Best New Zealand Itinerary for a Honeymoon

Best New Zealand Itinerary for a Honeymoon

New Zealand's Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

Follow Your Heart To New Zealand and welcome to a country where romance greets you at every turn – on a secluded beach; as the sun sets over the Southern Alps; under the clearest of starry skies – what better place to spend one of the most wonderful times of your life?

Be inspired by our top picks for the New Zealand must-see destinations you're bound to fall in love with:

Waiheke: Pristine Beaches and Award-winning Wineries

Just a hop, skip and a 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland, paradise awaits you on Waiheke Island. A world away from the city bustle, this eclectic settlement is the perfect honeymoon hideaway – toast your love at one of the many vineyards, walk hand-in-hand along the white sandy beaches or scour art galleries for pieces to fill your love nest. You can take a day trip here from Auckland or there is romantic accommodation aplenty on the island, from luxury retreats to cozy B&Bs or even ‘glamping’.

Coromandel Peninsula: Your Own Personal Hot Pool

The nooks and crannies of the Coromandel coastline provide many hideaways for newlyweds wanting to indulge in some alone time together, as well as scenic attractions and activities to create lasting memories. Nestled in native bush near Whitianga township, Lonely Bay Lodge provides sumptuous honeymoon accommodation close to the romantic attractions of Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pool in the sand, discover world-famous Cathedral Cove, or visit The Lost Spring, for a soak in the mineral pools and a luxurious couples massage.

Rotorua:Revitalise in a Geothermal Wonderland 

The geothermal wonderland of Rotorua will leave you feeling as revitalised and rested you have ever felt. Spend your first days of wedded bliss soaking in a private mineral pool overlooking the lake at the Polynesian spa, rejuvenating your skin in a mud bath at Hells Gate, or enjoying many a romantic lakeside walk. To really take your breath away, Rotorua is brimming with exciting activities like whitewater rafting, the Skyline Luge or screaming in delight as geysers shoot through the clouds at Te Puia Geothermic Valley.

Marlborough: Sunny Days on the Sound 

A must-see on your New Zealand honeymoon itinerary, New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc capital boasts sunny days, starry nights, sandy beaches and superlative vineyards. It could quite easily be mistaken for Tuscany. Base yourselves at one of many quaint cottages or boutique lodges in the area, and enjoy quality time together, touring vineyards by bike, cruising on stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, or horseback riding at sunset on the golden sand.

Lake Tekapo: Aquamarine Lakes and Star-studded Skies

What’s more romantic than star-gazing with your sweetheart? Head to Mount John Observatory for the best chance of viewing the Southern Lights, or watch from your romantic private pool at Lake Tekapo Springs. With plush accommodation at Lake Tekapo Lodge and the unique aquamarine hues of the lake glistening before you, don’t be surprised if you find a new love on your honeymoon: Lake Tekapo.

Queenstown: The Adventure of a Lifetime 

With sensational lake and mountain views, award-winning wineries, a friendly village atmosphere, boutique accommodation and adventure activities galore, picture-perfect Queenstown is the ideal backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon. For the ultimate romantic date, soar over the dramatic landscapes of the Southern Alps, fiords and forests on a scenic flight to Milford Sound. Take the plunge together with a tandem skydive or bungy jump, or simply kick back and soak up the sumptuous mountain landscapes all around you. At the end of each unforgettable day, you can indulge yourselves in Queenstown's endless array of fine dining establishments and cosy lakefront cafes. We guarantee you'll remember Queenstown forever

Planning Your Perfect Itinerary

We believe that the best New Zealand honeymoon itinerary will be as unique as you are. It's the itinerary that fits your timeframe and includes everything you wish to do and see.

Over the past two decades, we have custom-designed countless honeymoons for our wonderful clients. Thanks to their feedback we have created a diverse range of sample itineraries to give you some inspiration: (Below Video)

Take a look at Galina and Matthews Honeymoon Video.

Sample Itineraries

Less than 7 days 
Maximise your time by focusing on one island. 
See our 1-7 day New Zealand itinerary suggestions

8-14 days 
Fly and drive: break up your journey with flights between major cities and between the North and South Island 
See our 8-14 day New Zealand itinerary suggestions

15-21 days 
Plenty of time for a leisurely road trip adventure covering New Zealand's best-loved locations, or for exploring one island in depth. 
See our 15-21 day New Zealand itinerary suggestions

21+ days 
Enjoy New Zealand from top to bottom, and discover hidden gems that are too far off the beaten path for most visitors. 
Spoil yourselves even further with a few days with a Pacific Island getaway to break up your journey home! 
See our 21+ day New Zealand itinerary suggestions

We believe that the best New Zealand honeymoon itinerary will be as unique as you are. It's the itinerary that fits your timeframe and includes everything you wish to do and see.  To get your very own, custom itinerary please enquire here and we'll get back to you within 24 hours

Video: Why New Zealand would make the perfect Honeymoon Destination... 


Alex Bayes
: 1 Apr 2017 (Last updated: 12 May 2021)

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