Hey, we’re haven’t even hit the summer season yet and here I am talking about the next year’s Autumn! But a lot of international visitors book their New Zealand honeymoon 12 months ahead, so it is timely. Listed below are a few advantages to planning an Autumn Honeymoon in New Zealand:


Advantage No 1 – Settled Weather New Zealand in autumn


The Autumn months mean sad goodbyes for some. But in that special time between March and May, the scenery is never more beautiful and the weather is probably at it’s calmest. It’s a great combo to see the rich Autumn colours, yet at the same time, enjoy sunny blue skies.

Lewis Pass2

Advantage No 2 – New Zealand in Autumn photography


Nature actually creates a darker light and keen photographers love it. Loved-up honeymooners will get a lot of space to themselves to photograph those surprisingly friendly Tuis and Fantails. No waiting for others to step out of your way here folks. There’s no sweeter moment when you re-visit your photos and recall that beautiful waterfall.

Waterfall couples

Advantage No 3 – Off-the-beaten in New Zealand:


In the Autumn months it’s still possible to enjoy off-the-beaten places like Lake Hauroko in the Fiordland National Park. (Can you believe that many New Zealanders have never heard of this, let alone seen it!). Tour number will be fewer and you’ll often get the undivided attention of your guide.

Lake Hauroko

Advantage No 4 – Seasonal prices and more choices:


Of course it’s beneficial to your wallet when the ‘shoulder’ winter rates kick in. Plus there’s the added bonus of having a better range of choices for romantic accommodation. You may not be so lucky to get this gorgeous little cottage in the busy summer months.

Old Schoolhouse Kina

Advantage No 5 – Walking tracks:


Long after the Christmas/New Year visitors have departed these shores, you’ll get to explore great walking tracks without meeting a single soul on the way. How cool is that!

Autumn Honeymoon couples

The lovely lady who took this photo on a beautiful day in March, was the only person we met on this part of the Milford Track .We remember her kindly. Thanks Karen.


Happy travelling.

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4 responses to “Autumn Honeymoon in New Zealand”

  1. Jan Roberts says:

    Lovely blog and oh so true. Autumn in NZ is a favourite time of year for us – the variations of colour around the country, less people at all those hot spots. Love that photo of the two of you at the waterfall – special day indeed for two special people. 🙂

    • GuestNZ says:

      Thank you for your lovely comments Jan. Yes, we wonder why visitors see Autumn as a winding down time. For us, it’s towards the end of a busy season and that’s when we get to have a stress-free explore of parts of the country. Sure, you might need to add an extra layer of clothing but we’ve found that aquatic activities are great at this time of year, as the waters are usually so calm. Great for biking tracks too. And those Autumn colours are spectacular.

  2. Greg Whyte says:

    Could not agree more and agree with the comments above re clothing – whilst we are not often as cold as what they are used to it is still winter or nearing Spring and with that you get a real mixture of weather.

    We had our own first honeymooners of the season last week – young couple from Paris married a week earlier – awesome to be able to share our little piece of paradise here in Waihi Beach and point them in the direction of Waitomo for the glowworm caves and Otorohanga to see kiwis and most of our native birds at the Kiwi House.

    Enjoy your blog – it reminds us of what a great country we are fortunate to live in.

    Greg & Ali

    • GuestNZ says:

      Greg and Ali, this is what’s so great about staying with the ‘locals’ – local knowledge. We love honeymooners because they’re always happy and like you, we enjoy sharing our passion for this country.

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