Queenstown to Nelson Active Honeymoon Adventure

New Zealand’s South Island boasts a kaleidoscope of spectacular landscapes. On this exhilarating journey, see them from every angle.

Journey Overview

New Zealand’s South Island boasts a kaleidoscope of spectacular landscapes. On this exhilarating journey, see them from every angle. Soar over the magnificent Southern Alps on a private airborne adventure. Fly above Nelson’s Blue Lake that’s home to the world’s clearest waters, and cycle among the region’s mountainous wilderness, stopping to savour some of the country’s best Pinot Noir. Cruise along the sparkling coastline of Abel Tasman National Park, eyes peeled for resident fur seals basking in the sun. Balance each day’s experiences with moments of romance, enjoying champagne picnics with panoramic mountain views, epicurean explorations and stays at luxury lodges which are sure to leave you spellbound.

Journey Highlights

  • Stay in lakeside luxury at Queenstown’s Azur Lodge
  • See the spectacular Southern Alps from above on a thrilling scenic flight
  • Savour a romantic picnic among snow-capped peaks in Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Witness the natural wonders of Nelson on a heli-cycle experience at the legendary Blue Lake
  • Explore the untouched landscapes of Abel Tasman National Park on a coastal cruising adventure

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Queenstown

Arrive into the adventure paradise of Queenstown, meeting your A&K driver for your private transfer to your luxurious lodge. The day is yours to relax. Your elegantly appointed villa boasts breathtaking views of surrounding Lake Wakatipu and mountain scenery, the perfect place to unwind ahead of your upcoming adventure. 
Azur Lodge

Day 2: Queenstown

Today starts with some high-flying adventure. 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 the natural wonders up close with a landing amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Mount Aspiring National Park, with time to explore on terra firma. Savour a picturesque picnic lunch, toasting your first day with a bottle of champagne before it’s time to return to your lodge. The remainder of your day is yours to explore the manifold charms of Queenstown.
Azur Lodge | 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.
Azur Lodge | 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.
Azur Lodge | Meals: B

Day 5: Queenstown - Nelson

Farwell spectacular Queenstown today, meeting your A&K driver in the lobby for your transfer by private vehicle to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight to Nelson.

On arrival into Nelson collect your rental vehicle to start your self-drive adventure. Make your way to your tranquil waterfront lodge at your own pace, drinking in the diverse landscapes as you travel. On arrival, settle in to your secluded suite, admiring the peninsula views before savouring a delicious dinner. 
Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte | Meals: B

Day 6: Nelson

Your Nelson adventure is off to a flying start today, as you meet your A&K representative in the lodge lobby for your full day private tour starting with a helicopter flight over the stunning Nelson Lakes National Park. Relish the perfect bird’s eye view of the park, and admire the “Rotomairewhenua” - Blue Lake. Sacred to local Māori, it boasts the clearest natural fresh water in the world. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Rotoiti, and Lake Rotoroa, before alighting on terra firma to soak up the serenity before continuing by air to the most scenic winery in Nelson. Set out on a guided bike tour of the region, cycling by vineyards, hop gardens and artist’s studios aplenty. Stop for refreshments at the Old Post Office, before savouring a honeymoon ‘champagne’ lunch at renowned Gravity Winery, showcasing the rich local produce.

After lunch, be guided to the quaint coastal village of Mapua, where there is time to browse the galleries or simply soak up the maritime atmosphere over a gourmet ice cream. As the sun sets on your adventurous day, head back to your accommodation with the evening to relax.
Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte | Meals: BL

Day 7: Nelson

Today offers some coastal cruising, with a shared scenic exploration of the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline. In between admiring the spectacular landscapes by boat, you may enjoy kayaking, swimming and bush walk discoveries throughout the day, including a visit to the Tonga Island Marine Reserve where you can witness majestic New Zealand fur seals basking in the sun. Enjoy a delicious platter-style lunch of flavourful local fare, and should you so choose, you can embark on one of the many picturesque coastal bushwalking tracks. Return to your accommodation after your day of outdoor expeditions, relaxing in your luxurious lodge and savouring your last evening in this gorgeous part of the country.
Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte | Meals: BL

Day 8: Depart Nelson

Farewell beautiful Nelson this morning, returning your rental vehicle at the airport before meeting your onward flight.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Azur Lodge, Queenstown

Queenstown to Nelson Active Honeymoon Adventure

Azur is a contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, and consists of nine private villas, ... Read more

Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte

Queenstown to Nelson Active Honeymoon Adventure

New Zealand owned and operated, Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte offers charming luxury accommodation in a tranquil natural waterfront settin ... 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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