9 Places in NZ to visit with someone special

With so many epic landscapes to explore, why not enjoy the views with someone by your side? Here are 9 places in New Zealand to see with someone special.

Paradise, Queenstown

Just up the road from Glenorchy is Paradise. Some say this place was named for its stunning scenery; others argue that it's all to do with the paradise ducks that live in the area. Either way, who wouldn't want to visit Paradise?

Photo by @bravesig1 on Instagram. 

Paradise, Queenstown

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Lake Pukaki, Canterbury

Glacial lakes feed into Lake Pukaki giving the water its vibrant blue colour. Not to mention it's also the filming location for "Lake Town" in The Hobbit Trilogy

Photo by @ellie_chew on Instagram.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Lake Pukaki, Christchurch - Canterbury

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The Redwoods, Rotorua

Whakarewarewa Forest is known to locals as ‘The Redwoods’. It's a great spot to explore with friends, whether you choose to venture the forest paths, go mountain biking or even horse riding.

Photo by @iulia234 on Instagram.

The Redwoods, Rotorua

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Mount Cook, Canterbury

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is home to the highest mountains and the longest glaciers in New Zealand. With 10 short walks based out of Mt Cook Village you are bound to snap a few great shots on the trails.

Photo by @brunachefer on Instagram.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Mount Cook, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Mount Roy, Wanaka

This mind-blowing panorama captured from the summit of Mount Roy includes most of Lake Wanaka. This is one spectacular spot to spend time with someone special.

Photo by @the_viewfinda on Instagram.

Roys Peak, Wanaka

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Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata

Share a brew with friends at the the Green Dragon Inn, or just wander amongst the Hobbit holes. Hobbiton will capture both your heart and imagination. View Hobbiton here with 360-degree images.

Photo by @meowgan96 on Instagram.

Hamilton - Waikato
Hobbiton Movie Set, Hamilton - Waikato

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Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson Tasman

A compact area of mountain ranges separated by forested valleys, the Nelson Lakes National Park is home to the beginning of the awe-inspiring Southern Alps. Explore the native bush or even take a quick dip.

Photo by @mel_the_explorer on Instagram.

Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson

By @mel_the_explorer

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

Contemplate the Southern Cross or the Milky Way at Lake Tekapo. Located far away from the lights and noises of any city, the UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve will wow you with its clarity

Photo by @ebernilshard on Instagram.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Lake Tekapo, Christchurch - Canterbury

By @ebernilshard

Routeburn Track, Fiordland

Discover soaring mountains, sparkling waterfalls and lakes along the Routeburn Track, just 45 minutes from Queenstown. One of New Zealand's Great Walks, it'll just be you and nature for three whole days.

Photo by @alibongo_  on Instagram.

Routeburn Track, Fiordland

By @alibongo_

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