An email sent to Paul sparked some thought on how New Zealand makes the perfect spot for a honeymoon getaway. Paul shares some advice on great things to do on your honeymoon.
Dear Paul, I am getting married in July and wonder if you do honeymoon packages and what can I do in New Zealand? Is it just spa stuff or is there something active that I can do? - Alley (Soon to be Mrs. Reynolds)
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Planning a honeymoon can be hectic, but there are some things you want to consider.
1) Do you want an adventure / active honeymoon or a more relaxed / romantic honeymoon?
2) Would rolling hills and countryside be more your style or do exploding geysers pique your interest?
3) Do you prefer nightclubs or restaurants … or both?
4) Would a quiet wine country tour or a thrilling trip jet boating better describe your ideal day?
5) Is there something you'd both like to try that you've never done before - like ballooning or fly fishing?
Luckily you can have all of the above (and more!) in New Zealand. Together we will figure out what would make a luxurious dream honeymoon for both of you.
Whether you want to spend 10 days or 3 weeks… luxury, privacy, relaxation, and romance await you when you take a New Zealand honeymoon.
While a honeymoon is about getting to know one another even better, how about getting to know New Zealand and its people as well? The Kiwi islands have been populated by the Maori people for thousands of years and have a vibrant, beautiful culture. Why just read about Maori culture when you can experience it first hand?
Enjoy a mind blowing Hangi feast where meats and vegetables are cooked using a traditional Maori earthen fire pit. Later, join in a poi dance and see why the haka (war dance) has intimidated friend and foe alike worldwide.
The Great Outdoors and Even Greater Indoors
New Zealand is prepared if you want some outdoor adventures; hiking, biking, canoeing, glacier climbing, spelunking, kayaking, fly fishing, offshore fishing, golf, jet boating, and so much more are available and encouraged!
When a nation is nearly 1/3 national parks, you are bound to have your love of outdoors adventure and excitement completely satisfied.
Take a paddle on a sea kayak built for two in the azure waters of Tonga Quarry and stroll through the vibrant art scene in Nelson. Cool relaxing days can be balanced with hot nights dancing away in the lively night life of Auckland. Take a relaxing soak in the natural geothermal pools of the Lake Spa and venture through the Glow Worm covered caves of Waitomo.
How about 4 wheeling around private beaches packed with seals topped off by a gourmet lunch, guided by an expert local? Perhaps a magical hot air balloon ride drifting on gossamer wings over Hawke’s Bay is what you’re looking for.
Enjoy a good gamble? Stop in at one of the casinos of Auckland and game the night away.
Naturally, you will want to balance off the excitement by visiting one of the incredible spas that New Zealand has to offer. Just ask one of our friendly travel experts.
Wine and Food
Dining in New Zealand is a sublime experience that is unequalled in the world. Gourmet does not begin to describe the amazing assortment of fresh caught and locally sourced foods available in New Zealand; mussels, scallops, and every type of seafood imaginable combined with locally grass fed beef and lamb. In addition to local artisanal foods, a thriving local wine industry makes for one scrumptious, delightful honeymoon.
While in Queenstown, make sure to stop and take a private tour of the four best wineries. Head into underground wine caves and be guided in making wine selections like a connoisseur. Let our expert guides introduce you to an amazing wine experience, and leave the driving to us.
Shop till you drop! New Zealand is known around the world as having some of the best shopping and nightlife! Immerse yourself in markets and shops with one-of-a-kind products and hand-crafted souvenirs. Be sure to add Auckland to your places to visit and you'll find not only massive malls but also the unique market places.
Summer months are some of the most popular times to get married in the States. Being on the other side of the world, New Zealand’s season cycle is the opposite of America’s. Getting married in June would allow you to not only hit some beaches in New Zealand but also do some snow skiing or glacier climbing. If you’re planning a winter wedding, just imagine saying ‘I do’ on a cold and snowy December night only to be basking in the glow of a sun kissed Kiwi beach the next day.
Should you have any concerns or need some help planning your luxurious and fun New Zealand honeymoon, don’t hesitate to visit AboutNewZealand.com or call us Toll Free 888-359-28277 ( Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Central US) We’d love to help you customize your perfectly luxurious travel to New Zealand.
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