Here are a few destinations that would make New Zealand one of the most awesome Honeymoon destinations in the world.
The word ‘Coromandel’ has its roots in India. It is a misfigured transliteration of Cholamandalam. For people who would like to experience their honeymoon amid the Pristine nature, Coromandel Island is the place to go. This Island is located at about two and a half hours of drive from the Auckland airport.
Not only is is charming, but its hot pools at the aptly named Hot Water beach are something that people can’t resist themselves from experiencing. Hire a shovel and dig a pool for you and your partner and get into your custom-made DIY private pool for you! Step in the piping hot water with steam billowing from the surrounding sand. For something a bit more cooler and more contemporary, make sure you check out the cafes, restaurants and other eateries for a taste of some locally-produced art, down some craft beer and relish on some some local seafood.
Stargazing at Mount Cook
Once you’ve spent the day gazing lovingly into your partner’s soulful eyes, you can turn your attention towards the sky, and do some stargazing at night. New Zealand is the proud host to the largest International Dark Sky Reserve, which is one of the best stargazing sites on earth. Flaunt your star and constellation-naming knowledge and make wishes on shooting stars together in the glittering dark skies of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park with your special someone. The Mount Cook National Park region is about 3 hours away by car from Queenstown Airport and about 4 hours away from Christchurch.
Rotorua - The Warm Amid The Cools
Around spectacular geothermal scenery of New Zealand, the complex at Rotorua allows you to enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic mud bath and sulphur spa. Get down and dirty (well… just literally and not anything more!) with your partner in this mud bath used by the Maoris for thousands of years to ease muscle pain. You can try the night time version called “Twilight Spa” which will allow you to bathe under the stars. This place, aptly named the Hell’s Gate is a 5-minute drive away from Rotorua International Airport. It also features the biggest mud volcano in New Zealand and the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
Glow-Worm Caves at Waitomo
The Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves are located near Waitomo on the North Island. It is 2 hours away from Auckland Airport and is the home to the rare and amazing glow worms. These tiny creatures produce blue-green light that illuminate the roof of the caves with a twinkling glow. Yes, it’s literally a cave full of worms, but these worms can count themselves among the natural wonders of the world. You can, with your partner, take a quiet boat ride through 30 million years of geological history to gaze at mother nature’s light display, which will be as romantic as being under a blanket of stars on a clear night.