Romantic Retreats in New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s most romantic retreats, this Relais & Chateaux hotel epitomises serenity. 22 cozy cottages sit snugly along its windswept cliffs overlooking endlessly rolling waves.

Book a bush suite at Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge, and let the peaceful sounds of river noises, crickets and native bird songs help ease you to sleep. Or take an epic whale watching cruise in nearby Kaikoura that boasts a 95% success rate of seeing giant sperm whales up close!

Takou River Cottages

Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands offers an idyllic riverside retreat that is only minutes from Kerikeri. Enjoy tranquil paddling down the river to stunning deserted sandy beaches or explore 5 acres of sub tropical gardens, native bush and bird life.

This luxury self catering holiday accommodation showcases New Zealand’s 100% pure environment. Boasting four private cottages and our Luxury Riverside Glamping site on the banks of Takou River, our property provides eco-friendly yet indulgent holidays in luxurious surrounds.

Magic Cottage offers couples seeking an idyllic romantic escape a peaceful, self-contained cottage retreat experience. Boasting a luxurious super king bed outfitted with cotton linens and feather pillows and duvet, plus electric blankets, electric throws/batrobes/plush towels/complimentary toiletries/fresh flowers- you will have everything needed for an enjoyable stay in Magic Cottage.

The Lodge is the ultimate romantic riverside retreat. Situated just steps away from the river bank and within paddling distance of Takou Bay, its 150 acres of certified organic pasture, farmland, and sub-tropical gardens will ensure an idyllic riverside experience for fishing, swimming or kayaking adventures. Take a relaxing stroll along its tranquil walkways along riverbanks through native bush and over gorgeous lily ponds all leading to Takou River for fishing, swimming or kayaking activities.

Guests are free to relax at their own leisure on a private northern-facing deck and alfresco outdoor claw foot bath, featuring limitless hot water. Use of the private jetty and kayaks are free at your discretion, leading directly downstream to beautiful deserted beaches that make for the perfect day trip, plus discover a stunning 150 acre organic farm that awaits!

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses was imagined and created by a family of architects; built upon an historic deer breeding farm just 12 kilometers north of Kaikoura’s eco marine town center. Offering both luxury lodge suites and tree houses for accommodations.

Luxury rooms at Tree House Resort are custom designed and feature hand crafted furniture, tailor made mattresses and European style bathrooms equipped with heated towel rails and floors, along with rain drop shower heads. Tree Houses sit 10 meters up in the canopy of native kanuka trees while lodge suites boast separate living and sleeping areas as well as large spa baths and fireplaces, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and surf washed coastlines.

Adventure seekers will have plenty of activities available to them during their stay at Mangamaunu Bay Hotel. Whale watching excursions provide guests with the chance to spot majestic dusky dolphins and giant albatrosses, sea kayaking through its tranquil waters can bring more aquatic adventures or sea kayak and swim at the Mangamaunu Bay beach. Not to be forgotten either is its unforgettable culinary experience as masterchef finalist Fiona whips up creative local dishes using ingredients harvested directly from her garden along with locally produced meat and seafood from nearby farms.

At night, guests can experience an unforgettable dining experience at the on-site restaurant. The menu offers delicious regional specialities such as wild blackberries, venison and crayfish; wine selection includes vintages from across New Zealand.

The Catlins

Otago may garner all the spotlight when it comes to glacial lakes and mountain passes, but The Catlins (Te Akau Tai Toka) in New Zealand’s southern region should not be overlooked as an exceptional coastal region. Spanning from Balclutha to Invercargill along the Pacific Ocean coast lies The Catlins; here you’ll discover wild scenery reminiscent of nature at its finest with native forests, rugged coastlines and deserted sandy beaches fringed by cliffs, waterfalls, caves blowholes hidden lakes as well as mysterious lighthouses!

The Catlins offer ideal temperatures in summertime; however, due to unpredictable climate patterns they may experience storms or drizzle even midsummer.

The Catlins offer some fantastic luxury lodge options with stunning secluded views, spa baths and romantic fires perfect for romantic nights with your partner. There’s something suitable for every traveller at The Catlins: luxurious lodges offering beach access, common areas and unlimited WiFi at just $120 a night at Lazy Dolphin Lodge near Curio Bay; budget travellers may prefer Surat Bay Lodge located close to Owaka with beach access and large gardens offering relaxation – both located only short drives from their famed gannet colony!


Queenstown is located at the center of New Zealand’s Central Otago region and is an adventure and relaxation hub, boasting beautiful beaches, stunning gorges and majestic snow-capped mountains. There are also some excellent vineyards and breweries nearby as well as various adrenaline activities like sky diving, bungee jumping and white-knuckle rides available here.

If you want a romantic retreat in New Zealand that offers even more relaxation options, there is plenty to choose from. Enjoy lunch on one of Queenstown’s scenic lakes or head out west where the waves crash against cliff tops while you stroll along black sand beaches with your loved one.

At Matakauri Lodge in New Zealand, guests can take in breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains from their luxury lodge suite. Although this option may be more costly, its luxurious environment makes for the ideal romantic retreat! Alternatively, cottage-style suites may provide more intimate settings; floor-to-ceiling windows allow visitors to admire views right from bed! Either one is ideal if you’re seeking an escape from town life for your romantic New Zealand escape!