Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Image source: Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough  

Around the country, there is a myriad of different ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day. But the message is the same everywhere — love! Here are some suggestions for enjoying a romantic day. 

Swoon your loved one in Sydney 

For a unique gift, surprise your loved one with a climb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. BridgeClimb Sydney has various packages for romantics including a twilight climb, a ‘pop the question’ package, and a package combining the climb with a luxury private picnic. 

The world’s most beautiful cinema on the world’s most beautiful harbour is the perfect spot to take your date. Westpac OpenAir at Mrs Macquaries Point has the ultimate summer vibe as it blends sunset dining with a smorgasbord of current and classic film releases. The program includes a special Valentine’s Day screening of the much-adored French romance, Amélie. 

Back at your hotel, toast your love with a cocktail in one of Sydney’s gorgeous hotel bars, such as Above 319, on the rooftop of the Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, or Dean & Nancy on 22, on top of the A by Adina Sydney. With a striking black and gold palette and the ambience of a New York jazz club, Dean & Nancy has breathtaking 360-degree views of the Sydney skyline and a special Valentine's Day dining offer to really set the scene.  

Romance the night away in Melbourne 

Enjoy your own private cruise on the Yarra River with Go Boats. Skippering the boat yourself, you can enjoy it at your own pace, taking your own picnic and a bottle of bubbles. No boat licence or experience is required. 

Impress your loved one at Salted Egg, a fun and approachable restaurant in the Quincy Hotel Melbourne. The globetrotting menu draws on punchy, fragrant Asian flavours and you can seal your love with delicious desserts such as Bombe Alaska or Coconut Panna Cotta with Caramelised Pineapple, Honeycomb and Mango Passionfruit Foam. 

For somewhere really intimate and luxe to enjoy a quiet drink, nestle into one of the sumptuous booths in Olivine wine bar. In this repurposed, heritage space, the only distraction is the novel-like Book of Wine, your key to the walk-in cellar. 

Spend an unforgettable night in the gorgeous heritage-listed wing of the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, luxuriating in a king-size Dreamcatcher bed in a room with magnificent 7-metre high ceilings, stained glass windows and marble bathrooms. And while you're there, book a romantic evening at Mr Tompkins restaurant for an indulgent three-course meal and drinks to match. 

The perfect date night in Perth  

Watching the evening sun dip spectacularly into the Indian Ocean is a treat you can never tire of. Pack a picnic and stroll down to the beach at Scarborough or head to Sunset Hill, at the northern end of the beach, where you can settle back to enjoy uninterrupted 180-degree views. 

With its prime beachfront spot, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough offers front-row seats to the sunset viewing, and you might not even want to leave your hotel room.  

If you do venture out, it could be to take in one of the movies being shown under the stars at the hotel’s exclusive Level 24 Outdoor Cinema. Film Club is being held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights throughout summer, in partnership with Four Pillars Gin and Little Creatures Brewery.  

Pull up a deck chair and watch a movie on the giant screen, against a backdrop of unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean. Elevate your evening by starting with a touch of luxury at the Rendezvous’ exclusive club lounge on Level 25, where you can enjoy an artisanal cheese platter and handcrafted cocktails expertly prepared by the hotel’s mixologists.  

Insider Tip: Use the promo code ‘FILMCLUB’ to save up to 25% off your stay. 

Be romanced by Hobart 

Book a cruise on the Derwent River, sailing on one of the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbours. There are numerous cruises to choose from, including some to Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art. 

Take a trip up Mount Wellington/kunanyi and enjoy a romantic picnic with spectacular views. There are some great walking trails here where you can get away from it all and be at peace in each other’s company. 

Say amore at the Belvedere restaurant in the luxurious Vibe Hotel Hobart, where you can enjoy a Tasmanian-focused menu and some fine Tasmanian sparkling wine before settling in for the night at this ultimate 'eat, play and stay' destination in the heart of Hobart. 

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