The romantic view of the snowcapped Remarkables Mountain Range sits outside your veranda. Your secluded room in the treetops gives you the vast expanse of the open valley. The luscious flavors of award-winning vineyards are yours to taste. The opulent water of the river rushes below you. This is your honeymoon in New Zealand, where the landscape is breathtaking, the people are friendly, the fun is never-ending, and the honeymoon never has to stop.
Kaikoura – A Budding Romance
Your romantic journey through New Zealand begins in Christchurch, the Garden City, where the Avon River meanders through the parks, gardens, and the city center. The cobblestone streets, trolley cars, and budding gardens give you the feeling that you have landed in Switzerland, as the surroundings of Christchurch are lush with rolling hills, adding to the charm and beauty of the city and the South Island. Enjoy a romantic cruise down the Avon, where the vibrant lupines blossom along the riverbanks and daisies glow in the distance amongst the grass. The scent of fresh flowers embraces you as you drift along the calm water.
The adventure continues as you make your way to Kaikoura. The city is nuzzled between the snowcapped and glistening Seaward Kaikoura Mountains and the South Pacific Ocean. Settle into the secluded luxuries of the Hapuku Lodge and Tree House. Your accommodation sits amongst the canopy as the mountains linger outside your door and the ocean shore laps outside your window. The fresh scent of citrus and pine emanates from the treetops. You can rest comfortably, quietly, and privately just above the surface of the valley below.
Kaikoura – An Intimate Swim
Kaikoura – Uniquely Your Own
Marlborough – Romantic New Zealand Countryside
Marlborough – A Lovely Taste of the South Island
Rai Valley – The Secluded Valley
Rai Valley – A Private Escape
Abel Tasman – Natural Beauty and You
Abel Tasman – Adoring Flights of Fancy
Wanaka – The Dream of Relaxing Luxury
Wanaka – It’s Better with a Chill
Doubtful Sound – A Tender Cruise
Queenstown – The Beauty of the Royal Treatment
Queenstown – Stunning Simplicity
Queenstown – Together Through It All
Queenstown – The Dream Continues
- Experience the serenity of Doubtful Sound
- Safari through the New Zealand wilderness in Rai Valley
- Swim with the eccentric Dolphins off the South Island Coast
- Watch the whales swim past in Kaikoura
- Enjoy a scenic flight over Mount Aspiring National Park
- Taste the exceptional wines of the Marlborough region
- Traverse the fabulous natural landscape on a helicopter tour around Queenstown
- Indulge in the famous luxurious spas of Queenstown
- Luxuriate in the comforts of the alpine charm
This fantastic 16-day tour takes you through the gorgeous landscapes of the perfect New Zealand honeymoon, whether for newlyweds looking for intimate, secluded lodgings, luxurious surroundings, memorable activities, or all of the above. No matter the season, this romantic getaway will have you luxuriating in candle-lit dinners by night and exploring the sensational sights by day. Travel the expanse of the South Island for a honeymoon that you will never want to end.
Your romantic New Zealand vacation begins in Christchurch where the blossoming gardens of the city welcome you with colorful glee. You will make your way down to Kaikoura where the seaside town sits along the crashing waves and luscious prairies. Your suite sits within the trees and gives you a heavenly view of the landscape. Venture out into the ocean on guided tours that will have you swimming with eccentric dolphins, watching out for fur seals, and witnessing the incredible sight of a whale breaching the water’s surface.
From Kaikoura you will travel to Marlborough where some of New Zealand’s most famous and best-tasting wines are found, in addition to being home to the South Island’s Sauvignon Blanc region. The wines range from decadent to fresh, where any taste can be found for any flavor that is preferred. Continue on to the Rai Valley where the seclusion of your suite offers more than just a serene experience with the farmland and forests. Venture deep into the valley on a horseback ride along the Pelorus River, and deeper still if you prefer to partake in the Champagne lunch. As you depart from Rai Valley you will leave the horses behind but not the dreamy quality that New Zealand provides as you settle into Nelson.
Once in Nelson you will be able to explore the stunning sights of Able Tasman. Experience a brief helicopter flight to an island where you will kayak the day away in the sapphire water of the sea. Fly down to Wanaka where the splendor of the Crown Ranges and Mount Aspiring National Park sits outside your window of the Lime Tree Lodge like a painting. You will enjoy the Siberian Experience as you take a romantic scenic flight over the Siberia Valley, over the glacial lakes and beech trees.
Your dreamy journey continues with a cruise through Doubtful Sound, where the glacial waters thunder down the mountains and the luxury cruise ship floats calmly in the secluded region of country. Arrive in Queenstown with a sense of adoring adventure as you speed through the river on a jet-boat safari. You will also be able to soar through the air over the famous Milford Sound and land on one of the glaciers in the area giving you a unique walk along the icy cap in complete seclusion from the rest of the world. Eventually your journey through New Zealand will come to an end but the romance never has to stop; we know the honeymoon never will.
$11,195 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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