Waking up at 5 am might be tough, but necessary if you wish to catch the sunrise in summer. So why not do it in a hot air balloon that brings you right out of the city and across a quilt of green fields, toward the snow-capped Southern Alps?
A balloon trip from Christchurch, in New Zealand’s South Island, might be just the romantic getaway that you and your loved one need. And while you’re at it, why not check out some of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit filming sites, many of which are also in South Island.
Find out more about Christchurch’s many attractions here.