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Our pick of honeymoon destinations in New Zealand just for you!!

An unforgettable wedding, asks the bride and groom to take off to an unforgettable honeymoon destination, to spend some time together as newlyweds. Consider this: your perfect honeymoon destination in New Zealand. The beautiful landscape and the calm, green and pleasant environment makes  New Zealand a perfect place for couples to chill before getting back to their busy lives.

Though the decision on which place to select, in New Zealand is difficult, here are a few options, which we hope will make it easier for you to make a choice.


Heli-hiking at Fox Glacier

Helicopter ride      Snow

Heli-hiking on Fox Glacier honeymoon destination new zealand
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Fun fact: The glaciers of New Zealand flow faster than other glaciers of the world (because of science). Between Mt. Cook- 3654 mts and the Tasman Sea, you have: 

-Glaciers for about 12 kms
-Calming walks in lush rainforests
-Lagoons and beaches

And the best part? All of this can be done in a day. Experienced guides are trained by the International Mountain Guides Association.

Rob Roy Valley Walk

Hiking       Bird watching      Sightseeing

Hiking on the Rob Roy Track Honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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So one of the reasons you fell in love with your spouse is that both of you love hiking. Keep your love alive with a one day hike with the Rob Roy Valley Walk. Locals suggest that the best way to go about it is to spend a night or two in Wanaka, and then about an hours travel to the West Matukituki Valley. You can either rent a car or take the local transport. The 5 hour hike begins from there and the beautiful New Zealand swing bridge awaits you as a sight to be seen on the way.


Shopping       Exotic Restaurants      Night life

Auckland for a fast paced honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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One of the most happening cities in New Zealand, Auckland, with a population of 1,495,000 is the perfect spot for honeymooners who wish to have a fast-paced and exciting honeymoon. Auckland has no end to both street side shops and top designer clothes. A number of restaurants with exotic food and diverse clubs to try out the nightlife of New Zealand also add to the experience of honeymooning in New Zealand.

Waiheke Island

Scenery     Beaches      Vineyards

Waiheki Island for a romantic honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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The Waiheke island is a remote virgin Island located at a short ferry ride of about an hour from Auckland. Couples who have had an amazing time at the city and want to blow off some steam and relax for a while  can head over to this little piece of land. A couples retreat, it offers scenic beaches and vineyards. Couples can also go for a romantic walk along the waterline at the beaches.

Handy Hint: Take the 10am ferry ex Auckland harbour and back at 4pm from Waiheke ferry terminal.

Where you stay:

Waiheke Island Resort

Delamore Lodge



Queenstown: a honeymoon destination in New Zealand for adventure lovers
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Attention, all you adventure seekers. Who needs to relax and take a “chill pill” when you can scream your heart out while jumping the highest bungee in Australia, or skiing and snowboarding? Queenstown is the perfect honeymoon spot for all the adrenaline junkie couples. Moreover the place has a plethora of spas and resorts to cool off after the adventure.

Where you stay:

Oaks Club Resort

Bella Vista

Double Tree by Hilton

Lord of the Rings

Movie Locations      Scenery      River Safaris

A honeymoon destination in New Zealand for the LOTR fans
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Snow capped mountains, pristine, clean and aquamarine waters which lead into the heart of one of the World Heritage Areas, which also happen to be the shooting locations of several Lord of the Rings scenes. Dart River Safaris take you to the South Island, Glenorchy and a return journey of 6 hours through the place, rightly called Paradise.


Movie Locations      Scenery

Farm Stay      Exotic Drinks

A honeymoon destination in New Zealand for The Hobbit fans
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Everyone who has watched the Hobbit and the Lord of the rings will have “visit the Shire” on their Bucket List. Luckily for the fans who are honeymooning in New Zealand, the Shire is a real place. And so is the “Hole in the ground” and the Green Dragon Pub. Apart from guided tours of the movie sets, the place also provides for secluded farm stays and to repress the fan in you, drinks at The Green Dragon and lunch at the Shire. We’ve seen the movies. Why wouldn’t we want to have a meal in the Shire, am I right?

Where you stay:

Holiday Inn Rotoura

Apex on Fenton

Kayaking at Haihei Beach


Go kayaking at the Haihei beach as a honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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35 minutes from Whitianga lies the beautiful Hahei Beach, where you can take Kayaking tours. The tours which operate from the Hahei beach itself focus mainly in and around the Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve. The Sea Kayaking on the Coromandel Peninsula is made better and safer by instructors with many years of Kayaking experience. Honeymooners can choose between a half day or a full day tour. Check out the link for more details.

Where you stay:

Haihei Holiday Resort

The Church Accomodation Haihei

Te Papa

Cultural Exploration      Forest Retreat

A cultural retreat at the Te Papa for a honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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If you are looking to explore different cultures during your honeymoon, Te Papa gives you a cultural experience tour of the Maori Culture. A relaxing environment to celebrate the ancient culture with traditional stories and the hospitality with the food and drink of the Maori.

Where you stay:

Rydges Wellington

Citylife Wellington


Caves      Nature

A different cultural experience in the Waitomo caves as a honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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In those fantasy movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, when the crew of The Black Pearl escapes from the cannibals by jumping into the underground caves, we all awed at the location. Well, this spot is an extremely famous honeymoon destination in New Zealand, where couples can descend a 100 meters below the surface of the earth and take a walk in the underground caves, or even go black water rafting among the glow worms.

Where you stay:

Holiday Inn Rotoura

Apex on Fenton

Marlborough Sounds

Wine      Scenery      Bike rides

Marlborough is one one the best honeymoon destinations in New Zealand
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Marlborogh Sounds offer one of the most beautiful scenic regions in New Zealand. Not just that, the wine connoisseurs can have a blast with taking a bike ride to build up a thirst for some of the most famous wines that the world has to offer. With this place lying through the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, you can discover some of New Zealand’s most picturesque landscapes while trying out different kinds of wine.

Where you stay:

Broadway Motel

Harbor View Motel Piction


Bird watching      Wildlife tour      Farm property

Dunedin- walk among albatrosses in your honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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Albatrosses are beautiful birds. Poems and ballads have been written about their grace and nobility. The  Elm Wildlife Tour on the Otago Peninsula shows you the only Southern Royal Albatross Colony. This is the only colony nesting so close to human habitation. As a part of the tour, you can walk among yellow eyed penguins and even catch a glimpse of sea lions and water elephants.

Note: Between mid August and November 24, access to the birds’ nests are not allowed as it is nesting time.

Where you stay:

Amross Motel

Pacific Park Dunedin

Milford Sound

Deep sea diving     Scenery

Milford Sound if you want to take Rudyard Kipling's advice for a honeymoon destination in New Zealand
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Writer and poet Rudyard Kipling described this place as the 8th wonder of the world. Miford Sound offers calm green mountain scenery and just a little touch of adventure with deep sea diving and kayaking. Honeymooners also get to see the 1000 mtr tall Mitre Peak, wait for it, rising straight up from the sea.

Where you stay:

Milford Lodge

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