Honeymooning and wedding shoots in New Zealand – 10 best experiences and places you mustn’t miss
The mention of New Zealand invokes thoughts of vast landscapes, Lord of the Rings, award-winning wineries, and thrill-seeking adventures, all discovered at the end of the earth. New Zealand Walking Tours have crafted 10 experiences that are not to be missed.
Honeymooning and wedding shoots in New Zealand - 10 best experiences and places you mustn't miss
Explore the Great Walks of New Zealand
New Zealand’s iconic countryside consists of over 500 stunning hiking trails that connect rainforests, dramatic granite peaks, and every fiord, lake, river valley and rugged coastline in between.
Of these hiking trails, 9 are deemed particularly special by the New Zealand government with a tenth scheduled to open later this year.
Choose to hike one trail in its entirety or absorb a variety of landscapes with day hikes on several of the country’s Great Walks, famed for their unsurpassable views.
Indulge in locally-produced wine
Prepare your palette to be put through a journey of the senses.
The South Island is home to the famous Marlborough wine region, known for its production of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world, and the Central Otago region, producing some of the country’s best Pinot Noir.
Boasting an array of soil types, the North Island is famous for producing Chardonnay, but also other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
Hike, helicopter and jet boat in a UNESCO World Heritage Area
The Hollyford Experience is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets. Take a helicopter ride from Milford Sound and fly into rugged Martins Bay, home to one of New Zealand’s most remote luxury lodges; the Martins Bay Lodge.
Head on a walk to Long Reef for panoramic views of the wild West Coast before enjoying farm-to-table meals made with locally-sourced venison, beef and salmon.
An exhilarating jet boat ride across Lake McKerrow is a must for some stunning scenery before the end of the day.
Experience real magic in New Zealand’s smallest National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park is famous for being New Zealand’s smallest, but arguably most iconic National Park.
Turquoise green waters and lush native forest surround its golden sand beaches. But there’s a hidden secret here.
Experts note that when the night is at its darkest, head to the nearest beach, wander into the ocean and move the water with your hands, watch in amazement as the sea literally comes to life.
Billions of ocean phosphorescence emit light as the ocean is awakened, and a tranquil night will turn into a scene out of the movie Avatar.
Take a boat ride under a waterfall in Milford Sound
Milford Sound is famously regarded as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a statement that will surely never be challenged by any visitor.
Take the view of the steep valley from the Homer Tunnel and be met by a breathtaking cul-de-sac of giant granite peaks. The peaks of Milford Sound are often clad in thousands of waterfalls as a result of the region’s 300 days of rainfall each year.
It is an amazing natural creation that has been gifted to all who come to lay their eyes on it, an absolute picture of perfection.
Stay in the world’s most luxurious Net Zero energy campground
Stay at the head of Lake Wakatipu in the heart of New Zealand’s most iconic mountains.
Camp Glenorchy’s well-insulated accommodations harness the rays of the sun to provide power, keeping guests warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The site was developed to make a statement, to tell the world that it is possible to live sustainably, contribute to the growth of a beautiful community and retain an authentic 5-star luxury experience.