It all begins late afternoon when you and your partner are collected from the grounds of your villa by Heli. The outlook from above fills you with excitement as you look out over city hustle, down past mountain ranges and over dazzling blue lakes. You are on your way to a secret location, where a glam, pop-up restaurant for two has been built especially for the occasion. Your private chef prepares a five course, delicately crafted degustation, each plate somehow more delicious than the last and all individually wine matched.
The show continues and you’re chauffeured by a champagne stocked limousine, though more Lord of the Rings-esque scenery. Your final stop is the Dark Sky Reserve, where you’re greeted with canapés before entering the observatory for a private night of comets, planets and constellations.
How does it end? Surely with a proposal, but we’ll let you decide.
Five of New Zealand's best million dollar views.
1. 50 Aspen Grove - Queenstown
The view from the infinity pool is impressive, to say the least.
Panoramic windows throughout the house allow the glassy lake and snow-capped mountains to surround you at all times - whether you're cooking up a storm in the kitchen or gazing out to the starry sky from your bed.
2. Princes Wharf - Auckland
Princes Wharf is the ultimate in urban luxury, with its premium location in the heart of the city.
Large, glass sliding doors bring an open-air, seaside ambiance and let the view right into the apartment, and the balconies continue along the entire exterior - nothing comes between you and your million dollar view.
3. Rahimoana, Eagles Nest -Bay of Islands
Set atop its own private peninsula overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands – this 75 acre estate definitely makes the most out of these awe-inspiring location.
Rahimoana, Eagles Nest’s flagship villa, is the epitome of luxury in New Zealand and offers guests some of the most outstanding views in New Zealand from its private horizon edged infinity pool.
4. Blanket Bay - Central Otago
If it's fresh country-air, views of glassy lakes and alpine peaks which stir you, Blanket Bay has generous measures of all three.
It is widely heralded as one of New Zealand's very best luxury accommodations. You'll find it difficult not to slow down, breathe deeply and enjoy the majestic surroundings of Lake Wakatipu.
5. Treetops Lodge - Bay of Plenty
Views from the suites here overlook the forest canopy, which is a stunning sight of endless green folds and tumbles across the many valleys in front of you.
There's something incredibly therapeutic about being surrounded by all this green and nature, listening to a chorus of birdsong and feeling like you're on the top of the world.