19 Dec Three Dream Babymoon Getaways in Rotorua
Congratulations, you’re having a baby! Celebrate this exciting time with a dreamy babymoon getaway with your significant other to Rotorua, one of the most magical places in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Take some precious time for the two of you to acknowledge and cherish this special time, before the new chapter of your life begins.
Find your moment of peace and tranquillity
Soar high in the sky and take in the panoramic beauty of Rotorua from above. Choose from a diverse selection of scenic floatplane and helicopter flights from Volcanic Air to mark your special milestone, from crater lakes to volcanic mountains and much more! Enhance your experience with a private picnic in a secluded lakeshore for a truly unforgettable adventure.
Gaze up and marvel at the towering redwood trees as you take a relaxed stroll across suspended bridges and platforms, amongst the 75-metre-tall gentle giants of the forest. Visit by day to discover a peaceful nature sanctuary; or a night-time experience offers a captivating world of colour as the forest is illuminated by lanterns for a truly enchanting experience.
The gentle rustle of the trees in the breeze. The sound of birds chirping in the distance. The warm sensation as you take your first dip into the inviting waters, one toe at a time. This is what awaits in your very own private spa tub nestled beneath the Whakarewarewa Forest canopy. Take some time out to enjoy the serenity and reflect on your wonderful getaway, and get excited for what’s just around the corner! The spas are open until 10pm every day – with the option to visit after-dark and enjoy a lantern-lit soak – making this the perfect end to your getaway.
Relax, refresh and reflect
Opening in early 2022, start your trip off at Wai Ariki (meaning ‘chiefly waters’) with a beautiful massage or treatment. Infused with authentic Te Arawa and Māori culture, Wai Ariki have created a rejuvenating experience to share with your other half. Take relaxation and comfort to a whole new level at this luxury lakeside spa.
Treat each other to a special romantic dinner at Atticus Finch. This eclectic and modern bistro in the heart of Rotorua invites you to linger and soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying a menu that’s designed to share. Their lamb rump, pork belly and aubergine curry are honourable mentions, and to top it all off, enjoy the mouth-watering Coconut & Raspberry Tart, the perfect treat for two.
Finish your day off underneath the stars and enjoying the tranquillity of Lake Okareka with a twilight kayaking experience. Watch the sun set over the lake, explore hidden glowworm caves and paddle beneath the open sky and glittering galaxies on your way back. This romantic kayaking adventure is a mesmerising experience, and the memories of gliding across the lake with the stars illuminating the way are sure to be everlasting.
Move your body and mind
Take it slow and enjoy the scenic route on one of Redwood’s many bike trails! Immerse yourself in the surrounding nature and discover the beauty of the ancient forest. All trails are marked with grading keys to make sure the ride is the right level for each rider. To make the ride even cruisier, hire an e-bike instead and you’ll be climbing hills and cruising through the bush with ease.
Channel your inner yogi and take a beginner or intermediate class at Yoga Rotorua. Go through grounding breathing exercises and gentle stretches to prepare your body for this next chapter of your life. This is also a great way for your partner to level with you, ease any tension in their body, and learn some zen techniques for the busy times ahead!
Journey through the Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve at your own pace, taking in the natural sights and cultural stories waiting to be discovered in this magical place. The path is designed for all levels of fitness so no matter how far you are along in your pregnancy, this walk will still be a pleasant experience for you.
Looking for more romantic ways to celebrate with your special someone? Check out our Floatplane Lakeside Picnic Getaway for a truly memorable escape to the picturesque Lake Rotoiti.