Luxury Tailor-Made Honeymoons in New Zealand

Imagine a honeymoon that takes in white-sand beaches, volcanoes, snow-capped mountains, natural hot springs, luscious forests, vibrant cities and ethereal hikes through pristine wilderness: welcome to newlywed adventures in New Zealand. The opportunity for romance among the spectacular scenery is perfectly matched by the country’s luxurious accommodation options, incredible guides and, of course, potential for adrenaline-fuelled action along the way.

With first-hand knowledge of New Zealand and its treasures, our Destination Experts are adept at matching experiences to suit you. Wine tasting in the central Otago valley followed by a day with the penguins and heli-hikes through the pristine wilderness of Mount Aspiring are two favourites – or how about spending time with the Māori of North Island, learning about their customs and beliefs in an intimate and private setting? Add days hidden away in romantic hotels with plenty of time to spend with each other into the mix and you’ve got a honeymoon made in heaven.


Why travel to New Zealand

From fjords to rival Norway, deserted beaches that stretch for miles, smoking volcanoes and snow-capped peaks to glaciers, vast forests, verdant wine regions and vibrant cities, there’s almost nothing we can think of that you can’t find in this wonderful country.
To top off New Zealand’s abundant natural splendour, there are the people. Famously relaxed and welcoming yet fiercely patriotic, the Kiwis have, perhaps, come to terms with their heritage better than any other nation. Māori culture and traditions are celebrated by all, and learning about these should be central to any tailor-made holidays to New Zealand.
It goes without saying that there are some wonderful hotels here, but we believe the most interesting way to enjoy the country is to stay in one of several small B&Bs – in New Zealand these are often seriously luxurious. Not only will you enjoy an authentic, local experience, but this being New Zealand, you are almost guaranteed to come away with friends for life. We have created some extraordinary, guided experiences to help you get under the skin of this fabulous place – whether that’s trekking with Māori elders, wine tasting in Central Otago, whale watching in Kaikura or flying over mountains in a helicopter. Plan your luxury travel to New Zealand with our experts who have travelled far and wide in this incredible country to be in the know and equipped to design the perfect trip for our clients.

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Inspirational trip ideas

These are simply suggestions for the kind of luxury tailor-made holiday you might have. Your custom travel itinerary will be personalised, tweaked, and refined until it matches you completely.

Ideal Length: 17 days

The Rivers Deep and Mountains High of Stunning New Zealand

Located between the Tasman Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is the perfect destination for lovers of incredible culture, landscapes and wildlife, as well as world-class cuisine and wines...

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Luxury New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas

Helicopter Flight & Hike To Mount Aspiring

Embark on an extraordinary multi-modal adventure with a helicopter flight and hike to Mount Aspiring and prepare be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of the Southern Alps. You’ll soar through the skies towards the majestic peak before touching down at a remote landing site where seasoned guides will be waiting for you. On an exhilarating trek through tranquil wilderness, observe crystal-clear lakes and cascading waterfalls, then settle for a delicious and well-deserved barbecue lunch. 

Maori Welcome & Experience

Deep dive into the rich cultural heritage of New Zealand with an exclusive Māori Welcome & Experience on North Island, where local Māori hosts will share their ancestral traditions, stories and customs with you. Participate in a traditional pōwhiri (welcome ceremony), then engage in authentic cultural activities, such as weaving, carving and traditional cooking. This encounter is sensitively designed to foster a profound connection to Māori culture, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for New Zealand’s indigenous heritage. 

Exclusive Charter Of Tutanekai

Set sail on a voyage of discovery in the stunning Marlborough Sounds with an exclusive charter of TutanekaiA luxurious vessel offering unparalleled comfort and style, you’ll explore hidden coves, secluded beaches and serene islands, all while enjoying world-class cuisine, elegant amenities and impeccable service. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family adventure, this bespoke luxury experience aboard Tutanekai promises memories that will last a lifetime. 

Tandem Bungy Jump In Queenstown

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with an exclusive Tandem Bungee Jump in QueenstownSurrounded by glorious alpine landscapes and strapped to an expert guide, take the leap and plunge into the thrill of freefall from the iconic Kawarau Bridge. Not for the feint-hearted, this daring moment of true escapism offers exhilaration and excitement in spades.  

Sea Plane Flight From Lake Taupo Lodge

Indulge in a sea plane flight from Lake Taupo Lodge and you’ll take to the skies above shimmering waters and panoramic views of the North Island’s stunning volcanic landscapes. Soar over Mount Ruapehu, the Huka Falls and Tongariro National Park, before experiencing the thrill of a water landing  a surge of adrenaline before you return to the haven of Lake Taupo Lodge. 


We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

The best Honeymoon Destinations in New Zealand

Our Destination Expert’s Top Tip

If you are self-driving, plan more time than you think you’ll need to complete the drive – there are so many magical places you’ll want to stop along the way (and incredible wild swimming spots!)

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Historical Insight

New Zealand was the first country in which the vote for women was approved, in 1893. Long before in most of the countries in the world.

Cultural Cuisine Insight

Hangi is a Maori practice of cooking food, commonly in an underground pit called an umu. Hangi is delicious because of its simplicity in allowing fresh, local ingredients to shine through. The meat and fish cooked through the Hangi method take on a subtle smoky flavour while remaining moist and tender.

Where to stay

Best hotels in New Zealand

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury New Zealand hotels.

Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses, Kaikoura

This enchanting eco-lodge, seamlessly blending luxury, nature, and sustainability, sits on a remote stretch of coastline, with luxurious suites and treehouses perched high in the canopy of a native Kanuka grove.

Utilising local, organic ingredients for its renowned restaurant, diners can savour fresh seafood and other delicacies while enjoying breathtaking views. Guests can enjoy whale watching, nature hikes, and kayaking, as well as the lodges spa, hot tub, and heated swimming pool.


Eichardt’s Private Hotel

An architectural beauty on Lake Wakatipu, Eichardt’s Private Hotel has welcomed travellers through its doors since 1861.

Eichardt's is renowned for its stunning Queenstown location, and its elegant, refined accommodations. The hotel offers a range of rooms and suites, many of which provide breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, and prides itself on excellent service and fine dining. The hotel's proximity to various outdoor recreational activities makes it a fantastic choice for anyone seeking a luxurious and picturesque experience.


Eagles Nest Villas

Eagle's Nest is an opulent villa resort consisting of five stunning private houses, where guests' every whim is catered to.

Each fabulous villa in this exclusive enclave is designed to provide an elevated level of privacy and comfort, and comes equipped with luxurious amenities and facilities – as well as personal chef and butler – plus breathtaking views of the Bay of Islands. The accommodations typically offer delights such as private infinity pools and personal chefs, pools, Jacuzzis and saunas.

Lake Taupo Lodge

Lake Taupo Lodge

Situated on the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, is this gorgeous retreat.

Offering stunning panoramic vistas of the water and the surrounding landscape, it's home to a range of elegantly appointed suites and rooms, many of which have both lake and mountain views. Gourmet dining is an integral part of the lodge experience, with meals prepared using local and seasonal ingredients and complemented by a fine selection of New Zealand wines. Outdoor activities abound, such as fly fishing, hiking, golf and water sports.


Mahu Whenua, Wanaka

Mahu Whenua offers a one-of-a-kind experience that marries wilderness immersion with ultra-luxurious accommodations and personalised service...

Mahu Whenua offers a one-of-a-kind experience that marries wilderness immersion with ultra-luxurious accommodations and personalised service. The property features several private villas set across 55,000 acres of pristine land, where guests can revel in stunning landscapes, rolling hills, native forests and shimmering lakes. The expansive estate is also home to a range of native wildlife, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers, plus outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.

Flockhill Lodge

Flockhill Lodge

Flockhill Lodge is a working sheep station, beautifully located in the midst of the Southern Alps and ensconced by rugged landscapes, rolling hills and breathtaking views of New Zealand's wilderness.

The exclusive use homestead sleeps up to eight and enjoys cosy elements such as a terrace with tepid pool, hot spa and fire pit, a lounge and dining room with open fireplace, and a spacious sitting room with bar facilities, books and games. A personal chef and attendant are at hand to provide guests fresh, nourishing meals, while the lodge's location makes it an ideal location for enjoying the wonders of the adjacent national park.


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