Romance in Rotorua - a two-night itinerary

Visiting New Zealand on a honeymoon or romantic vacation with your loved one? We've put together a two-night Rotorua itinerary for couples.

If you love the outdoors and new unique adventures Rotorua is an ideal romantic addition for your New Zealand holiday. Be inspired with our ideas below.

Day 1, Arrive late afternoon

The perfect romantic, luxury accommodation is Treetops Lodge, it is tucked away in the heart of native forest ready for you and your partner to enjoy a weekend of privacy and romance! Freshen up for dinner and head to Aorangi Peak Restaurant, looking out over the twinkling lights of Rotorua over some delicious food and a glass of wine.

Day 2 AM

Begin your morning with a Canopy Tour at the most beautiful time of the day in the native forest canopy. It will be the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together while exploring natures finest via swing bridges, ziplines and trails.

Day 2 PM

Head to Eat Street for lunch where you will find quality restaurants, bars and cafes on a pedestrian only street. This is a top hot spot for places to eat in Rotorua! Check out Rotorua and White Island Volcano from above! Take a scenic helicopter flight over Lake Rotorua, the coastlines and White Island – an active volcano. It will be memories and sights that will last forever. In the evening, head to Polynesian Spa and have a soak in a hot pool sitting amongst the native flora. You can choose from private pools or Adult pools that all have views out to Lake Rotorua. Take the gondola up Mount Ngongotaha while looking out over the glistening Lake Rotorua. Dine at the gourmet Stratosphere Restaurant which has some of the finest food in town. Eat until your stomachs are content in the buffet so you won’t leave feeling hungry!

Day 3 AM

Head out to Okere Falls and take a walk through the native bush while admiring the beautiful waterfalls - you may even be lucky enough to catch some rafters rafting down the river! For lunch grab a bite to eat at the Okere Falls Store – a very quirky store and restaurant that have amazing food and drinks.

Day 3 PM

To finish off the romantic weekend with your loved one be sure to check out the Redwoods. Walk the 30-minute Redwood Memorial Grove track to check out the Californian Redwoods that tower 67 metres tall. It is the perfect way to reflect on your time here.

Rotorua is the perfect place to visit for a few days of romance - be sure to include it in your New Zealand itinerary.