Top 10 Romantic Experiences

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For starry-eyed romantics, you will find a heavenly array of places to go and things to do for intimate and memorable escapes in New Zealand.

In fact, wherever you are in New Zealand, romance is never far away. It whispers across a deserted beach, into a majestic forest glade, underneath clear star-filled skies, and sets the scene to launch you headlong into shared adventures. 

Romance also provides a good excuse to enjoy some special treats, and New Zealand’s hotels, lodges and spas will exceed your expectations.

When you plan your romantic holiday in New Zealand, make sure you have included some of these Top 10 experiences in your itinerary.

  1. Gaze into the eyes of your loved one under the Southern Cross – New Zealand’s dark night skies and minimal light pollution will have you star struck.
  2. Sail away together and explore the country's pristine coastline, with its paradisiacal islands and abundant marinelife.
  3. Bubbles and balloons – clink your champagne glasses at dawn as your balloon lifts you quietly into an unfolding New Zealand landscape where you’ll drift away from all worldly cares.
  4. Soar to new heights together as you are spirited away on a scenic flight over some of New Zealand’s most astonishing and accessible alpine and coastal landscapes.
  5. Leap into the unknown from heart-stopping heights as you take a romantic tandem sky dive – ‘falling in love’ together in the skies over New Zealand.  
  6. Swoop in by helicopter to a secluded spot where a gourmet picnic hamper, fine New Zealand wine and an intimate setting just for two awaits your private indulgence. 
  7. Toast yourselves with a delectable local vintage as you cycle one of New Zealand’s gentle vineyard trails.
  8. Settle in for a romantic escapade in one of New Zealand’s many boutique lodges where Kiwi style and service will set the tone for a unique experience.
  9. Replenish yourselves with a spa treatment for two – you can choose to go the natural way soaking in a Rotorua mud bath or opt for a full luxury pampering designed to soothe mind, body and soul.
  10. Saddle-up and ride off together into the dusk along an endless deserted New Zealand beach - just you, your horses and the whisper of waves lapping the sand. 
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