When you've recently tied the knot, what could be better than escaping to this beautiful country to spend some quality time with your new spouse? A New Zealand honeymoon has a lot to offer, including gorgeous sandy beaches, vibrant Auckland and the adventure sports capital of the world, Queenstown. A honeymoon in New Zealand will appeal to adventurous travellers who want to combine sightseeing with sporting or adventure activities.
New Zealand's natural splendor for the perfect honeymoon destination
New Zealand is a country of contrasts. Whereas the North Island is all about Maori culture; Rotorua's volcanic activity and hot springs; and the country's largest city, Auckland, the South Island is mountainous, less densely populated and offers the opportunity to get away from it all.
One of the highlights of a visit to the North Island of New Zealand is Rotorua, a city known for bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs and geysers. Visitors can enjoy sitting in natural pools heated by volcanic activity while sipping on a glass of local wine. Rotorua is also a centre of Maori culture, so if your New Zealand honeymoon is as much about understanding local culture and history as it is about scenery, the North Island is the perfect starting point.
In contrast, the South Island is where adventurous types will find everything from bungee jumping to whitewater rafting to keep them occupied. Once you've exhausted the many adventurous possibilities in Queenstown, the cosmopolitan university cities of Dunedin and Christchurch have all the restaurants, hotels and bars that any honeymooning traveller could wish for. Experience a traditional New Zealand honeymoon on the beach if you wish or indulge in the unparalleled range of sporting and cultural possibilities the country has to offer.