Honeymoon in New Zealand and start your new lives together in paradise.

Copious amounts of natural beauty, diverse landscapes and welcoming locals are all part of New Zealand's charm. No matter the season you can make this your ultimate honeymoon destination.

The Coromandel
Cathedral Cove, The Coromandel

North Island honeymoon destinations

Home to rugged white and black sand beaches, sea-life, dramatic lakes and secluded islands, the North Island is a great place to spend your honeymoon. 

Northland 

Northland is known as 'the winterless north'. 

Head to the very tip of the North Island to Cape Reinga lighthouse. This is a spiritual place for Māori and you can see the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet together in a visible line. 

The Bay of Islands is the ultimate place to play. You can dive the reef, and protected marine reserves, swim by dolphins, take a boat trip through the Hole in the Rock and swim in coves.  Top the day off with a romantic sunset over the ocean. 

Visit Tāne Mahuta (a giant Kauri tree) in the Waipoua Forest and the treaty grounds at Waitangi to learn about an important part of New Zealand's history.  

Local tip - check out the public toilets in Kawakawa, they were created by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. These unique loos are a work of art, with bright colours and intricate mosaic artwork throughout.

Island hopping 

Have you ever thought of an off-grid honeymoon destination?

Great Barrier Island is entirely off-grid and relies on solar power and water collection. It's a small island that's a big deal - it is one of the few islands in the world to be named an official Dark Sky Sanctuary. Get there in just a few hours by ferry or small plane from Auckland. 

Or hop on the ferry and explore the other islands near Auckland

The Coromandel

The Coromandel is a nature lovers dream and a popular holiday spot for Kiwis. 

Coromandel town is known for it's laid back lifestyle, great beaches and local artists work including paintings, pottery and crafts. 

The area is so diverse, you could be swimming at sunrise, trekking the pinnacles, paddleboarding at Whangamata or kayaking out to Donut Island during the day, then watching the sunset over the ocean. 

Head to the world-famous Cathedral Cove for beautiful photographs together and if you judge the tides right you could be relaxing in your hand dug hot pool on Hot Water Beach.

Taupō

Taupō is a bustling town on the edge of Lake Taupō, which is New Zealand's largest lake (it's almost the size of Singapore). 

The area is known for excellent trout fishing, paragliding, jet boating, mountain biking, and many natural thermal attractions including thermal hot pools and spa treatments. 

You can head out to see Huka Falls and hear 220,000 litres of water per second rumble over the rocks at an intense speed. Or bring out your adventurous side by skydiving, bungy jumping or rafting down the river. 

South Island honeymoon destinations  

Dramatic landscapes, snow-capped peaks and an outdoor lovers paradise, the South Island has it all for the perfect honeymoon. 

Queenstown

The 'adventure capital of the world' needs no introduction.

Queenstown is one of New Zealand's most beautiful places and a popular year-round honeymoon destination.

If you're feeling brave try bungy jumping, skydiving or a canyon swing, or zip lining. 

It's not just for thrill-seekers, Queenstown is also a place for relaxation and exploring natural beauty. Queenstown centre is lively and you are spoilt with excellent dining options and drinking spotss 

Head out to Arrowtown and try your luck at panning for gold and explore the mining history. 

Wanaka

The home of Mt Aspiring National Park, Wanaka is one of the most picturesque regions of New Zealand. 

You can trek to the top of Coromandel Peak and Roys Peak for stunning views over Lake Wanaka. For the ultimate adventure you can via ferrata by a huge waterfall or skydive over the lakes, mountains, glaciers and the Upper Clutha River. 

Wind down with a trip to a lavendar farm, visit the world-famous 'that Wanaka tree' or sample local produce at the many excellent restaurants. 

Nelson Tasman

The Nelson Tasman region is most famous for the Abel Tasman National Park which is one of New Zealand's 10 Great Walks. Find the gateway to the park between Marahau and Kaiteriteri. 

Split Apple Rock (Toka Ngawhā) and Golden Bay are great day trips and can be accessed by boat. They are great spots for kayaking and swimming.    

Nelson is a bustling little city and the weekend markets and the live music scene bring in people from neighbouring areas. 

Head to Takaka, which is a small town with a big dose of character, you'll find interesting shops and friendly locals who love an alternative lifestyle. You can stock up on supplies here before venturing into Kahurangu National Park. 

This is a year-round honeymoon destination that has turquoise waters, golden sand and excellent weather. 

Marlborough

The Marlborough region is at the very top of the South Island, you can take a passenger and car ferry over the beautiful Cook Strait from Wellington to the Marlborough Sounds, keep a look out for dolphins and whales. 

Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy trekking the Queen Charlotte Track and kayaking the many secluded bays. 

Marlborough sauvingon blanc is world-famous and is thanks to the fertile soils, good weather conditions and perfect terroir of the region. Head to Blenheim, Renwick and Hawkesbury for gourmet food and wine at the many vineyard cellar doors. 

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