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Unique proposal ideas New Zealand

Friday, 10 July 2020

If you're thinking of popping the question, you’ll no doubt want to make it special – it's one of the biggest moments of your life! You’ll want to come up with proposal ideas in New Zealand that are unique and perfect for you and your significant other. Doing an activity together as part of your proposal will help make it that much more unforgettable.

We’ve put together a bunch of the best romantic proposal ideas in New Zealand:

1. Do a treasure hunt somewhere special

2. Go on an ecotour flying through the forest

3. Take a helicopter flight

4. Go on a glamping getaway

5. Cosy up under the stars

6. Do some wine tasting among the vines

7. Go to a beautiful beach

8. Hike to a breath-taking spot


Do a treasure hunt somewhere special

If you’re after proposal ideas in New Zealand that are super unique and meaningful, a treasure hunt could be just the thing. Think of a few places that are special to your relationship, it might be the place you first met or the place you first made a fool of yourself in front of them – the more unique the better! You could even get friends and family involved to help with the treasure hunt. As your partner finds clues, have notes or even a voice recording explaining what each clue or place means – your partner will love the build up. At the end of the scavenger hunt, get down on one knee in a super special spot.

Proposal ideas in New Zealand treasure hunt


Go on an ecotour flying through the forest

Keen to add a bit of excitement to your proposal ideas New Zealand? An eco tour flying through the forest at Rotorua Canopy Tours will make it one to remember. You'll be surrounded by an untouched native forest with absolutely breathtaking views. The hardest part will be choosing the perfect spot, from the stunning rocky cliff walk way on the Ultimate Canopy Tour to the rimu tree platform 22 metres in the air on the Original Canopy Tour. Don’t worry, the guides will secure the ring somewhere safe while your soaring through the stunning virgin forest. Rotorua Canopy Tours has seen a few amazing proposals over the years and the team will pull out all the stops to make perfect – even providing the champagne to pop when your partner says yes!

Propsal ideas in New Zealand Rotorua Canopy Tours


Take a helicopter flight

You and your partner will feel absolutely on top on the world taking a helicopter flight. You could tick off your New Zealand bucket list at the same time. For helicopter proposal ideas New Zealand you could find a secluded mountain spot or fly over a place prearranged with the ‘will you marry me’ question. This one might be a bit harder to keep a surprise – but we know your partner will be super impressed with the romantic gesture. Some helicopter companies like Wanaka Helicopters even offer a ‘proposal package’ with flowers and a picnic.

Proposal ideas in New Zelaland helicopter

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Go on a glamping getaway

Glamping is the ultimate romantic getaway, so what better place to get down on one knee? Glamping provides a chance to escape somewhere unique and off the beaten track but still with a bit of luxury. It's one of the perfect private proposal ideas New Zealand as you’ll have the place all to yourselves. The secluded glamping locations are ideal for making the proposal your own. 

Proposal ideas New Zealand glamping


Cosy up under the stars

There’s nothing more romantic than gazing up at the night sky together and watching all the twinkling stars. You can’t go past the phenomenal Aorkai Mackenzie Dark Night Reserve, the clear skies found in this part of the world are like nothing else in New Zealand. There is very limited light pollution there and the sky is so clear that the millions of stars create a magical experience – perfect for setting the tone for your proposal.

Proposal ideas New Zealand stargazing


Do some wine tasting among the grape vines

You can’t go wrong when it comes to New Zealand wine so why not pop the question among the grape vines? We have a lot of amazing wineries all around New Zealand from Marlborough and Hawkes Bay to Waiheke Island. Plus, the wine will give you that extra bit of liquid courage you need to ask for their hand.

Proposal ideas New Zealand wineries


Go to a beautiful beach

We have a lot of beautiful seaside landscapes for proposal ideas in New Zealand. The warm weather, cool breezes and the sound of the tide rolling in will ensure you and your partner are nice and relaxed before you ask the big question. Our top pick is the breath-taking Cathedral Cove which is only accessible by foot or on the water. Enjoy the stunning views and pop the question in the iconic cave.

Proposal ideas New Zealand beaches


Hike to a beautiful spot

It’s no secret that New Zealand has some of the most incredible scenery and a hike will take to you to some of the more secluded hidden gems. For the last of our proposal ideas in New Zealand you can choose a hike that means something to you. Maybe the hike is the first one you ever did together, or one that takes you to a spot near a cascading waterfall – one of our favourites is Wairere Falls. If you and your partner are the active types and after a bit of a challenge, why not go on one of New Zealand’s best one-day hikes and go down on one knee at the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

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There are lots of proposal ideas in New Zealand to choose from but we think the best ones are those a little different and incorporating an activity makes it so much more unforgettable. Check out things to do in New Zealand to accompany your proposal. Good luck planning your perfect proposal ideas New Zealand!

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