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Couple’s getaways a la mode

For the outdoorsy and active couple looking for a romantic getaway with a side of adventure, New Zealand may be the dream destination to beat. As the crowded city life and driving in hour-long traffic just to get to a dinner date becomes tiresome, you may find New Zealand’s uncrowded glory, beautifully set against the backdrop of unspoiled natural wonders from north to south, as your next romantic destination.
Think luxe accommodations nestled between trees and coastlines, paired with helicopter rides over majestic mountains, and stargazing upon the clearest skies (you might get lucky and even catch a glimpse of the Southern Lights). The country offers gastronomical, action packed, and luxurious experiences in every city you decide to make a stop in.

Kaikoura / Marlborough: Gourmet getaway
Take your tastebuds on a trip with a Gourmet Getaway in two South Island regions. The Gourmet Getaway tour begins in Kaikoura — known for its bountiful seafood, venison and fresh organic produce - and ends in Marlborough — the Sauvignon Blanc capital of New Zealand and purveyors of organic and biodynamic wines.

Tekapo: Starlight, star bright
Bask in the swoon-worthy ambience of Lake Tekapo’s Church of the Good Shepherd, surrounded by colorful lupins that grow on the shores of the turquoise hued lake — the perfect setting for a wedding.
As night falls, watch as the southern stars reflect in the eyes of your partner in the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve - the minimal light pollution here makes it a perfect place to make a wish upon a shooting star.

Queenstown: Picnic on a peak
Hailed by Lonely Planet in 2014 as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, Queenstown takes adventure and luxury to new heights. Helicopters tours can take visitors on a scenic ride to a secluded location in the mountains that rise above the playful town. Here couples can enjoy a private, gourmet picnic surrounded by unrivalled panoramic views.
After a day of thrilling adventures, it’s time to relax, unwind and indulge. The award-winning Matakauri Lodge, offers luxury accommodation with a private viewpoint to the lake and breathtaking views of the Remarkables mountain range and stately Cecil Peak.

Auckland: Flight of fancy
Leave the city behind as you take flight high into the sky and above the volcanic crater of Rangitoto with Auckland Seaplanes. Enjoy a romantic picnic on a secluded beach, an afternoon of feast and fancy at Waiheke’s delectable Oyster Inn or watch the clear blue waters crash onto white sandy shores with an overnight stay on the unspoilt Great Barrier Island.

Tongariro: Awe-inspiring adventure
Be one with nature and your partner as you embark on the best one-day hike in the world along the Tongariro Crossing. A journey of epic proportions, the hike takes you through lunar-like volcanic landscapes, past deep blue and green lakes, and rugged slopes filled with wild alpine flora and fauna. For extra romance, Adrift NZ Outdoor Adventures has sunrise and sunset guided tours.

Waikato: Wedding fit for a hobbit
Visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set in the picturesque countryside of Matamata is a dream come true for many visitors and hobbit fans alike. Couples ready to take their relationship to the next level can enjoy a romantic stroll amongst the blooms, birds and hobbit holes at the movie set - made famous in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
Out of Hobbiton and into the whimsical Underhill Valley, the glamping site situated on a farm is a secluded spot, built on a hillside which offers couples the chance to escape from reality. Underhill Valley allows you to de-stress from modern day life and enjoy being together undisturbed by anything - except maybe the chorus of native birds.

For more information, head on down to to plan your New Zealand holiday.

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