What better way to begin life as a married couple than with a honeymoon in New Zealand. In New Zealand you’ll experience class and sophistication delivered in a relaxed and friendly way. You and your loved one can explore scenic landscapes that New Zealand is known for, choose adventure filled days, and then retreat to a cosy private home filled with romance.
To make it onto this list of best NZ honeymoon destinations there must be more on offer than just an over expensive posh hotel. Each selected destination is an all round experience of romantic accommodation, day time activities and some of NZ’s best destinations. These best NZ honeymoon destinations are more than just an accommodation, they are a once in a lifetime, memorable, honeymoon experience.
National Geographic names this NZ lodge one of it’s top 25 eco-lodges and it’s easy to see why. Resurgence is more than just a perfect NZ honeymoon destination, it is a classy lodge set inside some of New Zealand’s best bushland, with all the trimmings.
At Resurgence you can enjoy a private bush chalet or lodge room that is stylishly furnished with cosy bedding. Each room includes a romantic bath tub and private patio overlooking the native bush. 5 star dining options are available and the pool side makes a perfect spot for celebrating your future over champagne. But what truly sets this NZ honeymoon destination apart from the rest is the ample outdoor pursuits available within one of two National Parks close by.
The Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park are on Reassurance’s doorstep and day trips are easily arranged from the lodge. Enjoy numerous hiking opportunities and bush walks in unspoilt wilderness or kayaking on New Zealand’s famous coastline. Spend days enjoying the great New Zealand outdoors before relaxing with a massage at the lodge, and tasting a delicious meal in the restaurant.
Reaching Resurgence is easy. By car the journey is just one hour from Nelson, or three hours from the ferry terminal at Picton.
In the heart of New Zealand’s most visited tourist destination, the Commonage Villas deliver a touch of luxury. Queenstown will only ever impress with postcard worthy views of The Remarkables Mountain range bordering the glass surface of Lake Wakatipu. It is likely that if you have seen a photo of New Zealand you are looking at one of Queenstown.
It is in Queenstown where New Zealand’s adventure tourism began, with AJ Hackett’s bungee jump and Jet boat rides down the Shotover river. While these activities continue to thrive today, Queenstown has plenty more to offer. World class ski fields, mountain bike trails complete with gondolas, heritage boat rides for dinner across the lake, and an enviable music and restaurant scene are a stones throw from the villas. Queenstown is not a place where boredom exists.
In accommodating the large numbers of crowds to Queenstown each year there is no shortage of accommodation but selecting one that offers something special is another thing entirely. The Commonage are luxury self contained villas styled in a modern ski resort style, overlooking the spectacular Lake Wakatipu. Cosy up beside the fire or sip champagne on the balcony after an action packed day.
Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses
The small, seaside town of Kaikoura is famous for wale watching and dolphin spotting. If a classic, humble, kiwi vacation is what you want of your NZ honeymoon then a few nights at the Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses are precisely where you should stay.
Hapuku Tree Houses are stand alone lodges perched on top of stilts. Surrounded by classic New Zealand countryside, each tree house features an individual charming interior that includes privately positioned bath tubs overlooking the great outdoors. Bedside log burners create that true romantic ambience and being in the less populated part of the South Island, there is no mistaking the blissful feeling of post wedding isolation.
At Hapuku lodge days can be spent enjoying a relaxing massage, sipping wine by the fireplace, or dipping in the pool or Jacuzzi. Venture into the great outdoors with a picnic excursions, or wander the small and sleepy seaside town of Kaikoura. Take a day excursion for wale watching and dolphin sighting or surf some of the countries best beach breaks. Mountain biking, hiking and golf are all available form the tree houses for active days. A NZ honeymoon destination that encompasses quiet, peaceful, seaside romance begins at Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses.
Waiheke Island is a small island outside of Auckland famous for vineyards, beaches and bush walks. While the island is scattered with luxury accommodation and fancy vineyard packages staying in a bungalow at The Boatshed beats the competition.
The perfect NZ honeymoon destination, a bungalow at The Boatshed offers privacy with all the trimmings. Units are self contained and beautifully laid out as in a classic kiwi bach style cottage. Bungalows have been designed with a modern, charming, romantic, and sophisticated decor. An outdoor fireplace creates the intimate scene for an alfresco dinner and sea view garden makes for a delightful day spent sipping wine under the North Island sun.
On Waiheke Island there is plenty to do with a selection of bush walks, restaurants, quirky stores, or of course the vineyard scene. Being positioned in the North Island means that Waiheke receives hot climates in the summer months, allowing ample opportunity to explore the island if leaving The Boatshed takes your desire.
Bay of Many Coves
Queen Charlotte Sound
The Marlborough Sounds are a plethora of coves and inlets located between the North and South Islands. One such Sound is The Queen Charlotte and the site of a small, private bay called The Bay of Many Coves. This is one of the most popular parts of New Zealand tourism.
Features include lush green hills, and turquoise green waters; a haven for fall water activities. The resort itself is only available by boat, enhancing that romantic, privacy so readily sought after in those first days of wedded matrimony.
The resort is a touch of luxury with all the trimmings needed for a comfortable stay, capturing the spectacular bush and ocean views. A selection of meal options are on offer from cafe style through to high end dining. There’s a heated pool, massage and library to assist in making The Bay of Many Coves an ideal setting to simply relax in.