For newlyweds seeking a romantic and adventurous honeymoon, New Zealand is the ultimate destination. The South Island’s stunning mountain scenery is the perfect backdrop for a self-drive honeymoon.
Start your trip in New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. Enjoy your days taking in the dramatic views of the Remarkable Mountains sitting above the beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Take a stroll along the lakefront through the busy little town or participate in some of the countless adventure activities on offer, including bungee jumping, jet boating, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, parasailing, skydiving, horseback riding, and more!
When you are ready to relax, unwind, and soak up more of Queenstown’s spectacular scenery, go to the Onsen Hot Pools. Immerse yourself in the pure hot waters, and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
While in Queenstown, don’t miss the chance to take a day trip to Milford Sound. The Fiordland National Park is absolutely breathtaking. Marvel at the mountains from above in a helicopter or gaze up through the mist of the waterfalls from a cruise boat.
The next adventure will be in Glacier Country. Stop in Hokitika along the way for some beautiful Maori-inspired greenstone jewelry. In Glacier Country, take romantic helicopter ride to the top of Fox Glacier, where you will have the opportunity to walk through blue crevasses and into ice caverns on New Zealand’s largest glacier.
Drive north to the small town of Greymouth, and meet the TranzAlpine train. One of most beautiful rail journeys in the world, this 3.5-hour ride is a must for every traveler. Carve through the Southern Alps, travel over glacial streams, and meet the locals. Arrive into Christchurch and enjoy your last day in this charming town, before ending your wonderful journey.