Top 10 Romantic Experiences

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.

Go stargazing

Gaze into the eyes of your loved one under the Southern Cross and be star struck by New Zealand’s dark night skies. If you come in winter, you might be lucky enough to catch the symphony of colour that is the Aurora Australis.

Sail away together

Sail away together and explore the country's pristine coastline, with its paradisiacal islands and abundant marine life. Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura or sit back and relax on one of many boat cruises around New Zealand.

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. See more about hot-air ballooning here.

Take a scenic flight

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. Sightseeing from the sky with someone special is sure to leave you both on cloud nine.

Take a leap of faith

Leap into the unknown from heart-stopping heights as you take a romantic tandem skydive. Soaring high in the New Zealand sky promises to get your heart racing.

Picnic in private

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.

Wander among the vineyards

Toast yourselves with a delectable local vintage as you cycle one of New Zealand’s gentle vineyard trails. New Zealand is a paradise for food and wine lovers - check out our top 10 experiences for foodies.

Stay in a luxury lodge

Celebrating a honeymoon in New Zealand or just want to treat someone special? 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.

Treat yourself to a spa

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. Find more about hot pools and spas here.

Go horse-riding

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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Where to next?

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