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Five New Zealand Honeymoon Escapes

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Posted by on April 09, 2015 at 02:20 PM in Honeymoons


New Zealand offers so many different options for your honeymoon. Here are just five suggestions on where to go.

Beautiful Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a maritime adventure playground full of island sanctuaries perfect for romantic picnics. It comes with a sub-tropical climate, a relaxed vibe and the charming townships of Opua, Russell, Paihia and Kerikeri to explore.

You could just relax on the beautiful beaches, champagne in hand but there's also plenty to see and do. The snorkelling and diving are world class. Visit the giant Kauri trees or take a cruise through the famous Hole in the Rock.


Romantic Rotorua

Rotorua's intimate surroundings of forest and thermal wonderland are a perfect honeymoon haven. Savour the peace and privacy of the bush clad hills and tranquil lakes. For the ultimate indulgence, stay in one of the secluded luxury lodges with lakeside views and limited guests.

You can be as relaxed or adventurous as you wish. Use mountain bikes, kayaks or jet skis to explore the idyllic surroundings. Enjoy a choice of unique Maori cultural activities or treat your beloved to a romantic geothermal spa and massage.


Couple at a winery in Marlborough

Serene Marlborough Sounds

The stunning Marlborough Sounds are a relaxed gem of a destination, tailor made for wine lovers and nature encounters and consistently sharing New Zealand's highest sunshine hours.

There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from whether you want a rustic hideaway or 5 star luxury.

Enjoy seafood fresh-off-the-boat. If honeymooners can drag themselves away from the hammock-for-two, the standout attractions include  wine tasting tours and a cruise through the magical Sounds, watching the dolphins and visiting an island bird sanctuary.


Picnic at Lake Wanaka

Wonderful Wanaka

The lake and mountains are an insanely romantic backdrop. Wanaka has as much outdoor fun going for it as Queenstown but without the crowds. World class lodges offer a romantic combination of splendid isolation and modern luxury.

Every alpine adventure you could dream of on your doorstep, from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking, kayaking, stunning short walks and multi day hikes.


Couple in Glenorchy

A South Island Road Trip

Whether your ideal honeymoon dream involves heli hiking on a glacier, getting close up with New Zealand wildlife or a spa tub for two overlooking a vineyard, a road trip gives you the chance to experience it all and enjoy a real taste of New Zealand.

Follow a food or wine trail, or arts and crafts. Hike your hearts out on the famous Abel Tasman or Milford Sound tracks. Go whale watching at Kaikoura, call in to one of the world class golf courses around Queenstown or take a private tour of an award-winning winery.


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