Stocked full of fantastic date ideas for couples, Melbourne dating can be great fun no matter the season. Here’s our list of some of the best options:
1. Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market is Victoria’s most famous open-air market drawing millions of visitors each year. Shop, be entertained by buskers and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere that has been enjoyed for more than 125 years. Most of the market is filled with fresh produce and meats, but you’ll also find a wide variety of specialty goods, especially on Sunday – the most popular day for the market.
2. Row Along the River
Studley Park follows along the Yarra River for some distance, offering a fantastic opportunity to hire a rowing boat and row your sweetie up the river. This is also an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic or BBQ.
3. Watch a Sunset
Find a romantic spot somewhere along Melbourne’s extensive coastline, crack open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy a romantic sunset on the beach. One of the best spots is St. Kilda Beach where you can also enjoy the sunset from the many beachfront restaurants and cafes.
4. Visit a Winery
There are literally hundreds of exquisite wineries within a 90 minute drive of Melbourne. Enjoy a tour of the winery, sample excellent wines, and experience world-class dining for a full day of romantic indulgences.
5. Ice Skating at Docklands
Not only does Docklands offer fabulous waterfront restaurants, bars and cafes, but you can also strap on some ice skates and head out onto the ice rink. Look for their Friday and Saturday night disco skates for a truly groovy experience.
6. Take a Cooking Class
The Electrolux Cooking School at Queen Victoria Market offers a variety of cooking classes perfect for enjoying with someone special. You can also check out classes at the Pomodoro Italian Cooking School and Cooking the Italian Way. Learn a new dish you can recreate at home together.
7. Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Dine aboard an authentic 1927 Tramcar featuring decadent cuisine and fine wines. Departs daily from & returns to Normanby Rd near the corner of Clarendon St South Melbourne.
8. Picnic in the Park
There are dozens of beautiful parks and gardens located all over the city that are perfect for a quiet picnic for two. Pack a basket filled with your favorite snacks and sweets, and don’t forget the wine and corkscrew.
9. Melbourne Planetarium
Get a closer look at the stars and enjoy some incredible shows on the big screen.
10. Melbourne 360
Offering spectacular 360 degree views from the top of the renowned Rialto building in the centre of the city, this Melbourne landmark is a must see experience. The facilities feature an award winning film spectacular, delicious licensed café & bar, and outdoor viewing decks.