An Alpine Adventure For Two

Our special part of the world near Christchurch in New Zealand is definitely a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. But the stunning natural beauty of the area and the many activities available also make it perfect for an amazing couples’ getaway! So if you and your significant other are considering a couples' getaway in New Zealand as a break from the daily grind, our picturesque estate near Methven could just be your perfect base. Here are just some of the many ways you could create a couples’ getaway to remember!

Skiing and Snowboarding

We’re only half an hour away from the famous Opuke (Mt Hutt) and its world-class skiing and snowboarding! With over 365 hectares of skiable terrain, it's a perfect location for beginners and experienced skiers alike—and the perfect opportunity to connect over a shared experience. Even if you haven't skied before, you’re bound to have an absolute blast at Opuke (Mt Hutt). Take a ski lesson together, laugh as you learn and be there to cheer each other on when you hit those milestones! And when you’re finished, you can park up for a refreshing beverage and a debrief at the Corona Bar, perched in a prime position in the middle of the snow-capped slopes.

Hiking and Nature Walks

If you prefer a more peaceful experience on your romantic getaway, you’ll be delighted to hear that there is an abundance of walking trails in and around Montrose Estate. As expected in such a unique part of the world, most of these trails provide breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery—the perfect setting to tell your loved one how much you care. There are options for short hikes, such as the Mount Hutt Ski Field Access Road Walk which offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, or longer hikes such as the Rakaia Gorge Walkway, which provides stunning views of the Rakaia River and its surrounding gorge. And if you prefer to stay closer to your Montrose villa, take a stroll around the property and set up for a relaxing riverside picnic... Absolute bliss! 

Relaxing at a Day Spa

After an adventurous day on the slopes or hiking trails, what better way to finish the day than by unwinding together at a luxury day spa? Opuke day spa is only a 15-minute drive away, where you can experience a range of treatments such as massages, facials, beauty services and more... Soothe those tired muscles with a relaxing couples massage or warm up in a solar tub. If you know what your loved one likes, you could even surprise them and show them you care with a thoughtful gift voucher or a luxury full-day experience!  

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A gorgeous hot air balloon ride at dawn or sunset... It may sound like a bit of a cliché, but if you haven’t taken one yet there’s a reason why they’re so popular—especially for romantic occasions! On your hot air balloon ride, you’ll gain a whole new perspective by taking in our spectacular scenery from above. The calmness will have you feeling like the only people on earth. Hot air balloons over the Canterbury Plans and around the Opuke (Mt Hutt) area typically last around an hour but give you an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime.

Wine Tasting

We always recommend penciling in a visit to one of the wineries near Montrose. Within an hour’s s drive from our Estate you’ll find several vineyards that offer wine tasting tours, including Sirocco Wines and Melton Estate. This is a perfect opportunity to sample some of the region's best wines and enjoy the beautiful surroundings—rain, hail or shine! For extra brownie points, pay attention to what your partner enjoys and surprise them with a bottle to take home.

Scenic Drives

If you're looking for a more relaxed way to explore the area, then take a scenic drive at your own pace. Our incredible region has several scenic drives that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including the aptly named Mount Hutt Scenic Drive and the Inland Scenic Route. These drives take you through picturesque towns and stunning countryside—so make sure you have your cameras at the ready! Sometimes the best couples experiences are the ones that are the most spontaneous, so why not jump in your vehicle and simply see where the road takes you?

Located just an hour from Christchurch, our scenic and peaceful location offers a wide range of activities for couples looking for an adventurous or relaxing getaway. Whether you prefer outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and hiking or prefer at the day spa, wine tasting or taking a scenic drive, there's something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world. Plan your next at the stunning Montrose Estate and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Posted by Tomahawk Support on August 21, 2023

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