Five reasons to visit New Zealand on a winter honeymoon

New Zealand’s secluded, exotic landscapes are romantic at the best of times, but in winter, the honeymoon romance here really comes alive.

Your honeymoon is one of the most wonderful times in your life; a time of intimacy and creating epic life-long memories together. New Zealand’s secluded, exotic landscapes are romantic at the best of times, but in winter, the romance here really comes alive. A sunset seems more vivid as you cozy beneath a blanket on the secluded beach; the stars seem brighter when you’re star-gazing from a steaming mineral pool; the view from atop a mountain pass seems more intense when the snow-capped peaks contrast with an emerald rainforest.

Here are five reasons to choose New Zealand during winter for your honeymoon.

Beat the summer crowds

A honeymoon is for indulging in plenty of alone time together, so why share it with large numbers of strangers? On a New Zealand winter honeymoon, the summer crowds are nowhere to be seen so finding charming places to be alone together requires no effort at all. Intimately experience world-famous attractions - the geothermal paradise of Rotorua, take a boat cruise in the Bay of Islands or the World Heritage wonder of Milford Sound – without the crowds of high season.

Paradise for snow bunnies

Is your type of romance cuddling up on the couch, in front of a log-burning fire after an exciting day on the slopes? If so, New Zealand is dotted with wonderful ranges and world-class powder come winter. Our South Island features some of the best ski resorts in New Zealand, as well as off-piste intimate activities. Shred the slopes surrounded by vistas of azure lakes and mountain peaks by day, and soak in mineral pools beneath a star-studded sky by night.    

Cool, crisp sunny days

Don’t worry about missing out on anything while on your New Zealand winter honeymoon. We are lucky in New Zealand to have a pretty mild climate. That means most places stay open year round and being outdoors during the winter is possible and, most importantly, pleasurable. On a clear, sunny winter’s day, you might like to take a refreshing day hike on one of many of New Zealand’s walking tracks, or kayak to islands just off the coast – New Zealand is a year-round destination, and there’s plenty to do at all times of the year.

No high season prices

As the temperatures drops in New Zealand, so do the prices. This is great news for those honeymooning in winter. Weddings are beautiful and filled with love and fun but they sure are expensive, so saving money on a New Zealand winter honeymoon could give you more options – upgrade to that five-star ridge-top retreat for a couple of nights, extend your honeymoon for another week or wine and dine at a different top-notch restaurant each night. 

Winter weather adds to New Zealand’s dreamy scenery

Winter calls for dramatic weather and, when you add that to the already dramatic New Zealand scenery, you mother nature at her most impressive. Torrential rain transforms a trickle of water to a great, cascading waterfall; a blanket of snow softens a stark volcanic environment; lingering mist creates a feeling of mystery amidst a deep, dark fiord. New Zealand in winter is a special place, best experienced with your special person.

Has a New Zealand winter honeymoon captured your heart? Here at First Light Travel, we know New Zealand like the back of our hand and have the knowledge to craft a tailor-made New Zealand winter honeymoon like no other. Contact us today to chat about how we can help you craft the itinerary of your dreams.

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