Time to get exploring! A honeymoon in New Zealand is the dream destination for outdoor adventure lovers…
The most scenic wilderness, volcanic landscapes plus welcome Maori culture, winter sports, wineries and an expansive coastline, a honeymoon in New Zealand means a superabundance of activities.
Whatever your jam is – gastronomy, beaches, fishing, golfing, horse riding or skydiving, you will find it in this hospitable nation. Hire a vehicle (a motorhome/camper van is ideal, so you don’t have to pack up every day) and get exploring these wonderful islands. Most couples will start in Auckland on the North Island and head to the subtropical Bay of Islands, do a wine tasting tour on Waiheke Island or experience the hot springs and geysers at Rotorua. You can laze on the beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula and hikers will love the awe-inspiring Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Work your way across the strait to South Island and go whale watching at Kaikoura. Take a helicopter ride to Franz Josef Glacier and a street art tour of Christchurch. Queenstown is one of the world’s best adventure towns with whitewater rafting, skydiving and biking, to name a few (you could spend your whole honeymoon here!)
New Zealand is the perfect mix of epic adventures, beautiful scenery, and great dining…one of the world’s ultimate road trip destinations.
New Zealand experiences variable weather during its four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter. The best time to visit New Zealand for a honeymoon is during the Summer from November to February with temperatures around 20°C / 70°F in Christchurch. In winter, June, July & August expect shorter days and colder temperatures and some tourist sites shut down, although this is a great time for winter sports. The average temperature in Christchurch is 5°C / 40°F in December/January.
Is New Zealand good for a honeymoon? Yes, it’s perfect for a romantic road trip with so much to see and do.
How long do you need for a honeymoon in New Zealand? We recommend at least 14-21 nights.
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