Kiwi stars' honeymoon hot spots

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Monday, 17 July 2017, 10:42PM
Makere and Kurt Gibbons. Photo / Instagram
Makere and Kurt Gibbons. Photo / Instagram

A dream honeymoon destination varies from couple to couple.

While some newlyweds prefer to escape to a sun-soaked beach, others favour city breaks (or the gym, if you're Dame Valerie Adams).

We look back at the honeymoon hijinks of some of New Zealand's famous faces.

Chelsea Winter

Celebrity cook Chelsea Winter and her husband Mike Bullot hit Hawaii for their honeymoon.

Amongst other things, the former MasterChef NZ winner created a recipe for 'Hawaiian Honeymoon Chicken' and famously posed in her bikini for the cover of Woman's Day magazine whilst on that most special of holidays.

She later told the Herald her honeymoon had been "pretty fantastic".

"It was the first time I felt like I was old enough not to do everything on the cheap."



Dan Carter

Dan Carter and Honor Dillon's nuptials at Marlborough’s Lake Timara Lodge was billed as New Zealand's wedding of the year in 2011.

So it's no surprise the sporty couple also chose a five-star location for their honeymoon – namely the private escape that is Fiji's luxurious Vomo Island.

Jealous, much?


Married this spunk 5 years ago today #luckyme #5yearanniversary 🎉💋💥❤️

A post shared by Honor Carter (@honorcarter) on Dec 8, 2016 at 1:23pm PST


Will Hall

Westside star Will Hall and his wife Sarah apparently came home from their honeymoon with a little more than they bargained for.

They told Woman's Day last year their holiday at the beautiful beaches of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands was where their son, Fred, was conceived.

"We've probably got [Aitutaki] to thank for our baby," Hall told the magazine. "It was only the two of us at this resort, so there was little need for clothes!"

TMI, guys.


@davies_hall #laughing #engagement #wedding #love #bbq #christchurch

A post shared by willhall26 (@willhall26) on Dec 27, 2015 at 12:01am PST


Makere Gibbons

Crowd Goes Wild star Makere Gibbons and her husband Kurt opted for a month-long jaunt through Europe for their honeymoon.

The couple joined close friends, former All Black Victor Vito and his wife Amber, for an adventure through France, Italy, Croatia and Greece, involving beaches, hiking, sightseeing and a private jet – all with their young children in tow.

Gibbons cuddled up with her baby boy Tommy on Instagram towards the end of the holiday and told her followers she "couldn't think of anyone better to crash our honeymoon".


Couldn't think of anyone better to crash our honey moon ❤ @kurtgibbons7

A post shared by Makere Gibbons (Bradnam) (@makeregibbons) on Jun 28, 2017 at 2:32am PDT


Anna Paquin

Kiwi actress Anna Paquin also popped over to Europe for a delayed honeymoon after marrying her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer.

The Oscar winner and her husband holidayed in Ravello on Italy's famous Amalfi Coast a couple of weeks after getting hitched in Malibu.


A post shared by Steve Moyer (@stephenmoyer) on May 19, 2017 at 11:06am PDT


Amelia Reid-Meredith

Former Shortland Street star Amelia Reid-Meredith and her husband Shadon Meredith went for a rather more unconventional honeymoon, choosing to travel through Southeast Asia and visit friends in a remote Cambodian village.

The couple told Women's Weekly the area held a special place in their hearts.

"When we're in Cambodia, time slows down."



Dame Valerie Adams

What to do when you get married but also have an Olympic Games to train for?

If you're champion athlete Dame Valerie Adams, you bring your husband along to training camp for the honeymoon.

Days after she wed husband Gabriel Price last year, Adams continued her buildup to the Rio Olympics at her training base in Switzerland's Leukerbad.

Honeymooning at the gym may not be everyone's cup of tea, but these two (who are expecting their first baby later this year) still looked pretty pleased about it. 


The Price's hanging in Leukerbad for the week 🇨🇭 #trainingCamp #honeymooningatthegym #love #eternalfamily

A post shared by Dame Valerie Adams (@valerieadams84) on Apr 10, 2016 at 10:55am PDT