Day 1 - Romance in the air
Get off the plane and straightway you can smell the fresh mountain air. What would be more romantic than gathering a picnic and jumping in a helicopter together to be left on a remote mountaintop for an afternoon, sharing the incredible views and the feeling of being the only two people left on earth before coming back to town for a languid wander.
Once the sun starts its descent, a pre-dinner stroll along the waterfront to catch the sunset and soak up the buzz of town is ideal—and options for dinner are plentiful. From intimate dining spaces at bistro-style restaurants, to al fresco seafood and tapas, a romantic meal high above Queenstown, to lively and rich ethnic options, there’s something to savour whatever your mood.
Day 2 - A fun day out in Paradise
Drive New Zealand's most scenic highway from Queenstown to Glenorchy, a winding road that takes approximately 45 minutes but allow time for lots of stops, your camera won't stop clicking.
Stopping for a picnic along the way and exploring the walking tracks of Glenorchy. Visit Lord the Rings locations, travel to Paradise. It's not to be missed. A guided tour will help you relive the magic of the trilogy films and ensure you don't miss anything. The local guides have all the insider information on the filming and set locations.
Enjoy sumptuous cuisine at one of the restaurants in town and take in the stunning views over Queenstown and the surrounding mountains, serving iconic New Zealand fare infused with international influences; whether it's fresh seafood, tender Southland beef or delicious vegetarian dishes - there is something to suit every taste. Talk to chefs as you watch them cook your food to perfection on the grill, or indulge your sweet tooth and head straight to dessert.
Day 3 – Explore the wine region
Queenstown’s award-winning Pinot Noir is a treat, and taking the time to do tastings at beautiful cellar doors is a must-do on your honeymoon. Here, the focus is on the surrounds as well as the vintage swilling in your glass, with architecturally designed cellar doors and bistros complementing the rolling hills of vines and the rugged mountain surrounds.
Soak in a hot tub and watch the light transform the mountains from tawny golds to bright copper peaks that fade to silver shadows at night.
There are dining options at every turn too, whether you want to cloister yourselves away in a private dining room, or get amongst the buzz of Queenstown’s cosmopolitan dining scene and put your love on display.
Day 4 - Retail therapy
Queenstown boasts great shopping with luxury brands, iconic New Zealand design stores, souvenirs, boutique fashion and adventure sports equipment aplenty all centrally located in the compact town.