Top 8 romantic date ideas on Waiheke Island

Nothing says romance like escaping to Waiheke Island. Every year, thousands of couples arrive on our shores to relax, unwind, and indulge. At Te Whau we often host couples celebrating engagements, anniversaries, or simply escaping kids and responsibility for the weekend. Here are our top ideas for a romantic Waiheke date.

A luxurious picnic on your own secluded beach

Here at Te Whau, we offer a stunning location on the Te Whau ridge line complete with our own secluded beach. For the ultimate romantic date, we can pack a picnic basket with a spread of local Waiheke delicacies, a bottle of fine wine so you head down to the ocean to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Spa treatments for two

Nothing gets romantic thoughts sparking better than enjoying a massage, facial, or total body pampering. Travel to one of Waiheke’s top-rated wellness spas or take your relaxation treatments in the privacy of your suite at Te Whau Lodge.

Fly high together

Take a scenic flight or helicopter ride over Waiheke and enjoy the island’s majestic coastlines and rolling hills from above. You can follow the exhilarating flight with a romantic vineyard lunch. This is the ultimate romantic gesture, sure to impress. You can leave or land from Te Whau Lodge’s own helipad.

Visit a vineyard

Nothing says romance like enjoying fine food and good wine overlooking the grapevines and olive groves of Waiheke’s finest vineyards. Discover our top picks for romantic vineyards.

Enjoy the sunset

Pick a spectacular spot to enjoy the magnificent Waiheke sunset. Reds and oranges paint the sky in a beautiful dance. Now’s the perfect time to pop a bottle of wine or share an indulgent treat.

Stroll around the art galleries

Walk hand-in-hand around Oneroa village and visit the numerous artists' studios and galleries. You can discuss the art you’ve encountered over a coffee and a fine meal.

Indulge your sweet tooth

Chocolate is a potent aphrodisiac, and you’ll find it adorning many of Waiheke’s top dessert spots. For an added luxury, pair your dessert with a digestif. Try Island Gelato for a relaxing treat, or Mudbrick, Tantalus or Casita Miro for an upmarket indulgence.

Candlelit dinner for two

Waiheke hosts some of the most romantic dining locations in the country. Wine and dine to your heart’s content while overlooking spectacular landscape or the glittering waters of the Hauraki Gulf. See our list of top Waiheke restaurants for a romantic date.

Are you ready to enjoy a romantic weekend on Waiheke? See our tips on planning the ultimate Waiheke romantic getaway.

Posted by Grant Leach on February 11, 2019