Here’s something to consider – New Zealand is an awfully long way away, so you may only go once in a lifetime. As a result, it makes sense to really make the most of it, and that means spending a proper amount of time there. With the journey alone taking 24 hours in both directions, we’re talking an ideal minimum of a fortnight there, if not more.
Still with us? Good. So when do we most often take a fortnight
or more's holiday? That's right - on honeymoon. In short, a
honeymoon in New Zealand is a brilliant option - there's wildlife,
jaw-dropping scenery, sublime food and wines, activities aplenty
and wonderful luxury accommodation.
The difficulty comes in choosing which of the plethora of places
to visit and activities to enjoy. Given a decent amount of time,
it's perfectly possibly to travel the length of the country,
starting in Auckland and the beautiful Bay of Islands on North
Island before heading south to the lovely wine regions of Hawke's
Bay on the east coast, and the beautiful landscapes of Marlborough
in the north of South Island. As you head further south you come to
Queenstown, the so-called 'adventure capital of the world', where
you can burn off the some of the calories from the gastronomic
overdose you will almost certainly have enjoyed earlier.
Last but not least, there's a suitably original way to see New
Zealand - by luxury camper van. Granted, it might not sound
particularly glamorous (or romantic, for that matter), but you can
camp overnight virtually anywhere in New Zealand so you have the
freedom of the entire country to explore, and that really is
romantic. We're not recommending you spend every night on four
wheels, mind you, but the odd night spent surrounded by beautiful
wilderness scenery interspersed with stays in supremely comfortable
lodges makes for a perfect combination. It also makes particular
sense for honeymooners on a tighter budget.