that blend in beautifully. Plus, this area is known for its dark sky reserve with virtually no light pollution – the ideal time for seeing albatross? December to March when parent birds are raising chicks.