A romantics guide to Banks Peninsula

Get caught-up in the romantic atmosphere of Banks Peninsula. Home to private getaways, intimate beaches and breath-taking scenery. The perfect backdrop for a date with a difference or a proposal with the 'wow' factor! Discover our top romantic picks that will keep you in the 'good books' with your special someone.

Romantic luxury at Annandale

The ultimate in romance and luxury, in seclusion and exclusivity. The perfect setting to propose or rekindle the romance in an intimate paradise, where it’s just you and your partner and an idyllic backdrop. Annandale specialises in luxury with a choice of four different properties all with their own unique qualities and distinctive character. Cozy up with a glass of red and an open fire or relax in the spa or simply take in the rugged coastal views. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and the ocean crashing on the shore. A place so special you won’t want to leave and you’ll want to revisit often! Discover more.

Pure exclusion in a Pure Pod

Feel like you're the only people on the planet and the world is revolving around you! Immerse yourself in nature and be at one with the environment. Let the outside in and stay in an environmentally sustainable Pure Pod. Constructed out of heavy-duty glass from the ground up discover the ever-changing environment from dusk to dawn. Snuggle up and watch the evening colours change into the darkest of nights and the brightest of stars. Pure isolation, pure romance! Discover more.


Glamping at Lavericks Bay

Want to spoil your special someone but don't like all the fuss? How about a compromise with a luxury campsite at Lavericks Bay on Banks Peninsula. Beautifully located with all day sun, the two charmingly decorated luxury tents come complete with woodburners, a camp kitchen, bathroom and dedicated communal area. Even the closet romantic will be converted with the outdoor bath! Lavericks Bay ticks all the boxes for a romantic getaway. Spend the day exploring the farm, biking the trails, taking dip in the bay topped off with a glass of wine and marshmallow toasting by campfire - bliss! Discover more.


Capture the charm of Akaroa

The French infused township of Akaroa oozes charm and romance just like the French themselves. Discover delectable delis, delightful bakeries and out of this world seafood. Indulge in a long lunch with harbour views and while away the time with coffee and good conversation. For the more adventurous date, take to the hills for a scenic hike or hit the harbour to swim with some of the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world - the Hector's Dolphin. Complete the day with an evening sunset stroll and a nightcap at one of the local establishments. Discover more.


Love is in the air

Take the date sky high and sweep them off their feet with a scenic helicopter flight. Appreciate Banks Peninsula's volcanic origins and impressive harbour views from the air. After a birdseye view of the area, zone-in for a hill-top landing complete with a champagne picnic lunch. This trip is sure to leave you on cloud nine! Discover more.