A combination of adventure travel and luxury was the recipe for this Australia New Zealand Honeymoon package we planned for a Dallas couple. We put them at some of the South Pacific’s most acclaimed luxury lodges. They started their trip in the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest in the world, where they stayed in a Treehouse overlooking the river. They enjoyed private tours of the rainforest and massages at the fabulous spa. From here they experienced the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef. Next for their Australia New Zealand honeymoon package, they spent some time at the wonderful Wolgan Valley Resort nestled in the Blue Mountains Heritage area, where they got to see the Albino Kangaroo. And enjoyed some fabulous wine and food. From there they traveled to New Zealand, they enjoyed the wilderness and waterfalls at Treetops Lodge, where they experienced Maori culture and took in some of the geothermal sites. Then they traveled to the South Island and quaint Nelson to experience Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay and Farewell Spit. And they ended their Australia New Zealand honeymoon package in spectacular Queenstown at New Zealand’s Top 5 luxury lodge, Blanket Bay Lodge. Not only did they love their views of the lake, they took a scenic flight to Milford Sound and hiked the world famous Routeburn Track. Suggested Length: 17 Days
At the Cairns, board your transfer to the Daintree Rainforest where you will arrive at your home for the next 4 nights, your personal “treehouse” in the rainforest. Your days here will be spent touring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, exploring the world famous Great Barrier Reef, and relaxing in the solitude of this unique destination. Swim in crystal clear rivers, bungy jump, zip line, raft and more. This is a great place to relax or to sink your teeth in.
4.5-star lodge in Mossman
Your driver will whisk you back to Cairns for your flight to Sydney. Touch down, grab your rental car and drive to the Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains. This is an accessible wilderness, covering more than one million hectares of rainforest, canyons, eucalyptus forests and heath lands. Your home here is the luxury lodge Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, which creates a natural sanctuary where guests can experience a haven of wildlife, breathtaking natural beauty and relaxation.
Enjoy the next few days at leisure. For a little adventure travel here, guests are invited to take part in numerous excursions, based on the incredible beauty of the location, its wildlife and ecology, archaeology and both settler and aboriginal history. Activities include 4×4 safaris, night wildlife spotting, horse riding, mountain biking, bush walking, heritage and aboriginal interpretation tours.
5-star resort in Wolgan Valley
Head back to Sydney and fly to Rotorua, New Zealand. Here you will be treated to stay at one of the country’s most renowned wilderness resorts. A nature lover’s paradise, the lodge is set in more than 2,500 acres of private wilderness in New Zealand’s famed thermal region. Take in the next few days at leisure. Enjoy the local trout streams, lakes, over 70kms of hiking trails, 4WD & heli safaris, fly fishing, mountain bike riding and horse riding. The alpine rainforest and waterfalls are great for romantic picnics.
5-star lodge in Rotorua
Hop a flight to the South Island and land in Nelson, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. Pick up your rental car and drive to Golden Bay, taking in the gorgeous coastal scenery along the way. You’ve got two days to spend on this remote shore. Ride horses along cliffs and across lonely beaches. Spot seal pups on the rocks and whales at sea. Lose yourself in the ocean gusts whipping across the long, sandy Farewell Spit. A day kayaking at Abel Tasman could see a seal pup jump up on to your kayak.
3.5-star hotel in Golden Bay
Your luxury honeymoon continues today with a flight to Queenstown. A delight for scenery lovers and adventure travel adrenaline junkies alike, this is the outdoor adventure capital of the country, if not the world. Your home here is one of NZ’s most luxurious lodges. Nestled at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu about 45 minutes from Queenstown, the lodge is a rare combination of unspoiled beauty and luxury accommodation. Over the next couple of days, explore the Fiordland National Park. Cruise the breathtaking Milford Sound and get off the beaten path on the stunning Routeburn Walk.
5-star lodge outside Queenstown
Fly back home today reminiscing about your amazing experiences in the wilds of Australia and New Zealand and the beautiful accommodations you stayed at along the way.
- Private airport transfers
- 5 days rental car
- 4 nights Daintree Rainforest
- 3 nights Wolgan Valley
- 2 nights Golden Bay
- 3 nights Queenstown
- Daintree Rainforest tour
- Great Barrier Reef snorkeling/diving trip
- Kiwi Encounter
- Farewell Spit tour
- Helicopter to Milford Sound
- Routeburn Track Guided Hike
- 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
“Hunter Valley is an easy day trip from Sydney or from the Blue Mountains. I happen to love Chardonnay and Mistletoe Winery, a small family winery located in the Hunter Valley, was awarded the Trophy for the Best Australian Chardonnay at the Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Awards 2011.”
-Shannon, Down Under Endeavours