New Zealand Honeymoon

Bay of Islands, Waiheke Island, Rotorua, Nelson, Kaikoura & Queenstown

From $18600 Per Person in low season
From $24600 Per Person in high season

based on 16 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Car rental

  • Selected experiences

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Explore the sensationally beautiful Bay of Islands by water or by air

  • Sample some of New Zealand's finest wines on a vineyard tour on Waiheke Island

  • Meander the dramatic coastline around Abel Tasman on a adventure cruise

  • Soar high over White Island in a helicopter -  the Bay of Plenty's only active volcanic island.

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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Sheer natural beauty coupled with luxurious accommodation and myriad of adventure activities on offer makes New Zealand the ideal destination for those looking for a honeymoon that goes above and beyond merely lying on a beach.

  1. Fly to Kerikeri (via Auckland)

  2. Days 1-3: Russell

    First stop is the arrestingly beautiful Bay of Islands. Just a short flight away from Auckland yet a million miles away in terms of seclusion and serenity, The Bay of Island offer the perfect destination for a bit of respite at the beginning of your New Zealand honeymoon. From kayaking around the beautiful bays and inlets to adventurous wild dolphin swimming, the Bay of Islands offers a plethora of water-based activities for you to enjoy. Alternatively take to the skies to really appreciated this mesmerising landscape from above on a scenic helicopter flight or explore the Waitangi Treaty House and learn all about the diverse history of the worlds youngest country.

    Accommodation: Eagles Nest (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-5: Waiheke Island

    Returning to Auckland, take a short ferry across the Hauraki Gulf to the abundant island of Waiheke where boutique vineyards rub shoulders with olive groves and galleries.  Known for being Auckland’s premier wine producing island as well as a haven for city-dwellers, this island is famed for its wide range of locally produced delights from organic soap to variety of award-winning cabernet sauvignon’s. During your time on Waiheke we have included a guided food and wine tour allowing you to visit several high-end vineyards and sample some of their premium wines. During the tour you will also enjoy a gourmet 2-course luncheon with matching wines overlooking one of the islands picturesque vineyards. The rest of your time on Waiheke Island is at leisure. You may like to visit the many jewelry and art and craft shops that line the streets of the islands main town Oneroa or hire a sailboat for the day, pack a picnic and find a deserted beach where you can enjoy the magic of Waiheke all to yourselves.

    Accommodation: The Boatshed (2 nights)

  4. Days 5-8: Rotorua

    From islands and beaches, to native forests and glassy lakes, the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua will be your home for the next few days. Built upon an active volcanic landscape Rotorua is known for its bubbling mud-pools, towering geysers and natural spa’s and offers a complete contrast to the first half of your New Zealand honeymoon. We have included the ultimate Rotorua experience which will see you enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the waters around Lake Rotoiti before enjoying an immersive experience with a Maori Community, hearing ancestral stories and assisting in the preparation of a traditional Hangi meal before spending the afternoon sailing on your private luxury catamaran.  

    Accommodation: Treetops Lodge & Estate (3 nights)

  5. Days 8-11: Nelson

    The South Island beckons and flying from Rotorua via Wellington your base for the next few days will be in the popular town of Nelson. Nestled between Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s sunniest region and Marlborough, the countries largest producer of Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson offers you the chance to experience the very best the top of the South Island has to offer from hiking to sailing, seal colonies to wineries, galleries and more. We’ve included an epic Abel Tasman day trip and cruise allowing you to sail along the scenic coastline passing the famous geological sights of Split Apple Rock and Fisherman’s Islands before docking in a sheltered bay for a freshly prepared lunch. Spend the afternoon in a tandem kayak meeting the inquisitive local dolphins or borrow a snorkel and discover the underwater world here.

    Accommodation: Edenhouse (3 nights)

  6. Days 11-13: Kaikoura

    Next, hire a car and drive south along some of New Zealand’s most breath-taking coastal roads. Skirting east around the top of the South Island you will follow the natural curve of the coastline as you drive south towards the town of Kaikoura, know as the maritime serengeti of New Zealand. Nestled between the Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific Ocean, Kaikoura is a small but mighty town and offers the best whale watching opportunities in the country. We have included a whale watching cruise out into the Hikurangi Trench where you will have the opportunity to encounter a wide range of marine wildlife from dolphins to sea- birds not forgetting the stars of the show, the orcas, blue whales and minke whales that call these waters home.

    Accommodation: Hapuku Lodge (2 nights)

  7. Days 13-17: Queenstown

    After a short transfer from Kaikoura to the garden city of Christchurch, catch a short flight across the mountainous spine of the South Island from east to west landing in the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown. A haven of adventure why not explore Mt Aspiring National Park on an exhilarating 4WD adventure or enjoy a more sedentary cruise along Lake Wakatipu. You could celebrate the end of your honeymoon in style with a helicopter flight to a remote mountainside for a private picnic or enjoy a bottle of the finest champagne atop a glacier in Mt Aspiring National Park. We’ve included a private boutique wine tour of the Central Otago region where you will discover the beautiful landscape around Queenstown as you visit vineyards famed for producing some of the worlds best pinot noir. Wine, mountains, lakes and your loved one – the perfect end to your New Zealand honeymoon and the perfect start to your married life.

    Accommodation: Matakauri Lodge (4 nights)

  8. Fly home from Queenstown (via Auckland)

Experiences

  • Exclusive Gourmet Food and Wine on Waiheke - Shared

    Waiheke Island located in Auckland’s Hauruki Gulf is renowned for its verdant vineyards, empty beaches and freshly caught seafood. Explore this island escape on a guided food and wine tour.

  • Private Boutique Wine Tour of Central Otago

    Tailored exactly to your needs and wishes, this privately guided winery tour is designed especially for the discerning wine lover in mind.

  • Pure Rotorua Experience (Private)

    Experience the best of Rotorua, with a scenic helicopter flight, immersive encounter with a Maori community and a flight to the lunar landscape of the White Island, topped off with a luxury sailing trip to soak in the geothermal waters of the hot pools.

  • The Best Abel Tasman Day Trip (Shared)

    Abel Tasman National Park is home to fur seals, dolphins and breathtaking stretches of golden sands and sheltered bays. Enjoy the wildlife on a day’s cruise, with a picnic lunch and a chance to snorkel or explore the landscape on a bush walk.

  • Whale watching in Kaikoura - SHared

    Take to the seas off the coast of Kaikoura to search for New Zealand's marine giants. Sperm Whales, Orca and migrating Humpbacks all frequent the inky depths hunting for squid in the Hikurangi Trench.

  • White Island and Mount Tarawera Active Volcano Tour (Shared)

    The incredible colors of the Wai-O-tapu and Waimangu geothermal valleys unfold below as you fly over this volcanic region to the active Whakaari to explore its moon-like landscape on foot.

Location

Bay of Islands, Waiheke Island, Rotorua, Nelson, Kaikoura & Queenstown

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.

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