Top 10 spots to propose

The Otago Peninsula comes in at number nine on CNN's list of the top 10 places to propose on Valentine's Day.
The Otago Peninsula comes in at number nine on CNN's list of the top 10 places to propose on Valentine's Day.

The Otago Peninsula has been proclaimed one of the most romantic places on the planet to propose marriage.

United States 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 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 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:

1. England's North Lees Hall
2. The Great Wall of China
3. Jaipur, India
4. Ireland's Lismore Castle
5. 360° Leti hotel, India
6. The Maldives, Asia
7. Shiraz, Iran
8. Dubrovnik's Hotel Excelsior
9. New Zealand's Otago Peninsula
10. Petra, Jordan

- NZPA

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