Taranaki's Top 10 Most Romantic Spots

Stuck for ideas this Valentine's day? Here are some of our top spots to take your loved one this Friday, or tuck these ideas away for next date night, anniversary or special occassion.

Wine tasting at Okurukuru winery

Perched above the coast, the views from Okurukuru are stunning, as is their selection of wine.

Taranaki Mineral Pools
Sink into the 29,000-year-old waters of the Taranaki Mineral Private Pools on Bonnithon Ave and enjoy a massage post dip.

Escape to Stratford Mountain House
The Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House is the perfect destination for an overnight getaway. Take a bush walk, enjoy a romantic dinner, and wake up with a spectacular view of Maunga Taranaki.

Fish-n-chips on Opunake Beach
Grab award-winning fish-n-chips from the Opunake Fish ‘n’ Chip shop and enjoy them on the beach while the sun sets.

A picnic under the trees at Tupare or Pukeiti
Taranaki’s regional gardens are a stunning location to spread out the rug and open a hamper filled with local delicacies.

Take a surf lesson
Ride the wave of love together with a surf lesson with local icon Daisy Day. Learn how to stand up on a surf board and get out in the waves.

Dinner at Salt – water view table a must!
Book a table at our most waterfront fine dining, stare at the sun setting over the Tasman Sea and watch as Len Lye’s 45m tall Wind Wand serenades you.

Overnight at the Ahu Ahu Beach Villas
Spend a night away in these beautiful ‘European styled’ with a New Zealand flavour beach villas and wake up to the ocean on your door step.

Cycle along the Coastal Walkway
Grab a bike and a loved one and tackle New Plymouth’s 13km Coastal Walkway. Check out the public art works, the surfers, and fuel your love with a coffee from one of the many fantastic cafés along the route.

Goblin Forrest at Dawson Falls
Take a hike through the Goblin Forrest and end up at the majestic Dawson Falls, a stunning waterfall where you can even swim underneath if you’re keen! Afterwards relax in the cafe and warm up with a hot chocolate.