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24 things to do on Valentine’s Day in Melbourne in 2020

Stop searching for Valentine's Day ideas because we've found the most unique and fun ones here.

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Valentine's Day is the day of love on calendars around the world and if you're stuck for ideas to impress, we've got your back.

From tried-and-true dinners and cruises to fun, sweet and out-of-the-ordinary ideas, here's our pick of what you can get up to in Melbourne on and around Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day dinners, lunches and cooking classes in Melbourne to lock in:

Kobe Jones: Japanese Teppanyaki experience for 2

Kobe Jones: Japanese Teppanyaki experience for 2 from RedBalloon

See the views of Yarra River while having a nine-course traditional Japanese Teppanyaki.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: G16/18/38 Siddeley St, Docklands
  • Cost: $190 for 2
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The Baths Middle Brighton Restaurant and Cafe: 5-course dinner with sparkling for 2

The Baths Middle Brighton Restaurant and Cafe: 5-course dinner with sparkling for 2 from RedBalloon

Tick The Baths Middle Brighton Restaurant off your bucket-list in style with this five-course dinner for two, with the view of Port Phillip Bay and the city as your background.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: 251 Esplanade, Brighton
  • Cost: $260 for 2
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The Meat and Wine Co. in Southbank: Dinner for 2

The Meat and Wine Co. in Southbank: Dinner for 2 from RedBalloon

Spend the evening in the city sharing a hearty steakhouse meal that's sure to make your mouth water with its premium meat cuts and wine.

  • Location: Freshwater Place Queensbridge Square, 3 Queens Bridge St, Southbank
  • Cost: $149 for 2
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Rice Paper Sister: Chef's menu with wine and dessert for 2

Rice Paper Sister: Chef's menu with wine and dessert for 2 from RedBalloon

This deal has delicious bites with all the trimmings. Located in the trendy Hardware Lane, it's a special treat that sees Rice Paper Sister's chef Ross Magnaye deliver you his favourite dishes off the menu, including dessert and perfectly paired wine.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: 15 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
  • Cost: $163 for 2
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Ganache Chocolate: Chocolate high tea for 2

Ganache Chocolate: Chocolate high tea for 2 from RedBalloon

Appease that sweet tooth with Ganache's signature chocolate high tea. It comes with your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Opt for the chocolate, we dare you.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: 250 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
  • Cost: $100 for 2
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Phat Stacks Eatery: Ferrero Rocher shake for 2

Phat Stacks Eatery: Ferrero Rocher shake for 2 from RedBalloon

Bring your appetite and your Instagram game for a 24-carat gold Ferrero Rocher shake at Phat Stacks Eatery. Make it a dessert date or dessert after a larger meal. They're both great options.

  • Location: Phat Stacks Burger Bar, 736 Burke Rd, Camberwell
  • Cost: $48 for 2 people (1 shake each)
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Things to do on Valentine's Day in Melbourne

IceBar Melbourne entry + cocktail and ice shot

IceBar Melbourne entry + cocktail and ice shot from Adrenaline

It's a novelty but one that Valentine's Day dates are made of as you experience arctic temps of minus 10 degrees at the coolest place in town.

  • Location: IceBar Melbourne, 319 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
  • Cost: $59 per person
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Scenic helicopter flight tour over Melbourne for 2

Scenic helicopter flight tour over Melbourne for 2 from RedBalloon

Take to the skies with your loved one in tow as you see the city from above with this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Location: Moorabbin Airport, VIC
  • Cost: $430 for 2
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Melbourne Sunset Kayak Tour

Melbourne Sunset Kayak Tour from Viator

Enjoy a 2.5-hour sunset kayak tour packed with your very own snacks and bottled water.

  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Location: Victoria Harbour
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Chicago the Musical show ticket

Chicago the Musical show ticket from Ticketmaster

Share your love for music with your partner by watching Chicago the Musical this Valentine's Day.

  • Price: From $119.90 per person
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    Come From Away show ticket

    Come From Away show ticket from Ticketmaster

    Fill your Valentine's day with amusement by witnessing a remarkable true story performed by Come From Away.

  • Price: From $120 per person
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    Twelfth Night - Shakespeare Under The Stars show ticket

    Twelfth Night - Shakespeare Under The Stars show ticket from Ticketmaster

    If you're a fan of Shakespeare, watching the most beloved comedies Twelfth Night guarantees a fun date this Valentine's Day.

  • Price: From $55.97 per person
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    Cinema experience with drink and popcorn for 2

    Cinema experience with drink and popcorn for 2 from RedBalloon

    We love a good movie date and this one includes tickets, popcorn and soft drinks for two. Now all you need to do is choose your movie.

    • Location: Event, Greater Union, GU Film House, BCC and Village Cinemas
    • Cost: $71.40 for 2
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    Horse riding on St Andrews Beach

    Horse riding on St Andrews Beach from RedBalloon

    This is the ultimate romantic date. Sure, it's a little cheesy but in truth you'll feel like lovebirds like in the movies with this horse riding by the beach and sunrise.

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
    • Cost: $160 per ride
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    Chocolate-making class at Sissy's Chocolates, Blackburn

    Chocolate-making class at Sissy's Chocolates, Blackburn from Adrenaline

    This chocolate-making workshop is almost as sweet as your significant other. It'll teach you how to make a box full of chocolates to take home.

    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Location: 7 Canterbury Rd, Blackburn
    • Cost: $150 per person
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    Blissful massage at home

    Blissful massage at home from RedBalloon

    Enjoy and treat yourself with an at-home massage. With soothing music playing in the background and overall comforting ambiance, it's definitely a must-have self-care experience.

    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Location: Your home or chosen location in Sydney, Central Coast, Brisbane or Melbourne
    • Cost: $119 per person
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    Valentine's Day hotel packages for weekend trips from Melbourne

    Art Series - The Chen

    Art Series - The Chen from Trip.com

    Unwind on the suburb of Box Hill in the centre of the Chinese Cultural district for a few days over the Valentine's Day week.

    • Cost: $127 per room
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    The Langham: Overnight stay

    The Langham: Overnight stay from Trip.com

    Situated on the banks of the Yarra River and features an indoor swimming pool with views across the city.

    • Includes: Daily breakfast
    • Cost: $279 per room
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    QT Melbourne: Breakfast included

    QT Melbourne: Breakfast included from Trip.com

    Located in Melbourne CBD and within a 5-minute walk of Melbourne Town Hall and Bourke Street Mall. With childcare service, restaurants and cafes.

    • Includes: Buffet breakfast, extra $30
    • Cost: $371 per room
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    Hepburn Springs: Getaway with morning snack and meal voucher

    Hepburn Springs: Getaway with morning snack and meal voucher from Groupon

    Surrounded by the Wombat State Forest, staying in Hepburn Springs will give off an enchanting experience. Enjoy an indoor spa bath, private African-inspired villas and more.

    • Includes: One light morning snack per stay, $30 meal voucher at Larder Daylesford Cafe and late check-out by 12pm
    • Cost: $468 per room
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    Mystery Hotel: Wine and breakfast included

    Mystery Hotel: Wine and breakfast included from Groupon

    Experience a brand new hotel on your date. Nearby locations include the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Arts Centre Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria.

    • Includes: Bottle of wine on arrival, parking and late check-out by 1pm
    • Cost: $145 per room
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    The Cullen: Overnight stay

    The Cullen: Overnight stay from RedBalloon

    It's one of the most famous hotels in the city so when you're choosing a hotel for a staycation, it really can't be beat. Treat yourself.

    • Includes: Delicious hot breakfast and late check-out until 1pm
    • Cost: $279 per room
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    Low-key activities perfect for couples in Melbourne

    • Chill out at the Riverside Garden Pop-up to sweeping views of the Yarra.
    • If you haven't already, take the time to visit the Illuminate Laneway Festival. It's the stuff that Instagram was made for.
    • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Crown which is hosting a special ArtVo exhibit until 17 February.
    • Do things a little differently and catch a Valentine's Vaudeville performance at Speakeasy HQ.

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