Finding beautiful places to be alone together requires very little effort in New Zealand.
Your heart races - but is it your loved one beside you or the exhilarating river jet boat ride you're on that's making it to do so? So many wonderful experiences, so many beautiful places - you don't have to be wearing rose-coloured spectacles to see that New Zealand can offer you your heart's desire.
Capturing the spirit of romance
Spend a romantic vacation in New Zealand together with your loved one, doing things and seeing places like no other. Kayak together on the pristine waters of Abel Tasman National Park. Discover a secret sandy cove in Northland. Dance barefoot under the stars in Auckland. New Zealand will re-kindle as well as fan the flames with soul-lifting romantic pursuits.
New Zealand offers so many uniquely extraordinary adventures of the heart it is a dream romantic destination. Of course, there are the luxurious, pampering hotels and indulgent spas with petals-on-your-pillow treatment. And the shopping, vibrant nightlife, theatre and art appreciation cultures of the big cities. But consider also the rewards for more adventurous, new-style romantics.
Do the unexpected
Do the unexpected things you may never have done together before. Ride a horse along a desolate beach in Northland at sunrise. Bush walk to a hot water pool in the forest for a soak - just the two of you and the native birdsong. Go hot air ballooning, floating on a wind current over Canterbury and its' wide, flat plains - a new perspective on your world.
Fill up your hearts with the stunning natural beauty of volcanoes like Mount Taranaki, the magnificent fiords, the golden and even black sparkling sand beaches as far as the eye can see; the giant Kauri trees in Northland, the massive spouting geysers of Rotorua - so much of New Zealand is given World Heritage area status.
Follow a food or wine trail, an arts and crafts trail or a drive a scenic route with a new view around each corner. Stop to take a private tour of a winery or to chat with locals. From the Far North to the tip of the South Island, you'll find the genuine friendliness of New Zealanders to be like an embrace.
Listen to your heart
Soar high in paragliding in Northland, make your knees wobble and feel the adrenalin rush of bungy-jumping as if from a cloud, feel on top of the world on a heli tour of White Island, explore the rainforest wildlife in Marlborough, talk about Maori culture with a personal guide, sail a skippered yacht to an island for a picnic, walk on thick ice on the famous Fox Glacier - the potential for you and your partner to become closer through amazing experiences is limitless in New Zealand.
You might choose to come at a particular time of year -to visit music festivals around the country during a balmy summer for example, or for the Winter Festival of skiing and alpine sports at Queenstown.
Romantic places to stay in New Zealand
Now, where best to rest your head after all this fine romancing? Consider a lodge or other boutique-style accommodation, always located amid truly stunning landscapes and resplendent with amenties and services. You can dine alone or around a table with other guests savoring fine New Zealand cuisine and wines in a hospitable luxury environment. You'll really feel like you're part of the culture of New Zealand.
Don't be surprised if one of the most memorable experiences you and your partner will have on your romantic adventure here is falling in love, together, with New Zealand, its' land, people and culture.