When it comes to holidaying with your other half, you may have a long list of potential spots in your head that you want to go to. With its breathtaking scenery, incredible glaciers and beautiful fiords, it’s hard to deny that New Zealand should definitely be a front runner for your next romantic getaway. So, where are the three most romantic spots to check out? Take a look below to find out.
Cosy Up in Romantic Cabin Accommodation
From bright blue glacial pools to dramatic and rugged mountain peaks, Makarora is known for its stunning scenery. At Wonderland Lodge, you can experience the great outdoors with your other half as you explore all of the beauty that Mount Aspiring National Park has to offer.
Go out for a hike through the Makarora area of the park and breathe in the fresh air as you wander down to the tranquil Blue Pools, or if you consider yourselves to be a daring couple, why not skim over the Wilkin and Makarora rivers in a Wilkin River Jet boat? After a busy day of exploring, snuggle up with your loved one next to the warm fire with a local bottle of wine and a delicious meal in the cosy Wonderland Lodge accommodation.
Nothing says romance like cosying up and looking up at the stars, and in New Zealand, star gazing is taken to a whole new level. Home to the darkest skies and the cleanest air in the world, the Mount Cook Mackenzie region is a must-visit destination for a romantic evening under the stars. Find out more about the constellations
and history with a booked tour, or if you would rather a more personal experience, why not sleep under the stars in accommodation predominantly made of glass? SkyScape offers a truly unique experience for visitors, where you can take in panoramic views of the beautifully rugged scenery and breathtaking stars. If you visit during winter, you can also try your luck and experience the one-of-a-kind Southern Lights!
Take a hot balloon trip
If you want to take your romantic trip to new heights (literally), why not give a hot balloon trip a try! This unique experience is a beautiful way to experience New Zealand’s scenery as you peacefully float above it with your other half. If you’re visiting the North Island, you can experience flying over beautiful pastures, idyllic vineyards and lush forests in your very own gondola. South Island thrill-seekers can even take a trip from Queenstown, where you can soar above snow-capped mountains and beautiful, blue rivers. Start off your trip by inflating the envelope as you soar into the beautiful clear skies that the country is known for. After taking in the incredible scenery, you can even enjoy a champagne breakfast as you head back to ground level. Several hot air balloon companies operate around the country and they are usually based in flatter areas. Skip the sleep in one morning and fly above your chosen town as it starts to wake up.