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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:
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.
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
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
Enjoy a relaxing morning after your late night of stargazing. Make the scenic drive to Mount Cook Village, where you will experience a helicopter excursion.
This is it! – if you have dreamt of truly experiencing the ultimate helicopter tour of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, then this signature helicopter flight will tick every box.
Circle the summit of New Zealand’s highest mountain -Aoraki/Mt Cook, experience a snow landing on the Tasman Glacier, discover icebergs on the Tasman Terminal Lake, view blue ice, hanging glaciers and the West Coast glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef. Gaze across to both the East & West coastlines of New Zealand’s South Island, enjoy coastal views of New Zealand’s South Island This glacier helicopter tour is the ultimate way to experience and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Mt Cook mountains. You will experience a snow landing high up on the Tasman Glacier and stand amongst the “natural silence” of this very special place. Feel as free as a bird as you gaze across the horizon and catch views of the incredible West Coast and wild Tasman Sea. Your last stop is the flight over the carved icebergs of the Tasman Terminal Lake on your return flight. In 50 minutes, you will have experienced the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park at its finest. Life really doesn’t get any better than this!
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.
Stay at Edgewater, Wanaka’s only lake edge accommodation. Sitting on the edge of Lake Wanaka and designed to flow with the seasons, Edgewater is a place to rest, recharge and connect. From tennis courts to spa pools, hotel-wide wi-fi to biking, there are many activities and services for you to enjoy. Relax in style in a deluxe one-bedroom suite, uniquely styled to the highest level with uninterrupted vistas right to the edge of Lake Wānaka. Your stay includes a delectable daily breakfast.
Stay 2 nights in Wanaka.
Accommodation: Edgewater Wanaka
Explore Wānaka today. Wānaka has a reputation for great food and wine, with a wide variety of lakefront bars, cafés and restaurants serving exceptional local cuisine, plus a wealth of artisans producing award-winning wine, beer, spirits, bread, and ice cream.
You could 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.
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 two 18 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.
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.
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.
Take a day to yourselves and embrace new beginnings.
You will be flown to a favourite Queenstown location – 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.
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.
As your unforgettable New Zealand elopement draws to a close, soak in the views before departing Queenstown at your leisure.
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.