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Ultimate Romantic Experiences in the North Island

North Island, New Zealand

Relax with a couples massage

Take a day out and book in for a deluxe romantic package at Polynesian Spa, Rotorua.  Enjoy a pre-therapy soak at the Deluxe Lake Spa, a couples body aromatherapy massage (60 minutes), followed by a glass of sparkling wine, fresh juice or smoothie.  Then finish with a soak in a lake view private pool.  

Romantic picnic in nature

Book a romantic flight and lakeside picnic with Volcanic Air in Rotorua.  Fly by floatplane to a secluded paradise where you can relax in the pristine lake edge surroundings of Lake Rotoiti.  After landing your pilot will taxi you to the beach and discreetly leave you to enjoy your gourmet picnic and a glass of champagne.

Soak in a hot pool together

Start your experience at Waikite Valley Hotpools (Rotorua/Taupo)with a short romantic stroll on the eco-trail to take in the magical Te Manaroa Spring.  Then enjoy a private, soothing geothermal soak, surrounded by native bush and geothermal activity as well as views into Waikite Valley.  The Couples Combo experience includes the walk, private soak for 40 minutes (you can also control the temperature), bathing in the 6 general pools after your private soak, towel and bottle of water per person and a snack sharing platter.  

Go clamping in beautiful places

Oakridge Glamping is nestled away in the Ngongotaha Valley, just 10 minutes from Rotorua city.  Get cozy in one of their beautifully appointed belle tents, each with a kind size bed.  There is even a full-size kitchen for making a romantic dinner before relaxing in the giant hot tub overlooking the valley.

For more North Island clamping options check out AirBnB, Booking.com or Canopy Camping.

Wine and dine together

Take a romantic gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha with Skyline Rotorua to the Volcanic Hills Winery Tasting Room for an unforgettable wine tasting with one of the best views overlooking Rotorua.  Enjoy all classic New Zealand wines, made in the winery at the bottom of the gondola, with only the best grapes from New Zealand's most prominent wine growing regions.  After your wine tasting, simply walk next door to Stratosphere Restaurant and Bar for the best buffet dinner with the same amazing views. 

Escape to the rainforest

Head over to the Coromandel Peninsula to the tranquil Wairua Lodge.  This luxury retreat is just 15 minutes drive from the popular Coromandel township of Whitianga, and is surrounded by thick native rainforest.  In addition to beautiful rooms, there is a multitude of stunning walking tracks with hammocks and chairs to relax in next to the stream or waterholes.  In the evening, book a time to enjoy the treehouse bath which will be ready with candles burning.  You could also book the star spa and enjoy some romantic rainforest stargazing.   

Indulge with an all-inclusive getaway

Sanctuary in the Cove at Coopers Beach in Doubtless Bay, Northland offers the perfect romantic escape.  With chocolates and champagne on arrival, a late checkout and a luxury waterfront cottage all to yourselves, what's not to love!  For more North Island all-inclusive getaway packages and ideas check out Luxury Escapes.  

Get cozy under the stars

New Zealand is home to the first islands in the world to be recognised as Dark Sky Sanctuaries, Great Barrier Island and Stewart Island.  For the North Island experience, take a ferry or flight from Auckland to Great Barrier Island and let Good Heavens guides take you stargazing.  Sitting on top of a sand dune in one of the most pristine island environments in New Zealand, lean back in your moon chair and listen to the sounds of the waves while you take in the romantic moment and marvel at the universe above. 

Get away to an island hideaway

Take a short ferry ride from Auckland to Waiheke Island for food and wine at the many cellar doors, followed by a 10 minute ferry ride to Rotoroa Island.  A conservation island with rare Takahe strutting around, pristine beaches and multiple walking tracks.    

Watch the sunset or sunrise over the ocean

New Zealand has over 15,000 kilometres of coastline so finding a secluded spot to watch the sunset or sunrise is effortless.  A short walk up Mt Maunganui (Maui) provides romantic sunrise viewpoints over the ocean and several islands.  For sunsets, there are many romantic West Coast options.  Our favourites include Whale Bay in Raglan, Maori Bay at Muriwai, Shipwreck Bay in Ahipara and Back Beach in New Plymouth.  

Try something new

Walk the Pouakai Crossing and sample the delights of the North Island's best kept secrets with a staycation in Taranaki.  The Pouakai Crossing is a 19-kilometre trail that takes in the highlights of Egmont National Park.  Winding across the slopes of the mighty Mount Taranaki, this track is one the best full day hikes in the the North Island.  
Ultimate Romantic Experiences in the North Island
Waikite Valley Hot PoolsUltimate Romantic Experiences in the North Island
Waikite Valley Hot PoolsUltimate Romantic Experiences in the North Island
Waikite Valley Hot PoolsUltimate Romantic Experiences in the North Island
Waikite Valley Hot PoolsUltimate Romantic Experiences in the North Island
Waikite Valley Hot Pools