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