Love is in the air and we are sharing our top tips for Valentine’s Day in Melbourne.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Australia on the 14th of February. If you are planning a celebration in Melbourne and need some last minute ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Here we run through our top romantic activities to spice up your Valentine’s Day!
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
If you’ve been in Melbourne for some time, there’s no doubt you would have seen the large ferris wheel towering over Docklands. After dinner in the city make your way to the Docklands and enjoy an incredible 30 minute ride alone with you love. Day or night, you’ll feel on top of the world as the Melbourne Star glides on its gentle arc through the sky.
The Point Restaurant
The point restaurant is located in Albert Park. The Restaurant is divided into two sections, including the downstairs bar where you can enjoy a drink with one of the best views of Melbourne. The upstairs area is the more formal area for you to wine and dine your partner. The kitchen is under the supervision of one of Melbourne’s best chefs, Justin Wise, who will take you on a culinary experience to remember.
Rooftop Cinema has your Valentine’s Day celebrations with your main squeeze sorted. The open-air cinema on the rooftop of Curtin House is letting lovers catch a flick for free. With stunning views and bar facilities available, grab a drink, sit back and enjoy the show!
Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours
The Yarra Valley region is a gourmet wonderland, boasting world class wines. Being home to some of Australia’s great wine makers including De Bortoli, Yering Station and Rochford, you can see why this area has been named in the worlds top wine regions. While the Yarra Valley is a world-renowned wine growing region, wine is only half the story of this gourmet wonderland! Here at Go West we provide a Melbourne wine tour to rival any other, we also provide a fine blend of the very best of the region’s other gourmet produce. Returning to Melbourne before sundown, you’ll have plenty of time to make your dinner reservation.
Melbourne Cruising Restaurant on the Yarra River
There are few things more romantic than being with your significant other on a boat cruise and looking up to see the Melbourne skyline and starry sky above. With quality service as well as great food and drinks, this will truely make your celebration a special and memorable occasion. . Relax and take in the best views of Melbourne’s skyline and through the glass roof you can enjoy the light of the stars.
Luna Park St Kilda
Melbourne’s most loved amusement park is inviting all the hopeless romantics out there to enjoy an evening of loveable fun on Wednesday 14th February, from 6pm until 11pm.If that doesn’t leave you starry-eyed, you’ll also be able to take home a special souvenir photo from your romantic rollercoaster ride.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Eureka 89
Melbourne Tramcar Restaurant
Trams have been part of the Melbourne cityscape since the 1920’s. One of the early tramcars has been transformed into the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It’s a great way to enjoy an iconic Melbourne experience for Valentine’s Day. Board the tram in Melbourne and enjoy a gourmet meal onboard as you cruise down to St Kilda beach and back.
Take a Private Tour
Take a private day tour for just you and your partner to one of many great destinations near Melbourne. We can arrange for a guide and a luxury touring vehicle to take you out for a day you will not forget. Tailor a tour with your own itinerary for a special day together with your loved one. Here are some destinations you might want to experience:
Travel to the Mornington Peninsula to spend a morning relaxing in the famous natural Hot Springs. Afterwards you can enjoy a lunch at one of the award winning restaurants on the Peninsula. Plus do some chocolate tasting or strawberry picking and check out some of the iconic locations such as Arthurs Seat and the Bathing Boxes.
Travel on a private tour to the Yarra Valley to do wine tasting at some of the region’s finest wineries. You can tour the scenic valley to not only try wines, but some of the local produce too. There are also many great winery restaurants to have lunch for two.
Great Ocean Road
Tour the iconic Great Ocean Road in the luxury of a small van for just the two of you. See surf beaches, incredible coastal views, koalas in the wild, rainforest and the famous 12 Apostles. This day tour can be tailored to include the sights that you want to see the most, as well as a lunch stop in one of the coastal towns.
So now you have some of the top romantic activities to enjoy this Valentine’s Day in Melbourne. We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the celebrations!
Written by: Leah Furey – Digital Content Coordinator @gowest.com.au