Work, kids, family, errands, and social commitments keeping you away from spending quality time with your significant other? Have you been looking for a romantic getaway to rekindle your relationship with your partner? If yes, then Wellington is worth exploring.
From beaches, mountain trails and parks, to excellent restaurants, art shows and great accommodations, the capital city of New Zealand has a lot to offer. Take your pick from the affordable rental cars and drive to Wellington for a fun and romantic vacation.
Picnic in Botanic Garden
Spread over 25 hectares of land, Wellington’s Botanic Garden holds the title of ‘Garden of National Significance’, awarded by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture. Some of its main attractions are Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Begonia House, Poppy Field, and Exotic Forest. Take along a picnic-basket and enjoy some quiet time with your beloved in Botanic Garden.
Biking Over Hawkins Hill
A bike ride at dusk around the Hawkins Hill followed by watching the sunset is not only thrilling but also very endearing. The Radome track on the hill offers an excellent view of Wellington city and Project West Wind. If you like being in the middle of nowhere, then a bike ride or walk around Hawkins Hill is perfect.
Walk Through Tunnel Gully
Park your car and take a leisurely walk through the tree-lined Tunnel Gully, located near Mount Climie, north of Upper Hutt. With tracks ranging from two to twelve kilometres, you will come across beautiful, tall kahikatea and eucalyptus trees, old railway lines and tunnels. Breath-taking views of Wellington, Hutt Valley, and the Wairarapa is an added bonus.
Saunter Along Hataitai Beach
Nothing compares to a stress-free day with your partner on the beach. Drive to the small, serene and clean Hataiai Beach, on the western side of Evans Bay, Evans Bay Parade. Swim, kayak or just sit and enjoy the sunset. You can also visit the nearby Balaena Bay Beach.
Fine Dining and Causal Brunches
There’s no dearth of bars and restaurants in the city. For an intimate romantic dinner, you can consider Logan Brown, Hippopotamus, Havana, Matterhorn, Boulcott Street Bistro, Floriditas, Shed 5 Bar & Restaurant, and Two Souls Bistro.
Thanks to its close proximity to the sea, Wellington receives ample sunshine and wind. The cool and pleasant weather makes it a perfect place for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Plan your romantic getaway today!