No matter what kind of honeymoon you desire, New Zealand has something for every couple. From untamed wilderness to deserted beaches, a New Zealand honeymoon offers it all. Between the North Island and the South Island and everything in between, there are endless outdoor spaces to explore.

New Zealand has amazingly beautiful and diverse landscapes that include epic mountains, glaciers and volcanoes, sprawling grass and farmland as well as nice, beautiful relaxing beaches. There are endless sites to see and the diverse ecosystem of New Zealand makes it a romantic and spectacular place for any honeymoon.

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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Luxury Accommodation Under the Mountains

Sumptuous and welcoming, the exquisitely-appointed main lounge opens eastward to an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and sun-drenched patio, and westward to a luscious, sheltered tropical courtyard. A Deluxe Suite bedroom with a king-size bed and seating area with an open fireplace opening onto the east-facing patio, a large twin vanity bathroom, and a supersized walk-in closet are included in Master Wing.

The Guest Wing has a second bedroom with an open fireplace in the Deluxe Suite, a walk-in closet, and a generous bathroom. While just a short walk from all the amenities of this world-class lodge, if private in-house dining is preferred, the villa’s kitchen, outdoor barbecue, and cooking facilities are fully equipped. Virginia Fisher has impeccably decorated this large home and provides a true home-away-from-home. It is ideal for families or groups of friends who, for their next escape, are searching for something very special.

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Average Price Range: $1334 to $2353

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 31 minutes

Number of Rooms: 22

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Split Apple Retreat

An Exclusive Intimate Luxury Lodge

Located on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island of New Zealand, the Split Apple Retreat is an exclusive luxury lodge and wellness retreat featuring some of the best bushwalking in New Zealand, as well as secluded beaches, sea kayaking, and a drop-off helicopter service at even more remote areas.

Private paths lead to two beaches- neat the base of the property and the other through a private easement via adjacent land to the beach with the famed Split Apple Rock, 120 million years old, after which the retreat was named.

Immerse yourself in the pristine landscape, infinity saltwater swimming pool, beaches, spa and sauna detoxifying, a plethora of massages, acupuncture, meditation, and other remedies for stress reduction.

The hotel’s culinary artists produce exquisite dishes with the best health benefits in a collection of fresh, delicious, gourmet dishes, taking into account your food preferences, as well as dietary requirements.

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Average Price Range: $1002 to $1883

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 22 minutes

Number of Rooms: 3

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Enclosure Bay

Capturing a Wonderful Setting, Providing Panoramic Views

Enclosure Bay is a luxurious, architecturally designed accommodation on the beautiful, northern coastline of Waiheke Island, between Little Oneroa and Palm Beach. We have two luxurious one-bedroom suites and a styled king-bedded hotel room, all with private decks, air conditioning.

Waiheke is renowned for its stunning beaches and landscapes, its vineyards, olive groves, and excellent walking tracks in native reserves. That’s why the island is proud of its many excellent restaurants and cafes.

Hidden away from the main building on its own deck surrounded by tropical planting, take time out to relax in the spa pool. Take in the beauty of the scenery whilst sipping a chilled glass of wine from Waiheke Island watching the sunset over the Hauraki Gulf. If you’re really fortunate, you might also see dolphins or orcas in your suite.

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Average Price Range: $266 to $465

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 75 minutes

Number of Rooms: 3

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The Sails Nelson

Your Luxury City Fringe Accommodation

Wake up feeling rested, refreshed, and ready for your day of discovery. The Sails Nelson is positioned mostly a 10-minute walk from and adjacent to all main routes from the Nelson City Centre.

There are many high expectations of comfort and attention to detail at the Sails Nelson Motel. use an intimate Studio Suite, the epitome of luxurious Nelson accommodation and style, or an impeccable Executive Suite. The Hotel’s One Bedroom Apartments are a spacious choice, offering the ultimate indulgence in the lounge, opening to a private courtyard or balcony with floor to ceiling windows.

Nothing starts the day like a great breakfast and the Hotel’s chef strives to make it the most delicious at the standards of top quality restaurants. And to add to your experience, Nelson is host to a wide range of cafes and restaurants, vineyards, and hotels. We also compiled a guide to the best destinations for food and wine you may want to visit during your stay.

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Average Price Range: $90 to $146

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 16 minutes

Number of Rooms: 15

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Te Whau Lodge

Exclusive Lodge made for your Relaxation

Forget the world and get lost in Waiheke Island’s Te Whau Luxury Lodge’s spectacular panoramic ocean views, divine luxury, and warm comfort. Imagine waking up in a place where the song of native birds is the only sound you hear.

A lazy morning with a freshly brewed barista coffee where you can wander away, taking in one of the most beautiful panoramic ocean and landscape views of Waiheke Island that have been laid out exclusively for you.

And where you can enjoy a glass of local Waiheke award-winning wine on your private deck and savor the serenity as the day comfortably eases into the evening. Your safety and well-being are paramount to the staff at Te Whau and precautions aligned with Covid-19 have been rigidly followed for your safety.

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Average Price Range: $272 to $453

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 79 minutes

Number of Rooms: 2

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Azur

Stunning Views, A Place to be Special

A distinctly contemporary luxury lodge with nine private villas located on a hilltop overlooking some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. The best of both worlds-the feeling of privacy and remoteness and yet be part of the vibrant local downtown Queenstown scene in five minutes

The Hotel is delighted to welcome guests back to Azur now. Please be assured that the Hotel has implemented procedures to guarantee our guest’s health and safety so that you can feel safe and enjoy your stay in Queenstown.

This is truly a ‘hotel’ that lives up to all the hype in the private, luxurious atmosphere of Azur, enjoy all the many activities that Queenstown has to offer.

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Average Price Range: $484 to $1285

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 18 minutes

Number of Rooms: 9

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Matakauri Lodge

Experience The Mountains, Matakauri Way

Matakauri Lodge offers luxury lodge accommodation in Queenstown, spectacularly located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and overlooks a mesmerizing panorama of the Big Three; The Remarkables, Cecil, and Walter Peak.

This exclusive villa is spectacularly located on Lake Wakatipu and offers breathtaking views from every angle of the mountain ranges of Remarkables, Cecil, and Walter Peak. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes, it provides an alpine lakeside retreat.

For this intimate, personal hideaway, which offers a spacious main lounge, study, kitchen and dining room, the mountain panorama is an imposing backdrop. Each of the four generous bedrooms, providing accommodation for up to eight guests, has its own private balcony with lake and mountain views.

If private in-house dining is preferred, an outdoor courtyard area with a barbecue and a kitchen with extensive cooking facilities ensure that the villa is fully equipped for a chef.

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Average Price Range: $1007 to $2496

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 21 minutes

Number of Rooms: 12

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Adrift in Golden Bay

Luxury Golden Bay Private Beach to Enjoy

Spread over one hectare of peaceful seaside garden, you are assured of the utmost in guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed, and romantic atmosphere. Enjoy one of five self-contained, serviced one-bedroom villas or the beachfront studio.

Adrift is the only five-star accommodation in Golden Bay rated by Qualmark and is one of only a few resorts in New Zealand to offer luxurious beachfront accommodation. Receive a warm, personal welcome and genuine, friendly Kiwi hospitality: Adrift in Golden Bay is a family-owned accommodation operated by three generations of our family personally.

Explore the wonders of Golden Bay: If you are looking for accommodation in Takaka or accommodation in Collingwood, then the key location of Adrift is the perfect solution, midway between Collingwood and Takaka. The Kahurangi National Park, Farewell Spit, and Wharariki Beach are wilderness to the North, then access to the much quieter northern part of the Abel Tasman National Park to the South.

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Average Price Range: $118 to $601

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 47 minutes

Number of Rooms: 6

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Wharekauhau Country Estate

Heaven on Earth is the Best Way to Describe Wharekauhau

Share your time with family, friends, and colleagues, or enjoy a solitary trip with one of our exclusive Wharekauhau events.

Immerse yourself at Wharekauhau in the comfort and atmosphere of life. Indulge in the luxury and comfort of the cottage suites of Wharekauhau, set high above Palliser Bay’s thunderous blue waves. Wharekauhau is a scenic 1.5-hour drive from Wellington City center or a 4-hour drive from Hawkes Bay.

Our lightly populated region of Wairarapa has been described as having a wild and untouched feeling. A rugged coastline with the Tararua ranges to the west. Our guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to a route for cycling, mountain biking, or ATV quad bike adventures with 3,000 acres of private land including ancient forests, tranquil lakes, rivers, and wild and rugged coast.

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Average Price Range: $1006 to $1971

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 132 minutes

Number of Rooms: 16

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Kinross Cottages

The Ultimate Destination For Wine Lovers

Showcasing wines from high-end boutique producers without their own cellar doors makes it much easier for our guests to experience the tremendous wines made in Central Otago exclusively. Guests learn about the remarkable stories behind each wine label, tales of accomplishments from the early days when the first vine was planted, from our experienced Wine Advisors, what makes these wines special and sought after globally.

Kinross is located in the heart of the most southerly winemaking region in the world, Gibbston. So what better way to experience this beautiful region than remaining among the vines?

Nestled between the vines, you can find complete relaxation with views of the vineyards and surrounding mountains. We have 14 generously sized rooms which will make you feel right at home, complete with a bathroom and kitchenette.

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Average Price Range: $95 to $192

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 21 minutes

Number of Rooms: 14

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Solitaire Lodge

Experiences Essence on Unspoiled Lake

Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of the finest luxury lodges in New Zealand, enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Tarawera, with a lush backdrop of natural bush and volcanic landscape. The subtle design brings the outdoors in welcoming you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this relaxing environment. You will discover a multitude of activities minutes from this iconic North Island resort. The lodge is a lodge

Full Board Tariff of Solitaire Lodge Includes lodging, complimentary mini-bar with a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, drinks & canapés before dinner, five-course dinner, full country breakfast, and light lunch.

Solitaire Lodge has 9 luxury suites, all of which provide panoramic views of the still deep waters of Lake Tarawera and the spectacular volcano.

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Average Price Range: $861 to $1538

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 30 minutes

Number of Rooms: 9

About New Zealand

Far enough away from Australia, New Zealand offers a completely secluded feel. You’ll never experience another place like New Zealand, where you and your new spouse will enjoy a relaxing, romantic getaway in some of the most beautiful scenes the world has to offer.

New Zealand may not be your first guess at a romantic honeymoon destination, but that’s why it is the perfect place to create your ideal honeymoon! You don’t have to stick to anything cheesy or cliché, you can create your own completely unique, romantic, and secluded honeymoon. In New Zealand, you could find a beautiful beach front resort to spend your getaway in or spend it in a seclude cabin in in the middle of the mountains, or, even on a winery on a smaller island far off the coast of the mainland. The possibilities are endless for you and your new spouse to make the most magical time on your New Zealand honeymoon!

New Zealand honeymoon could be one of the most beautiful and jam-packed destinations for a honeymoon. New Zealand is made up of two main islands, the North and South, and then many more small islands farther away from the main two. It is located more than 1,000 miles from Australia, its closest neighbor.

Even though the total size of New Zealand is a little smaller than the state of Colorado, the greatest thing that New Zealand has to offer, is its vastly diverse and contrasting landscape. Containing the Southern Alps, New Zealand has more than 360 glaciers! The largest being over 18 miles!

Since New Zealand offers a diverse landscape and there is so much to do, the easiest way to get around is to rent a car. You can rent a car or van for fairly cheap. If driving isn’t in the cards for you, you can get around by bus. Renting a car, however, remains the best option to optimize your visit to New Zealand!

New Zealand is a unique country in that it offers beautiful cities along with amazing landscapes in such a close proximity, making it easy to navigate and travel to see it all. Whatever kind of couple you are and no matter what kind of experience you’re looking for, a New Zealand honeymoon offers it all. From hiking and exploring the mountainous landscapes to relaxing on the beach and snorkeling to see marine life, you can experience it all.

The landscape of New Zealand is so unique in that it boasts so many different landscapes so close together. The landscape is so unique, that it was actually the filming location for the famous Lord of the Rings Hobbit trilogy. Located on the North Island is the sustainable Hobbiton Movie Set that was permanently made for filming. If you travel to Waikato on the North Island you will find the Hobbit set and be able to explore and act as if the Middle Earth is real! You’ll find real intricate details on the homes and the props set up in the town. Waikato is not the only location used for the movies, there are a few more places to visit to make it feel like you’re really in the movie! Included in the filming locations is the Pelorus River on the South Island, Fiordland National Park, and even more.

Best Time to Visit New Zealand

With all that New Zealand has to offer, it is up to you when the best time to visit is! A New Zealand honeymoon can take place any time of year, depending on what the love birds are looking to do. If you love winter sports and activities, New Zealand is perfect for you! With dozens of ski resorts to offer between the North and South Islands, you can fill your honeymoon with powder runs and cozy, romantic ski lodges. If this sounds like heaven to you, book your New Zealand honeymoon between June and August.

If you aren’t picturing skiing as your ideal honeymoon getaway, then maybe you are looking for a more relaxing, warmer kind of trip. If that’s the case, New Zealand has just as much beauty to offer. New Zealand’s summer is between December and February, warm weather will allow you to explore endless hikes through beautiful mountains, forests and beaches. During the summer there are many summer festivals such as St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which is one of the biggest in the summer. The festival takes place in Auckland, one of the main cities in New Zealand, making it very accessible to both Kiwis and visitors!

Since there is so much to do in New Zealand in the winter and summer, some prefer to go during the shoulder season, when crowds are smaller. The shoulder seasons are between March and May (fall) and June and October (spring). During the shoulder seasons the crowds are much smaller and as a result, you can usually find cheaper fares.

Top Things to do in New Zealand

While on your New Zealand honeymoon, there are many, many activities you can choose to do! Of course, this depends on where you choose to go. This country is full of amazing and romantic spots that are perfect for a honeymoon.

No matter whether your destination is the North or the South Island, there are countless activities to try. Located on the North Island is Wellington, the country’s capital. Here, you can enjoy a really great foodie scene and explore part of Egmont National Park! Egmont boasts Pouakai Crossing – a nearly 19km long trail that goes through the park, making a spectacular day hike. If you’re looking for more ways to step outside and experience New Zealand, you can take a ride to Cape Reigna. Aside from the beautiful road trip down Northland’s Twin Coast Highway, you will love the view from the extremely remote point of Cape Reinga. Here, you stand at a peak and look over the vast ocean, with nothing obstructing your views.

If you are visiting the North Island in the summer, you will enjoy miles and miles of beautiful beaches and have the opportunity to explore the world beneath the sea. Off the coast of the Island lies caves, traverses, and tunnels full of a unique marine life perfect for snorkeling! If you hop on a boat and take a quick ride out to the Poor Knights Islands, around 23km from shore, you have the chance to see dolphins and orcas!

If you’re staying in Auckland, another main city of New Zealand, you will be able to explore many restaurants and indulge in delicious food, maybe even hit a casino! If you’re looking to make your New Zealand honeymoon a little more private, there is an island just a short ferry ride away called Waiheke Island. Here, you can have a remote, romantic getaway while exploring beautiful beaches and wine tasting at a beautiful winery.

If you’re looking to go to the South Island, there are countless things to do there as well. The South Island offers a more outdoorsy-adventure type experience. If you’re an avid hiker and are looking for an epic peak, check out Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. From here, you can enjoy an arial view of almost the entire Island.

Try birdwatching or observing marine life at the Marlborough Sounds. The picturesque scene offers secluded bays, marine preserves, and beautiful waterways perfect for kayaking or biking and hiking along.

Weather in New Zealand

New Zealand has a mostly temperate climate, though there are differences between the North and South Islands. In the far North, you can expect subtropical weather during the summer and in the alpine areas of the South can get down to -10C in the winter. Since most of the country lies directly on the coast, that means you can expect mild temperatures, moderate rainfall and an abundance of sunshine all year round.

The warmest months in New Zealand are December, January, and February, where temperatures will get up to 20-30 degrees C, making it the perfect weather for going to the beach or enjoying a hike. Winter in New Zealand falls in June, July and August, where temperatures get as low as 10-15 degrees C, the perfect weather for skiing and enjoying the snow!

No matter what you and your new spouse are looking to do, you can plan the perfect romantic and remote escape for your New Zealand honeymoon!

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