A couple enjoying the view on their South Pacific honeymoon at Lizard Island
A couple enjoying the view on their South Pacific honeymoon at Lizard Island

If you plan your South Pacific 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 will take all of the stress out of planning your big day or honeymoon. We can arrange something special and unique such as a heli wedding & honeymoon. Either in a stunning alpine or beach location. There are numerous dramatic, stunning and scenic locations because the South Pacific really has it all!

Whether you choose to get married at home or overseas; the South Pacific is a perfect place for a honeymoon. A truly special experience that’ll be filled with lasting memories. With everything to offer from adventure to spa treatments. Stunning scenery, outstanding cuisine & world class wine, mountains, lakes, beaches and more.

Luxury Adventures can help plan your South Pacific Honeymoon

Arranging a wedding and honeymoon can be stressful and take up a lot of a couples time. Your New Zealand honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip, so it’s important you get it exactly right, and this is where we come in. Our team will ensure you receive a honeymoon that exceed expectations. All we need to know is a little about you as a couple. Such as what are the types of things you enjoy doing together and individually? Along with your intended travel dates. We can either discuss this over the phone or via email. Below is a sample of the types of information we like to obtain from our clients in order to tailor a South Pacific honeymoon.

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 it’s sometimes difficult to know exactly where until you have a rough itinerary mapped out? Figure out your must visit locations or destinations and go from there. Sometimes after speaking with us people change their minds. When they find out the must see destination they had in mind wasn’t going to offer them what they initially envisaged. Usually due to time of year, seasons or other factors. We’ve written another blog about information you should know when travelling to New Zealand. This covers seasons, the best times to visit, flights, driving etc. amongst other important gems.

What’s 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 into detail about general costs and what you can expect to spend overall on your South Pacific honeymoon.

Cape Brett Lighthouse & Walk
Walking the Cape Brett track with lighthouse in foreground

What type of accommodation would you like to stay in?

Would you prefer a hotel, luxury lodge, boutique property, private villa or glamping? Perhaps a combination of the above or you may have already narrowed it down to particular properties or brands? This 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 honeymoon for you. Remember our staff have stayed in many of the properties we offer so speak from personal experience.

Many couples like to mix things up by spending half their honeymoon experiencing the things they enjoy as a couple. Perhaps multi day hiking or overnight charter sailing? Wine tours, horseback safari, private picnics, picturesque walks, romantic dinners, almost anything is possible! Or something more adventurous and unique to New Zealand & Australia? Maybe a multi day white water rafting adventure, jet boat safari, overnight mountain biking, hot air ballooning, heli-skiing or an exclusive mountain helicopter trip.

It’s 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 activities on offer. Along with the other luxury travel specialists in our team it’s quite possible we’ve personally tried many of the activities available. To assist you further we’ve also put together our current list of New Zealand must do adventures. This is based on our own, and guests first hand experiences. Within this article you’ll find links to other top experiences from previous years.

How do you plan to travel around New Zealand or Australia?

You have a few different options here. Aside 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.

Oruawharo, Great Barrier Island. An ideal South Pacific honeymoon escape
Oruawharo, Great Barrier Island. An ideal South Pacific honeymoon escape

South Pacific honeymoon ideas

Generally for a South Pacific 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. Here are a few ideas to wet your appetite. We have some very special romantic accommodation options, for example the five star Sounds Retreat is a perfect New Zealand honeymoon location.

You’ll 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, relax and enjoy each other’s company. For something really different how about a private luxury tent at Minaret Station, Wanaka, accessible by helicopter? Here you can hike, explore, fish, hunt and enjoy alpine picnics amongst numerous other activities.

For a truly private and romantic alpine chalet experience think dragonfly peak chalet, again only accessible by helicopter. Additionally we can arrange a chef to create a gourmet dinner for you at the chalet. Relax in your own luxury private room at the newly opened and very remote Lindis luxury lodge. Stay in a Tree House at Hapuku Lodge, go off the grid with a PurePod, and sleep under the stars, what could be more romantic!

The Siberia Experience is an ideal adventure of easy to medium difficulty while on your New Zealand honeymoon
The Siberia Experience is an ideal adventure of easy to medium difficulty while on your New Zealand honeymoon

South Pacific honeymoon packages and tailored itineraries

We have curated a selection of packages for you to choose from on our website. Below you’ll find links to the various countries and combinations. Remember they can be further tailored to suit, or you can contact us and start from scratch with your own ideas!

New Zealand honeymoons
Australia honeymoons
Fiji Honeymoons
Tahiti Honeymoons

Private mountaintop picnics on your South Pacific Honeymoon

Previous honeymooners have enjoyed private dining in the wine cellar at Huka Lodge. Private pink beach picnics at Kauri Cliffs and picnics on the lawn at Blanket Bay near Queenstown.  We have arranged champagne picnics for two on a mountain top 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 skydive or bungee jump? Because there Is nothing like mutual trepidation to create indelible memories!

Hiking on your honeymoon

Other clients have chosen to spend their time hiking in the New Zealand wilderness, at one with nature. Taking in all the splendour of the New Zealand outdoors, 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. Then drop anchor at a secluded beach for a picnic lunch, swim and sunbathe. Grab a couple of bikes and explore the vineyards of the Hawkes Bay, Central Otago and Marlborough. A guided hike to a quiet 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. Wine & dine at a long list of word class restaurants, eateries and bars.

New Zealand and Fiji or New Zealand and Tahiti Honeymoon?

Depending on the time of year a great opportunity and one many honeymooners enjoy is a twin destination honeymoon. Start in New Zealand or Australia with activities and adventures, then spend the last part of your honeymoon relaxing on a South Pacific beach. Either in one of the Islands such as Tahiti, Fiji or the Cook Islands. Or even New Zealand and Australia have some incredible beaches. This does depend on the time of year particularly for the tropical destinations, 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 yourself.

Flying back from Milford Sound on route to Queenstown. Two not to be missed destinations when on your New Zealand honeymoon!
Flying back from Milford Sound on route to Queenstown. Two not to be missed destinations when honeymooning in New Zealand!

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

Editor’s note: This blog was originally published in April 2013. It has been updated numerous times for accuracy, and currency.

Tony Townley

Tony Townley is a luxury lifestyle specialist and owner of Luxury Adventures based in Auckland, New Zealand. With over 20 years of experience in the luxury travel industry I have an excellent understanding of the accommodations, experiences and destinations on offer. When not working or spending time with my family I can be found indulging in my love of the outdoors, food, wine and travel - mountain biking, skiing, fishing, diving and hiking.

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. yohan

    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. 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


    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


    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

    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.

    1. Tony Townley

      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

      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


      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


    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. Elaine

    Could you help us plan a Honeymoon to New Zealand and Fiji for august 2018 please for 2 weeks

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Elaine,

      Yes we sure can and we will email shortly with further questions about your honeymoon.

      Thanks, Tony

  15. Pranali Mehta

    Could you help me plan a honeymoon to Australia and NZ for 20 days approx. First week of jan is when we leave from India. We’d like less of sightseeing and more of adventurous activities, good food, social parties, etc.

    1. Tony Townley

      Hi Pranali,

      We can help you plan your honeymoon to New Zealand and Australia. Tailoring activities to your personal requirements is also no problem. Just bear in mind that whilst it’s a great time to visit New Zealand and most of Australia, its the tropical rainy season in Queensland, particularly Northern Queensland including the Great Barrier Reef. It’s not to say that you will definitely get rain or storms but your chances are greatly increased at that time of year, something to keep in mind if you were planning to visit that region. The weather below the “Tropic of Capricorn” in areas such as Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, etc. and all of New Zealand is ideal at that time of year. Its also a good time of year to socialise and party in the larger cities and centres such as the above in Australia and in New Zealand; Auckland, Queenstown, Wellington and Christchurch.

      We’ll be in touch today via email with detailed questions to get started on planning your honeymoon!

      Best Regards,
      Tony Townley

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