Secluded beaches, untouched wilderness, and majestic snow-capped mountains – New Zealand, promises the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. If you’re planning a getaway with your significant other, we’ve handpicked a collection of the top romantic getaways in NZ. Boasting magnificent views, relaxing spa baths, cosy fireplaces and plenty of privacy, these idyllic properties offer all the ingredients for the perfect couples retreat.
10. Mudbrick Cottages, Waiheke Island, North Island
Boasting a romantic fairytale vibe, the gorgeous Mudbrick Cottages are nestled within the iconic Mudbrick vineyard on Waiheke Island. Here you can enjoy plenty of privacy whilst taking in the spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and the vines.
9. Amuri Villas, Napier, North Island
Breathe in the fresh air at Amuri Villas, a property boasting 2 self-contained villas on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with plenty of trees and flower gardens. The villas are only a 10-minute drive to Napier, Havelock North, and Te Awanga.
8. Night Sky Cottage, Ohakune, North Island
Night Sky Cottage is a luxury couples accommodation set amongst 1-hectare of protected Manuka and native beech trees. This romantic eco-retreat in Ohakune connects you to nature with boardwalks through the bush, large picture windows and skylights so you can cuddle under the stars.
7. Glenburn Coastal Retreat, Canterbury, South Island
Set on vast, verdant farmland overlooking the dazzling Kaikoura Coast, just 7 km from Kaikoura Township, Glenburn Coastal Retreat offers luxuriously appointed self-contained suites where you can watch the sunset or marine life passing by.
6. Villas Waiheke, Auckland, North Island
Escape the crowds and enjoy a serene hilltop location on Waiheke Island with glorious island and gulf views. Villas Waiheke’s one- or two-bedroom luxury villas are the perfect escape from the frenetic pace of city living.
5. Commonage Villas, Queenstown, South Island
Relax and recharge while taking in panoramic views over Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Commonage Villas features beautiful self-contained villas set just a short ten-minute stroll from downtown Queenstown.
4. Plume Villas, Auckland, North Island
Set in lush, manicured gardens an hour from Auckland, Plume Villas is a tranquil vineyard retreat comprising of 12 private villas, a cellar door, and a world-class restaurant, all designed to deliver a romantic and exceptional country getaway.
3. Marina Cove, Bay of Island, North Island
Unwind in absolute privacy and take in the breathtaking views at Marina Cove, a luxurious self-contained clifftop apartment in one of New Zealand’s most coveted destinations, the beautiful Bay of Islands.
2. Wild Thyme, Waiheke Island, North Island
Perched on a hillside overlooking the azure Oneroa Bay on Waiheke Island, Wild Thyme is a lovely, sun-drenched guesthouse with private rooms and suites that are within walking distance of the beach and award-winning restaurants.
1. SkyScape, Canterbury, South Island
Set on the vast plains of Mackenzie Country, only 12 km from the town of Twizel, SkyScape is an extraordinary romantic couples retreat with just three private lodges that feature glass roofs and walls for unobstructed views of the sky and stars.
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Image credit: Villas Waiheke, Waiheke Island