New Zealand offers unique experiences that will deepen your romance and add excitement and adventure to any honeymoon trip. Whether you prefer thrilling adventures like bungee jumping or tranquil walks along secluded beaches, tailor an experience around what speaks to you.
Experience Tongariro National Park or take part in a Central Otago wine tour for once-in-a-lifetime adventures that will reconnect you to Mother Earth and inspire a sense of discovery and discovery.
1. Glowworm Cave Tours
Glowworm caves are one of the most breathtaking natural wonders to explore in New Zealand, revealing thousands of glowing blue worms adorning limestone cave ceilings at night. For an incredible glowworm experience, waitomo Caves on North Island offer superb examples. Take an underground boat journey 150 feet underground and enter an illuminated grotto for an enchanting grotto experience that dazzles.
As you carefully explore the cave, your tour guide will share their knowledge about its inhabitants. Once your eyes have adjusted to the darkness, take time to admire this amazing display overhead.
Glow worms are truly magical sights to behold, making for one of New Zealand’s most unforgettable experiences. Many tour companies provide various glow worm cave tours so you can choose one best suited to you; many provide small group day trips led by knowledgeable tour guides who make this adventure come alive!
2. Floatplane Flights Over Tongariro National Park
New Zealand offers an ideal setting for travelers seeking an easygoing lifestyle, and Raglan is one of our favourite beachy surf towns to experience it! Stay at luxurious Solscape Earth Dome or magical Tipi Forest for an experience you won’t soon forget. Additionally, Raglan boasts plenty of awesome cafes and plenty of epic surf breaks – the ideal vacation!
Floatplane flights are also an amazing experience in this part of New Zealand. Couples can explore Tongariro National Park from above in a scenic flight with Kaitiaki Adventures, taking in its volcanic landscape from above. This World Heritage Site should not be missed when in New Zealand; and seeing it from the air can only enhance this fantastic sight!
As part of a combined tour that leaves from Auckland, you can also explore Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves – two destinations that will leave you breathless! Peep into Hobbit Holes, play in Shire fields and learn Maori mythology while marveling at New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery – making this tour one for any honeymooner to truly savor!
3. Maori Cultural Experiences
Indigenous Maori culture is widely known for the Haka performed by All Black rugby players before matches, yet there’s so much more you should discover about this intriguing people and culture. You can experience it yourself at various cultural experiences around Australia.
Maraes are tribal meeting grounds that offer guests a close encounter with local Maori culture, welcoming guests with an experience they won’t soon forget. A Powhiri welcomes guests by challenging warriors in a fight and performing songs and chants; since Maori language did not become written until European colonization arrived, history was passed down orally through storytelling or oral traditions such as tattooing (known as Moko).
Footprints Waipoua is a guided tour through Wairoa Forest that shares stories and traditions associated with one of New Zealand’s tallest native trees, Tane Mahuta (or “Tane”). Standing for over 1000 years and representing generations past, Tane is part eco-tour and part heritage encounter. Our tour leader from Ngapuhi tribe ensures all you learn will have a meaningful experience!
4. Thrilling Adventures
New Zealand provides adventure seekers with plenty of thrilling experiences on their honeymoon: hiking Franz Josef Glacier or sailing Milford Sound will leave an indelible mark.
Coromandel is a favorite honeymooner destination. This coastal area is a nature lover’s delight, featuring stunning beaches, cafes and restaurants. There are also many places to stay such as The Farm at Cape Kidnappers; an award-winning luxury inn featuring suites fit for Pinterest boards as well as serving dishes made with local ingredients.
Wellington is another fantastic option for couples seeking to experience New Zealand culture. Here, couples will find delicious eateries and trendy bars. Additionally, Te Papa – New Zealand’s national museum – can be found nearby. Couples looking for accommodation may wish to consider QT Wellington (even Scar Jo stayed here!) or boutique Delamore Lodge as their accommodation options.
5. Luxury Accommodations
At home in both Auckland and Wellington cities as well as Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand boasts an extensive collection of high-end hotels that will suit any destination perfectly. You’ll find luxurious suites offering breathtaking city skyline views to lavish five-star lodges overlooking Lake Wakatipu offering comfort with style that’s uniquely New Zealand.
Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island stands out among our selection of luxury New Zealand hotels as a gem, boasting five-star accommodation. Wake up to birds chirping and enjoy views that stretch all the way to Lake Wakatipu – each room in this five-star lodge features its own secluded terrace with seating, king-sized beds and wood-burning fires for added ambience.
Kaikoura Mountaintop Lodge in the north of New Zealand is another must-visit five-star property. Here, guests will experience breathtaking mountain vistas, unspoiled forest landscapes and some of New Zealand’s best surfing conditions. Dining can take place at a restaurant that provides panoramic mountain views while guests stay in modern chalet-style villas featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and glass fronted terraces; amenities in your villa may include toiletries from Linden Leaves of New Zealand as well as minibar and gas fireplace facilities in each villa.