The Otago peninsula has been proclaimed one of the most romantic places on the planet to propose marriage.
US news organisation CNN International has released its top 10 places to propose to a loved one on Valentine’s Day.
“If your beseeching eyes can’t soften her heart, the mating rituals of [the] South Island’s unusual coastal wildlife may do it for you,” CNN gushed.
It highlighted the wildlife reserves near Dunedin - home to colonies of yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins, fur seals and the royal albatross.
“Joining wildlife tours organised by one of [the] South Island’s many nature tour operators will help you figure out which wildlife hot spot is best for the occasion,” it said.
The top 10 places are: Petra, Jordan; the Otago Peninsula; Dubrovnik’s Hotel Excelsior; Shiraz, Iran; Maldives; Leti Hotel, India; Ireland’s Lismore Castle; Jaipur, India; The Great Wall of China; and England’s North Lees Hall.
Seriously, this would be like naming Bumfuck, Alaska “the romance capital of the world.” It’s cold, it’s remote, it’s rural as fuck, and anyone who isn’t dying of some horrible disease and looking for somewhere to end it all will do everything they can to avoid the place.