Honeymoon Escape: Queenstown to the Bay of Islands

Combine active adventures with romantic island idyll on this journey across some of New Zealand's most majestic landscapes.

Journey Overview

Combine active adventures on this romantic idyll which takes in some of New Zealand's most majestic landscapes. Soar over the mountain ranges of the spectacular Southern Alps, alighting to savour a champagne picnic with panoramic views. Explore the iconic landscapes of Hole in the Rock paired with a winery lunch. Cocoon in a private coastal bubble as you relax with a beachside picnic. And stay in luxurious lodges and hotels throughout. This adventure is one sure to leave you in awe.

Journey Highlights

  • See the Southern Alps on a thrilling helicopter flight, complete with glacier landings to explore on foot
  • Explore the panoramic landscapes of Lake Wakatipu on a private Tesla tour and jetboating adventure
  • Pair a scenic flight over the dramatic vistas of the Hole in the Rock with a Paroa Winery lunch
  • Relax in a private bubble of romantic idyll with a champagne beach picnic
  • Stay at the peaceful Donkey Bay Inn overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Queenstown

On arrival into adventure-packed Queenstown, meet your A&K driver at the baggage carousel and transfer by private vehicle to your luxury hotel. The remainder of today is at  leisure to relax in your suite, or perhaps head out and explore the many exciting restaurants, bars and local delights which Queenstown has to offer.
Hotel St Moritz

Day 2: Queenstown

Today starts with some high-flying adventure. After breakfast meet your A&K representative and transfer to Queenstown Airport for a spectacular private scenic helicopter flight to the Southern Alps, the rugged mountain range that divides the South Island. Gaze in awe at Mount Aspiring, its vast untouched tracts of native forest and ancient glacial icefalls sure to leave you spellbound. Discover natural wonders up close with a landing amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Mount Aspiring National Park, with time to explore back on terra firma. Savour a picturesque picnic lunch, toasting your first day with a bottle of champagne before it’s time to return. The remainder of the day is yours to further explore the manifold charms of Queenstown.
Hotel St Moritz Queenstown | Meals: BL

Day 3: Queenstown

Today you will discover the wonders of Lake Wakatipu. Meet your A&K representative and embark on a private adventure by luxury Tesla ESUV X. The lake occupies a single, glacier-carved trench and is bordered on all sides by tall mountains, offering spectacular landscapes to explore both on foot and over water. Take some time to wander and soak up the scenery before a thrilling jetboat experience on the sparkling Dart River. Savour a delicious three course lunch with champagne at luxurious Kinloch Lodge, known for its local seasonal fare, before returning to Queenstown.   
Hotel St Moritz Queenstown | Meals: BL

Day 4: Queenstown

Today is at your leisure to explore the wonders of Queenstown. Consider a bracing walk or hike along one of the nearby trails, or a game of golf at one of the many beautiful courses on offer. Embark on an epicurean exploration with a winery tour and savour some of the best Pinot Noir in the country. Visit nearby Arrowtown, an historic gold mining town, or get your adrenalin pumping with one of the many adventure activities which the area is famous for - bungee jumping, jetboat rides and more.
Hotel St Moritz Queenstown | Meals: B

Day 5: Queenstown - Bay of Islands

After breakfast transfer by private vehicle to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight  to the Bay of Islands where you are met and transferred to your elegant boutique accommodation.
Donkey Bay Inn | Meals: B

Day 6: Bay of Islands

Start with a sky-high adventure as you soar over the dramatic and beautiful Hole in the Rock on a scenic helicopter flight. Experience the natural vista from the air and on foot, with the option to land on the island and stand in awe of the natural wonders, surrounded by steep cliffs over 150 metres high. Your helicopter tour will conclude at the award-winning Sage Restaurant at Paroa Bay winery for a four-course champagne lunch before being transferred back to your accommodation with the afternoon at leisure.
Donkey Bay Inn | Meals: BL

Day 7: Bay of Islands

Today romance is in the air, as your guide whisks you away to savour a private picnic lunch on a secluded beach. Drink in charming seaside landscapes along the way before settling in with your gourmet picnic hamper of locally sourced treats, enjoying a glass of champagne as you wind down in this coastal idyll. Return to your lodge with the evening at leisure.
Donkey Bay Inn | Meals: BL

Day 8: Depart Bay of Islands

Transfer by private vehicle to the Bay of Islands Airport for your onward flight.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

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Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown

Honeymoon Escape: Queenstown to the Bay of Islands

Idyllically situated in Queenstown, New Zealand, Hotel St Moritz overlooks Lake Wakatipu to The Remarkables Mountain Range, offering sp ... Read more

Donkey Bay Inn, Bay of Islands

Honeymoon Escape: Queenstown to the Bay of Islands

Donkey Bay Inn commands wide-ocean views from a gated, private peninsula on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, a short walk ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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