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5 of the Most Romantic Weekend Getaways In and Around Auckland

Auckland. Cityscape image of Auckland skyline, New Zealand taken from Mt. Eden at sunset.

Imagine getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday routine and spending a dreamy weekend with your significant other at a gorgeous hideaway in Auckland! Auckland offers a variety of opportunities for couples to relax and spend some quality time together, you’re all set to explore the pristine beauty of the city in the most romantic way.

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Piha Beach

Located along the western coast of Auckland is the rugged yet immaculate Piha Beach. It is one of the most well-known beaches in the country, and couples love the place for its quietness and lapping blue waves. With an exception of a few surfers, the beach is rarely crowded, thus making it an ideal spot for some private time. Couples can enjoy swimming, surfing, long walks and watching the sunset together. The place is only a 40 minutes’ drive from Auckland and has interesting food outlets too.

Mighty Lion Rock on the Piha beach near Auckland, New Zealand

Waiheke Island

Take a short drive to downtown Auckland and then use the ferry to reach one of the most romantic getaways in New Zealand, the Waiheke Island. Fondly called the jewel in the crown of the Hauraki Gulf, the island is filled with beautiful beaches, blissful wineries and the best eateries one can ever find. Couples can enjoy wine tours and even take off in one of the charter flights to get the best views of the place. The island also offers several craft boutiques and art galleries that are a real treat to the eyes.

Sailing ship in Waiheke Island near Auckland New Zealand


Hamilton is only a 90 minutes’ drive away from Auckland CBD and has an adventurous image tagged to it.  The city is modern, exciting and has great dining and night-life options. Lovers in the city can explore hot air ballooning, caving, rafting and cycling too. The city is filled with several fashion boutiques and is home to the country’s biggest shopping mall.

Bonsai look trees in Japanese garden, Hamilton Botanical gardens


Drive to the paradise of food buffs, Matakana, and please your senses with the aroma of delightful flavours and sensational wines in the country. Enjoy the gastronomic treats of the village, along with the Vintage market that offers fashion accessories, clothes, gifts and other souvenirs. Get together for a romantic dinner at one of the best restaurants in Matakana and spoil yourself with the wide collection of wine varieties offered.

Matakana Island and entrance to harbor from Mount Maunganui. New Zealand

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!