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10 ways to use your Dine and Discover vouchers this Valentine’s Day

Posted: 9 February 2022 3:36 pm

Stuck for what to do this Valentine's Day, but don't want to spend too much? We've got your back.

If you're one-half of a relationship, consider this your annual reminder that Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day as some like to call it) is right around the corner.

Have you planned something? Yes? Good on you! No? Well, we've got some ideas on how you can save money while still wowing your other half or bestie with a "thoughtful" idea.

Remember those Dine and Discover vouchers you forgot to redeem? Here's how you can best use them this Valentine's Day.

You can thank us later.

Note: Valentine's Day falls on a Monday this year so we've included options that are available for the weekends before and after to make sure work doesn't spoil your plans.

Top 10 ways to use Dine and Discover on Valentine's Day

Picnic box for two curated by Luke Nguyen

1. Enjoy a picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens

A picnic can be a classy and relaxing way to spend Valentine's Day especially if you're indulging on a menu curated by the legendary Luke Nguyen himself. Munch on delectable goods such as spring rolls, bao buns, slow-cooked brisket and seasonal fruits. Did we mention there's a bottle of wine included?

Simply pick up your picnic box and find yourself the perfect spot within the gardens.

Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens

Tea time

2. Head to high tea for 2

Nobody does high tea like Gunners' Barracks tea room in Mosman. Food is essential for Valentine's Day and you can't go wrong with handmade cakes, pastries and scones. Take in 180-degree views of the harbour and throw in a glass of Australian sparkling wine and you're set. What more could you want?

Location: Mosman


3. Jump out of a plane to prove your love

Have you found yourself falling in love? Prove your devotion or have your partner prove theirs by jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet. You'll have some incredible views and an experience you won't forget.

Locations: Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong

Australian Hot Air Ballooning Championship held in Canowindra, and it shows balloons approaching one of designated targets during morning flight.

4. Take a romantic hot air balloon ride

Take your relationship to new heights together. Not only will you see the fantastic Hunter Valley wine region from a new perspective, but you'll also enjoy an a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine post-flight. That sounds like a pretty perfect way to start Valentine's Day.

Location: Hunter Valley

Sea LIFE clownfish

5. Enjoy a day out visiting city attractions

With a combo pass, you can visit classic attractions such as the wax sculptures at Madame Tussauds, look down on the city from Sydney Tower Eye or visit the critters at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Aquarium. This pass gives you entry to 2 attractions with up to 1 month to visit the second one if you'd rather fit in other plans on Valentine's Day.

Location: Sydney

Smash and Splash Room Experience

6. Release some tension with smash and splash

Forget couple's therapy when you can work things out with 30 minutes in 1 room – a smash and splash room. You'll be equipped with all the safety gear you need, a crate of breakables, a sturdy object (think baseball bat, golf club or sledgehammer) for wrecking things as well as non-toxic paint balloons and paint cups. Make all the mess you want. You don't have to clean up after yourself.

Location: Sydney

Seafood dining

7. Indulge with a seafood meal in Darling Harbour

This one is for seafood lovers. Enjoy 3 courses of fresh Australian seafood paired with a glass of wine and stunning views of Darling Harbour from Cockle Bay Wharf. Oysters are an aphrodisiac after all. Your choice of lunch or dinner.

Location: Sydney

Popcorn place

8. Catch a flick under the stars

Head to the retro Skyline Drive-In cinema to catch a movie under the stars from the comfort of your own vehicle, and then retire to sleep at the Atura Blacktown. Enjoy breakfast at the Roadhouse Grill the next morning for the perfect finish.

Location: Blacktown

Dinner cruise

9. Go for a romantic dinner on the water

Elevate Valentine's Day dinner with an intimate 3-course meal aboard a 78-foot vessel on Sydney Harbour. Over 3 hours, enjoy a menu inspired by the multi-cultural influences of Syndey using local ingredients. If you thought it couldn't get more romantic, you'll also be able to watch the sunset.

Location: Sydney Harbour

Horseback riders talking in forest

10. Ride horseback through spectacular Glenworth Valley

Hop into the saddle for an incredible adventure this Valentine's Day in Glenworth Valley north of Sydney. You'll have the chance to experience 3,000 acres of untouched wilderness riding through rainforests, rock pools, valleys and paths in the Central Coast hinterland.

It's perfect for beginners who can go on a guided ride and experienced riders who can head off free range.

Location: Glenworth Valley

Want to check if your favourite restaurant is accepting Dine and Discover vouchers? See our full list of venues.

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