Why New Zealand?
Though small, the sweeping landscapes of New Zealand appear immense when taking in the jagged mountain peaks, rolling hills, sparkling beaches, scenic fjords, raging rivers and pristine lakes that make up its stunning scenery. A honeymoon in New Zealand will be an adventures paradise, with activities such as scuba diving, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, and other extreme sports; especially in adrenaline-packed Queenstown, the ‘extreme sport capital of the world’.
New Zealand is a country with an almost dreamlike quality. Far from being just breathtaking scenery (made even more famous thanks to Lord of the Rings), the country is well organised, lusciously green, with unspoilt beaches, top class skiing and kind locals – what more could you ask for on honeymoon in New Zealand?
About the activities:
New Zealand is home to some of the best trekking in the world, with sublime mountain ranges that seem to go on forever. Queenstown offers a swathe of adrenaline-junkie activities to partake in, from bungee jumping to sky diving to mountain biking.
About the climate:
January – April & December: When it comes to the weather in New Zealand, our winter is the best time to visit. During the months of January, February, March, April and December, the weather in New Zealand is at its hottest, and can reach anywhere between 20-30 degrees celsius. If it’s unrivalled scenery you’re after, then New Zealand is a perfect choice for you.
About the culture:
The Maori influence is entrenched in New Zealand culture, and this spills over into the local art, music, fashion, food and of course into the rugby of the mighty All Blacks. The pace of life in New Zealand is slow and relaxed, but they still remain efficient and punctual in everything they do. The food, wine and coffee cultures are all experiencing somewhat of a renaissance at present – so now is a great time to get down there and see it for yourself.
What we love:
Honeymoon New Zealand is unlike anywhere else. Stroll along an untouched beach on the west coast in the morning, go skiing in Wanaka in the afternoon, and then sip some local award winning wines in the evening – what other country can you do that in?!
Take me there!
The following are companies we would recommend...
At Austravel, they've been helping to create tailor-made holidays to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific since 1977. With years of experience behind them, Austravel pride themselves on having expert knowledge about the destinations we offer.
Travelbag have been creating unforgettable travel experiences to destinations across the world for more than 30 years. So whether you want to go to Australia or Antarctica, New York or New Zealand, Zanzibar or Zambia, Travelbag will almost certainly have a long-haul holiday for you. And if you can't find the exact trip you're looking for, give them a call and they'll tailor-make it for you.
Specialising in tailor-made, personalised holidays and amazing travel deals, The Flight Centre is a great option for newlyweds wanting a luxury honeymoon. They exclusively work with the world's best airlines to provide the highest quality service for their customers. From relaxing beach holidays to exploring the most beautiful locations on the planet, there's something for everyone from The Flight Centre.
Kuoni are one of the major global players in tour operator terms and have been organising dream holidays in the UK since 1965. Today, there are over 400 Kuoni stores globally and they have won over 200 service and travel awards. Whilst Kuoni tend to be at the more expensive end of the spectrum, they are a truly global company with a proven track record of success. A great choice for booking your dream honeymoon.