New Zealand – The best romantic places to pop the question

Footprints on sandy beach
New Zealand is a pretty amazing place – and where better in the world to pop the question “Will you Marry Me?” than the beautiful, incredible country that takes people’s breath away. This country is romantic, simply because of it’s pure beauty and stunning scenery – so it’s not hard to see why this place makes a great place to pop the big question.

There are loads of different destinations within the country though – so choosing the precise place can be a little trickier! Here are some of our top recommendations though:

1. Queenstown Gondola
This little town is pretty magical and beautiful place and the views are hard to beat, that’s for sure! To make the most of the views though – take your loved one up the Gondola for a romantic meal at the restaurant at the top of the town. The views are beautiful – and the moment will be perfect.

2. Auckland Sky Tower
On a summer’s day – heading up to the top of the sky tower is going to be an amazing place to propose. The views are not only amazing and 360’ but there’s also a great little restaurant up there too if you want to make it extra special!

3. TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown
If you love the water and you love the incredible views then popping the question on the TSS Earnslaw is a sure fire way to get a yes! The 100-year old boat is full of romance and will take you on a scenic cruise right around the beautiful Lake Wanaka.

4. Bay of Islands
If you love nature and sunshine – then popping the question on top of a hill in the Bay of Islands, might be the way to go. With the magic of the islands and beauty of the scenery – you’ll be overwhelmed by everything this place has to offer.

5. Whale Watching, South Island
There are some pretty amazing spots for Whale and Dolphin watching on the South Island, and there is nothing more overwhelming or awe inspiring than seeing the amazing creatures in the ocean. Pop the question whilst your out at sea and feel the romance!

6. Milford Sound
For anyone who loves Lord of the Rings – you’ll for sure recognize Milford Sound. The beautiful destination is truly amazing and will take anyone’s breath away within minutes. For something truly spectacular though – take a private plane ride around the lake and see the amazing views from the skies. Pop the question just as you spot the most iconic peak…. Truly magical!

Sarah works for No1 Traveller as a travel writer and travel lover! No1 Traveller are an airport lounge in Stansted. She is currently travelling New Zealand.