Romantic New Zealand for Couples

Romantic New Zealand for Couples

When you think of falling in love, travel destinations like Paris and Italy come to mind. Most travellers venture to European destinations to be seduced by its stunning architecture and romantic history, albeit overly dramatic at times. That said, such places can be quite the cliche. 

If you’re looking for an experience that’s different, unique and yet still equally as magical and romantic, why not choose New Zealand? From majestic snow-capped mountains to the crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand’s breathtaking landscapes are the perfect romantic escape for newly-weds and lovers who are looking to rekindle their passion.

Magical Te Anau glow worm caves at Milford Sound
If you’re looking for an unusual kind of ‘starry night sky’, the Te Anau Glowworm Caves is a definite must-visit. The tour begins with a scenic cruise through the Milford Sound Fiord before embarking towards Te Anau where you will be guided through rushing water sculpts and limestone formations. The tour ends with a magical journey through a glow worm grotto.

Elevate your dining experience to greater heights (quite literally!) by savouring the famous “Taste of New Zealand” buffet at the Skyline Restaurant as you soak in the panoramic view of Lake Wakatipu’s crystal waters. In order to get there, take the Skyline Gondola at Queenstown which is known as the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere!

Still can’t get enough of the amazing sky-high views of Auckland? Be sure to make a pit-stop at Sky Tower, which is the tallest freestanding structure in the country. Hint: If you’re planning to propose, this could be the perfect spot to start creating beautiful memories!

For the thrill-seeking couples, the Kawarau Bridge Bungy is the perfect adventure spot for you. It’s also known as the World’s first bungee site and most well-known for its 43 meters drop. Choose to bob above the water, touch it or get dunked. 

Maori traditional show at Rotorua
For a taste of the local culture and cuisine, head to Rotorua to experience Te Pō! Te Pō is Te Puia's evening cultural experience, a feast of storytelling, entertainment and the best place to experience a Māori Feast (an earth-oven cooked meal or known traditionally as hangi). 

Also here in Rotorua, be sure to visit the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, home to the famous Pohutu geyser. This natural wonder can erupt up to 100 feet high at a frequency of 20 times a day! 

Of course, a trip to New Zealand wouldn't be complete with a mountain-top retreat at Mount Cook, the highest mountain in the country. From stargazing tours to scenic heli-flights and romantic candlelit dinner overlooking the Southern Alps, Mount Cook is vast becoming the most romantic destination in New Zealand. The beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd in the Mount Cook Mackenzie district is also worth the visit for couples who are still looking for their ultimate dream wedding destination.

Beautiful Mount Cook in New Zealand
For those who crave the city sights and sounds, set aside an entire day to immerse yourself in the art and culture of Dunedin - New Zealand’s oldest and largest city. Visit the city’s architecture marvels: the Dunedin Railway Station, the University of Otago or St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Larnach Castle and Gardens New Zealand
Larnach Castle and Gardens in Dunedin
You could also indulge in an afternoon delight at the magnificent Larnach Castle and Gardens where high-tea is served daily at 3pm. The Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle and was built by merchant baron and politician, William Larnach as a symbol of love for his first wife Eliza.

All of this can be done when you decide to make that romantic pilgrimage to New Zealand with your loved one and there are many options out there for you to choose from. However, you should consider the type of New Zealand Tour Package you choose as there are short and also long tours to suit your romantic vacation. It is highly recommended that you choose something between 7-12 days to fully experience New Zealand with your loved one.

You can also view our other post on Beautiful Places to Visit in New Zealand as we have narrowed down a number of romantic and scenic places for anyone wanting to visit New Zealand especially if you are a couple going for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

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