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10 Day NZ Elopement Honeymoon Itinerary – Elopement Packages New Zealand

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Choose to hold your ceremony at the start or end of this incredible romantic itinerary.
We will work personally with you both so that the moments match the dreams.
*Includes a complimentary New Zealand gift basket on arrival worth $150

New Zealand Luxury Escapes can plan and book your perfect elopement packages New Zealand. See below for a recommended 10 Day New Zealand Elopement Honeymoon Itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Christchurch
  • Day 2 – Lake Tekapo & Mackenzie Basin
  • Day 3 – Mt Cook Helicopter Tour
  • Day 4 – Wanaka
  • Day 5 – Wanaka
  • Day 6 – Queenstown
  • Day 7 – Queenstown
  • Day 8 – Queenstown Elopement
  • Day 9 – Queenstown Helicopter Picnic in Paradise
  • Day 10 – Queenstown
  • Day 11 – Depart Queenstown

Our elopement packages for New Zealand are completely customisable. You may like to plan your elopement at the start of your New Zealand adventure, followed by a honeymoon.

Or, as outlined below, enjoy a series of unforgettable romantic adventures before your special day. This elopement package New Zealand finishes with a relaxing 5 night stay in Queenstown. Take the time to finish preparations for your wedding and relax with family, friends, and guests.

Read on to learn the details of this 10 day New Zealand elopement itinerary.

10 Day NZ Elopement or Honeymoon Itinerary – Elopement Packages New Zealand

Day 1 Arrive in Christchurch

Your exclusive New Zealand elopement experience begins in Christchurch, the perfect gateway to the South Island. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the city and sampling the exciting culinary scene. Romantic options are available to start your bespoke experience, from private helicopter flights with mountain landings including champagne and cheeseboard to dinner by Tram, a great way to discover the city in comfort as you make a toast to your romantic New Zealand getaway.

Stay 1 night in Christchurch.

Accommodation: The George Hotel

The George Christchurch

Day 2 Lake Tekapo + Mackenzie Basin

Driving time Christchurch to Lakestone Lodge – 4 hours 

The Mackenzie Basin is home to some of New Zealand’s most sublime scenery. From towering peaks (including New Zealand’s tallest, Aoraki/Mt Cook) to brilliant turquoise lakes and shimmering glaciers, the Southern Alps are an awe-inspiring destination. Your first glimpse of the glacial lakes is at Lake Tekapo, a picturesque settlement surrounded by mountains.

Continuing south, you will pass by the breathtaking southern shores of Lake Pukaki before arriving at Lakestone Lodge, a purpose built, six bedroom, off grid, luxury lodge positioned in a spectacular location on the shores of Lake Pukaki. Your stay includes a three-course dinner and cooked breakfast.

In the evening, enjoy a unique stargazing experience that will treat you to the best of the Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve. Your guide will prepare a perfectly positioned hammock so you are looking directly at the wonders above and makes you snug with a warm woollen blanket and complimentary mulled wine or hot drink. Your guide will point out all the highlights of the southern sky with a high powered laser pointer and explain some Maori legends about the sky as well as other interesting theories.

Stay 2 nights in Lake Pukaki.

Accommodation: Lakestone Lodge

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Day 3 Mackenzie Basin + Mount Cook Helicopter Tour

Heliworks will fly you and your partner to one of their ultimate locations in the paradise setting of the Aoraki / Mt. Cook National Park. Here you will be given the time to relax together, unwind and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding scenery. 

Next you will enjoy a gourmet picnic hamper which is put together using the finest New Zealand produce. Choose to pair your picnic with Wine, Bubbles or Beer! We provide everything you need, a fantastic addition to your New Zealand honeymoon package.

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Day 4 Wanaka

Driving time Lakestone Lodge to Wanaka – 3 hours 

Journey over the Lindis Pass today as you travel from the Mackenzie Basin to Central Otago. Wanaka marks your arrival into the Queenstown Lakes region, New Zealand’s premier alpine destination. Here you will find stunning glacial lakes, incredible mountain vistas, and all manner of outdoor pursuits.

Escape the bustle of town at Mahu Whenua, a ridgeline homestead and eco sanctuary. This luxurious high country homestead offers total privacy, unforgettable experiences, and exquisite food and wine in a setting which spans over 55,000 hectares of majestic natural beauty. Your accommodation includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapés, refreshments, picnics, and premium wine and other beverages.

Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.

Accommodation: Mahu Whenua

Mahu Whenua luxury lodge and eco retreat Wanaka

Day 5 Wanaka

Explore your surrounds at Mahu Whenua today, with the option to enjoy the Homestead facilities, which include two open fireplaces, a large open living area with expansive views, a media & games room, a library, a pool table, an outdoor spa pool, a sheltered swimming pool, and a large deck that makes the most of the incredible location.

You could also indulge in the activities on offer around Wanaka, from hiking in Mt Aspiring National Park to kayaking on Lake Wanaka and touring the wineries of Central Otago. Heli-accessed hiking, farm tours, and winery tours are also on offer.

Mahu Whenua luxury lodge and eco retreat Wanaka

Day 6 Queenstown

Driving time Wanaka to Queenstown – 1 hour

Today your journey takes you to Queenstown, the ultimate luxury destination on New Zealand’s South Island. From world-class luxury lodges to indulgent spa experiences, superb cuisine and exclusive tours, Queenstown is the ideal New Zealand elopement destination.

It is here you can start preparing for your magical mountain top wedding. Manicures, pedicures, hair and makeup can all be arranged.

Your accommodation in Queenstown is at Millbrook Resort, a top 5-star rated hotel and resort located in the outskirts of Queenstown, nearby to picturesque Arrowtown. Millbrook offers a range of accommodation options, making it your ideal base for your wedding and wedding party. Beautifully designed Studios, One and Two Bedroom Suites, Resort Homes and Luxury Retreats are all on offer.

Millbrook Resort encompasses a 27 hole championship golf course, covered driving range, an award-winning day spa, five exquisite dining options, health and fitness centre with gymnasium, 25m lap pool, outdoor hot pools and sauna.

Stay 5 nights in Queenstown.

Accommodation: Millbrook Resort. Enquire for alternative accommodation options.

Millbrook Resort Queenstown Hotel

Day 7 Queenstown

Today is yours to prepare for your New Zealand elopement and big day ahead. New Zealand Luxury Escapes can help plan a day of preparation or relaxation depending on your preferences.

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Day 8 Queenstown Elopement

Enjoy the red carpet treatment; with your celebration held at Millbrook Resort. There is also the option to add on a helicopter excursion for wedding photos. Choose from six different landing locations including The Remarkables, The Ledge on Cecil Peak, Mt Nicholas, Coromandel Peak, Earnslaw Burn and Jura Glacier. Our top recommendations include Mt Nicholas or Earnslaw Burn. Please enquire for pricing and options.

You may wish to hold your wedding reception, if you choose to have one, at Millbrook Resort or perhaps at a local winery; Mount Soho Winery, Peregrine Winery and Gibbston Valley Winery are popular options.

Queenstown New Zealand Elopement Package

Day 9 Queenstown + Paradise Picnic

Take a day to yourselves and embrace new beginnings.

You will be flown to a favourite Queenstown location  – Cecil Peak, where you get to land, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery with a gourmet picnic put together with all the finest New Zealand produce, including wine or bubbles.

You will also get an amazing view of The Remarkables Mountains and a bird’s eye view across Queenstown.

The perfect start to your New Zealand honeymoon.

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Day 10 Queenstown

Today is spent at your leisure, either relaxing at Millbrook Resort and perhaps indulging in the spa treatments on offer, or adding another activity from the wide array on offer in Queenstown. Options range from guided nature walks and private cruises on Lake Wakatipu to more adrenaline-fuelled activities such as jet-boating and rafting.

Day 11 Depart Queenstown

As your unforgettable New Zealand elopement draws to a close, soak in the views before departing Queenstown at your leisure.

Booking elopement packages New Zealand

Typically, wedding venues in New Zealand come with their own celebrant. Therefore, many of these details will be in place as soon as you book your New Zealand elopement.

As New Zealand wedding venues book up well in advance, we recommend reserving your date early.

Contact us today to begin planning your unforgettable elopement in New Zealand.

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