New Zealand Honeymoon Vacation for the honeymoon couple who want to get to the perfect romantic honeymoon vacation.
New Zealand Honeymoon Vacation
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Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days
Destinations Covered: Auckland - Northland / Bay of Islands - Northland - Auckland - Rotorua - Blenheim - Kaikoura - Christchurch - Queenstown - Fiordland
Tour Id: HV-009
Day 01 : Auckland - Bay of Islands
Land into Auckland New Zealand. You will immediately transfer to a one hour connecting flight north to the Bay of Islands. Upon arrival you pick up your rental car and enjoy a short drive north to your secluded bay. Your first honeymoon accommodation needs to be special - and it is. Set by the Pacific Ocean, you can watch the sun rise from your bed.
Day 02 : Northland / Bay of Islands
Immerse yourself in the exquisite marine environment - kayaking, diving, snorkeling, big game fishing, walking, swimming - or just recharging. The lodge offers snorkels, kayaks and a small boat to fish from for their guests. This is the perfect place to be active and the perfect place to do nothing. Enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi with a phenomenal view after exploring the Bay of Islands or after relaxing at the beach. You may wish to drive to near by Bay of Islands for an adventure.
Day 03 : Northland / Bay of Islands
Another full day to relax 7and indulge around your lodge or perhaps explore the Bay of Islands, Paihia, Russell or a day trip to Cape Reinga.
Day 04 : Northland - Auckland
Today you bid the beach good-bye and head south down to Auckland, The City of Sails. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax or explore the quaint and charming village of Devonport with its historic points, boutique shops, art galleries and waterfront restaurants. Devonport is a 10-minute ferry ride from the hustle and bustle of Auckland City close enough yet removed.
Day 05 : Auckland - Rotorua
After a glorious breakfast (this B&B is famous for their breakfasts!) you will drive along the Waikato River, through the green rolling valleys of Cambridge, our Thoroughbred horse region, and finally the lakeside town of Rotorua. Rotorua is best known for its thermal reserves with geysers, bubbling mud and colorful sulfur vents and its rich Maori culture.
Day 06 : Rotorua
A full day guided tour with a difference! You will be picked up by a Maori driver/guide. Your first stop is Wai O Tapu thermal gardens where you will enjoy a traditional Powhiri (Maori Welcome) before seeing the bubbling mud, geysers, sulfuric vents and formations. Enjoy a walk in the native bush to a thermal stream for a leisurely soak in the hot therapeutic waters. Your guide will be offering Maori history, stories and legends throughout the day. Then it's a four-wheel drive mountain tour to a hidden bush camp where lunch will be enjoyed. Your last adventure of the day is a walk to the stunning Tarawera Falls. This day tour takes in Rotorua's most beautiful scenery with a funny, informative, knowledgeable guide.
Day 07 : Rotorua - Blenheim - Kaikoura
A morning flight transports you from Rotorua to the premier wine district of Blenheim. Famous for its Sauvignon Blancs, you may wish to enjoy a bit of wine tasting or lunch at one of the charming vineyard cafes before heading south to Kaikoura. Once the whaling station in the country, it is now the mammal conservation centre of South Pacific. Kaikoura has a very unique feature; deep underwater canyons run through the Kaikoura area with depths of 870 metres occurring only a kilometer offshore. A little further out the depths are 1600 metres and they contain the deepwater fish and squid that whales love. The huge canyon so close to shore creates an all you can eat buffet for shellfish, fish, birds, seals, dolphins and whales, which offers fabulous wildlife viewing. Combine this wildlife viewing with picturesque rock beaches and the dramatic Kaikoura mountain range and you get a unique location with lots to see and do.
Day 08 : Kaikoura
Full day to enjoy the wildlife, landscape and adventures of Kaikoura.
Day 09 : Kaikoura - Christchurch - Queenstown
Today you trade ocean views for lake views when you drive south to Christchurch and then hop on a one-hour flight to Queenstown. Queenstown is the adventure capital of the country offering endless opportunities for excitement or wilderness encounters.
Day 10 : Queenstown
A full day to indulge in all that's Queenstown!
Day 11 : Queenstown - Fiordland Overnight Cruise
To add to the special factor of this unique honeymoon, your last night will be spent on an overnight cruise on either Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound. Drive from Queenstown to Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park. There you can visit the native bird sanctuary; take a cruise across the lake to see the limestone cave and glowworm cave before heading to the Sound. Once you board your cruising vessel, enjoy a two-hour cruise on the Sound enjoying the tranquility and remote wilderness. You may wish to enjoy a kayak on the Sound before dinner.
Day 12 : Fiordland - International departure
Wake up to the silence of the Sound - only the sound of native birds can be heard in this remote waterway. After breakfast you cruise back to the wharf and disembark at 9am. Re-united with your car you drive 4-5 hours back to Queenstown where you hop on a flight to connect with your International departure.