Celebrating your relationship and tying the knot with your partner or planning a proposal during a weekend getaway? Aoraki Mt Cook National Park is the perfect location for both and will aid with its stunning scenery to making it an unforgettable experience.
Where should you stay?
For an all-inclusive experience, staying at the Hermitage Hotel in Aoraki Mt Cook is the best decision you can make. Sitting in the heart of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, you will experience unparalleled views of mountains by day and millions of stars in the sky at night. The ‘Dinner, Bed & Breakfast’ package takes care of everything, leaving you to celebrate this big milestone with your partner and spoils the both of you with everything you could imagine. The hotel also offers Star Gazing – welcoming you to the world’s largest Gold Status International Dark Sky Reserve. We can’t think of anything more romantic!
If you prefer to celebrate in more privacy, the Dark Sky Villa close by in Lake Tekapo is the ultimate destination. Catch unmatched views of Lake Tekapo, the Church of the Good Shephard, the surrounding mountains and spectacular star sky. Treat your significant other to breakfast in bed and utilize the open-plan living and new kitchen to its full potential. Lounge on comfy beanbag seats on the grand porch during the day for great views and extra sun or to stargaze at night.
What should you do?
Whisk your partner for life of their feet and up into the air for the Aoraki Mt Cook Ultimate experience – helicopter ride to Aotearoa New Zealand’s highest peak and experience a snow landing on the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. This will be the perfect setting for a stunning proposal or to get those amazing engagement photos together that you will love to look back on forever.
If you need to get your adrenaline pumping a bit more, booking a Skydive for you and your s/o over the amazing national park is a great idea! “Enjoy” up to 60 seconds of freefall with a 15-20 minute scenic flight to altitude and another 3-4 minute flight under canopy.
Where to eat & drink to celebrate?
Opening in 2003, The Old Mountaineers Café Bar & Restaurant is very much a part of Aoraki Mt Cook and offers great food and drinks with amazing views of the park and mountain range along the way. Now is the perfect time to sit back, sip on your drink and talk about all the exciting plans you two have for the future!
For a great breakfast experience, a fancy dinner or a relaxed bar opportunity, the Hermitage has got you covered. Enjoy a range of culinary delights or taste test your way through the signature cocktails and drinks whilst your eyes feast on Aotearoa’s highest peaks. This truly is the spot to raise your glass for a toast and celebrate your love.
Have you already taken that first big step and left the proposal behind you and are now looking for elopement or wedding ideas? We now how to make your big day extra special! Book our Wedding & Elopement service and fly to the most incredible and romantic locations in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.