So I'm in the very early stages of planning a tentative trip to New Zealand over the holidays the week between Christmas and New Year's). I need it to be romantic, because I'm planning to propose to my girlfriend down there. With that context, what are your recommendations/suggestions? I like the looks of Christchurch over Auckland, and would like to go to Dunedin as well (I'm a sucker for European-style cities and towns). However, I'm looking for sites to go in nature -- my girlfriend loves nature and wanted to go to NZ ever since she saw The Lord of the Rings 15 years ago. So I want to find a spot with a beautiful view, to do the whole proposition thing. Mountains, a river or lake, and all that stuff, you know? My only catch: I don't really like that kind of stuff, so many of the spots I see on the 'net requires "a challenging tramp,' whatever that is. That doesn't sound appealing at all to me. So I'm looking for a place that requires, at the most, a day-long mildly challenging (the less, the better) hike. No camping or any of that stuff, thank you very much. Oh, and I hate beaches, so please leave those out. So I turn to you, MacRumors community -- of which I know several actually live in NZ -- for help. Any suggestions or recommendations will be greatly appreciated!