New Zealand: The best honeymoon road trip destination!
Tucked away in the corner of southern hemisphere, New Zealand is one of the most charming countries in the world. With its picturesque landscapes, boutique lodges, fine weather and tranquil surroundings it is a natural pick for new age honeymooners. What’s more, if you’re on a self-drive, which is the recommended way of exploring the country, you can experience everything from glaciers to a beach to an active city life just by driving around! Here’s why you should opt for a road trip honeymoon in the land of Kiwis:
A sunny December!
You won’t spend a single day in this country without marvelling at the weather. Balmy summers that last from December to February make it perfectly suited for Indian honeymooners. Winter chills set in from June and continues till August. The country has well planned infrastructure and the roads are a comfort to drive on. A three-hour drive wouldn't seem strenuous if you are to pass by private farms dotted with sheep or azure lakes reflecting snow capped peaks.
The ultimate stimulation or a romantic soak up?
New Zealand’s best-kept secrets are the luxury experiences that are created uniquely for couples. Think yacht rides in a French colony, visits to the farmers market or a candlelit session in a private hot pool with a view of the mountains. There might be a moment or more when you would want to freeze time, but the true honeymoon moment occurs at a personal sunset photo shoot on a ledge near Queenstown where you will be flown in on a chopper! For the more daring couples, the country is a carnival of adventure activities like skydiving, bungee jumping or canyon swinging. Those looking for milder adventures can opt for jet boating, glacier walks or private cruises.
Savour the absolute fresh
Eating like the locals can be addictive if you indulge in fresh produce from private farms, homegrown wine, succulent mains, a variety of cheeses and Manuka honey, which is native to the country. At a luxury lodge, you can learn a thing or two about fine dining, as you relish a sumptuous spread personally prepared by master chefs. Apart from the culinary treasures, do pick up Merino wool, Maori art, jade and art-e-facts.
House of desires
It’s not just where you stay but also the experience of your stay that makes all the difference. A private farmland stay at the Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet in Wanaka for example, is an ideal honeymooner’s retreat. Auckland’s De Brett is perfect for the style seekers and Azur’s luxury villas offer a peaceful escape in the midst of action packed Queenstown. A boutique or a luxury lodge stay is sure to show you a whole new way of living.
Flights to New Zealand are priced in the range of INR 75,000-1,00,000 based on the time and season of travel. At A Travel Duet, we believe that every couple deserves to have a personalised holiday and that no two itineraries can be same. A customised honeymoon to New Zealand starts from INR 6,00,000 for two and includes airfare, transfers, accommodations and some activities for 10-12 days.
Luxury Lodges of New Zealand is currently running a contest offering a free 4-night stay worth 4 lakhs each for 3 couples who travel to New Zealand with A Travel Duet. To know more click here.