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New Zealand The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination



By Sarabpreet Kaur

Spend a romantic vacation in New Zealand with your loved one, doing things and seeing places like no other. Kayak together on the pristine waters of Abel Tasman National Park. Discover a secret sandy cove in Northland. Dance barefoot under the stars in Auckland. New Zealand will re-kindle as well as fan the flames of love with soul-lifting romantic pursuits.


Finding beautiful places to be alone together requires very little effort in New Zealand. Its compact size lets you experience dramatic alpine landscapes, quiet pristine beaches, tranquil lakes, stunning vineyards, and more, all in a single day if you want to. Seclusion or excitement, relaxation or adventure, whether you buy a holiday package or create an itinerary on your own– you can look forward to a honeymoon experience that’s 100% unique to you.
Stay in romantic, boutique hotels or honeymoon lodges, share indulgent spa treatments, taste exceptional food and wine, take strolls in picturesque gardens, or just laze in the privacy of your honeymoon suite… you can explore the beautiful land in more than one way.
Let the rest of the world take care of itself for a while and concentrate on just being together, sharing once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’ll cherish forever amongst New Zealand’s breath-taking vistas and welcoming locals.
New Zealand offers so many uniquely extraordinary adventures. Of course, there are the luxurious, pampering hotels and indulgent spas with petals-on-your-pillow treatment. And the shopping, vibrant nightlife, theatre and art appreciation cultures of the big cities. A lot is on the offer for more adventurous, new-style romantics as well.
Here are some places that you would want to visit to alleviate your honeymoon experience in New Zealand…

KAIKOURA/ MARLBOROUGH - Gourmet Getaway
What to do: There is an old adage- ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ and there could be no better way to test this theory than heading out for a gourmet getaway. The gourmet getaway tour begins in Kaikoura, known for its bountiful seafood, venison and fresh organic produce, and ends in Marlborough, the Sauvignon Blanc capital of New Zealand.
During the getaway, couples can experience some exotic and mouth-watering dishes. The food is expertly matched to some of New Zealand’s most tantalizing wines from Marlborough’s Seresin Estate- purveyors of organic and biodynamic wines.
Where to stay: The four night gourmet getaway ensures accommodation is taken care of with two nights at spectacular Hapuku Lodge and tree houses in Kaikoura and two nights at the exquisite Bay of Many Coves in the Marlborough Sounds.
Couples will literally be one with nature as they look out through the canopy of native manuka trees to the sprawling Pacific coastline and towering Kaikoura Mountains from their own upper branch tree house at Hapuku Lodge. In contrast, Bay of Many Coves offers undisturbed views of the world-famous Queen Charlotte Sound.

CHRISTCHURCH - Bubbles and Balloons
What to do: Experience the stillness of dawn as you fly high above the unfolding New Zealand landscape, the first place in the world to see the sun.
Aoraki Balloon Safaris fly you above ancient Canterbury plains while views of the snow-capped Aoraki Mt Cook rise above. After the flight, the guests can come back to lavish spread of a silver-served champagne breakfast.
Where to stay: If fine dining is your thing, then look no further than the award-winning The George Christchurch. This luxury boutique hotel, located in the heart of the Garden City, overlooks the iconic Hagley Park and the picturesque Avon River.
The George has two award-winning restaurants, 50 Bistro and Pescatore- one of New Zealand’s most sublime contemporary dining experiences- offering delicious dishes that will leave you wanting more.

TEKAPO – Star Gazing
What to do: Get in the mood for love at Lake Tekapo’s Church of the Good Shepherd. This iconic stone church is surrounded by colourful lupins that grow on the shores of the turquoise hued lake.
When night falls, see the southern stars reflecting in the eyes of your lover in the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve; the minimal light pollution here makes it a perfect place to make a wish upon a shooting star.
Where to stay: Surrounded by the commanding presence of the Southern Alps and sitting on the serene shores of Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers a truly romantic accommodation experience and provides a perfect base to explore Tekapo, Mt Cook and the surrounding Mackenzie District.

WEST COAST - Wondrous wilderness
What to do: After a day of exploring Franz Josef Glacier, one of the most easily accessible glaciers in the world, it is time to get immersed in the steaming waters of the Glacier Hot Pools.
Sheltered in lush New Zealand rainforest these hot pools have their own romantic tale to tell. According to Maori legend, the pools are fed by the tears of KaRoimata o Hinehukatere, pining for her lost love. The Glacier Hot Pools consist of three main pools. Secluded private pools can also be hired.
Where to stay: Just because you’re in one of the most pristine environments in the world doesn’t mean you have to forgo modern pleasures. The 5-star, Enviro Gold rated TeWaonui Retreat offers one of the most indulgent experiences to be found on the wild and rugged West Coast.
Health, rejuvenation and relaxation are the focus of this heavenly retreat and the five-course irresistible menu, featuring some of the freshest cuisine in the region, will leave you feeling blissfully fulfilled.

QUEENSTOWN - Picnic on a peak
What to do: Hailed by Lonely Planet as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world for 2014, Queenstown offers adventure and luxury in one of the most romantic settings on the globe.
Helicopters can take visitors on a scenic ride to a secluded location in the majestic mountains that rise above the playful town. Here couples can enjoy a private, gourmet picnic surrounded by unrivalled panoramic views.
Where to stay: After a day of exploring the thrilling adventures on offer, it’s time to relax, unwind and indulge. The award-winning Matakauri Lodge, situated on the edge of the sparkling Lake Wakatipu, offers luxury accommodation with a private outlook to the lake and breathtaking views of the Remarkables mountain range and stately Cecil Peak.
Despite being a mere seven minutes from the buzzing centre of Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge makes you feel like you’re a world away.

NORTHLAND - Tane as your witness
What to do: Allow the wise Tane Mahuta, Lord of the Forest, to be your witness as you profess your love while immersing yourself in the magical cultural experience in New Zealand's Northland.
Let Footprints Waipoua take you on a mystical journey through towering native Kauri trees to visit the mighty TeMatuaNgahere (Father of the Forest), the graceful Four Sisters and TaneMahuta. You can hire a knowledgeable guide to bring the forest to life and know intertwining tales of the stately trees, the role they play in the lives of local Maori and the eco-system of the ethereal and unforgettable Waipoua Forest.
Where to stay: Take a break from it all at Kokohuia Lodge, one of New Zealand’s most romantic eco luxury destinations. Perched high above the magnificent seascape of the Hokianga Harbour in the sub-tropical Northland region, Kokohuia is as exclusive as it gets, providing a secluded retreat for just one couple at a time.

AUCKLAND - Flight of fancy
What to do: Take a flight high into the sky and above the volcanic crater of Rangitoto and the beautiful marine playground of the Hauraki Gulf with Auckland Seaplanes.
The De Havilland Beaver Floatplane will fly you to the destination of your choice around the Gulf and beyond. Enjoy a romantic picnic on a secluded beach, an afternoon of feast at Waiheke’s Oyster Inn or watch the clear blue waters lap the white sandy shores with an overnight stay on rugged and unspoiled Great Barrier Island.
Where to stay: Just a short drive from the bustling Auckland city centre brings you to Mollies Luxury Boutique Hotel. Victorian grace mixed with bold contemporary décor make this five-star beauty the perfect place to enjoy a flawless romantic retreat.
Guests at Mollies can relax in the day spa, share a drink in the cocktail bar, enjoy dinner on their private balcony, grab a breath of fresh air in the lush leafy green gardens or take a stroll to Ponsonby, one of Auckland's hippest suburbs filled with boutique shops and a variety of dining experiences.

TONGARIRO - Awe-inspiring adventure 
What to do: There is nothing quite like sharing an adventure with the one you love, and the world renowned, Tongariro Alpine Crossing is the perfect place to do just that.
Hailed as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, the diverse encounters experienced along the Tongariro Crossing take you on a journey of epic proportions, through lunar-like volcanic landscapes, deep blue and green lakes, and rugged slopes filled with wild alpine flora and fauna. You can also avail for sunrise and sunset guided tours.
Where to stay: You can experience style and comfort together at Chateau Tongariro Hotel. Couples can while the night away in an executive Spa Suite, indulge at the Ruapehu Room Restaurant, take a dip in the heated plunge pool, watch a movie at the onsite cinema or play a 9-hole round of golf on the highest course in New Zealand.

WAIKATO – Paradise for a Hobbit Lover
What to do: Visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set in the idyllic countryside of Matamata is a dream-come-true experience for many visitors and hobbit fans alike.
Newly wedded couples, enthusiastic to take their relationship to the next level, can enjoy a joyous vacation amongst the blooms, birds and hobbit holes at the movie set, made famous in the Sir Peter Jackson directed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
Where to stay: Walk into a fairytale-like setting in the Underhill Valley Camping Site. Situated on a working Waikato farm, this secluded spot offers couples the chance to escape from reality.
Built into a hillside and situated beside a picturesque pond, Underhill Valley allows you to shake off the shackles of modern day life and enjoy being together, undisturbed by anything, except maybe chorus of native birds at the dawn.

ROTORUA - True love never fades
What to do: Prepare to feel a frisson or two as you visit the setting of one of New Zealand’s most enduring love stories. Lake Rotorua’s Mokoia Island was the place where love blossomed between two young people from rival tribes- the young Maori warrior, Tutanekai, and Hinemoa- daughter of the chief of another tribe.
The island is now a sanctuary teeming with native birds, plants and wildlife. Mokoia Island WaiOra Experiences run daily trips to the island where their knowledgeable guides offer insights into one of the most romantic and mysterious areas of a region steeped in cultural history.
Where to stay: Laze about in the lap of luxury at Black Swan Hotel, a sophisticated boutique lodge-style accommodation situated on the shores of the stunning Lake Rotorua.
Black Swan expertly combines classic elegance with stylish contemporary design, creating a unique accommodation setting complete with a personalised service catering to your every need. Stop to smell the roses as you walk through the manicured gardens, steal a kiss in the secret grotto before enjoying some of the finest Pacific inspired fusion food in your own private dining setting overlooking the calming waters of Lake Rotorua.

Lush landscapes, star-filled skies and the breathtaking beauty of some of the world’s most untouched natural wonders and pristine beaches indeed make New Zealand the perfect place to fall in love, all over again.

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