Our Top 5 Picks for Queenstown Honeymoon Accommodation in 2024

Queenstown view at night from the Skyline building

Pack your bags, Gina. The honeymoon’s calling. The tipis are behind you, the cake’s been had and the dance floor has seen better days – now it’s time to dissolve into a giant puddle of sweet, sweet marital bliss. As well as a hall pass to copious amounts of cuddles and champagne, your honeymoon marks the first days of the rest of your lives together. It’s a time to bask in the huge emotions of your wedding day, simmer in the lingering good feelings and fully immerse yourself in how good you’ve got it with your other half.

Not to mention, you’re honeymooning in Queenstown or Wānaka. Aka, the most beautiful district in New Zealand, aka bar none. But in a place so full of beauty and mountains and romance and hopes and dreams, what IS the best Queenstown honeymoon accommodation? Never fear, lovebirds. While we’ll handle all the best bits of your tipi wedding, we’ll hand this one over to the honeymoon experts, Rachel and Emma from Honeymoons New Zealand.

We sat down with these two to chat through all things Queenstown honeymoon destinations, honeymoon accommodation in Queenstown, honeymoon packages in Queenstown, yadda yadda yadda, Queenstown honeymoons. Take it away, ladies.

Queenstown’s top honeymoon suite

Hands down, Azur Lodge. Set on its own private hilltop, this to-get-hitched-for honeymoon suite in Queenstown offers seclusion and intimacy for lovebirds looking for exactly that. With floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ve got front-row seats to the incredibly dramatic vista of Lake Whakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Inside, think luxurious furnishings, a cosy fireplace, and a plush king-sized bed where you can snuggle up with your loved one. And did we mention the suite comes with an outdoor terrace and hot tub? Chefs kiss. 

To top it off, Queenstown’s buzzing town centre is just a stone’s throw away, providing the icing on the proverbial honeymoon cake in the form of luxury dining, schmancy cocktails, live music, and a plethora of exciting thrills and adventures to be had.

Queenstown’s top 5-star hotel for honeymooners

The crème de la crème of Queenstown 5-star hotels has to be Eichardt’s Private Hotel. This place drips charm and elegance, with its long history in the region offering a little culture to your stay. Situated right on the waterfront, you can almost dip your toes right into Lake Whakatipu and touch the surrounding mountains at the same time. But maybe don’t try that.

Oh, and did we mention they have a champagne Bar? Perfection. But if champagne isn’t your thing, never fear – Eichardt’s is smack dab in the heart of Queenstown, so you’ve got all the best restaurants, bars and dance floors at your fingertips. We can’t emphasise it enough, if you’re looking for the best honeymoon hotel in Queenstown, Eichardt’s doesn’t miss.  

Queenstown accommodation with the best honeymoon package

The Matakauri Lodge is our go-to for Queenstown honeymoon accommodation packages. With cannot-believe-your-eyes views of The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak, this place wrote the book on creating unforgettable moments for newlyweds. Think a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy on your private balcony, spa treatment credit, and a romantic turndown service on your final evening. Go.

Queenstown accommodation with the best spa

When it comes to the best honeymoon spa accommodation in Queenstown, we love the Millbrook Resort. The epitome of luxury and tranquillity, this stunning resort offers a range of top-notch spa treatments and therapies that will have you and your partner feeling like kings: steam rooms, saunas, hot pools, outdoor infinity spas with stunning mountain views, you name it. Their therapists are skilled and attentive, making sure you get all the luxury treatments you deserve. With rolling hills, dramatic mountains and breathtaking ‘scapes surrounding you from all sides, this is by far the ultimate spa getaway for your dream honeymoon in Queenstown.

Queenstown accommodation with the best activities

This feels like a trick question. You’re in Queenstown – no matter where you stay, you’ve got a whole district filled with excitement, incredible activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The place is literally spilling at the edges with adventure, and most Queenstown honeymoon accommodation will give you easy access to it all. Whether you’re into cosy mountain hideaways, vineyard lounging or being neck-deep in adrenaline action, you can find a spot that fits your style without missing out on a thing. You name it, Queenstown’s probably got it.

Best boutique honeymoon accommodation

If by boutique you’re thinking one-of-a-kind, rustic, rural and a little back-country, read on. If by boutique you’re thinking Egyptian cotton and high thread counts, this probably isn’t you. But by a long shot, we’re both incredibly obsessed with The Paradise Huts in Glenorchy, just an hour outside of Queenstown.

Are they five-star? No. Do you have to use a long drop? Yes. But the experience (if you can handle a wee hop, skip and a jump back to the age of no electricity) will be once-in-a-lifetime. Think total off-grid tranquillity, firewood heated baths nestled in the woods, and skies so clear you’ll peek right into the Milky Way. Grab that mulled wine, listen to the sweet chirping of native birds and snuggle up by the fire.

Best Airbnb for your Queenstown honeymoon

Tucked into private woodlands above the Shotover River, the Luna Retreat Dome is a haven for nature-loving honeymooners. Offering a secluded, romantic and well-deserved break from the rat race, this darling dome will have you enveloped in views on views of the stunning surrounding landscape. With the perfect balance of ‘middle of nowhere but still close enough to local attractions’, this cosy dome is nature’s own little gift to lovebirds.

A dome room, with a bed and some chairs overlooking a river in Queenstown

So there you have it! From Rachel and Emma and our hearts to you (hoo-rah for getting our name on the card), we give you everything you need to know about honeymoon accommodation in Queenstown. Now go smooch your hearts out. And as always, get in touch if you need any more hot tips, tipi hire insights, tipi wedding advice or just fancy a good chinwag. Chances are, we do too.


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