Valentines Day 2016 falls on Sunday 14 February, so if you’re looking for inspiration for a romantic weekend getaway, Black Label has you covered.

From city Spa packages to country retreats, we can arrange you a special package to treat your loved one that’s a step above receiving a bouquet of fresh flowers or box of deluxe chocolates.

Here’s a round up of some of our favourite luxury Valentines Day ideas across New Zealand:

Auckland

tlakl-rooms-parksuite-1680-945Enjoy a city break that includes a night’s accommodation in a luxury Langham Park Suite for two people accompanied by your choice of a 60 minute Harmony OR Balancing Massage per person, valet parking, breakfast, evening drinks and canapes, butler service, full use of the Health and Wellbeing facilities including heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi, late checkout to 1pm and more.

Priced from NZD975

Bookings by email: tania@blacklabelexperience.com quote the reference ‘Langham Valentines.’

Northland

Carrington_Villas2.t45718Peppers Carrington Resorts sits at the heart of a luxury 3000 acre estate on the Karikari Peninsula overlooking breath taking coastline and wetlands.

The Resorts Lodge Rooms are indulgent and spacious with wide verandahs offering superb views, many of the Pacific Ocean. An infinity pool and guest library offer the ultimate in relaxation, with a golf course for those partial to a round or two.

Black Label would love to share the wonders of the Far North with two fantastic offers for couples (minimum 2-night stay applies):

  1. Peppers Gourmet Food Trail Package

Lodge Room guests will receive a Gourmet Food Trail Map for self-exploration of an exclusive selection of Northland’s food and wine producers and breakfast for two served at the onsite Carrington Restaurant.

Additionally, you’ll receive a Far North tasting platter showcasing regional produce – this delicious platter is served with Mahoe cheeses, fresh fruits, grilled vegetables, teriyaki Angus Beef, Manuka honey from Haines Apiaries in Kaitaia, Pam’s Due North relishes, and extra virgin olive oil with homemade freshly baked bread and dips.

Priced from NZD500 per night.

2. Romantic Getaway

Peppers-Carrington-Wine-Food-Platter.t34520Start you break with a bottle of sparkling wine and a bouquet of flowers in your Lodge Room. Escape to the beach with inclusive use of a golf cart before savouring a three-course dinner. Wake up and enjoy a continental breakfast served in your Lodge Room, late check is 11.30am day of departure.

Priced from NZD615 per night.

Bookings by email: tania@blacklabelexperience.com quote the reference ‘Peppers Carrington Valentines.’

Rotorua

id1602pic4Just under three hours from Auckland, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with hot springs, lush vegetation and Maori culture experiences.

Nestled among native forest, is ultra-luxe Treetops Lodge with secluded private Villas offering valley or forest views or you can choose a Lodge Room in the main Lodge that also has a library, conservatory and games room.

A network of cascading streams, wetlands, lakes and glow-worm caves makes Treetops Lodge justifiably one of the country’s most exclusive places to spend a romantic weekend and one of the best packages is a 2-Day Wellness Package that combines the energy of New Zealand’s native forest with indigenous therapies aimed at ensuring your relaxation and wellbeing.

The 2-Day Wellness Package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in a Lodge Room or One Bedroom Villa
  • 2 x gourmet breakfasts
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés
  • 2 x four course fine dinner using local and organic produces
  • 1 x gourmet picnic for two
  • 1 x Mirimiri massage – begins with an ancient Maori prayer and powhiri (welcome) to honour you and your ancestors, followed by deeply relaxing therapeutic massage with native kawakawa oil to raise the vibration of your physical body.
  • Your mauri (life essence) and wairua (spirit) are encouraged to synchronise thus giving a sense of well-being, connectedness and balance. Mirimiri massage also works on the central nervous system aiding the release of tension and stress, bequeathing you deep relaxation, and a sense of clarity and rejuvenation.
  • 1 x Health High Tea picnic for two take the gentle hike to the spectacular Bridal Veil Waterfalls
  • 1 x ROMIROMI MASSAGE is the deeper of the traditional holistic Maori body treatments. Similar to Hawaii’s lomilomi, it combines body alignment, deep-tissue massage and stimulation of pressure points to aid the release of cellular blockages, toxins, pain and extraneous energy, replacing these with positive energy and vitality. Natural body systems are invigorated, nourished and balanced and the extraordinary lightness felt after treatment demonstrates a positive shift to greater well-being and health.
  • Enjoy a dip in Treetops Spa’s hot tubs, immersed in the New Zealand ancient forest for a unique connection with the nature. Treetops Hot Tubs are open 24/7 to let you indulge at any time.
  • A set of Treetops bathrobes and slippers to take home
  • Yoga class + 30 minutes meditation (optional)

Five and Seven Day Wellness Packages are also available – all Wellness Packages are priced by request; simply send an email: tania@blacklabelexperience.com quote the reference ‘Wellness Treetops.’

Napier

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Boutique wineries, Art Deco architecture, a Chocolate Factory, Public Gardens, Art Galleries and Golf at the renown Cape Kidnappers course. If this sounds ideal to you, then Breckenridge Lodge should be your choice of luxury five star accommodation in the Napier region.

Overlooking a vineyard with rural views, the Lodge is ideal as a place to relax and stimulate your senses! Your Host, Malcolm Redmond is an excellent chef who will surprise and please your taste buds. Malcolm uses organic produce, much of which is grown in the Lodge’s garden. During the evening meal, he introduces each of the 5 courses, explaining the dish and the wine he has specifically matched to compliment the food.

Contact Black Label today to secure a reservation at this special location sure to please anyone seeking a romantic getaway paired with outstanding food and wine.

Wairarapa           

592357e2-10a7-41ba-8e93-0670dc9eed1aImagine checking into your own beautiful Cottage Suite where you are greeted by a bottle of Louis Roederer Rose Champagne, and a delicious selection of locally produced Schoc chocolates. Take a stroll along the dramatic Palliser Bay coastline, or book in for a relaxing spa treatment before enjoying pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by a 5 course degustation dinner.

Sound blissful? Treat your loved one to a luxurious night away at Wharekauhau Country Estate. Relax in the morning with a sleep-in before meandering up to the lodge for a full country breakfast and take your time as Wharekauhau guarantee a late checkout of 12 noon on the Sunday.

Bookings via email: tania@blacklabelexperience.com; reference ‘Valentines Wharekauhau’.

Nelson

bayofmanycoves_hupcnbm_heroLocated in Arthurs Bay, 2 kilometres from Ruakaka Bay surrounded by an eco-marine haven, Bay of Many Coves is a special hideaway to escape to for some seclusion.

Honoured as one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, guests can choose from One, Two or Three Bedroom Apartments with magnificent views of the Marlborough Sounds, and indulge in a unique resort where you can try sea kayaking, go birdwatching on forest walks or venture on a cruise for the chance to see dolphins or fur seals. A selection of restaurants onsite provide divine cuisine to match the picturesque location.

Those guests looking for the ultimate seclusion can book the Kereru Suite with a spa pool positioned to take in the superb sea views and minibar, breakfast and dinner included.

For Valentines Day, we can provide a wide range of luxury packages such as 3 Night Luxury Escapes including accommodation, water taxi transfers and sightseeing, or Celebration packages complete with champagne and a 6 course degustation dinner.

Bay of Many Coves is also an excellent option for honeymoons, destination lunches, or anniversaries.

Priced from NZD1600 upwards. Reserve your slice of paradise by contacting Black Label today.

Oamaru

Pen-y-bryn-Lodge-OamaruOamaru is perhaps not as popular as a destination compared to other South Island towns with sizeable tourism marketing budgets, however Black Label believes it’s one of New Zealand’s heritage gems and definitely worthy of consideration for guests interested in wildlife, good food or history.

Stay in one of just 5 elegantly appointed ensuite guestrooms at the Victorian mansion of Pen-y-bryn (Welsh for ‘Top of the Hill’) that combines the opulence of yesteryear with modern conveniences.

 

Play a game of billiards, stroll the estate’s gardens, curl up with a book from the library or simply sit and admire the antique oak furniture, historic artworks, rugs or period porcelain dotted throughout the lodge.

If you’re tempted by the ideal getaway that combines a stay in a heritage mansion with a unique wildlife experience, consider a 2-Night Wildlife Package that includes a visit to the famous Moeraki Boulders, accommodation in an Annex Suite (Pen-y-bryn’s most comfortable rooms), table de hôte dinner, guided visits to both the Blue Penguin and Yellow-eyed Penguin colonies and full cooked breakfast.

Priced from NZD2980 (low season) / NZD3250 (high season)

Other Add-on options we can facilitate include guided Heritage tours, Waitaki District wine tasting, spa treatments, cycle tours, scenic flights and sea kayaking.

Make your reservation at this South Island gem today by contacting Black Label and quoting reference ‘Pen-y-bryn Valentines’.

General Conditions:                            

All packages above include GST and have limited availability. Specific booking conditions apply including deposits and minimum stay. Add-on options are available at extra cost; some activities such as sea kayaking are of course dependent on weather. In the event that a package is unavailable, we endeavor to suggest an alternative so you can continue on your fantastic experience in New Zealand.