Super Romantic Destinations in New Zealand

When was the last time you took your partner somewhere enchanting for a quick getaway? If you have trouble finding destinations that rival those of fairy tales, we are here to help! Here are our picks for some of the most romantic locations in the country – love is in the air! There’s plenty more options for you right here!

Hawke’s Bay

Picture this… You’re sitting across from your partner, overlooking the beautifully calm Hawke’s Bay. As the water sparkles against the sunlight, you reach over, pop a bottle of wine, and indulge in the day surrounded by complete serenity.

The Hawke’s Bay region is renowned for its wineries, so you’ll have no trouble heading out and sampling some of the finest drops in the area. If you’re after some of the best panoramic views on the North Island, head out to Te Mata Peak. Walk, ride or drive to nearly 400 metres above sea level for the ultimate sunset!


Perhaps one of the most beautiful cities you’ll have the pleasure of exploring, Christchurch allows you discover everything from ocean to alps. While visiting, head on down to Tekapo Hot Springs for a totally relaxing experience. Lie in the warm, soothing water and let the aqua jets massage and loosen the tension and aches in your body.

Afterwards, make your way to Mt John Observatory and take a peek at the stars in the night sky…can you think of anything more romantic? While you’re in Christchurch, why not take an easy day trip and see some of the best local sights.

More: Top 10 Things to do in Christchurch

Waiheke Island

This gorgeous island is the ultimate destination, bearing in mind you’ll need to take a quick ferry ride from Auckland – no problem, we’ve got you covered for accommodation before you start your adventure! Kick things off with a wine tour before heading down to Onetangi Beach and taking in the clear blue ocean. After a unique village experience? Head down to the Oneroa village, which features some great cafes and galleries! Here’s a quick guide to help you on your way.


Active couples will love the hike through Mount Maunganui’s thrilling forest trails! Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the path or an epic trek up the Waikorie track to the summit. The panoramic ocean views from the top are simply astounding, making it the picture perfect postcard shot you’ll cherish forever. Trust us when we say it’s well worth the 45 minute climb!

Heading here from Auckland? Take a sneak peek at this pre-planned road trip and stay at one of our stunning hotels or budget-friendly motels.

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