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31 romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Perth 2018

With its public art, small bars, coffee culture and natural wonders, the cultural hub of Perth is fast securing its spot in the hearts of Valentine's Day and holiday-makers.

Perth might be one of the most isolated cities in the world and the population is still small for a capital city – flirting just shy of the two-million mark – but its wealth of activities coupled with its air of tranquility is the ideal formula for fun and romance.

And let's not forget, when in Perth you're pretty much guaranteed sunshine for your whole stay.

11 romantic Valentine's Day Perth activities and events

Swan river twilight cruise from RedBalloon

This is the only chance to see the beautiful Perth skyline at dusk.

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Destination: Swan River
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Rottnest Island ferry return from RedBalloon

Feel the breeze run through your hair as you depart Fremantle on the newest ferry vessel servicing the island.

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Destination: Rottnest Island
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Twilight cruise with champagne from Adrenaline

This Fremantle champagne sail is the perfect after-work wind down with friends or colleagues, or the perfect date to share with someone special.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Destination: Fremantle, Perth
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High tea experience for two from RedBalloon

Gather the girls together for an afternoon of chatter, laughter and high tea! Indulge in a variety of sweet and savoury treats, including French macarons, apple cider scones and petit open sandwiches all matched with a pot of freshly brewed Temple tea and a glass of sparkling wine.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Destination: St Georges Terrace
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Wine tasting tour with lunch from RedBalloon

Discover and taste your way through the Margaret River region in this full-day fine food and wine tour.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Destination: Margaret River
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Fremantle lunch cruise for two from RedBalloon

Enjoy a mouth watering buffet lunch, reflecting Western Australia's abundant seasonal fresh produce, while cruising along the Swan River in the afternoon sun.

  • Duration: Starts from 11:20am
  • Destination: Swan River
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Three-course dinner with wine from RedBalloon

Enjoy a mouth watering three course dinner for two people at an award winning European restaurant.

  • Duration: Starts at 5:30pm
  • Destination: The George
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Fremantle scenic helicopter tour from Adrenaline

Get a spectacular panoramic view of Perth City, King's Park and down along the River to the beautiful and historic port city of Fremantle and return.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Destination: Fremantle
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Swim with dolphins experience from Adrenaline

Are you looking for one of the most exhilarating, memorable experiences on Earth? Swimming with wild dolphins is THE experience that all of us should do at least once in our lives.

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Destination: Val Street Jetty, Rockingham
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Hot air balloon experience from RedBalloon

Experience breathtaking sunrise in a hot air balloon with beeautiful scenery over the rural landscape

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Destination: The Avon Valley
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Private swan valley tour with Range Rover from Adrenaline

Enjoy the five-star treatment as you cruise around the Swan Valley in a luxury private vehicle with a personal chauffeur and champagne refreshments.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Destination: Perth, Australia
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Romantic stays in Perth for Valentine's Day

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges from RedBalloon

Break up your routine by planning a staycation that combines comfort, romance, relaxation and indulgence.

  • Includes: Hotel breakfast and use of hotel facilities and amenities.
  • Package is good for two person
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Glamping at home from RedBalloon

Switch up your routine and surprise your sweetheart with a glamping experience in your backyard.

  • Includes: Glamping experience complete with double bed, fairy lights, bedlinen, cushions and yummy picnic hamper.
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Lazy River Boutique Bed and Breakast from RedBalloon

Spend two nights in total luxury on 5 acres of rural countryside on the Murray River.

  • Includes: 2-nights hotel accommodation, daily gourmet food and personal services.
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12 other things to do in Perth on Valentines Day

      • Watch the sunset from Perth's pristine beaches while snuggled into one another's arms as you witness the sun kiss the horizon.
      • Ditch the traditional movie night and pack the picnic rug for a Valentine's Day outdoor cinema date. Moonlight Cinemas, Luna Ourdoor Cinema and Rooftop Movies are all hosting romantic specials on this day of love.
      • Wander through Perth's laneways and streets in search of the ultimate small bar for a cosy beverage or two.
      • Treat yourselves to a spa day.
      • Enjoy a . Hand in hand, naturally.
      • Tandem skydive over Perth. Stop procrastinating and skydive over your city with your loved one beside you.
      • Take a day trip to Rottnest Island. Spend a whole day exploring pristine bays by bike, snorkelling in clear waters, and walking along secluded beaches.
      • Have a picnic in King's Park. Simply enjoy each other's company in the sunshine. Pack a romantic picnic meal, lay down the picnic rug and the perfect Valentine's Day is complete.
      • Go star gazing. Perth Observatory is one of the oldest, continuously- operating observatory in Australia. If the sky is clear this will set the scene for an evening of sweet romance.
      • Be kids in Adventure World. We had to throw a fun one in there, because the IS nothing better than reliving your childhood with your best friend.
      • Take a romantic walk on the beach. It's a cliche, but it is very much romantic. Cottlesloe is a constant fave for the locals and tourists.
      • Drive the wine region. Hire a car and drive into the sunset. Well, not literally. It's more like drive south toward Margaret River or Busselton. Take the long, scenic coastline way and really make a trip of it.

Perth restaurants for a Valentine's Day dinner

1. Rockpool Bar & Grill | Crown Perth, Burswood

Neil Perry's brand of steakhouses and signature steaks is sure to impress any meat-loving date.

Sourced from some of Australia's best beef producers, the hearty meals are impressive. As is the setting: a warning dining room space complete with wood fire grill and over 1,000 wines from Australia-wide to match.

Start your evening with a cocktail or glass or champagne, then indulge your palette with your choice off the a la carte menu.

08 6252 1900 |

2. C Restaurant in the Sky | Leve 33, 44 St Georges Terrace

Touch the sky as you gaze upon the city skyline from 33 floors up.

A stunner that needs no introduction, C Restaurant is the city's only revolving restaurant, capturing views far and wide.

Celebrate your love for one another by sumping on Australia's freshest ingredients. Midweek dinners start from $99 per person or appease her sweet tooth with an extra high high tea during her lunch break.

08 9220 8333 |

3. 1907 - Alleyway | 26 Queens Street, Perth

Historical surroundings meets Hollywood glamour at 1907. Previously a rag factory, this 101-year-old building has since been turned into a glamorous affair with luxury dining.

The fare is of the highest quality, with much of the produce sourced from its very own farm (yes, the restaurant has its own farm!) and as for presentation? Well, we think the picture speaks for itself. Absolutely divine.

In 2017, Valentine's Day was be met with a $160pp degustation menu.

08 9436 0233 |


4. Petite Mort | 225 Onslow Rd, Shenton Pk

If the name isn't already a dead giveaway as to what sort of cuisine you're in for tonight, then we don't know what is. It's French, by the way.But not as you know it.

Petite Mort follows a small plate philosophy, divulging in either an 3 course meal or an 8 or 10 degustation delight.

This not only provides variety, but an undeniably unique experience.

Bon apetit!

08 9338 0331 |


5. Co-op Dining | 2/11 Regel Pl, East Perth

Those with a passion for economically sustainable food will fall in love with Co-op Dining.

As always, this is a one-in-a-lifetime experience, so it's best paired with your best mate (aka your soul mate).

The food is wildly foraged from Western Australia and is either organic or biodynamic and the venture makes its own dairy products (from that sustainable produce).

The plates run many with your choice of five- or ten-course delights and the wine flows from the best in local and up-and-coming producers.

08 9221 0404 |


6. Divido | 170 Scarborough Bch Rd, Mt Hawthorn

Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the most passionate cultures in the world: the Italians.

This casual diner has been serving up plates of mama's finest since 2005 and doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

It's simple, it's honest, it's rustic and it's made with love. Yeah, we said it. Because it's true.

In 2017, as a special treat V-Day was marked with a set 3-course menu with complimentary side of 6-course degustation.

08 9443 7373 |

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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