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With breath-taking views, secluded spots, and plenty of romantic restaurants for wining and dining, Wellington is the perfect place to woo your special someone.
The way to a foodie’s heart is through their stomach, and we’ve got plenty to please the palate in Wellington for the cuisine lover in your life. Hippopotamus, Whitebait, WBC or Boulcott St Bistro are all great options for wining, dining and wooing. You can also book a private upstairs table at Logan Brown – their Saturday night degustation is a delicious way to start the rest of your life together. If you’d rather toast your love, head over the hill to Wairarapa and pop the question amidst the vines at one of the many wineries, or splurge on a stay at the luxurious Wharekauhau Lodge.
Time to lock in your love for life? Give away the key to your heart and add your own lock to the ‘love lock’ bridge over Frank Kitts Lagoon on Wellington’s stunning waterfront.
Popping the question to your water boy, or planning to add some sparkle to your beloved’s finger? The sparkling waters of Wellington Harbour could be just the spot. Show how you are willing to work for their love by hiring a paddle boat, arrange a guided kayak tour to a secluded bay, or pop the question as you sail into the city on board the East by West ferry or on the deck of the Interislander.
Pack a picnic brimming with delicious goodies from Moore Wilson’s and picnic under the stars by Space Place at Carter Observatory for a proposal that’s out of this world. Or might we also propose amongst the roses at the Botanic Garden, cosying up on the secluded sands of one of Wellington’s south coast beaches, or going bush at Butterfly Creek or Otari-Wilton’s Bush.
Light up your loved one with a proposal at one of Wellington’s stunning lighthouses, including Pencarrow, Cape Palliser and Castlepoint. Arrange some activities at breath-taking Boomrock – they’ll be so impressed they’ll have to say yes! Or blow them away with a helicopter ride over the city and harbour.
If you’re film fanatics, head to Weta Cave and let the magic happen amongst the wizards and trolls. For something a little more intimate, confess your love at one of Wellington’s romantic cinemas like Lighthouse on Cuba or The Roxy in Miramar, where you can celebrate with dinner and drinks at Coco at The Roxy afterwards.
Top off a special day with a special night at one of Wellington’s great hotels; QT Museum Wellington, InterContinental Wellington or CityLife Wellington all offer romantic packages. See more accommodation options.
Check out more must dos, search Wellington’s sights and activities, see what events are coming up, have a nosy at all the incredible bars and restaurants, and start planning your trip with our handy experience planner.
If you’re heading over from across the ditch, Wellington’s just a three hour flight away from the Eastern Seaboard (sometimes even less!). We’ve compiled a Wellington Essentials guide just for you with suggested itineraries, weather details, maps and more.