Australia New Zealand Honeymoon Package

We had an adventurous honeymoon couple from Honolulu who wanted to explore all the high points of Australia and New Zealand. We arranged this Australia New Zealand Honeymoon Package to give them a taste of adventure and authentic local flavor in both countries.

First for their Australia New Zealand Honeymoon Package, they went to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. They did some snorkeling on the reef, plus went horseback riding and took a quad bike tour through the rainforest! They also had some leisure time to simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Next, it was on to sunny Sydney. In Sydney, they went on a bicycle tour of the highlights (complete with a pub visit!), climbed to the top of the Harbour Bridge at twilight, went diving with sharks in an aquarium, and took a surfing lesson on Bondi Beach.

Continuing their Australia New Zealand Honeymoon Package, they flew to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital. Their room at The Rees, with its gorgeous lake views, was the perfect place to unwind for the evening. The next day, they went bungy jumping and had a thrilling jet boat ride on the Dart River. They also went river surfing on the Kawarau River!

Next, they drove over to Fox Glacier—stopping for some short hikes along the way—for a heli hiking adventure on the glacier’s surface. Then for their Australia New Zealand Honeymoon Package, they drove up to Punakaiki, where they went horseback riding through the valley to the famous Pancake Rocks. Their last stop was the breathtaking Edenhouse retreat right next to Abel Tasman National Park. They went kayaking in the park, and even saw some fur seals in the water! Then they returned to the lodge to enjoy their final evening in New Zealand relaxing with a delicious dinner and wine. The gorgeous Edenhouse was the perfect place to unwind after nearly 3 weeks of incredible adventures.

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Starting at $5499 per person
Suggested Length18 days
Our ReferenceD157
Destinations

Day 1
Welcome to Australia! Enjoy a transfer from the airport to your accommodations in Port Douglas. Spend the rest of the day exploring this gorgeous city. Stroll down to the beach with a bottle of wine for a romantic sunset drink.
Villa San Michele

Day 2
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime: exploring the Great Barrier Reef! Quicksilver’s wave-piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just 1 meter underwater. Time to cross the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list!
Villa San Michele

Day 3
It’s a trip into the rainforest today, as you venture on horseback and ATV through the backwaters of Queensland! Go horseback riding through beautiful bushland and rainforest before lunch. Then zig zag your way through adventure trails on an ATV! Along the way, keep an eye out for wildlife and colorful birds.
Villa San Michele

Day 4
Enjoy a day at your leisure to soak up the beauty of the northern tropical beaches and your luxury resort. We can arrange a private dinner along the beach or in the canopy of the rainforest if this is a special romantic trip just for 2. Or, you can hike to waterfalls, discover Aboriginal culture in the ancient Daintree Rainforest, and even go whitewater rafting.
Villa San Michele

Day 5
Your Australia and New Zealand honeymoon continues to cosmopolitan Sydney. Your hotel is within walking distance of everything you’d ever want to do in Sydney. Visit the popular Bondi Beach, visit the historic Rocks District for fabulous shopping, and discover the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 6
Today, join a small group as you cycle around Sydney’s major sites on a fun bike tour. Your expert guide will escort you to plenty of great attractions. You’ll even stop at a pub for a pint at the halfway point—but not for long, because there is so much to see! Tonight, you’ll head up for a Harbour BridgeClimb at twilight to see the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Tower Eye, and the rest of the skyline from an all new, 360-degree perspective.
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 7
Head to nearby Manly, where you will gear up for a shark dive in an aquarium! Take the plunge into the waters and come face-to-face with huge sharks, turtles, stingrays, and fish. We can even add a shark feeding experience.
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 8
While in Australia, you have to try your hand at surfing! Enjoy an easy and fun group surfing lesson on the famous Bondi Beach. The rest of the day is yours to explore Sydney at your leisure.
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 9
Ride in your escorted town car back to the airport today for a flight to the Southern Alps of New Zealand, and arrive in Queenstown. A delight for scenery lovers and adrenaline junkies alike, Queenstown is the outdoor adventure capital of the country, if not the world. At the hotel, enjoy stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and perhaps open a bottle of local New Zealand wine.
The Rees Hotel

Day 10
What better way to start your adventure in Queenstown than by doing a bungy jump in the place where bungy originated: the Kawarau Bridge. After you take the leap, have some time to recover and grab lunch. This afternoon, it’s a jet boat ride on one of Queenstown’s most exciting and scenic rivers. Zoom along the Dart River, and prepare to get wet when the boat makes its 360-degree spins!
The Rees Hotel

Day 11
Try something new today: surfing on the Kawarau River, with just you and a bodyboard taking on whitewater rapids! Optimize the rush by surfing the waves, spinning in whirlpools, playing on eddy lines, and riding underwater currents.
The Rees Hotel

Day 12
Drive through the most scenic part of New Zealand’s alpine landscapes today as you make your way over the Haast Pass and its swimmable waterfalls to the rugged West Coast and the glacier region. Tiny townships near the coast, Fox and Franz Josef Glacier towns are havens for the outdoors enthusiast, with the only glaciers in the world that slide through temperate rainforest.
Distinction Fox Glacier

Day 13
This morning, you’ll board a helicopter to the top of Fox Glacier, and then have half a day to hike around on the ice. With crampons on the bottom of your boots and an ice pick in your hand, you’ll wander through blue crevasses and icy caves with the help of an expert guide. Spend the rest of your day doing any number of additional activities: soaking in hot pools, viewing real live kiwi birds in a nocturnal kiwi house, hiking, horseback riding, or just enjoying the rugged feel of this remote town.
Distinction Fox Glacier

Day 14
It’s a drive up the rugged West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island today, past windswept beaches, stark sea cliffs dropping into the roaring ocean, and hazy fog that hangs over the alps to your right as you navigate this thin strip of land between the ocean and the mountains. The drive gets better and better the farther north you drive.
Punakaiki Resort

Day 15
Enjoy a fun horse trek into the Punakaiki Valley today. Ride through native bush to view huge limestone bluffs capped with lush temperate rainforest. Make a stop on the scenic river flat before winding your way back to the coast. This scenic feast is rounded off with a stroll down Punakaiki Beach. Experience the powerful sea rolling onto the famous Pancake Rocks.
Punakaiki Resort

Day 16
Drive further north today, through the stunning Buller River Gorge and past Abel Tasman National Park to Edenhouse, your luxurious retreat for the next 2 nights. Nestled in a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson, this enchanting country retreat is so beautiful that you’ll be hard pressed to tear yourself away and explore the world-famous attractions nearby!
Edenhouse

Day 17
Today, you’ll travel into Abel Tasman National Park by scenic water taxi. Then, hop into your kayak and discover the beautiful beaches, tidal estuaries, and rivers of the the most scenic kayaking are of the Abel Tasman National Park: Anchorage to Bark Bay. Enjoy the antics of the cheeky fur seals as they swim around (sometimes onto!) your kayak, and watch sea birds working the shoals of fish or resting on rocky outcrops. Pause at a sheltered cove for lunch and take time to relax and explore. On your return journey, if the winds are favorable, the kayak sails will be hoisted and you will sail back to Torrent Bay. Return to the lodge and enjoy your final evening in New Zealand in complete luxury.
Edenhouse

Day 18
A flight from Nelson to Auckland, and then from Auckland home, completes your Australia and New Zealand honeymoon adventure today.

  • 4 nights Villa San Michele, Port Douglas
  • 4 nights The Grace Hotel Sydney
  • 3 nights The Rees Hotel, Queenstown
  • 2 nights Distinction Fox Glacier
  • 1 night Punakaiki Resort
  • 3 nights Edenhouse
  • 7 days rental car
  • Great Barrier Reef snorkel cruise
  • Horseback and ATV tour in Cairns
  • Twilight Harbour BridgeClimb in Sydney
  • Bonza Bike Tours – Sydney classic tour
  • Shark dive at Manly Oceanworld
  • Let’s Go Surfing – Surf lesson at Bondi Beach
  • Bungy jumping in Queenstown
  • Shotover jetboat ride in Queenstown
  • River surfing in Queenstown
  • Heli hike on Fox Glacier
  • Horseback ride in Golden Bay
  • Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Private airport transfers

Queensland is one of the only states in Australia where you can cuddle a koala. Make sure you go to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, where you can cuddle a koala and get up close to Australia’s unique wildlife.
–Emily, Down Under Endeavours

The Grace Hotel

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Comfort
  • Rooftop Recreation Center and Gym
  • Sauna and Steam Room
  • Heated Lap Pool
  • Grace Brasserie Restaurant
  • Free Wifi

Things To Do

  • Bondi Beach and Manly Beach
  • Sydney Opera House Tours
  • Scenic Seaplane and Oceanside Lunch
  • Privately Chartered Lunch Cruise
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Bonza Bike Tours

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney
  • Small-Group or Private Touring
  • Sydney Highlights Tours
  • Beach Tours
  • Easy and Safe
  • Entertaining, Local Guides
  • Child Bikes and Baby Seats Available

Let’s Go Surfing

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney and Byron Bay
  • Surfing Lessons for Beginners and Intermediate
  • Small-Group or Private Lessons
  • Suitable for Children 7 and Up
  • Bondi Beach Local Tours

The Rees Hotel

Partner Information

  • Location: Queenstown
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel and Apartments
  • Comfort Level: Superior Comfort
  • Private Lakeview Balconies
  • True South Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Extensive Wine Cellar
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Private Wharf

Things To Do

  • Free Shuttle into Queenstown
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours
  • Central Otago Wine Tours
  • Jetboat Rides
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Canyoning
  • 4WD Tours of Queenstown Surrounds