A couple enjoying the view at Lizard Island
If you plan your honeymoon with Luxury Adventures to New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific you’ll begin your married life in one of the most beautiful and romantic parts of the world.  Our team can take all the stress out of planning your big day and or honeymoon by arranging something special and unique such as a heli wedding in a stunning alpine or beach location, quaint lake side chapels, dramatic, stunning and scenic locations – the South Pacific has it all! More information on New Zealand weddings can be found on our weddings blog specifically written for anyone wanting to elope, or contact our team directly. Whether you choose to get married at home or overseas; the South Pacific is a perfect place for a honeymoon and a New Zealand honeymoon is a unique experience thats filled with everlasting memories. With everything to offer from adventure to spa treatments, stunning scenery, fresh food and world class wine, mountains, lakes, beaches and more.

Arranging a wedding can be stressful and take up a lot of a couples time, a honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip so its important you get it exactly right and this is where we come in… We’ll ensure you arrive at a honeymoon that ticks all the boxes. All we need to know is a little about you as a couple, what are the types of things you enjoy doing together and individually, along with intended travel dates. We can either discuss this over the phone or via email and below is a sample of the types of information we like to obtain from our clients in order to tailor an itinerary.

– How long do you have for your honeymoon? We recommend at least 10 days – 2 weeks. This will give you enough time to experience 3-5 key destinations and associated experiences.

– Where and when would you like to spend your time, or perhaps the bias of your time as its sometimes difficult to know exactly until you have a rough itinerary mapped out? Figure out your must visit locations/destinations and go from there. Sometimes after speaking with us people change their ideas when they find out the must see destination they had in mind wasn’t going to offer them what they first envisaged due to time of year, seasons or other factors. We’ve written another blog about information you should know when travelling to New Zealand that covers seasons, the best times to visit, flights, driving etc. amongst other important gems.

– Whats your travel budget? This not surprisingly is the ultimate decider of not so much where you’ll go but certainly where you decide to stay and what experiences you’ll end up selecting. Our article on travel budgets goes in to detail about general costs and what you can expect to spend overall on your south pacific trip.

– What type of accommodation would you like to stay in? Hotel, luxury lodge, boutique property, private villa? Or you may have already narrowed it down to particular properties or brands which is even more helpful for us. Again we can advise and make suggestions based on your brief and expectations. Once we have this information we can begin planning a tailored itinerary for you. Remember our staff have stayed in quite a few of the properties we offer so can speak from personal experience.

Many couples like to mix things up a bit, spend half their honeymoon with the things they enjoy as a couple, perhaps hiking, wine tours, horseback riding, sailing, massages, private picnics, picturesque walks, romantic dinners, almost anything is possible; or something more adventurous and unique to New Zealand or Australia such as a jet boat ride and remote hike, cycling the vineyards, hot air ballooning, heli-skiing or an exclusive mountain helicopter trip. Its important to let us know what you would like to experience not solely for the enjoyment of your honeymoon but the activities you choose can also have a major influence over the locations you end up visiting. Your imagination is the only limitation here – let us know what you’ve always dreamed about experiencing down under! Having performed a reasonable amount of private guiding in the early days of the business I have first hand experiences with many of the experiences on offer and along with the other luxury travel specialists here its quite possible we’ve personally tried many of the activities on offer. To assist you further we’ve also put together our current list of Top 10 New Zealand Experiences based on our own and guests first hand experiences.

– How do you plan to travel around the country? You have a few different options here; apart from the longer legs where you can choose from a commercial airline, private plane or helicopter you will need to decide on private vehicle transfers vs self drive. You can read more about these options in the aforementioned article which goes into detail about this. As a general rule private transfers are considerably more expensive than self driving and comparable in price for both Australia and New Zealand.

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Generally for a honeymoon couples spend a considerable amount of money (relative to the individuals), therefore its paramount you get it right and make it as perfect as possible. After all you want to get off on the right foot! Luxury Adventures have been creating honeymoons now for many years and have some really wonderful and unique ideas. Heres a few ideas to wet your appetite; We have some very special romantic accommodation options, for example the five star luxury Marlborough Sounds retreat The Sounds Retreat is a perfect honeymoon location, you will have exclusive use of the property, with the hosts Tony and Anne creating wonderful and romantic meals, enjoy a private couples massage, soak up the amazing views simply relax and enjoy each other’s company. For something really unique a private luxury tent at Minaret Station, Wanaka which is only accessible by helicopter, here you can hike, explore, fish, hunt, enjoy alpine picnics. A truly private and romantic alpine chalet experience at Whare Kea chalet, again the only access is by helicopter and we can arrange a chef to create a special and romantic dinner for you at the chalet. Relax in your own luxury private villa at Azur Lodge, Queenstown, have a private dining in your villa or let us recommend a romantic restaurant.

Previous honeymooners have enjoyed private dining in the wine cellar at Huka Lodge, private pink beach picnics at Kauri Cliffs, picnics on the lawn at Blanket Bay, Queenstown.  We can arrange a champagne picnic for two on a mountain top or glacier or a wonderfully romantic and serene hot air balloon ride. Take a 4WD into a high country station and be the only two people for miles, drink champagne and soak up the views. How about something really memorable like a tandem sky dive or bungee jump – nothing like mutual trepidation to create indelible memories! Other clients have chosen to spend their time hiking in the New Zealand wilderness, at one with nature, taking in all the splendour the New Zealand outdoors offers, just the two of you and a guide, or without. We can arrange accommodation along the way in anything from tents, to ranger huts or luxury lodges.  Perhaps take a kayak out to a secluded beach, with or without a private guide, see seals, penguins and other wildlife along the way, drop anchor at a secluded beach for picnic lunch, a swim and sunbathe. A guided hike to a quite secluded waterfall on a tropical island in Tahiti or Fiji, dive or snorkel with stingrays or sharks.  Shop up a storm in Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland and wine & dine at a long list of word class restaurants, eateries and bars.

Depending on the time of year a great opportunity and one many honeymooners enjoy is to have a twin destination honeymoon with a more active start in New Zealand or perhaps Australia with activities and tours, and spend the last part of your honeymoon relaxing on a South Pacific beach, either in New Zealand, Australia or one of the Islands such as Tahiti, Fiji or the Cook Islands. This does depend on the time of year and our team are happy to make recommendations. Hopefully the above gives you an understanding and some ideas about honeymooning in the South Pacific.

How do our previous honeymooners feel about us? Take a look at our testimonials page and find out for your self.

Luxury Adventures – Tailoring luxury travel in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Islands since 1999.

Milford Sound via Helicopter

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. yohan

    Hi,
    I am planning my honeymoon for Feb 1st week in 2015 and I am looking at new Zealand.can you help us plan the same.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Yohan, yes we can certainly help you with your New Zealand Honeymoon and I have sent you an email. Regards Tony.

    2. Jatin

      Hi,
      I’m getting married on 29th May 2016 and planning a honeymoon in New Zealand. Can you help me plan the same. Also need to include sky diving and any other adventure sport in it please.

      Jatin

      1. Tony Townley

        Hi Jatin

        We sure can and have sent you an email with further questions about your New Zealand honeymoon. Look forward to hearing from you.

        Regards,
        Tony

      2. Abhinav Aggarwal

        Hi Jatin… I am planning my honeymoon trip in Nov 2016. Did you book through these guys? How was your experience? Would you recommend them?

        1. Tony Townley

          Hi Abhinav

          Jatin didn’t book with us and not sure what they did, however we’re happy to put you in touch with someone who’s travelled with us previously and you can make up your own mind.

          Regards Tony

  2. Tamsin Avery

    Hi there,
    We are having trouble working out what we’d like to do for our honeymoon in March/April 2015.. Originally we were looking Maldives/Cook Islands/ Fiji type holiday but recently we have been thinking we might get more bang for our buck in NZ. Can you please help us? We like a bit of adventure, good food, original experiences, luxury accommodation, relaxation. Is it expensive to do a NZ/ Cook Islands or Fiji combo? We have around 2 weeks.
    Thanks in advance, Tamsin

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Tamsin

      The Maldives and Tahiti would be at the top end budget wise generally speaking. Then would come Fiji with the Cook Islands being the most economical of those destinations for a luxury honeymoon. Adding New Zealand in creates a high quality diverse honeymoon with many possibilities in terms of experiences, accommodation choices etc. With regards to expense that really comes down to what your budget is for the honeymoon? I will send you an email and we can narrow down what the cost would be for those destinations based on your budget.
      Regards, Tony

  3. Vin

    Hi,

    I am looking at having my honeymoon in New Zealand in end March 2015. Will you be able to help us plan?

    Thank you.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Vin, yes we are able assist you with planning your New Zealand Honeymoon and someone from Luxury Adventures will send you an email with further questions. Regards Tony.

  4. Amanda

    Hi,

    We are looking for a one week anniversary trip to NZ at end of Feb to beginning of March. Can you please help us plan?

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Amanda, We sure can help you plan this out and I have sent you an email with some questions. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Tony.

  5. Sami

    Hi I was wondering if you could give me an idea of cost for a honeymoon in New Zealand and Fiji in in December 2015!

  6. SR

    Hi
    We have been thinking about New Zealand for our honeymoon around mid June 2015. Could you please let us know the options and how much would it cost for a week.
    thanks

    1. Tony Townley

      Hello,
      There are numerous options based on your personal preferences and luxury New Zealand honeymoons vary greatly in cost dependent on where you stay and the activities you choose amongst other components. Our blog about travel budgets helps answer some of these questions http://blog.luxuryadventures.co.nz/whats-your-travel-budget and we will also send you an email with questions about your honeymoon requirements. Kind regards, Tony

  7. R Vamsi

    Hi, we are planning for a honeymoon sometime in May 2015. Not sure why exactly we zeroed in on NZ, but somehow did it. Can you help us plan the trip?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi there,
      May is a quiet time to travel in NZ being shoulder season. Availability should generally be good and rates lower over all compared to the peak summer season. Yes we can help you plan the trip and have sent you an email with further questions about your requirements. Thanks Tony

  8. Dip Patel

    Looking to book a honeymoon in Australia and New Zealand we have a lot of hilton points we would like to use for hotel stay. Could you help us?

    1. Tony Townley

      Hello,
      We can help you with a luxury New Zealand and Australia honeymoon but you would need to use your points directly with the Hilton. In NZ there are Hiltons in Auckland, Taupo & Queenstown. In Australia there are currently 12 Hiltons located in the majority of the main centres. You may wish to mix some of these with other luxury properties and we can assist with this along with booking activities, transportation, flights, restaurant recommendations, etc. Regards Tony

  9. shrey

    Hello, I am planning my honeymoon for Feb 1st week 2016. Can you guys hello with NZ. I am too confused on what all to cover.
    Planning to mix romantic and adventurous stuff.
    Hope you can help! Cheers.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hello,

      Yes we can help you with your proposed New Zealand honeymoon and will email you today. Its true there are a lot of options, so narrowing down the list of destinations that suit your requirements is key.

      Regards, Tony

  10. Mitesh

    Hi

    Looking for honeymoon trip in jan end for 12 days.
    Do not want to drive too mch and want accomodations around beaches. Can you help

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Mitesh,

      Thats a good time in New Zealand if you’re interested in spending time around beaches. The end of January signals the finish of school holidays, so beaches and holiday locations tend to be quieter as most kiwis are back at school and work. We will email you with further questions about your planned honeymoon.

      Regards, Tony

  11. Mohamed

    Hiiiii ..i am planing for my honeymoon from 23rd of july for a week with a good price … can you help me please ?

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi there,

      Yes we can help and will email you shortly with questions about where you would like to spend your honeymoon week.

      Regards Tony

  12. Sahil

    Hi, I am planning a honeymoon in mid December. We were considering doing New Zealand along with some other place but am confused between Fiji/Cook Islands/Tahiti Islands. Could you please help me with the costing for each of them as well, and how to go about planning NZ as well.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Sahil

      I would firstly suggest deciding on a time frame for your honeymoon i.e. how long will you spend in NZ and how long at a particular South Pacific Island? This combined with your budget will help to answer some but not all of your questions. Other considerations are where you will be travelling from and returning to as this can have some bearing on whether you choose Tahiti (which is further from NZ) over Fiji or the Cook Islands. Where to spend your time in NZ depends on what your interests are and what you would like to see? If you are generally sightseeing and wanting to experience the best parts of New Zealand in a week to 10 days then I can recommend these destinations; Queenstown/Wanaka, Fiordland, Rotorua or Taupo, Auckland (you will most likely transit through here) and possibly Northland or the West Coast of the South Island. I would pick 3-4 of these and again this is entirely dependant on your objectives and interests and we can help match these with the right destinations for you – of course there are numerous others! Regarding the South Pacific Islands they are all very nice with similar climates and excellent resorts but some differences are. Fiji and the Cook Islands are the closest to NZ. Tahiti and Fiji have the greatest section of ‘luxury’ resorts but do command a premium tariff with Tahiti being the least affordable. The Cook islands are the most economical choice of the three in a luxury sense. If its over water bungalows you’re after then Tahiti offers the most choice. You will cross the international date line when choosing Tahiti or the Cook Islands (when travelling from NZ) with Fiji on a similar time to NZ. I hope this information is useful and again we can help match the best South Pacific destination/resort for your honeymoon. We will send you an email with further questions.

      Regards Tony

  13. kat

    Hi there, would love to know more…. iv been searching online for honeymoon packages, initially I wanted to go overseas but living in NZ we need to explore more of our own beautiful country. can you help us to do this, adding in romantic dinners, spa, massages, nice accommodation (I would love to say luxury accommodation, but that usually comes with a bigger price tag?) we are looking to travel 2 Jan 2016 for on week. have already done a some investigating but your help in creating something memorable would be appreciated 🙂
    Thanks in advance

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Kat

      Don’t leave home until you’ve seen the country, I think the saying goes! We can plan something out for you with the inclusions you mention. Jan 2 is peak time meaning availability and choices can be less along with nightly tariffs being generally higher, so something to consider. To get around this we recommend booking well in advance or adjusting dates slightly so as not to coincide with Christmas (not in your case) and new year dates if possible. We will email you with further questions to get started.

      Regards Tony

  14. Andrea

    Hello, my fiancé and I are thinking about our honeymoon and we would like to visit New Zealand and French Polynesia for one month. The wedding will take place in september 2016 but we are considering to postpone the trip to December due to work and as well as to enjoy NZ summer but I am a little concerned about the weather in Tahiti and the rest of islands. Would it be a good option? We are travelling from Spain! Thank you.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Andrea,

      There are a few factors at play here. You are enquiring early so that will take care of availability most likely, enabling you to choose where you want to stay. If you were to arrive soon after the wedding your arrival would coincide with springtime in New Zealand which can be changeable and not usually lying on the beach weather, however you may be more interested in the beach aspect in Tahiti? Besides there is plenty to do in New Zealand other than lying on the beach! On the plus side the rates are shoulder season, therefore you’ll receive better value. The weather in Tahiti around October time is usually good. High season generally ends at the end of October in Tahiti so November can be a good time to with more competitive rates, however it does herald the start of the wet/humid season, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be raining though (December, January, February, March tend to be the hotter wetter months). If you come to NZ in December the rates will revert to high season but it will be warmer (summer in NZ officially starts on Dec 1). If you can avoid christmas its advisable, some accommodation providers can have additional charges in many places on the 25th of December and Jan 1 (both Tahiti & NZ). I hope that helps and if you would like a travel proposal please let us know.

      Regards, Tony

  15. Manish

    Hi Tony,

    If I am planning my honeymoon for Tailor Made New Zealand Honeymoon package for 7 nights in Feb Last week 2016. So what would be the budget for the trip including airfare from New Delhi India.

    Please confirm.

    Regards,
    Manish Verma

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Manish,

      For a tailor made New Zealand Honeymoon it really depends on your own personal budget as opposed to what would it cost, because accommodation, transport and experience choices vary greatly. Generally the luxury accommodation we use starts around NZD350 per night and goes upwards from there. As an example if you decided to stay in one of the best lodges such as Huka lodge this would cost you over NZD3,000 per night at that time of year or you could stay at Acacia Cliffs Lodge in Taupo which would cost around $700 per night at the same time. Both are excellent choices, just different. As an experience example you could fly in a helicopter to Milford sound, land on a glacier, fly to a private location for a champagne lunch then take a cruise through the Sounds or you could just self drive to Milford and take a cruise for a fraction of the cost, albeit a very different experience. As for transport you could have private transfers (which cost more) or elect to self drive etc.

      Hope this information is helpful. We will send you an email to determine your budget and go from there.

      Regards,
      Tony

  16. HIREN Prajapati

    Hello, Tony. I’ll honeymoon in May 2017. But I gotta book things in advance. I am so confused about choosing destinations. I am from India. My budget is 4,00,000 INR. Would you recommend me a combo of NZ and Fiji? Because we want our honeymoon to be adventurous along with spending quality time at gorgeous beaches. We want things luxurious. And also hoping to spend at least a night in OWB in LikuLiku resort in Fiji. I’m willing to spend 3 nights in Fiji and 7 nights in NZ. Is it enough for both destination?

    And btw I badly wanted to go to Maldives because of its paradise feel. But I had to do combo with it and Maldives is already darn expensive. So is Fiji as beautiful as Maldives? Like white sands and blue water? Please help me out with this dilemma.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Hiren, Firstly we don’t offer the Maldvies so I can’t make a comparative comment with Fiji. But I can say Fiji is beautiful and does tick the white sand and blue water boxes when you get to the outer islands. My understanding is the Maldives is one of the more expensive tropical resort destinations and roughly in line with Tahiti cost wise. Fiji offers a similar type experience at a reduced cost, albeit not significantly less. Your budget coverts (at time of reply) to approximately NZD8.5k which would be the starting point for a tailored 10 night all inclusive (ex international air) honeymoon in New Zealand and Fiji utilising the luxury properties and experiences we offer. Whilst Tahiti has an abundance of over water bungalow options Fiji really only has one – Likuliku resort, of which we utilise regularly and highly recommend. Laucala Island does have an over water villa option but that is another price point altogether. OWB’s are a premium product and do have higher tariffs than garden or beach bures. You may also need to consider an additional night in Nadi dependent on your flights from Auckland in order to make the transfer to Likuliku as an example. I would recommend 3 nights in Fiji as a minimum and perhaps 1 or 2 more if budget allows. As for New Zealand there is a lot to experience, but 7 nights would allow you to see 2-3 destinations giving you a taste of the country. Where to visit would depend on your personal interests and objectives for your honeymoon and we can help further with this once we understand what your requirements are. Hope that helps!

      Regards,
      Tony

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