This New Zealand and Cook Islands Romantic Getaway was created for a couple from Washington, D.C. They were both starting graduate school, so they wanted a quick, romantic vacation while they had the chance.
They started their New Zealand and Cook Islands Romantic Getaway on the South Island of New Zealand in Queenstown. This popular alpine town offers stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range at every turn. They stayed at a comfortable hotel in town where they could easily walk to restaurants and attractions.
Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, so they decided to take the leap and go canyon swinging! They also took the Skyline Gondola up to Bob’s Peak and enjoyed a romantic dinner at the Stratosfare restaurant.
Next for their New Zealand and Cook Islands Romantic Getaway, they drove through some of the most scenic portions of New Zealand en route to Franz Josef for some hiking in glacier country. Then they took the TranzAlpine Train to Christchurch, taking in the stunning scenery of the South Island along the way.
Before they went home, they wanted to spend a few days on the beach, so we sent them to the beautiful Cook Islands. These little-known islands are the hidden gem of the South Pacific—a place where sun, sand, and smiles are abundant. They spent 2 nights at the fabulous Pacific Resort Rarotonga, and had their days at leisure to relax on the beach and explore this friendly island.
At last, their New Zealand and Cook Islands Romantic Getaway came to an end, and they began their journey home. The couple agreed this vacation was the perfect way to unwind before starting their busy school lives!