Coromandel offers stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and an easygoing local vibe – ideal conditions for nature-lovers and relaxation seekers. Here you can escape from crowds to experience peace, quiet, and serenity.
Queenstown is the perfect honeymoon destination for adventurous couples looking for something exciting on their trip, with skiing in winter to bungy jumping and skydiving being among several activities available to add thrills. There’s so much action here, you won’t run out of adrenaline!
1. Coromandel Peninsula
The Coromandel Peninsula to the east of Auckland is an idyllically stunning area, just three hours’ drive away but seeming worlds away. Boasting two spectacular coastlines surrounded by rugged volcanic hills and hidden bays, its two stunning coasts combine seamlessly with rugged volcanic hills and secluded bays – historically, gold mining activity flourished here but now alternative lifestylers flock here for peaceful seaside townships and secret beaches.
One of the best ways to enjoy Coromandel’s natural beauty is a hike up Mount Paku, a dormant volcano looming over its western beaches and easily reached via a short but easy trail. Most visitors should finish it in about an hour. Or visit Tairua for its long stretches of beach, mountain views and bustling town center – perfect ways to escape reality for an hour or so.
Or consider staying at the grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, featuring 48 luxury chalets nestled into a native forest near Driving Creek. It is the ideal location to experience New Zealand’s only guided ziplining tour, taking place across forest canopy steel wires and suspended bridges – offering amazing views of Coromandel Mountains as well as chances to spot native kiwi birds – a must for nature-lovers honeymooning here!
2. Mercury Bay Estate
Mercury Bay Estate offers a memorable honeymoon destination experience like no other. Situated right on the coast, with breathtaking ocean and coastline views. Boasting just 22 suites and an unparalleled spa with floor-to-ceiling windows in each treatment room that offer breathtaking vistas of lush forests or wild streams – Mercury Bay Estate will take your breath away.
Auckland offers postcard-worthy attractions if you prefer staying in the city, including hotels like Hotel Britomart with harbor views and natural elements as well as luxurious beachfront villas at Secret Spot.
Rotorua offers visitors the chance to discover some of the country’s many volcanic geysers, mud pools and other natural wonders, from thermal waters soaking and treetop canopy walks through to Maori culture learning at Te Pa Tu. Here you can immerse yourself in their myths, legends and traditions!
Queenstown offers plenty of exciting activities if you’re searching for adventure. Hike some of the nation’s most picturesque trails or take a helicopter tour over its stunning mountains and fiords; or enjoy other thrilling activities such as mountain biking and bungee jumping for some truly thrilling adventures.
3. Mount Paku
Explore this alluring corner of New Zealand as you discover ancient rainforests, sparkling lakes and jagged granite peaks. Queenstown provides thrilling adventure opportunities while Rotorua provides tranquil relaxation – whatever you seek in Fiordland is sure to please.
Rotorua offers you a geothermal oasis. Discover a world of bubbling mud pools, steam clouds, and volcanic activity as you stroll Hell’s Gate and observe erupting geysers along the Geothermal Walk. Or why not treat yourself to an all-natural thermal pool bathing session and couples mud massage for an all-natural spa day experience.
Annandale Sanctuary Accommodation provides the perfect setting for a luxuriously romantic experience, offering honeymooners an authentic Kiwi farm stay experience complete with ultra-modern suites, fresh meals from the farm, and attentive personal service.
Dunedin, located in Otago Region of South Island, offers plenty of wildlife encounters, nature walks and excellent bars and restaurants for you to experience. Additionally, take time for a scenic balloon ride or stargazing from one of the world’s largest platforms at Southern Lights Observatory.
Taupo is an idyllic destination for watersports and skydiving enthusiasts, but this charming town also boasts charming boutique stores, trendy cafes and restaurants, not forgetting Mercury Bay Estate’s boutique winery situated on a hill overlooking Lake Taupo that provides breathtaking views.
4. Hot Water Beach
New Zealand may be best-known for its thrilling outdoor activities and rugged natural terrain, but this beautiful country also boasts beautiful beaches, fjords, islands, mountains and vineyards that will create the ideal setting for an adventure-filled yet relaxing honeymoon vacation. Look no further than New Zealand for your honeymoon destination.
Queenstown offers thrill-seekers a myriad of thrilling honeymoon activities, from mountain biking and skydiving to skydiving, bungy jumping and whitewater rafting. Unlock even more thrills by flying by helicopter over Queenstown or climbing Bob’s Peak for stunning panoramic views out over the Southern Alps and city scape; afterwards treat yourself to pamper sessions at one of New Zealand’s premier spas.
Hells Gate offers the perfect place to unwind on your honeymoon in New Zealand! This geothermal park offers hot waters erupting from their underground reservoir, steamy fumaroles and bubbling thermal pools as well as the largest hot waterfall in Southern Hemisphere.
Taupo boasts an expansive lake surrounded by mountain peaks, as well as being home to plenty of hot spring-fed pools. Head out on the Thermal Explorer Highway and follow its signs to discover various hot pools or find hotels offering their own private hot tub in each room!