Melbourne's Most Romantic Spots for Valentine's Day
Have you decided where to go on a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day? Melbourne may not be one of the first places that you would think about for a Valentine's trip but with the city's stunning views, breathtaking gardens, beautiful beaches, and unlimited activities and events, Melbourne can surprise you! Here's a list of places that can take that relationship to the next level!
SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
SkyHigh, perched atop the Dandenong Ranges, offers spectacular views of Melbourne's cityscape, the Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay, and the You Yangs. The gorgeous overlook, located less than an hour east of Melbourne, features an award-winning cafe and an event area with floor-to-ceiling windows. You can also stroll through beautiful gardens, get lost in the SkyHigh Maze, or take a bushwalk to take in the surroundings.
Melbourne Sky Deck
Eureka Tower is a 297.3-meter skyscraper in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia's Southbank district. Bar 88, managed by the Eureka 89 team in collaboration with Bollinger, is part of the Skydeck experience. You may relax and enjoy all of Melbourne's iconic sights with a delicious snack and cold drink with 360° panoramic views all day and night. The Skydeck now has a huge virtual reality theatre where visitors may sit in one of 24 award-winning Positron Voyager VR chairs and be transported to a selection of Melbourne and Victorian experiences for an 11-minute immersive voyage.
Picnic At The Rippon Lea House and Gardens
Rippon Lea is one of Australia's most magnificent suburban houses, dating back to 1868. The National Heritage-listed estate in Elsternwick has 33 luxurious rooms as well as a vast 14-acre lawn. Trimmed lawns, a heritage orchard, a rose garden, a fernery, a lake, and much more add to the splendour of this property. Guests can go inside the beautiful estate and spend the day there, even though it is open to the public. Picnicking in the gardens, playing games, and relaxing in the tea rooms are all options. As a result, this is one of Melbourne's most romantic destinations.
Indulge in Wine Tasting at the TarraWarra Estates
TarraWarra Estate in the Yarra Valley has become one of the region's must-see attractions. The winery's spectacular contemporary building stands among the estate's vineyard and houses a cellar entrance, art gallery, and restaurant. Visit the cellar door, where guests can taste TarraWarra Estate's wines with winemaker Clare Halloran for $5 per person. The winery is noted for its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Perfect for that chill-out and stress-free date for you and your loved one!
Ride the Melbourne Star
Keep your love alive aboard the Melbourne Star, one of the world's only four large observation wheels, offers riders extraordinary 360-degree views over the city, as well as Port Phillip Bay, Mount Macedon, and the Dandenong Ranges. One circuit of the wheel takes 30 minutes and comprises 21 large cabins. Enjoy some private time, take in the spectacular views together, and snap social media-worthy photos on the Melbourne Star!
Watch the Sunrise from A Hot Air Balloon
Global Ballooning Australia is one of Melbourne's best hot air balloon businesses, with three flights available in three different sites throughout Victoria. There are the steep climbs over Mansfield, the romantic rides over the Yarra Valley, and the flights over Melbourne's CBD (maybe the most impressive). Melbourne is the only major city in the world where commercial hot air balloons can fly over the central business district.
Dine at Attica
Restaurant anniversaries are meant for this. You'll be treated to some of the best service, as well as an amazing wine list and a modern take on Australian cuisine prepared by an internationally renowned Kiwi chef whom we've adopted as our own. It's fine eating without the pretentiousness.
Make Valentine's Day a Family Affair at Jells Park
With the stunning Dandenong Creek flowing through its grounds and its rich Native bushland and conservation route giving the focus to a mind-boggling array of endangered birds and fauna, Jells Park is a lively hub of walking, cycling, picnics, and family fun every weekend. Come for some of Victoria's greatest lake fishing, and stay for the hiking trails, cafes, picnic spaces, sporting facilities, and other attractions. As long as you keep out of the conservation zone, you can fish for carp, short-finned eel, and even redfin eel from the jetties on the western side of the lake.
Visit and Enjoy What Melbourne Has To Offer
Valentine's Day is not enough to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and activities that Melbourne brings to the table. If you need more information about the best places to visit, the best restaurants, and events, you can visit https://www.melbourneaus.com.au/ and let us be your virtual tour guide! Don't forget to observe Covid-19 protocols wherever you go!