There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling up next to a fire and watching the snow fall with your one and only. If you’re dreaming of a winter honeymoon we know the perfect place. We’ll give you a clue – it’s known for its beautiful landscapes, amazing snow season for those ski and snowboard fanatics and the best part, it’s not too far from home. Pack your bags and don’t forget your scarves, we’re going to Queenstown New Zealand!
A place to stay:
The Hilton in Queenstown is a luxurious resort packed with features that will make you never want to leave. Relax in the Lake Wakatipu Suite where you have perfect views of the grandeur that is the lake.
The resort offers in room dining 24 hours a day meaning you can sit by the gas heated fire place and enjoy a delicious meal.
For something a little more luxurious, stay in the resort’s Relaxation Room. You’ll still get to enjoy the comfort of a fire place, in room dining and those uninterrupted picturesque views but there’s an extra bonus to this room… located on a private deck you can enjoy a hot tub at your leisure.
If you’d rather eat out of your room try one of the resort’s restaurants. At the Wakatipu Grill you can expect to be tasting some of Queenstown’s local produce. Each month the menu celebrates seasonal foods whilst still offering a range of dishes that are bound to tickle your fancy.
There’s loads to do around the resort with plenty of dining options, an executive cinema that you can book for just you and your loved one and a 25 metre indoor heated pool.
Images via Hilton Queenstown
What to see and do:
A helicopter tour of Milford Sound is an absolute must! Your tour lasts one and half hours where you’ll have a few stop offs and your guide will direct you to the magnificent sights. Enjoy the rugged mountains from above and take in all that is the Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO listed site.
If you prefer keeping close to the ground, there are plenty of other ways to see Milford Sound. Real Journeys offer kayaking, bus journeys, nature cruises and an overnight cruise of the Sound. You could always mix things up a bit by flying in and stoping off for a cruise.
Image via Real Journeys
Why not have a snow day? Less than a 90 minute drive from Queenstown are five ski fields for you to choose from. From June to October you can ski and snowboard at these parks. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not experience some of the finest heliski routes in the world.
Image via Southern Lakes Heliski
If you’re looking for a day of relaxation why not check out the Queenstown Spa and Wine Experience. Indulge in a spa massage of your choice and once you’re feeling rejuvenated, head off on an afternoon wine tour. On the wine tour you’ll be treated to a cheese and wine tasting as well as a delicious lunch. Here you’ll get to tour an underground wine cave – now that sounds exciting!
If you’re looking to host your ceremony in Queenstown, we also know the perfect place! Skyline Queenstown has so many options to make your wedding beautiful and unforgettable. Make an entrance and fly in via helicopter, or perhaps catch the gondola to your ceremony! If you are a fan of beautiful landscapes, Queenstown is just the perfect backdrop. Skyline Queenstown boasts uninterrupted views and outstanding food. Keep this one in mind if you’re hunting for the perfect venue.
Images via Skyline Queenstown
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a beautiful honeymoon destination with breathtaking views at every turn – and even better, it’s not far from home!