15 December 2020 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

New Zealand Honeymoon Spots You Can’t Miss

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Honeymoon Destinations Near New Zealand

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Are you planning to tie the knot soon? If you’re anything like my husband and me, you know the honeymoon is the most exciting part of the wedding! However, it can be tricky to know exactly where to head after you say, “I do.”

Luckily, we’ve got your back with this perfectly tailored list that’ll help you find the best honeymoon spots in New Zealand for you and your partner, no matter what you are after!

If You’re Looking For Privacy, Then Check Out Dunedin

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First on our list has to be Dunedin. This romantic and rural New Zealand destination will endlessly charm you and your partner. As you walk around Dunedin, you’ll feel the love, all while being surrounded by beautiful animals and gorgeous seaside.

Whether you come to see the albatrosses or the penguins, having some adorable feathered friend’s insight is practically guaranteed when you visit Dunedin. Ultimately, this seaside area strikes the perfect balance of privacy and natural beauty, making it one of the best honeymoon spots in New Zealand.

If Dunedin enchants you, then you’ve got to try staying at one of the local cottages to get the full secluded experience. You’re best off taking your honeymoon here anytime from December to July to avoid the nesting season of the gorgeous birds who call Dunedin home.

If Adventures Together Are Your Thing, Head To Auckland

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If you and your partner are always chasing an adrenaline rush, you’ve got to head to Auckland! It’s the perfect city for any adventurous duo, as it offers incredible Sky-jumping adventures, the Sky tower pergola, and so much more! You could fill up on adventure just inside the city limits.

On the other hand, if you’re the kind of duo who likes to be in the city one day and out in nature the next, then Auckland is still your best bet. As a major hub for all of New Zealand, it’s a great place to connect with a bunch of different transportation options that’ll fit your budget and still let you rest your head in the same hotel every night. Altogether, it’s a great destination if you want to do a lot on your honeymoon.

Plus, if you and your partner love to be adventurous when you eat, Auckland is a great city for you. As one of the rising culinary cities in the world, Auckland’s got an abundance of diverse cafés, late night spots, and a wide array of exotic restaurants ready for you to enjoy. If you want great recommendations of places to stay as you travel the city, you’ve got to partner up with Bachcare, and the agents will help you find your perfect match, wherever you land.  

If You Speak Elvish To Each Other, You Need To See the Shire

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Next up, if you’re a giant Tolkien fan, then you know New Zealand is the absolute best destination for your honeymoon getaway. All you have to do is take a two-hour-long drive out of Auckland, and you’ll be inside the world of the Shire. Perfectly preserved and incredibly quaint, you’ll find exactly what your heart desires here in the heartland of New Zealand.

While many locals might take a day trip out of visiting the Shire, you can make the most of your stay in the pleasant New Zealand countryside. One way to get the full experience is by participating in a farm stay wherein you’ll wake up in the world of a Tolkien novel and get a taste of country life. These beautiful backdrops, coupled with the amazing food located at Shires Rest and The Green Dragon Pub, will make you want to stay forever.

Moreover, the Shire is a great destination year-round, so you won’t have to worry about any particular season spoiling your view. Simply come and enjoy these idyllic rolling hills. Whether you’re cosplaying as elves, hobbits, or just palling around as the lovers you are, as long as you love some Tolkien, you’re going to fit in perfectly at the Shire.  

If Relaxing Is What You’re After, Look For Rotorua

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If you and your partner are looking for an escape, then you’ve got to check out Rotorua. Rotorua is the gorgeous and serene location of the best all-natural geothermal hot springs in New Zealand. Here you can unwind in incredible mineral pools and soak your stress away.

All in all, Rotorua is one of the best honeymoon spots in New Zealand. And, if you’re looking for total privacy as you decompress together, tons of amazing spas offer private couples massage all over the area. This intimate offering allows you to take in the natural beauty of the place while staying away from all those other people who you didn’t just marry.

The perfect time to visit Rotorua is from November to May, making it a great option for most couples. In addition to the springs, with the help of some incredible travel agents at Bachcare, you can even book a stay at a lake lodge, which will give you an incredible view and feel the healing vibes of the spring without even leaving your room.

If You Want To Break In Your New Cameras Together, Grab Some Great Shots On The West Coast Of the South Island

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Paparoa National Park

If you and your significant other are incredible photographers and want to catch the best shot in New Zealand, you might head to the South Island. Out there on the West coast of the South Island, you’ll get the perfect balance of beautiful scenery, exciting activities, and a romantic atmosphere that just can’t be missed.

With tons of beautiful waterfalls, Paparoa National Park, and the highly unique views of Pancake Rocks surrounding you, it’ll be perfect for you shutterbugs. All across the South Island’s coast, no matter where you choose to poke your head, you will find an incredible backdrop to shoot.

To get the best experience on the South Island, you’re better off visiting from December to February. Remember, it will be nice and warm here in New Zealand in those otherwise frosty months. This beautiful weather will allow you to trek around and get the greatest shots while you enjoy each other’s company.

Book Your New Zealand Honeymoon Stay!

No matter where you head in New Zealand, you’re sure to have a great time with your new spouse. Once you know what you’re after, you’ll find an amazing destination, and your honeymoon is sure to be a little slice of heaven. 

So, as you choose your destination together, book your honeymoon with Bachcare today, so all you’ll have to do is plan to enjoy the moment.

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