(Closed) Honeymoon in New Zealand? Should we go for it

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
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  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    We honeymooned in New Zealand and talk about going back for a second honeymoon someday.  We went in March and had fantastic weather the whole time (about 2.5 weeks).  It truly is paradise!  If you can swing it, then you guys should definitely go!  I don’t think I’d quit my job though.  Would you consider going for a shorter time period?  Maybe just focus on one island?

    Post # 17
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    Wannabee

    I have been to New Zealand and its absolutely beautiful.  My Fiance is from there.

    Places worth a visit:

    Coromandel & hot water beach (check out macklemores cant hold us video – ITS there on the boat)

    Rotorua

    Mount Monganui

    Lake Taupo (Hilton hotel amazing)

    Havelock North (For wineries galore)

    Queenstown (Roads on south island are scary, I would recommend going by cruise ship or boat tour)

    However, it is expensive compared to here. A lot of people hire camper vans to get about(which i dont do so not sure how much that would be).

    Its a cool experience going to nice hotels with good restaurants as the food is local, fresh and amazing.

    Also your May/June timescale makes it winter in NZ.  I would recommend going for their best summer months Jan/Feb instead.

    It is a must do exerience, but I would recommend saving up, then spending some money on the experience so you can do everything that you want to and dont have to worry about money.

     

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    irishbride2018 :  A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime vacation and I say go for it.  One month is perfect, provided you can do it.  Going during their off-season can help with costs tremendously (ie: their winter, which is Jun-Sep).

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

    Both quitting your jobs is tough. That would make us and our parents very uneasy. But NZ is amazing – I studied abroad there and you definitely do need a couple weeks if you want to go hiking. To pair down from a month to 2-3 weeks, you could cut the North Island. It’s not really anything compared to the South Island anyway so you won’t be missing much. 

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