42 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Melbourne

Make your Valentine's Day one to remember this by exploring the best Melbourne has to offer.

Looking for ideas as to how to spend your Valentine's Day? You've come to the right place. We've got 42 fun, sweet and unique ideas for Valentine's Day dates and celebrations. Want your Valentine's Day to be extra special this year? Keep scrolling for all the best ways to celebrate in Melbourne this year.

12 things to do in Melbourne that are actually still bookable on Valentine's Day

13 more romantic things to do in Melbourne

  • Might sound touristy, but there's nothing unromantic about a sunset cruise with dinner and views of Melbourne off the decks.
  • Try an adrenalin rush and swim with the sharks at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
  • Fact: girls go gaga over a horse drawn carriage ride. Every time.
  • Speaking of gaga, a night at the theatre inside a mansion will also set their hearts aflutter.
  • Or an evening under the stars watching a play by William Shakespeare in the Royal Botanic Gardens. That works, too.
  • Tourist attraction is might be, but there's still nothing more adorable than seeing little penguins on a trip round Phillip Island.
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road. If you haven't done it yet, you're missing out. And if you have done it already, then you'll know it's worth doing again
  • Take on a different view of the city with a skydive over the beach.
  • But if a skydive is a little too extreme for your liking, you can also nab a similar view from the comfort of a helicopter. From the front seat, naturally.
  • There aren't too many circumstances where you'll find yourself in a hot air balloon floating over the Yarra Valley, but Valentine's Day 2017? Yeah, that should be one.
  • And don't forget, you're not a veteran water baby until you've tackled kiteboarding at St Kilda Beach.
  • Every year, without fail, the Shimmer Lands cinema hosts a special Valentine's Day movie for lovebirds. 2017 is giving you The Bodyguard.
  • Lastly for something simple, affordable and romantic, there's a trip round Melbourne's Star Observation Wheel.

Melbourne restaurants for a Valentine's Day dinner


1. Vue de Monde | Level 5, Rialto, 525 Collins St

Rising high above Melbourne CBD is Vue de Monde, the fine dining experience housed within InterContinental The Rialto. Why not check in for a night of pampering and luxury while you're at it? Many of the dining venues within the establishment are hosting special Valentine's Day meals, so even if Vue de Monde is out of your budget, there's still indulgence to be had here.

03 9691 3888 |


2. Red Spice Road | 27 McKillop St

A trailblazer for Asian fusion, Red Spice Road blends the best of Thai and Vietnamese fare and all under a bright and spacious setting. Toeing the line between modern kitsch and traditional dining, this award winner is serving up a special Valentine's banquet menu. And, staying true to it's 'traditional-vs-modern' ways, you may choose to pair that with either a schooner of beer or a glass of bubbly on arrival.

02 9603 1601  |


3. Cutler & Co. | 55-57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

You could spend hours salivating over their dishes. Artfully plated and cooked to perfection, Cutler & Co. is, as The Sunday Age describes them, "exemplary fine dining." Its meals excite, inspire and delight and include an a la carte, pre-theatre and degustation options. But you're already lost in its extensive wine list, aren't you? As you should be. It is Valentine's Day after all.

03 9419 4888 |


4. Ezard | 187 Flinders Lane

This wouldn't be a complete list without one of the most renowned dining experiences in Melbourne. Helmed by master chef Teage Ezard, his venture of the same name is adventurous and exceptional. It's self-proclaimed as being 'Australian freestyle' and never chooses to conform to the norm. As a special treat, Ezard is open on Valentine's Day for a six-course taster with rose Champagne on arrival ($260pp).

03 9639 6811 |

Romantic stays in Melbourne for Valentine's Day

Crown Towers
Sofitel Hotel on Collins
The Cullen
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
The Blackman
Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Valentine's Day gifts for her

The surprises should keep coming on Valentine's Day. So end yours with a 'Happy Valentine's Day, dear' present. You could give her something fun to match her personality, or something gorgeous to match her eyes. If these don't work, we've got more ideas for you here.

Michael Kors Handbag
Bockers & Pony
Natalija II Bralette

Valentine's Day gifts for him

Don't you feel guilty that your man is splashing all this cash on you and you're just... accepting it? Yeah, we don't either, but hell, we'll indulge him today. There's more indulgent gift ideas where these have come from. Here's proof.

The North Face Jester 26L Backpack
Beats Pill + Portable Speaker - RED

Valentine's Day Flowers in Melbourne

Classic Valentines
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Grand Seduction
Romeo & Juliet Pale Pink Roses
Flowers for Everyone

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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