How about a hideaway on the West Coast – somewhere you can eat fish and chips on the beach, bury your tootsies in the sand and watch the sun go down over the ocean?

Or a lodge with every imaginable luxury, where you don’t have to move a muscle apart from the ones you need to operate remotes, pour yourself a drink and wrap yourself in a hand-made bathrobe of thick Turkish cotton?

Maybe a weekend of bungy jumps, sky dives and jet boating is just what floats you and your loved one’s boat.

It takes all types.

Whatever your choice for a romantic getaway, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the holiday home that meets your requirements.

To search for the property that ticks all the boxes for you, go to the Advanced Search function under ‘Find a Bach’ and select the location, property style, activities, etc, that you’re after. Then enter a keyword that sums up the kind of stay you’re looking for; eg romantic, secluded, private, remote, luxury or whatever describes your idea of romance.

New Zealand’s love affair with the beach and the bush - combined with great food and wine and fabulous vistas - mean we’re truly spoilt for choice. Popular destinations are the Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Islands, Mt Maunganui, in the North Island and the Marlborough Sounds, Akaroa and Queenstown in the South. Or it could be as simple as an unfamiliar location that you want to discover together, or a bach where you can look up at the stars as you fall asleep at night.

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