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Pack Your Bags, Here’s 6 Dreamy Adult-Only Escapes You Need To Check Off Around New Zealand

By Avril Treasure
21st Sep 2020

Travelling internationally with your partner may be off the cards for a while, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on dreamy getaways.

That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to score the exclusive intel that a new travel brand—Month Of Sundays—is on the scene, bringing you the very best of what New Zealand has to offer. From a romantic weekend away with your lover with some cheeky surprises to a few days of wellness with floatation, yoga and massages, you won’t find these experiences anywhere else. 

Not only will these local travel packages save you valuable time—as everything’s thought of and organised—you’ll also find lots of added extras along the way. Month of Sundays has also partnered with a bunch of Kiwi brands— so you’re supporting local businesses and being delivered the goods.

Pack your best lingerie, a bottle of aftershave and if you’ve got them, leave the kids at home—here are six next-level adults-only escapes you need to check off around New Zealand.  

Everything’s Peachy

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown

See the world—and your lover—through rose-coloured glasses again with a weekend away for just the two of you. Spend a night (and some much-needed quality time) in a central city hotel and indulge in the finer things in life—we’re talking cocktails, breakfast in bed and a cheeky surprise to start your engines. As well as accommodation for two and cocktails to get the night started, the ‘Everything’s Peachy’ holiday package also includes $100 credit to spend in the hotel’s restaurant, bar or room service. Oh, and did we mention the surprise that’ll be waiting for you? Just be sure to turn your emails to ‘out of office’ and the sign on your bedroom door to ‘do not disturb’.  

Book ‘Everything’s Peachy’ in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown

The Last Supper

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown

Squeeze in one last weekend away as a couple before the arrival of your baby (and before your whole life changes!) with ‘The Last Supper’ holiday package. Spend a night in a centrally located hotel and bask in a couple of days of pampering, indulgence, romance and a great night's sleep. Waiting in your room will be some of Garage Project’s finest brews for the partners, and if one of you is carrying the baby, there’ll be No Ugly wellness tonic, too. The mum-to-be will then head off for a luxurious session of pampering before a delicious dinner for the two of you. The next morning, call room service so you can enjoy breakfast in bed—and so you can stay in your robes a little longer. The weekend package also includes natural New Zealand-made skincare goodies to use for when the baby comes, leaving your skin looking fresh and clear.

Book ‘The Last Supper’ in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown

Good For The Soul

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown

Relax, restore and recharge with a wellness weekend that’ll allow you to return to the best version of you. The ‘Good For The Soul’ package includes a two-night stay in beautiful accommodation, such as the five-star Rees in Queenstown. Breathe, stretch and go further in your postures with a private yoga session. Feel the serenity of true silence during a floatation experience, where your mind and body will fully relax. Continue feeling zen with a massage afterwards. Nutritious, fresh and delicious meals are also included in the ‘Good For The Soul’ wellness package, such as breakfast in your hotel daily, a healthy lunch after your floatation and massage and dinner at a chic restaurant. Take home a No Ugly wellness tonic with antioxidants and minerals and leave the experience feeling peaceful and excited for what life has next in store.  

Book ‘Good For The Soul’ in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Weirdy Beerdy

Auckland

Attention beer lovers—this one's for you. From a crisp larger to a fruity pale ale and a refreshing pilsner—sip, drink and experience some of Auckland’s best beers from local craft breweries during the ‘Weirdy Beerdy’ weekend package. Spend two nights at the iconic SkyCity Hotel, which is found in the heart of town and boasts panoramic views of the glittering city. Quench your thirst with a mix of Garage Project (an independent New Zealand brewery created by two brothers) beers that’ll be waiting for you—chilled—in your room on arrival. On the first evening, head to dinner at an inner-city restaurant that features finger-licking good food—think the likes of Dirty Laundry who offer flavourful fish tacos and BBQ pork ribs with crunchy slaw. Head out to The Garage Project Store and The Beer Spot, where you’ll find 40 rotating beers on tap, to discover your new favourite beer (wine, cider and spirits are also available). What’s more—you’ll be going home with The Garage Project’s ‘The Art of Craft Beer’, a book that details the stories, inspiration and creativity behind the brewery and beers to continue to broaden your knowledge at home. We’re thirsty just thinking about it.

Book ‘Weirdy Beerdy’ in Auckland here.

All About The Pinot

Queenstown

Pristine blue lakes, majestic mountains and a township that sparkles at night—Queenstown is a dream holiday destination. Found in the Otago region, the South Island town is also renowned for its world-class wine—think a bright and easy-drinking pinot noir to a soft and buttery chardonnay—as well as its restaurants. Experience the best food and wine Queenstown has to offer on the ‘All About The Pinot’ package, which includes a two-night stay at The Rees, a five-star hotel that’s situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Wake up each morning and enjoy breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Bring your camera—and your appetite—as you embark on a full day of exploring Central Otago. Throughout the day you’ll sample some of the region’s finest drops and enjoy a relaxing lunch, taking in the surroundings of rolling green hills and vineyards. Stroll around the lake in the afternoon before dusk hits and it’s time for cocktails and a decadent dinner including entrée, main and dessert. Return home with a selection of the South Island’s best local produce—from creamy cheese to sweet chocolate, and a memory that will last for many years to come.

Book ‘All About The Pinot’ in Queenstown here.

The Cycle Sensation

Napier

Escape for a weekend away of good food, wine and bike riding to Napier, a coastal town found in Hawke’s Bay and loved for its art deco-style architecture. The ‘Cycle Sensation’ holiday package comes with a two-night stay at the four-star boutique Crown Hotel, which overlooks the waterfront. Tuck into a hearty breakfast each morning before heading off for a day of exploring Hawke’s Bay by bike, cycling to some of the region’s best vineyards. Take in the picturesque surroundings as you pedal past and stop to sample some of Aotearoa’s finest wine. Make sure you visit New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate, and marvel at the beautiful heritage building. Come evening, the package includes a three-course dinner including cocktails—so you’ll taste some of Napier’s fresh and seasonal produce. You’ll also be gifted with a selection of beautiful produce to enjoy back home.

Book ‘The Cycle Sensation’ in Napier here.

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