4 Honeymoon Destinations for Adventurous Couples

February 4, 2020


There’s no denying that your honeymoon should be the trip of a lifetime.

For some, that means sipping cocktails on a beach and doing a whole lot of relaxing. If, however, you are looking to do something a little more adventurous on your honeymoon – this post is for you.

From hiking in Iceland to bungee jumping in New Zealand, you’ll find plenty of honeymoon inspiration in this post that the adventurers among you will LOVE. So keep on reading and get ready to kick off married life in the most exciting way possible!

South Africa

South Africa has to be one of the most diverse destinations to spend your honeymoon. Whether you’re looking in the bustling city of Cape Town, the wine regions of the Western Cape or even thinking of going on safari – there is something for everyone in this beautiful country. 

In Cape Town itself, you’ll find hiking opportunities aplenty – with Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak all standing proudly over the city. Along the coast, you’ll also find the opportunity to go on boat rides or (for the adrenaline junkies out there) even go cage diving with sharks! 

And a trip to South Africa wouldn’t be complete without a safari. If time and budget allows, it’s well worth a visit to Kruger National Park to see the big five but, if you’re looking for something closer to Cape Town, you’ll find plenty of safari opportunities nearby.

Allow a couple of weeks to immerse yourself in all that South Africa has to offer. With incredible food, stunning views and all the adventure you could ask for – you’ll be kicking off married life in the best way possible.


For a honeymoon destination a little bit closer to home, there are plenty of adventure-filled countries in Europe to explore. And it’s safe to say that Italy has a little something for everyone.

With its mountainous landscapes, Italy perfectly lends itself to activities such as hiking, cycling and quad biking. You can even take a hot air balloon ride to experience a stunning birds eye view of Tuscany!

If you’re after a more laid-back day of adventure, why not take in the scenery AND the local produce with a wine tasting tour or a truffle-foraging excursion?

Trust me, after all this activity you’ll have earned that bowl of pasta!

New Zealand

The ultimate adventure destination and a spot that remains firmly on my bucket list! New Zealand is a hub for adrenaline junkies and it’s no surprise why.

With bungee jumping, canyon swinging and skydiving on offer (and so much more!) you’ll be kicking off married life in the most exhilarating way possible. Couple this with incredible scenery and diverse landscapes and it’s no surprise so many people fall in love with NZ.

You’ll find plenty of gorgeous accommodation options available in New Zealand or, if you’re looking for a real adventure, why not rent a camper van and make a road trip of your honeymoon?


If you’re looking for somewhere completely different to spend your honeymoon, look no further than Iceland. With waterfalls, volcanoes, natural hot springs and plenty of breathtaking landscapes, you’ll be totally spoilt for choice when it comes to #JustMarried photo opportunities.

For the adventurers among you, I’d recommend staying outside of Reykjavik and exploring some of the lesser-known areas of the Iceland. Go in the right season and you might even catch the northern lights!

If you have a couple of weeks to spend there and you’re looking for a real adventure, take a road trip around the Route 1 ring road. It’s one on my bucket list, for sure!

If you’re currently planning an adventure-filled honeymoon, I hope you found this post useful!

For help and support with planning your wedding, visit the Rachel Dalton Weddings website.

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