As February 14 rolls around, couples scramble to make this year’s Valentine’s Day bigger and better than the last.
Our list of the eight best Valentine’s Day date ideas are sure to suit any couple, so forget the old favourite of the romantic dinner, and get creative!

1. A couple’s photoshoot

It may sound a bit kitschy, but being able to have a set of professional photos to look back on (as opposed to sketchy selfies) is something you will be grateful for for years to come. Whether you make it a fun shoot or a loved-up one, choose a photographer that has an available portfolio that showcases them as the ideal professional to capture your romance.

2. A wine tour

One of the many great things about Australia is our plethora of exceptional vineyards that produce delicious wines – usually in close proximity to most major cities. Thankfully, said vineyards have tapped into the demand for tours of their establishments, with many offering all-day packages, including lunch, guided tours, and tasters of their best wines.

Head to the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Hunter Valley in New South Wales or Yarra Valley in Victoria for some top tipples.

3. Recreate your first date

Nothing shows him or her what they mean to you quite like a trip down memory lane. Indulge in the nostalgia of your first date by surprising your partner with a recreation of your first official date. Include all of the finer details – the venue, the meal, the outfits and of course, the exact spot of your first kiss!

4. A couple’s spa experience

Everyone needs a little R&R from time to time, and Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to unwind with your other half. Many day spas now offer couples spa packages, which generally includes massages, facials, and hand or foot treatments. It’s the ideal way to spend some quality time together while being pampered at the same time!

5. A Harbour Bridge climb

Found yourself in the great city of Sydney on Valentine’s Day? Why not tick a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb off your bucket list as a couple? Do something daring while taking in the sights of the world-famous city.

6. A spin at ice skating

It’s the peak of summer across Australia, and the 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing in South Korea. Why not commemorate this event and stay cool at the same time by taking your soulmate to your nearest ice skating rink for a twirl – Torvill and Dean style?

7. A romantic scavenger hunt

Putting planning and thought into your Valentine’s Day plans will show your partner just how special they are to you. With that in mind, orchestrating a scavenger hunt for them is a fun and lovey-dovey way to spend the special day (or night). Whether you hold it in your house, local suburb or the city, make the scavenger hunt tasks relevant to you both as a couple. Some top ideas could be the location of your first date, the location or your first kiss or where the big proposal took place.

8. A trip to Ultimate Karting Sydney

Still searching for Valentine’s Day date ideas in Sydney to treat your sweetheart to? For something a little different, head down to Ultimate Karting Sydney and partake in a little friendly competition on our challenging indoor go karting track. It’s a great way to inject a little passion into the big day!
Make this Valentine’s Day in Sydney or beyond the most special one so far with a little creativity, planning and, of course, romance.