We all know New Zealand boasts amazing adventure, scenery, and culture… but did you know it’s also one of the dreamiest destinations for relaxation and romance, too? Here are five reasons why.
Your clients are bound to know about the plethora of adventurous activities and cultural heritage that New Zealand is famous for, but do they know that relaxation, romance, and nature are intertwined in New Zealand, too?
From secluded beaches to soothing thermal pools, New Zealand’s vast landscapes offer so many remote retreats for your clients to escape to, in both body, mind and spirit.
If your clients are looking for the perfect place to disconnect from the chaos of the world and reconnect with what matters the most, they’re going to fall in love with the whimsical offerings that New Zealand is bringing to the table.
So, get ready to spice up your client’s life with these 5 ways New Zealand can add turn up the romance, and turn on the relaxation.
1. Get steamy in the delightful hot pools and spas
What’s more relaxing than having the best bath of your life in geothermal pools set amongst lush, native gardens? The Lost Spring in Coromandel is specifically designed for adults and offers a poolside drink service, where you and your loved one can relax in mineral-rich waters with a cocktail in hand.
Meanwhile, Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa in Taupō offers a three-layer terrace of hot thermal water pools, enriched with silica, magnesium, calcium – and an on-site massage therapy centre where you can choose from a huge range of treatments using indigenous herbal oils and balms.
Over in Queenstown, bath time just got a lot more steamy, too. At the Onsen Hot Pools, you’ll find yourself bathing in gentle mineral water in luxurious private cedar-lined hot pools, featuring retracting picture windows designed to transcend your setting from indoors to outdoors – overlooking the nearby river and the stunning Southern Alps, at the touch of a single button.
2. Stargaze like a pro & be enchanted by the magic of the Universe
What’s more romantic than longingly looking up at the sparkling night sky, with your loved one, or losing yourself in the unanswered questions of the cosmos?
Star-gazers rate New Zealand’s night skies among the best in the world, which is why it makes the list! Similar in size to the United Kingdom but with a population of only 5 million, New Zealand’s light pollution is minimal and allows magnificent views of the southern hemisphere sky.
If you wish to get your gaze-on, Dark Sky Project in Takapō /Lake Tekapo will take you on a guided tour of the universe, with the opportunity to get some hands-on telescope experience and give astro-photography a go.
In Dunedin, the local guides at Horizon Tours will tell you tales of the celestial bodies, while you chill out under cosy blankets on reclining chairs, while enjoying an expansive perspective of the heavens above.
3. Escape to paradise and cosy up in a beautiful luxury lodge
If your idea of romance is a cosy night in, look no further than New Zealand to make your introvert dreams comes true.
Succumb to the relaxation of a luxury lodge stay and pamper yourself with spa treatments, secluded dinners, and exclusive experiences and adventures.
If you’re keen to combine a luxury lodge with a stargazing expereince, Skyscape cottage near Twizel and The Lindis in Ahuriri Valley are two perfect spots to unwind and doze off, under a myriad of stars.
4. Venture into nature and create memories you’ll smile about forever
Okay, so it’s no secret that New Zealand ticks all the boxes when it comes to Mother Nature’s offerings, so why not make memories that you can share with the whole family.
Walking is amazing, not just for the physical benefits, but also for creative and emotional wellbeing. You could even treat yourself to shinrin-yoku (the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing) which recognises the healing benefits found in quiet meditation in a forest setting.
If you’d like a little more 007 in your life, set off on a helicopter or scenic flight and soak up the breathtaking views of nature from above.
5. Indulge your senses while toasting to peace, love, food & wine
Wining and dining is certainly not in short supply in New Zealand.
Whether you’re on the North or South Island, you’ll have an overwhelming number of boutique wineries and restaurants to choose for date night.
Tour and relax in luxury at beautiful Waiheke Island, or cycle from vineyard to vineyard, sipping on the country’s best Pinot Noir in Martinborough. For a seafood cruise experience and a glass of sauvignon blanc, be sure to visit Marlborough and for famous cycling trails and quaint accommodation, Central Otago should get your gears going!
Inspire your clients, even more
Tourism New Zealand has recently released a new album on Spotify that will take your clients on a calming journey through New Zealand’s natural landscapes.
The aptly named album, Mindful Journeys, features the soothing sounds of New Zealand – including native birdlife, bubbling geothermal mud pools, the Pacific colliding with the Tasman Sea, and the sound of the breeze moving through the forest.
It’s perfect to get them in the mood for exploring, as soon as we all get the green light to travel of course.
Until then, Tourism New Zealand has developed a new portfolio of useful resources and inspiring shareable content for agents, so you can keep your clients dreaming about an upcoming escape to New Zealand.
Click here for more information.
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