14 Day South Island Honeymoon Package
Honeymoon in the stunning South Island with this all inclusive honeymoon package…
Honeymoon Package Includes:
- 14 Nights in 4.5 Star Accommodation
- Car Hire: Premium Toyota Corolla Automatic including Full Insurance (0-18 months old)
- Private Punt Ride on the Avon River
- Tasman Glacier Scenic Helicopter Flight
- TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise & Walter Peak High Country Farm Evening Dining
- Deep Cove Charters Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
- Central Otago Gourmet Wine Tour
- Private Pool Glacier Hot Pools
- Scenic Helicopter Flight over Franz Josef Glacier with Snow Landing
- Abel Tasman Boat Cruise
Day 1 Arrive Christchurch
Arrive in Christchurch, New Zealand’s Garden City. Collect your rental car from the airport, discover the city or relax in your Christchurch accommodation.
Late afternoon relax as you enjoy a private punt ride down the Avon River. Glide past trailing willows, woodlands, the leafy banks of the Botanic Gardens and historic buildings along the river.
Stay 1 night in Christchurch.
Day 2 Mount Cook
Driving time Christchurch to Mount Cook Village 332 km / 206 miles, 4 hours
Travel south across the Canterbury Plains and inland towards the majestic Southern Alps. Cross the barren Mackenzie Country to reach the glacial lakes as you journey towards Mount Cook.
Enjoy a magnificent Tasman Glacier Scenic Helicopter Flight with a snow landing on the Tasman Glacier and views Mount Cook.
Stay 1 night in Mount Cook.
Day 3 Queenstown
Driving time Mount Cook Village to Queenstown 262 km / 163 miles, 3.5 hours
Venture past Lake Pukaki a picturesque turquoise glacial lake, before you travel through the dramatic Lindis Pass which links the Mackenzie Basin with Central Otago. Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital and scenic resort town.
Enjoy a romantic evening cruise on the TSS Earnslaw. Cruise on the historic steamship across to Walter Peak Station for a Gourmet BBQ Dinner and followed by a farm tour. Cruise back to Queenstown as the sun sets over the mountains and lake.
Stay 1 night in Queenstown.
Day 4 Queenstown > Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
Driving time Queenstown to Manapouri 172 km / 106 miles, 2.5 hours
Located deep in the heart of a World Heritage Area, Doubtful Sound is an overwhelming place. Start your fantastic overnight cruise with a boat ride across Lake Manapouri to the West Arm, from here journey by vehicle over the mighty Wilmot Pass before arriving at Deep Cove. Board the ‘Seafinn’ and sit back and relax as your skipper and crew provide you with an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Wind your way around Doubtful Sound on your way out into the open Tasman Sea while you sightsee, relax or fish. Catch you evening meal form the sea and try filleting it too! During your cruise there is also the opportunity to kayak. In the evening enjoy a hearty meal with fellow guest before sitting back and enjoying the spectacular southern sunset that Doubtful Sound is renowned for.
Stay 1 night aboard the Seafinn.
Day 5 Queenstown
The following morning enjoy a cooked breakfast before cruising the fiord and returning to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri. Arrive back in Manapouri around midday.
Driving time Manapouri to Queenstown 172 km / 106 miles, 2.5 hours.
Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing in Queenstown.
Stay 2 nights in Queenstown.
Day 6 Queenstown
Today enjoy a Gourmet Wine Tour, this tour takes you through the stunning scenery of the Wakatipu Basin, Gibbston Valley, Cromwell and Bannockburn. Taste wines from 5 boutique wineries in the area. Tour New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave. Enjoy a sampling of local cheeses at one of the wineries. Complimented by a delightful platter lunch at a Bannockburn or Cromwell vineyard. Visit Old Cromwell Town, Kawarau Gorge and the historic Kawarua Bridge and bungy. Before returning to Queenstown.
Day 7 Wanaka
Driving time Queenstown to Wanaka 70 km / 43 miles, 1 hour
Drive over the beautiful Crown Range, New Zealand’s highest State Highway and admire the vistas from fantastic viewing points. Be sure to stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a refreshment before your arrival into Wanaka, boasting panoramic views, a relaxing atmosphere and a myriad of walking tracks. In the afternoon you have many options, you may want to visit Rippon Winery, Wanaka’s local boutique winery overlooking the lake with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You may also want to take a look around Wanaka’s shops, stroll around the lake’s edge, or indulge in one of the many activities on offer.
Stay 1 night in Wanaka.
Day 8 Franz Josef – Glacier Country
Driving time Wanaka to Franz Josef 285 km / 177 miles, 4 hours
Carry on up the West Coast to reach Franz Josef Glacier – there are many short walks / viewing points to take in along the Haast Pass Highway to break the journey. You may also wish to visit Fox Glacier itself along they way, which is signposted and located just south of Fox Glacier township. You can take the 2.6 km return walk (approx one hour) to access an excellent viewing point of Fox Glacier.
In the evening visit the Glacier Hot Pools for a rejuvenating soak under the stars in your own private pool.
Stay 2 nights in Franz Josef.
Day 9 Franz Josef – Glacier Country
Today discover Franz Josef Glacier from the air with a scenic helicopter flight that sweeps above the Westland National Park before landing in the snow to enjoy exceptional views of the Southern Alps.
Day 10 Hokitika
Driving time Franz Josef to Hokitika 159 km / 99 miles, 2 hours
Enjoy your journey along the West Coast to Hokitika, famous for its arts and crafts. Watch a masterpiece being crafted from gold, molten glass, paua or bone, or carve your own creation from wood or jade “pounamu.” Take in Hokitika’s natural beauty, enjoy its expansive beach or one of the many walking and mountain bike tracks.
Stay 1 night in Hokitika.
Day 11 Abel Tasman
Driving time Hokitika to Abel Tasman 359 km / 223 miles, 4.5 hours
Journey towards the Abel Tasman, an area renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, unmodified estuaries, long sunshine hours and the world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. In the afternoon relax on one of the many golden beaches.
Stay 2 nights in Abel Tasman.
Day 12 Abel Tasman
Enjoy a boat cruise into the Abel Tasman National Park where you can relax on the hot golden sand, enjoy a day walk or simply enjoy a return boat cruise without having to leave the boat. There are various options as to where you may want to get off in the National Park. You may wish to get off at one point and do a walk within the park to another point on the track where the boat will pick you up. Or you may just want to pack a picnic lunch, beach towels and laze on the beach for the day.
Day 13 Nelson
Driving time Abel Tasman to Nelson 65 km / 40 miles, 1 hour
Journey to Nelson, which enjoys New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours and discover the creative paradise that is Nelson, with artists, galleries, local markets and gourmet cafés.
Stay 1 night in Nelson.
Day 14 Hanmer Springs
Driving time Nelson to Hanmer Springs 308 km / 191 miles, 3.5 hours
Travel on to Hanmer Springs, a year round holiday destination offering a variety of outdoor activities, great cafes and of course the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. As a natural spa destination, visitors have been travelling to bathe in the rejuvenating hot mineral pools for over 120 years! Relax in open-air thermal public and private pools and de-stress with spa therapies.
Stay 1 night in Hanmer Springs.
Day 15 Depart Christchurch
Driving time Hanmer Springs to Christchurch 145 km / 90 miles, 2 hours
Travel to Christchurch at your leisure, drop off your rental car at Christchurch Airport and depart Christchurch.