Honeymoon in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, located in the South Island of New Zealand, is one of the country’s premier adventure destinations. Not only that, but it’s full of romantic sights and sounds, ample dining opportunities and luxury accommodation to boot.

You’ll never run out of things to do, nor you will you have any trouble finding a comfortable place to rest your weary heads at the end of a long day. Here are just some of the reasons why Queenstown and honeymoons go hand in hand, just like you and your loved one.

Queenstown dining after dark
Queenstown buzzing after dark. Photo: New Zealand Tourism.

Delectable dining

Everybody knows that great food and drink should be enjoyed as part of a honeymoon. Luckily, Queenstown provides this in abundance.

There are many cafes, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. Try out Botswana Butchery, a premium restaurant in a beautiful spot overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Leungo Lippe, executive chef, has designed a menu based around fine cut beef and organic foods for a mouthwatering experience.

Rata is another must-visit restaurant, a venture shared between Michelin-starred chef Josh Emett and renowned local restaurateur Fleur Caulton. This restaurant takes inspiration from everything New Zealand, especially down south. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere paired with delectable foods for the perfect night out.

If you’re wandering about town still looking for somewhere to dine, head to the Steamer Wharf. Here you’ll find a bunch of bars and tasty restaurants to satisfy a night’s cravings.

Queenstown Mall in Winter
Queenstown Mall in Winter

There are also tempting sweet shops to locate around town, and their treats often make the perfect dessert. Head to the Remarkable Sweet Shop to pick up some fudge, chocolate and other sweet treats.

Winter view of Lake Wakatipu
Winter view of Lake Wakatipu

Stag on deer park heights, Queenstown
Stag on deer park heights, Queenstown

The scenery

Queenstown and its surrounds are famous for some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. First up, be sure to explore Lake Wakatipu. In the summer months, laze on the shore and maybe head out in a two-person canoe to explore the calm waters.

In the winter, take a leisurely cruise across the lake, or walk some of the tracks surrounding it.

Don’t forget to head up the Skyline gondola, where you’ll get a great view over the town and beyond. Here, you can simply soak in the scenery with a cup of coffee, or try some more adventurous pursuits such as paragliding or the Luge.

Venture a little further out of town and you will come across stunning places like Glenorchy and Arrowtown. Not to mention you are not far from natural wonders like the Milford Sound.

Bike tour Queensland


If you like to get your heart racing, there’s no place like Queenstown. Jet down the Dart or Shotover Rivers, go white water rafting, bungy jumping, sky diving – whatever you do, you’re in for a white knuckle ride.

Try bungy jumping off the Kawarau Bridge for some beautiful scenery as you dive down over the river below, or have the town sights in your view as you jump from the top of the Skyline Gondola.

The Shotover jet is famous for revving around corners, surging through shallow waters and giving everybody in the boat a good spray of water, so don’t expect to come out dry on this adventure.

Of course when it’s winter, Queenstown offers the perfect conditions for skiing. What could be more romantic than nestling into a comfortable chalet, sipping on hot chocolate and then hitting the slopes?

Enjoy all the wonders of Queenstown on your honeymoon, enjoy its fine dining, great scenery and wonderful, warm and friendly atmosphere – even on the coldest of days.

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