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Our honeymoon trip to New Zealand and Australia was one of a kind! It was a 16-day heavenly experience that saw us witnessing the best attractions in New Zealand and amazing nightlife in Australia. Unlike normal travelers, we didn’t want an itinerary kind of a trip where everything was planned and scheduled. Our dream was to have a wild vacation where we could go wherever we wanted and that is exactly what we did!

We booked a New Zealand and Australia honeymoon package from TravelTriangle (found on the internet) and got all our basics for the trip sorted. These were our flights, hotels, pick and drop, and meals. Sightseeing pre-bookings included hot air balloon ride and showboat in Australia.

Rest everything that we saw was planned by us and to witness New Zealand in an authentic manner – we chose a self-drive option for exploring the country.

Our New Zealand honeymoon package details

  • Cost: INR 516000
  • Duration: 16 nights 17 days
  • Trip Type: Honeymoon
  • Inclusions: Flights, Hotels, Pick and drop, transfers, self-drive vehicle, breakfast, and sightseeing (only in Australia)
  • Exclusions: Sightseeing done on our own, lunch, dinner, and everything else that we did on our own

New Zealand

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We landed in Christchurch in the evening and were transferred to our hotel. In the morning, post-breakfast, we got our rented car as desired and were off to explore Dunedin. We had started at 9 in the morning and it was almost 3 pm by the time we reached the city. The roads on the way were excellent and were accompanied by mesmerizing sceneries.

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Since we had reached almost in the evening, the shops in the city had closed but the cafes by the riverside were open. We had an amazing meal here post which we indulged in some water sports activities and then went to our hotel for an overnight stay.

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Next morning, we left for Queenstown where we stayed for two days. During these days, we did the Shotover jet ride and believe me when I say it, it was thrilling beyond imagination. We also had a great time partying till the wee hours of the morning and exploring the nightlife of Queenstown. One more amazing experience that we indulged in Queenstown was the helicopter ride. It was picturesque experience, the beauty of which, cannot be defined in words.

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It was now time for a visit to the Fox Glacier and since we also had to return to Christchurch after visiting it, it got a bit hectic. Nonetheless, we managed to visit it and boy, it was worth it!

Post this, we drove back to Christchurch and were in such a hurry that we even got a speeding ticket. But in the end, we did manage to reach on time and catch our flight to Gold Coast (Australia).


Gold Coast

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We spent 4 days in Gold Coast and were here joined by my sister and brother in law who were also on their honeymoon. These four days had us indulge in various exciting activities like partying, hot air balloon ride, and more partying. We also did a lot of shopping at the biggest mall in Gold Coast and it was bliss. There were more brands here than we could think off and this type of therapy was just perfect for me! Time spent here will always be cherished. And the hot air balloon ride that we took, will also be remembered for a lifetime!


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Next up was Sydney and here once again, our holiday ritual of partying was continued. Almost all the time, we were in and out of the beaches and its shacks here and it was truly incredible to live this kind of a holiday. We did a lot of sightseeing on our own here and this included the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Darling Harbour (from where we also took a ferry to Manly Beach).

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Apart from this, we also visited the world-famous Bondi beach and it was truly an incredible experience. We visited a place called the Iceberg Hotel here and it had an infinity pool with breathtaking views. We also did a walk from Bondi to Coogee which was stunning since we passed by a lot of pools, cliffs, coastal areas, and beaches. Another enjoyable experience for us was Pub Crawling which we gave us a stunning nightlife experience of Australia. There was a lot of shopping at Pittsburg Street involved and a fine lunch at a Japanese restaurant. Our agent had also organized a showboat cruise which we found to be an average.

On our last day, we checked out of our hotel and proceeded towards the airport for our flight back to India.

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In the end, our honeymoon trip to New Zealand and Australia was straight out of a dream. Romantic moments spent with my husband will forever be cherished and the amazing memories we created will remain etched in our hearts for a lifetime!

High Moments:

  • Exploring New Zealand on our own
  • Nightlife in New Zealand and Australia
  • Fox Glacier
  • Shotover Jet ride and Helicopter ride
  • Partying and the chilled out experiences in Australia
  • Bondi to Coogee Walk
  • Pub Crawling in Australia

Tips for future travelers:

  • If you’re one of those who wants to explore these two countries on your own, then it is best to opt for a self-drive vehicle and go where your heart desires. Just make sure all your bookings are in place (thanks, TravelTriangle!).
  • New Zealand offers a much better natural experience while Australia is perfect for a modern holiday experience. We recommend you choose both and enjoy the best of both worlds.

You too can have a dreamy honeymoon like these two! Simply select a New Zealand Honeymoon Package and let TravelTriangle do the planning for you!

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