New Zealand is our top recommendation for anyone looking for a luxury tailor-made honeymoon that encompasses jaw-dropping scenery, action-packed adventure, world-class food and wine and beautiful beaches.
Explore the beautiful islands and bays around Auckland. Set sail in the turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands to the secluded luxury lodges that perch on the banks, or take an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound for some peace and solitude amidst stunning scenery. See diverse and colourful wildlife from whales and dolphins to the elusive national symbol, the kiwi. Explore the wine regions of Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay and sample local vintages. Bungee jump over deep gorges, tandem skydive over mountains and jetboat through raging rivers in adventure capital Queenstown. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over rolling green hills. Take advantage of the abundance of hiking trails around mountains, volcanoes and lakes- a perfect way to take in the cinematic landscapes. Come nightfall, stargazing in New Zealand is spectacular, particularly above Lake Tekapo where the clear night skies glisten over the water.
Visit Auckland’s Waiheke island, the thermal hot springs of Rotorua, the Kapiti Coast and Abel Tasman National Park on this diverse luxury New Zealand honeymoon. Twin New Zealand with Bora Bora and LA for an amazing honeymoon of contrasts, encompassing adventure, glamour and idyllic beaches. Enjoy the best of New Zealand’s food and wine on a gourmet tour of the North Island, or how about a luxury self-drive honeymoon in the South Island that takes in whale watching in Kaikoura, the vineyards of Blenheim and lively Queenstown?
With its romantic hotels set in picture postcard landscapes, from beachfront idyll to lakeside luxury in a ‘superlodge’, New Zealand is full of unique places to stay that will make your honeymoon special.
The Boatshed This boutique retreat perches above Little Oneroa beach on Waiheke island, Auckland, where you can relax into island life in a nautical beachside suite. Stroll along the beach and watch the boats pass by.
Azur Lodge Overlooking the snow-capped mountain range of the Remarkables, the secluded Azur Lodge, which is on a private hillside in Wanaka, is set amidst some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery- take in the views with a candlelit dinner on the veranda.
Bay of Many Coves In an idyllic location on the shores of Marlborough Sounds, this secluded hideaway is only accessible by water taxi from Wellington or Christchurch. Tuck into fresh seafood, indulge in the spa and relax on your private balcony.
Hapuku Lodge Stay in a unique treehouse above a forest canopy on the beautiful coast of Kaikoura, surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and the mighty Pacific Ocean. Swim with dolphins and enjoy the incredible views on a scenic flight.
To make your luxury honeymoon in New Zealand the best it can be, we’ve put together a diverse selection of holiday ideas that can all be tailor-made to suit you (below). Exsus knows New Zealand inside out so can give you all the latest tips on the best places to stay, where to go and what to see.