This is the perfect honeymoon for intrepid newlyweds. With a theme of pure indulgence throughout, after all this is your honeymoon, it acheives the perfect balance of thrill seeking and pampering. Discover both North and South Islands in style on this holiday of a life time – an adventure to remember.
- New Zealand has a well deserved reputation for delicious food and world class wine
- Immerse yourself in the luxury of the lodges of New Zealand
- Take a whale watching boat trip in Kaikoura
- Cruise onboard the Fiordland Navigator on the Doubtful Sound
- Take an exhilirating private flight over scenic Mount Tarawera
Situated a short ferry ride from Auckland in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke is a beautiful island rimmed with golden beaches and boasts a cosmopolitan café culture and an artistic, bohemian vibe. This is the first stopping off point after what is undisputedly a long flight. There are many highly regarded boutique wineries dotted around this pretty island and sailing yachts dot the crystal clear waters. Stay at the Boatshed, with its chic coastal vibe and stunning views of the water. During a stay on Waiheke Island take a gourmet food and wine tour, including an award-winning olive oil mill and some local vineyards.
Fly on to Nelson and stay at The Resurgence, a luxury eco lodge in 50 acres. The Resurgence is the closest five star hotel to Abel Tasman National Park. Take a private guided kayaking tour on the sheltered waters and enjoy an aqua taxi ride out past several off shore islands then walk back on the coast path between Bark Bay and Anchorage Bay.
Infamous Queenstown should not be missed. Whilst Queenstown is renowned for adrenaline and thrill seeking, Matakuna Lodge provides a perfect bolthole. Just minutes from Queenstown, this alpine lakeside retreat is nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscape. Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers stunning views from every angle of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges.
Experience sunrise over the lakes and mountains from the serenity of a hot air balloon. Float gently with the breeze, enjoying incredible panoramic views followed by a champagne style breakfast at the landing spot. Flights are at dawn when the air is cool and calm and in the right conditions you can expect to see views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas, Mount Aspiring in the Southern Alps and Mount Tutoko in Fiordland National Park.
Cruise onboard the Fiordland Navigator on the stunning Doubtful Sound. Discover the hidden arms of Doubtful Sound. Fur seals and bottlenose dolphins are often seen and at times, rare penguins can be observed. There is also time to kayak around the shoreline or go exploring in the tender craft with a nature guide.
The Otahuna Lodge , near Christchurch, is a beguiling Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery. New Zealand's largest private historic residence has been revitalised with luxury accommodation, glorious gardens and sophisticated cuisine. Overnight here before travelling to Kaikoura. The drive north from Christchurch to Kaikoura takes you through some fine rolling farmland and North Canterbury's major wine region, the Waipara Valley. Whale watching tours allow exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale at all times of the year. Kaikoura is New Zealand's world famous whale watching destination. Sperm Whales can be seen here year-round while depending on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales. Kaikoura often hosts the world's largest dolphin - the Orca - and is home to the world's smallest and rarest - the Hector's.
Flying onwards to Rotorua stay at the magnificent Solitaire Lodge, secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location offers guests the ideal blend of indulgence and adventure from a picture perfect setting. Whilst in Rotorua , take a spectacular volcanic air safari over Mt Tarawera on a floatplane. Later join the skipper and crew of Pure Cruise, aboard Tiua, the luxury 53 foot sailing catamaran for a scenic cruise on lake Rotoiti. Rotorua sits right in the centre of the world's most volcanically active region and this is highly evident through the smell of sulphur. No visit to Rotorua would be complete without experiencing one of the many geothermal parks.
Complete your honeymoon with a stay at the Bay of Islands. Cruise amongst the islands or even swim with the dolphins. Stay in cottages, just a short paddle from the beautiful sandy beaches at Takou Bay.
Returning to Auckland, and bid farewell to New Zealand, returning home via Singapore.
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