Romantic Events

Looking for ideas and things to do on your next ‘Date Night’ then make sure you check out these Romantic Events/Activities from all around New Zealand.  If you have an event/activity that you think should be here send us an email and we will add it to the list.  We can make any bookings on your behalf for any of the paid activities below or when booking directly mention ‘Romantic Gestures’ so we can continue to offer you all these Romantic Events/Activities and more.  Enjoy.



Bitchin Bingo

Bitchin’ Bingo is New Zealand’s ONLY performance based Bingo show. It’s completely FREE TO PLAY and an awesome night out.  It’s hosted by the sharp tongued Bingo Mistress Viv, a beehive wearing Woodstock drinking true ‘Westie’ from Henderson. The bingo calls are not the one’s your Nana would be used to, ie: “064: It’s not herpes its just a cold sore!” and, “G47: It’s not cheating if it’s with a lesbian”.  For side splitting fun and a great night out check out their calendar to find out where they are next and head along.  Viv would love to see you there and don’t forget to tell her ‘Romantic Gestures‘ sent you.

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The Amazing Maze’n Maize

Take a leisurely stroll or run (depending on the type of maze entered) through the many Maze’s on offer at The Amazing Maze’n Maize.  Test the strength of your relationship by your abilities to get yourself out again before it’s too late.

Outdoor Open Air Cinema

There is nothing more Romantic than a picnic in the park watching a movie on one of the biggest screens you’ve ever seen.  Enjoy one of the many FREE movies under the stars this summer in Auckland.  Don’t forget to book your gourmet picnic hamper to make it even more Romantic.

Bay of Plenty/Taupo


Drive in Cinema

New Zealand’s own drive in cinema traveling around the Lower North Island.  Grab a ‘Movie Night Bucket’ and head along for a Romantic cinema experience.

Romantic Picnic for Two

Pick up a delicious picnic hamper and head out to your favourite spot in the area.  For advice on where to take your picnic, get in touch and we will point you in the right direction.  Here is an example of what you might find in your hamper:  Medley of olives with thyme, orange and house mixed nuts, a fromagerie platter with a selection of cheeses, crackers and condiments, roast lamb with mint jelly and orange and fennel salad accompanied with fresh bread and butter and to finish it all off a delicious chocolate and beet cake.

Hawkes Bay

Wings over Wineries Tour

Enjoy an afternoon of a mix of premium wineries , an exhilarating scenic flight across Hawke’s Bay and a taste of some of the regions’ finest artisan food products.  This scenic wine tour will take you on a never-to-be-forgotten afternoon in ‘the Bay’ and features the following:

  • Taste some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines at up to 3 premium wineries
  • Enjoy breathtaking vistas on a 30 minute scenic flight taking in Te Mata Peak, Cape Kidnappers, Marine Parade and Napier City from the air
  • Savour an afternoon Gourmet Platter showcasing Hawke’s Bay products
  • Take home a complimentary bottle of fine Hawke’s Bay wine
  • Travel in exclusive luxury limousine comfort


Drive in Cinema

New Zealand’s own drive in cinema traveling around the Lower North Island.  Grab a ‘Movie Night Bucket’ and head along for a Romantic cinema experience.





Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Be part of the most elaborately staged murder mystery dinner theatre experience available in New Zealand.  Dress up for the occasion to enjoy the complete experience where its all about having fun….until someone is murdered….and then spend the night figuring out who killed the Doctor.

Beats by Bingo

Bootleg BBQ’s and Winnie Bagoes Ferrymeads monthly installments of Beats By Bingo!  This is not your normal bingo night, its musical bingo!  Bring along your partner and test your musical knowledge or take the easy way out with Shazam 😉 we wont judge… too much.  Prizes up for grabs, seat dancing to be had and a few laughs.  Hosted by DJ Nacoa.  Contact the bar direct to book as it will get busy.  FREE TO PLAY!

Take a Cruise Around the Village

Sit back and pedal quietly around the streets of the Hanmer Springs Village in your very own village cruiser.  Fun for all ages and with enough storage on the front why not pack a Romantic picnic and park up in any of the Romantic locations around the village.  At the conclusion of your drive make sure you head over to the hot pools for a relaxing and Romantic soak.  Treat yourselves to a couples retreat spa treatment for even more Romantic pampering.

Culinary Experience

Take a cooking class in a relaxed and fun environment where you will learn to broaden your culinary skills.  Recipes are shared as are cooking ideas and entertaining secrets for up to twelve per class. We show how to prepare the dishes on that day’s menu in a relaxed & fun environment. A long lunch at the dining table will then be served savouring every dish from the class with matching NZ wines. All participants need to bring are their culinary interest and an appetite.  The skills you learn will enable you to create your own Romantic Dinner for two in the comfort of your own home for your next ‘Date Night’.

Nautical Adventures

Wildlife kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, surfing with the seals, electric skateboards, wet suits, boogie boards and other hire equipment. We can also take you to the top of the summit road for a 13km down hill cycle ride. Click HERE to view the ride of your life on You Tube.  Grab a 2 seater paddle board for a Romantic ride around the harbour together.

Beginners Chocolate Classes

If chocolate is a large part of your sweethearts life then this class is the perfect way to learn more about it.  This course includes: Chocolate Fondue, Chocolate Tastings from around the world and  taking home all finished chocolates.  Mention ‘Romantic Gestures’ when you make your booking.  Courses run for three hours and include the following:

  • Immerse yourself into the history & mystery of chocolate
  • Learn how to taste fine chocolate
  • Get hands on and oh so chocolatey in the Chocolate Kitchen.
  • Learn how to temper chocolate
  • Make your own amazing chocolates
  • Learn a moment of The Form, to connect to your creativity and inspiration
  • Laugh Love and be inspired!!

Double Decker City Tour

The central city one hour tour operates on the open top double-decker bus and focuses on Christchurch Central city.  On the tour you will see areas affected by the Canterbury earthquakes and learn about the exciting rebuild that is now taking place in Christchurch.  You will enjoy incredible viewing from the top deck while being entertained and informed by the live commentary of our local Kiwi guides. On the tour you will get to a view all of Christchurch city centre most iconic buildings and landmarks as well as all the major new building projects.

Edwardian Punting

An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the changing face of the city centre as you are expertly guided by a skilled punter in traditional Edwardian attire gently along the Avon River on an authentic Edwardian punting tour.  Don’t forget to book one of our gourmet picnic hampers to have at the conclusion of your ride.

Cable Car Experience

The Gondola offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing experience that you’ll never forget. Soar suspended above the valleys as the birds fly beneath your cable car. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Christchurch cityscape, over the Canterbury Plains out to the mighty Southern Alps and the dramatic hills of Banks Peninsula.  The Gondola Restaurant will be opening for lunches from December 2015! With a delicious new menu and amazing vistas, it is fantastic spot to enjoy a meal with a view.  Possibly the perfect location for a Romantic proposal.

Private Ski Lessons

I can hear you say, “Skiing is not very Romantic” and you are right unless of course you are a snow bunny but being treated to a couples spa treatment at the end of the day is and we can make the booking for you to give you something to look forward to at the end of the day.

Take a tour to the Mediterranean

Enjoy learning about the Mediterranean cuisine and all the aromatic spices and flavours that are used to create each dish.  Each cooking demonstration and dinner experience will leave you with ideas and recipes that you can recreate in your own home for your next Romantic dinner for two.  Make a booking for two or grab some friends and make a night of it.

Singing Telegram

Our A Cappella Quartet will serenade your special someone with a song from their repertoire. As part of this package, the recipient will also receive a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine and a long stemmed rose. Our local area consists of Christchurch and distance includes everywhere else. Including but not limited to birthday songs at workplaces and home, Romantic songs for couples and background music for private or corporate functions. For more details on each package please email us before purchasing.

The Date Club

Going out and finding a date, going on dates and making the relationship work can be daunting.  There is often a level of anxiety involved, not quite enough confidence and a lot of self doubt.  If you can relate to this, then The Date Club is for you.

The Date Club is held once a month at Kaiapoi Library where Sahera Laing shares with you some simple and easy to use strageies to help your win at the dating game.  Sahera is on hand to answer your questions and help you move past the anxiety so you can enjoy meeting people and get dating confidently.

It’s a mixed group of men and women from all over North Canterbury.  The classes are aimed at the over 30’s although anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to join in.

Each month is a different topic such as:

  • gaining confidence
  • fearless dating
  • conversation skills
  • approach anxiety
  • dating rules
  • on line dating
  • first dates
  • beyond first dates
  • rapport and flirting
  • introductions
  • poverty mentality
  • social anxiety

West Coast/Southland


New Zealand Wide

First Table – You choose the restaurant.  Pay $10 to book a First Table at participating New Zealand restaurants and you’ll get 50% off the food bill for 2 to 4 diners.  Early bird catches the dinner deal.  Great for your next Date Night.