Spring is the season of new life. As flowers blossom, so does romance. New and old relationships both need the odd trip to reignite the spark and there are few places more romantic than the South Island’s Queenstown. As the sun begins to shine and the snow begins to melt, there are dozens of incredible places to visit and activities to do in Otago. Here’s our guide to the region’s most romantic things to do in Queenstown. Hire a car from us today and take your pick of our top 5.
Onsen Hot Pools
The formidable boutique spa experience offers everything from spa treatments to soaking in cedar-lined hot tubs. Warm up and chill out with aromatherapy burners and a complimentary glass of fizz whilst enjoying incredible panoramic views as you bathe with your partner in the country’s most well-known spa hotspot.
Squeeze in a last-minute ski on Queenstown’s famous slopes. Hit the snowy heights of Cardrona, Coronet Peak or The Remarkables hand in hand with your loved one before the ski season closes in mid-spring. Enjoy private lessons, skiing freely or simply admiring the views with a glass of wine and hot food at the top of the region’s highest mountains, some of the most popular places to propose.
Enjoy a Drink
With more than enough bars to choose from, ensure you choose a good one. The Sundeck Rooftop Bar has idyllic outdoor seating with fire pits to keep you both warm in the chilly evening air. Enjoy wine, beer and cocktails whilst sitting by the flames, looking out across the Queenstown centre. For something a little different, try Perky’s, the famous floating bar. Climb aboard a boat on Lake Wakatipu and enjoy a drink in a unique setting in New Zealand’s only floating bar.
Queenstown has plenty of fine dining options to choose from. The modern eatery, Rātā, is a great choice in the bustling centre. Alternatively, you could drive to the delightful Aosta in Arrowtown for fresh pasta and local produce or Gibbston Valley for the Gibbston Valley Lodge for fine wine and a menu from Renowned Chef, Anthony Gradiska.
Rent a car from us for a match made in heaven this Spring and enjoy the delights of Queenstown with your better half. Get in touch with us today for the best deals and most affordable car rentals in New Zealand.