As the days get longer and the temperature rises, New Zealand becomes one of the world’s most romantic destinations. The country’s vast natural beauty becomes a veritable playground, the coast, the mountains, and the rainforest imploring visitors to swim, hike, and boat through scenic terrain. Oenophiles will enjoy ideal weather for wine tastings in Hawke’s Bay and for hikes on the region’s many trails. Northland’s fabled coves hide beneath plunging headlands and beaches lay protected by barrier islands. The coast offers endless opportunities for hiking and surfing, as well as the lion’s share of New Zealand’s cultural attractions. Whether you prefer a luxury treehouse or a beach bungalow, check our list of romantic accommodations from which to experience New Zealand’s endless summer.