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Celebrate your honeymoon in style with the 14 Day New Zealand Honeymoon Package. This unforgettable holiday combines romantic time together with sightseeing for a fantastic getaway.
Highlights of this New Zealand honeymoon package include a mud bath and sulphur spa in Rotorua, a Milford Sound overnight cruise, and a scenic helicopter flight with a glacier landing.
Read on for more details on the 14 Day New Zealand Honeymoon Package.
Arrive in Auckland – the “City of Sails” is New Zealand’s largest city and is bordered by two stunning harbours. Collect your rental car from the airport and
Relax in Auckland today. Your options include visiting the Sky Tower, the Auckland Zoo, or Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World; venturing to one of Auckland’s stunning beaches or West Auckland wineries; or doing a spot of shopping. Auckland is a shopaholic’s paradise, with everything from top-end designers to open air street markets. Discover the diverse range of cafés and restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and check out the buzzing nightlife of the central city. Favourite spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour, the Britomart precinct and City Works Depot.
Start your honeymoon trip off by enjoying a romantic and unique dining experience aboard a yacht on the Waitemata Harbour. Sit back and relax as the sun sets, enjoying a sumptuous three-course dinner by one of Auckland’s top restaurants.
Stay 1 night in Auckland City.
Driving time Auckland to Rotorua 219 km / 136 miles, 3 hours
Travel south and enjoy the fantastic and diverse scenery before arriving in Rotorua, distinguished by Maori culture and geothermal activity. This diverse North Island city will put on a display as you encounter geysers, mud pools, steaming craters and 16 beautiful lakes.
This afternoon, you have the option to visit the Redwoods Treewalk, which features 23 suspension bridges through 115-year-old redwood trees, or explore the Government Gardens and Museum, located on the waterfront of Lake Rotorua.
In the evening enjoy a stunning dinner overlooking Rotorua at the top of the Gondola at the Stratosfare Restaurant. Featuring a beautiful array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked to order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and produce.
Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.
Relax in Rotorua for the day, meandering around the romantic lakes.
Relax and explore Rotorua in the afternoon, with the option to take a trip to one of the surrounding towns. One destination you may want to visit is Hamurana—this small township with 900 dwellings is located 15 kms (20 mins drive) northeast of Rotorua, and is renowned for the stunning Hamurana Springs. A stream-side walk runs through a redwood grove with beautiful views of the crystal-clear water that runs into Lake Rotorua.
Driving time Rotorua to Napier 218 km / 135 miles, 3 hours
Head to the East Coast and discover Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand within the country’s oldest and second largest wine growing region, the Hawkes Bay.
Relax and explore Napier for the afternoon. You have the option to visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand, home to the country’s most diverse range of sea life. You might also like to visit Otatara Pa (Maori Fortified Village) which was the largest Pa in the Hawkes Bay region, now a historical reserve showcasing many of the foundations of terraced dwelling sites and food pits.
Stay 1 night in Napier.
Driving time Napier to Wellington 319 km / 198 miles, 4.5 hours
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and has so much to offer. Set on the edge of a stunning harbour, surrounded by rolling hills, it’s a city rich in culture waiting to be explored. From shopping and picturesque walks, live theatre, exhibitions, Te Papa Tongarewa the Museum of New Zealand and more – Wellington has something for everyone.
Wellington’s top attractions include Te Papa, Weta Workshop, Wellington Cable Car, Mt Victoria Lookout and Wellington Zoo.
Stay 1 night in Wellington City.
Sailing time Wellington to Picton 70 km / 43 miles, 3 hours
Driving time Picton to Abel Tasman 181 km / 112 miles, 2.5 hours
It’s all about the journey today as you board the Interislander Cook Strait Ferry, which will transport you on a scenic cruise to Picton. Back on dry land drive through Marlborough, New Zealand’s largest wine region, to reach your destination. The Abel Tasman is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, rich unmodified estuaries, long sunshine hours and the world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track.
Stay 2 nights in Abel Tasman.
Today, enjoy a boat cruise into Abel Tasman National Park, where you can relax on the hot golden sand or enjoy a day walk. Take in the natural beauty and enjoy!
Relax in style with the best view of the Abel Tasman National Park from comfortable seats around tables on upper and lower decks with an Abel Tasman cruise. Featuring a café and bar on board. Let the friendly hosts introduce you to the stories of the landscape.
Driving time Abel Tasman to Hokitika 343 km / 213 miles, 4.5 hours
Discover the rugged West Coast as you travel to Hokitika, famous for its arts and crafts. Watch a masterpiece being crafted from gold, silver, molten glass, bone, silk or greywacke or carve your own creation from wood or jade “pounamu.” Take in Hokitika’s natural beauty, enjoy its expansive beach or one of the many walking and mountain bike tracks.
While in Hokitika, you may wish to make the scenic drive to Hokitika Gorge, where an impressive turquoise river flows through a narrow canyon, or Lake Kaniere, a beautiful lake nestled beneath the mountains.
You could also visit the National Kiwi Centre, where you will be able to see a rare kiwi; view New Zealand’s living dinosaur, the Tuatara; and participate in feeding the giant eels. Or make a drive north to Shantytown, where you can explore the heritage village, ride the steam train, try your hand at panning for gold, and take old-time styled photos.
Stay 1 night in Hokitika.
Driving time Hokitika to Franz Josef 136 km / 85 miles, 2 hours
Continue south, through dense rain forest towards New Zealand’s glaciers.
In the afternoon take a 20- minute scenic helicopter flight sweeping above Westland National Park as you explore Franz Josef before landing in the snow to enjoy exceptional views of the majestic Southern Alps.
After your helicopter flight, you may wish to soak in the Glacier Hot Pools, nestled in lush rainforest in a haven of natural tranquility.
Stay 1 night in Franz Josef.
Driving time Franz Josef to Wanaka 286 km / 177 miles, 4 hours
The change in landscape will amaze you as you travel down the West Coast with peeks of the Tasman Sea. Take the Haast Pass Highway and admire waterfalls and many viewing points and short walks along the way before reaching Wanaka, an alpine paradise in New Zealand, with sightseeing views so good it’s hard to put down your camera.
Relax and explore Wanaka – you may want to visit Puzzling World, Wanaka’s illusional attraction, or the National Toy and Transport Museum. Other options include strolling along one of Wanaka’s stunning walking tracks, relaxing on the lake’s edge or browsing through Wanaka’s boutique shops.
Stay 1 night in Wanaka.
Driving time Wanaka to Te Anau 225 km / 140 miles, 3.5 hours
Drive over the beautiful Crown Range, one of New Zealand’s highest alpine roads, and admire the vistas from fantastic viewing points. Be sure to stop at the
Continue on to Te Anau. Nestled on the edge of a lake, the picturesque township of Te Anau is the main visitor base for the glacier-carved wilderness that is Fiordland National Park. While you relax in Te Anau, you could visit the Department of Conservation visitor centre for displays on the natural wonders of the region. Enjoy a stroll along the lakefront to the Wildlife Park, where you can view endangered native birds, or visit the nearby Lake Manapouri for even more impressive views.
Stay 1 night in Te Anau.
Driving time Te Anau to Milford Sound 118 km / 75 miles, 2.5 hours
The Milford Road (between Te Anau and Milford) is one of the finest alpine drives in the world. The scenery is exceptional, ranging from broad grassy flats, dense rainforest, and towering mountains through to glacial lakes and alpine herb fields. No other road in Fiordland offers such a diverse glimpse into New Zealand’s alpine zone.
Descend down into Milford Sound ready to board your overnight cruise on the Milford Navigator. This cruise is the ultimate way to experience Milford Sound. Start by cruising the full length of the Sound before anchoring in a sheltered cove. Relax on the deck, swim or explore by kayak. Enjoy a delicious carvery buffet in the dining saloon, before retiring to your private cabin.
Stay 1 night aboard the Milford Navigator.
In the morning enjoy a cooked breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea and exploring the fiord as you cruise back towards Milford. Keep an eye out for seals, dolphins and penguins. Return to Milford mid morning and wind your way out of the Sound to Queenstown.
Driving time Milford Sound to Queenstown 288 km / 178 miles, 4.5 hours
Relax in downtown Queenstown and soak up the magic of this stunning resort town.
Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.
Relax during your final day in New Zealand’s honeymoon paradise!
You have the option to make a trip to Arrowtown. You’ll be enchanted by historic Arrowtown, a New Zealand treasure located 20 minutes from Queenstown. Arrowtown is charming and quirky – a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. The heart of its history is Buckingham Street, a procession of heritage buildings that stretches into a tree-lined avenue of tiny miner’s cottages. The buildings in this lovely precinct house shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants – many classy, most individual, and not one from an international chain.
Make the most of your last night in Queenstown and add on an enjoyable cruise on Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu to reach Walter Peak High Country Station for a stunning dinner. Make a toast to a fantastic honeymoon as you cruise back to Queenstown.
Drop off your rental car at Queenstown Airport and depart Queenstown.
Each New Zealand honeymoon package is fully customisable. Your personal travel consultant will work with you to ensure your itinerary matches exactly what you are looking for.
If you would prefer a more exclusive experience, our New Zealand Luxury Escapes brand offers a range of premium honeymoon packages. Stay at luxury lodges and 5-star hotels and enjoy private, bespoke experiences.
Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to begin planning your New Zealand honeymoon.
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