The South Island of New Zealand is absolutely breathtaking. As I sit here listening to the rain on my tin roof, finally a respite from the heat, I think back to the near month I spent in New Zealand many years ago and the beauty of this island is still fresh in my mind.

The island is made up of many gorgeous lakes, glaciers and awe-inspiring mountains. Not to mention the lush rainforests and rolling pastures where lambs frolic.

One of my dream honeymoon locations is tucked away amongst the rugged snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, where the lodge lay on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Blanket Bay Lodge celebrates the fine art of pure relaxation. But how could you not be relaxed in such a magical location?

Blanket Bay offers couples the ultimate all-inclusive honeymoon package. It features five nights in your choice of the luxury lodge or chalet suite. Upon arrival you’ll both be greeted with flowers and Amisfield Arcadia Methode Traditionelle. Breakfast will be served to you each morning and a five-course dinner in the evenings. On an evening that you fancy you’ll both enjoy a private candlelit dinner that will be served in the exclusive Wine Cave. One lunch is also included on a day of your choice.

Blanket Bay also caters to guests that enjoy a bit of adrenaline. Trekking, skiing, heli-skiing, jet boating, kayaking, fishing, horse riding, trips to the world-famous Milford Sound and 4WD tours just to name a few.

Now if this doesn’t quite cut it Blanket Bay has designed an over the top honeymoon picnic edition (at an additional cost). A helicopter will collect you both from the lawn of Blanket Bay and usher you off to a choice of spectacular mountaintop locations all overlooking Lake Wakatipu for an incredibly romantic and memorable gourmet champagne picnic.

When you have finished either a romantic and relaxing day at the lodge or back from an exhilarating adventure a games room, heated pool, Wine Cave, Lake View Dining Room, open fire place or at Blanket Bay’s Spa will be waiting for you on return.

Whether you want to lounge around reading by an open fireplace overlooking the lake and surrounding snow-capped mountains or get out and about and get your adrenaline pumping, you’ll both be sure to have an unforgettable time on your New Zealand honeymoon getaway.

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