Yes-worthy proposal ideas in New Zealand
First comes love, then comes marriage – but in between there’s a proposal to plan! If your romance is one of a kind, you’ll be looking for a romantic proposal to match. Luckily, our country has endless idyllic locations for your special moment. We’ve put together a bunch of yes-worthy proposal ideas in New Zealand.
Sky Walk, Auckland
If you can get over the unflattering orange jumpsuit, a proposal on top of the Sky Tower might be just the ticket to a thrilling proposal. As you get changed, staff can sneak the ring securely into your outfit. We can’t predict which you’ll be most nervous about – the proposal or walking around an exterior ledge nearly 200m above the city (without handrails).
Mountain Heli Ride
If you’re not usually the type to book a spontaneous heli ride on holiday, a helicopter trip to the top of a mountain might give away the surprise – but she’ll be so impressed she’ll happily play along. Available at Whakapapa, or several spots in the South Island, including Wanaka – arguably New Zealand’s most romantic location. Some companies even offer a ‘proposal package’ where your pilot is in on the surprise and can arrange bubbles, flowers and a picnic.
No longer just for those that can’t afford 5-star accommodation, glamping offers a unique experience in a secluded location. Drop the ring in her champagne glass or spell out “marry me” over a game of Scrabble. There’s plenty of options all over the country, often in secluded locations which make the perfect spot to pop the question.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Couples that work out together, stay together. If you’re the kind of couple that gyms on a Sunday, a Tongariro crossing proposal might be the one for you. All those endorphins will be sure to have her saying yes before you’ve even dropped the knee. Plus the challenges, peaks and troughs of the hike itself will set you up well for a successful marriage.
If you’re looking for a beach proposal, Cathedral Cove might be the perfect spot. There’s a reason why this beach features in The Chronicles of Narnia – it’s impressive! You can pack a picnic, and make your way down via a leisurely bush walk, then pop the question in the iconic cave. You might want to be careful of timing though – Cathedral Cove can get very busy on weekends in summer.
Just out of Putaruru, this could be New Zealand’s best kept secret. Wander along the Waihou River amongst rolling hills and native bush to find the aptly named Blue Spring. The scene is so magical, you can just about spot the elves (or should we say hobbits). Even the weeds dancing in the current seem to be part of the show. Surprisingly the track isn’t usually busy, so there should be plenty of opportunities for a private proposal.
Te Mata Peak
A proposal up Te Mata Peak will have you feeling on top of the world, both figuratively and literally. With five hikes to choose from of up to 2 hours, the summit provides 360 degree views of beautiful Hawkes Bay. If you want to avoid being a sweaty mess, you can also opt to drive up.
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