New Zealand is home to superb scenery, from shores and sounds to mountains and icebergs, hot springs, and forests to cities and vineyards. With so many diverse natural wonders to investigate, couples are guaranteed a once-of-a-lifetime honeymoon in New Zealand. Located in the Pacific Ocean, about 900 miles east of Australia, two large islands—the North Island and the South Island—comprise the nation. Does your fantasy honeymoon include as many beaches as it does mountains, glaciers, and fjords? Couples will fall in love with New Zealand; it is the ultimate adventure-seeker honeymoon destination. Here are the reasons I adore New Zealand, and so will you.
Hiking on a Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier is one of New Zealand's most magnificent natural wonders. It offers a wide range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of ability. Navigate through a maze of ice; take a helicopter to a glacier for a hike, and wander glacier valley.
Home to an enchanting blend of vineyards, olive groves, beaches, art galleries, and funky cafes, Waiheke Island is a stunning oasis. Sip New Zealand's best wines at one of its many vineyards while taking in beautiful sea views.
Undoubtedly, a Britz campervan road trip is one of the most monumental adventures you can have in New Zealand. From twisting mountain roads to ocean-front glamping, it's almost as if someone created the islands for the sole purpose of road tripping.
Discover an Incredible Indigenous Culture
Sop up Māori culture and generosity in Rotorua. Visit an authentic pre-European Māori village for a show. After a delightful 'hāngī' feast, the thermal hot ponds will be calling your name.
Take to the Skies
There's no better way to see the beauty of New Zealand than from hundreds of feet in the air. A hot air balloon will offer you supreme views of Canterbury Plains and the snowcapped mountains.
Escape in a Glass Cabin
You probably didn't choose New Zealand so that you could secret yourself away in your hotel a good book. You came for the jaw-dropping scenery and outdoor adventures. So what would you think about staying in a mountaintop house made of glass? That's possible with PurePods. Made entirely of glass, Purepods are self-sustaining and solar-powered, and they offer complete tranquility.
Cruise Milford Sound
Depart from Queenstown, and spend the afternoon cruising around Milford Sound's climactic fiords, magnificent waterfalls, and snowcapped peaks.
Take in Geothermal Wonders
The geothermal center of New Zealand is Rotarua. It lies in the middle of the North Island, and it is home to volcanic craters and gurgling hot springs.
Make Furry-Footed Friends
New Zealand is the home of Middle‑Earth ever since the first "Lord of the Rings" movie. You can take a tour of the movie sets in Matamata, land of The Shire's verdant pastures.
The Bay of Islands
Paihia is a great base to explore this aquatic playground that is the Bay of Islands, which comprise 144 magnificent islands. Swim with dolphins, take a cruise, paddleboard, kayak, or relax on golden beaches.
Cruise with Whales
Picture-perfect Kaikoura is all about sea adventures. Get up close and personal with the Sperm Whales and pods of dolphins on a cruise. You can also snorkel with friendly fur seals.
Explore a Glowworm Cave
New Zealand is famous for its glowworms; the worms turn the dark cave ceilings into starry night skies. It's truly a magical experience.
From icebergs to beaches, whales to wine, New Zealand has much to offer. Boredom is never an issue in New Zealand. Not sure where to begin? You might want to start with these. I adore New Zealand, and you will love it too.