|South Pacific - New Zealand|
New Zealand Highlights
New Zealand's outstanding landscape is among the world's top destinations and is an ideal location for your destination wedding or honeymoon. You'll discover places and interests that go beyond your realm of experience.
New Zealand's nature shows her awesome power with beautiful glaciers, pristine fiords and steaming geothermal hot spots. The lakes and streams are full of giant Rainbow and Brown Trout and protected for their beauty, New Zealand's parks and reserves can be wild, cultured or somewhere in between. Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch or a snorkel, depending on whether the reserve you're visiting is above ground or below the waves. Take a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane ride at Mount Cook that carries you over the awesome peaks and breathtaking scenery or sea kayak at Stewart Island, a remote, unspoiled island in the Pacific. Enjoy a dizzying choice of outdoor activities-jet boating, whitewater rafting, and bungee jumping are just some of the spine-tingling adventures that Queenstown has to offer while, Mildord Sound lets you embark on a scenic alpine drive to cruise on the calm waters where fur seals and bottlenose dolphins can be spotted. Hike through a vast area of rainforests, glacial lakes, and waterfalls or enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Wakatipu onboard a beautifully restored vintage steamer. The destination wedding or honeymoon of your dreams awaits you in the island of New Zealand.
Honeymoons in New Zealand
Treasured memories of new beginnings start with a honeymoon to remember. Stay in your own totally exclusive waterfront villa. Enjoy sunset private dining with your own chef beside lake or beach whilst watching the sunset turn the water pink. Follow your passion by day - explore, fish, golf and then return to your own waterfront haven - an intimate and individual retreat. Take a day cruise aboard your own private charter yacht to a remote beach or cove. Sport-fish or fly-fish for trout - your chef to cook the catch to tantalize the taste buds. Helicopter to widen your horizons seeking the pleasures that unfold in unique landscapes - dot down for champagne and gourmet picnic, laze awhile or stroll the remote beaches and coastal trails. Choose and all inclusive honeymoon package and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful honeymoon suite, renowned cuisine, exotic concoctions, and even a special gift upon arrival. Stay and experience the true essence of New Zealand for your special honeymoon.
Destination Weddings in New Zealand
Whether you want to elope, or bring a planeload of guests with you, New Zealand promises to make your wedding day memorable for all the right reasons. Maybe you see yourselves having a heli-wedding on a mountain top, a traditional service in a tiny lakeside chapel or a bare-foot ceremony on a vast surf beach. With a landscape as varied as New Zealand's, almost anything is possible. Blessing ceremonies are available for honeymooning couples who want a special celebration, and arranging all the details doesn't have to be a headache. Choose an all-inclusive wedding package and let a professional wedding coordinator take care of everything - just show up with your passports and wedding rings.
Facts for the Bride and Groom
Time Zone: New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. In summer New Zealand uses 'daylight saving', with clocks put forward one hour to GMT+13 hours. Daylight saving begins on the first Sunday in October and ends on the third Sunday of the following March, when clocks are put back to GMT+12 hours.
Language: English is the common and everyday language of New Zealand. New Zealand is a multi-cultural society and you may hear many other languages spoken, including Maori, which is also an official language of New Zealand.
Currency: New Zealand's unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, some hotels and Bureau de Change kiosks, which are found at international airports and most city centers. All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand. Travelers Checks are accepted at hotels, banks and some stores.
Road Rules: New Zealanders drive on the left-hand side of the road. Drivers give way (or yield) to all traffic crossing or approaching from the right.
Entry Requirements: Anyone wanting to enter New Zealand must carry a valid passport and everyone, except holders of Australian and New Zealand passports, requires a visa to enter New Zealand.
Climate And Weather
|The north of New Zealand is subtropical and the south temperate. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30 degrees C and in winter between 10-15 degrees C. While these temperatures are the norm, the weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly as cold fronts or tropical cyclones quickly blow in. Because of this, you should be prepared for sudden changes in weather and temperature, particularly if you're going hiking or doing other outdoor activities.|