There are many special occasions that call for that romantic get-away, and sometimes throwing in a random one just to keep the romance alive is absolutely the way to go. Whether looking at a Valentine’s Day gift, a special anniversary celebration, a honeymoon, or even just a long overdue romantic trip for two, New Zealand certainly offers plenty of viable options. Sometimes it’s specifically the destination, while at other times it’s planning out the perfect journey for the two of you, but before you finalize that campervan hire and get ready to go, make sure you read on to find out a little bit about some of the best romantic destinations (or locations) that these islands have to offer you!
There’s no list of good romantic destinations in New Zealand that is going to ignore the obvious answer of the Coromandel Peninsula. Featuring a combination of incredible pristine beaches, remarkable stone features by those beaches, great forests, and a very relaxing atmosphere, this area has long been seen as an incredible choice for creating that perfect romantic get-away. The ridiculously picturesque Cathedral Cove is just the cherry on top before retreating to the hot water beach to find your own cosy spa pool.
If the beach isn’t quite your thing, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give up on the romantic little shore trip. Take a look at what Waiheke Island has to offer. This is an island that doesn’t focus on sandy beaches, although there are some beautiful ones there, but the perfect climate makes the vineyards here some of the best in the country. A short ferry ride across beautiful gulf waters gets combined with a relaxed tour of the wineries of Waiheke Island, while plenty of spots offer good food, good wine, or a little privacy so you can retreat out of sight to enjoy both.
This is a setting that is absolutely built with the romantic retreat in mind so if some amazing wine and beautiful scenery sounds like a romantic day to you, this is a great option to keep those fires kindled.
Camp & Stargaze
There’s no denying the absolutely amazing number of high quality camping areas throughout New Zealand’s main two islands, and many of those options are in relatively isolated areas, as well, giving some pretty remarkable opportunities to see incredible night skies filled with just breath-taking stars. Camping in some of the more amazing spots in the islands leads to plenty of romantic opportunities while surrounded by beauty, and there are few experiences that are quite as awe inspiring as looking up into a sky completely loaded with stars.
The combination of traveling together, of being able to choose out beautiful places to camp for the night, and of seeing the majestic wonders of the night sky free from light pollution come together to help create an entire trip that is romantic in nature.
There are many options when it comes to making that perfect romantic get-together (or get-away depending how you look at it), so make sure to pick out a trip and a destination that is right for you and your partner.