Onsen Hot Pool Night Experience by candlelight

Onsen Hot Pools

For those who want to go all out, you can helicopter to a secluded mountain for a picnic on a peak, surrounded by lake and mountain views. You could also take a hot air balloon ride complete with a champagne breakfast upon landing.

For something a little more intimate, you could soak up the views by candlelight in a private hot tub, dine under the stars, or enjoy a private dinner with lake and mountain views.  

Kinross Wine Tasting shot by @pinotcentral

Wine-tasting at Kinross Winery

The Queenstown Gardens are a serene setting and have a number of secluded spots where you could surprise your loved one with a picnic and a proposal.

If you love wine, Queenstown has many world-class wineries and there are many half or full-day private wine tours that visit cellar doors where you can try our famous Central Otago Pinot Noir. You might also visit a wine cave, walk through the vines or enjoy a platter or lunch at a winery restaurant, where you can ask that special someone for their hand in marriage. 

Shotover Canyon Swing in action

Add more adrenaline to your proposal

Feeling like a rush of adrenaline to add to the nervous excitement? Queenstown is the birthplace of adventure, so you might find yourself skydiving, swinging or bungying before popping the question. Make sure you secure the ring somewhere safe before you take the leap!

The lookout from the Remarkables Lookout over Queenstown and Lake Whakatipu

The Remarkables lookout, credit @verenagoeseverywhere

For those ski bunnies, the Remarkables lookout has one of the most stunning views over Lake Wakatipu. Take the Shadow chair to the top of Shadow Basin and hike ten minutes to the lookout and create an unforgettable proposal memory.

There are many hidden beaches, along the Lake Whakatipu shoreline, Bob's Cove, Sunshine Bay and Wilsons bay to name a few. You could get down on one knee on edge of the lake or head out on the water and take a ride on a vintage steamship, a state of the art catamaran, or hire a private launch for the afternoon.