Melbourne is a top-notch destination for spending precious time with your other half. Picturesque gardens, gold beaches, a stunning skyline, and amazing nightlife — Australia’s second biggest city can be your next romantic getaway spot. Being ultra vibrant and diverse, Melbourne is all about unmatched experiences. From a unique dinner date in a train carriage up in the sky to mesmerizing sunset tours along the Yarra River, we’ve picked out the best romantic activities for couples.
First, you need a place to stay. Well, we know the perfect option. Art Series Hotels reimagine the traditional hotel experience. Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs of Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, these boutique hotels are dedicated to Australian contemporary artists. You will find The Olsen in South Yarra, The Chen in Box Hill, The Larwill Studio in Parkville, and The Cullen in Prahran. Each hotel from the series takes design from the namesake artists. Art Series Hotels provide quality services and comfort at the highest level, as well as art-inspired experiences. You can visit their art library, watch art channels and even have an art tour. So choose the place that catches your eye the most and make memories for a lifetime.
Peninsula Hot Springs is a coastal oasis of health and well-being just 90 minutes from Melbourne. It’s an award-winning geothermal mineral spring and day spa facility nestled harmoniously in the natural landscape. Sink into their pools and private baths or surrender to the healing hands of local massage therapists to awaken your senses and reconnect with yourself. You won’t regret it! Yearning for something more romantic? Moonlit bathing is what you need. Just imagine: you, your partner, and the night starry sky above you. What a dream! Peninsula Hot Springs also offers a glamping option for couples to bring the two even closer.
Nothing is as romantic as admiring the views of the beautiful city together with the person you love. Experience Melbourne and its jewel crown, the Yarra River, by taking a memorable boat journey. Immerse into the city skyline views from aboard and enjoy the stunning scenery surrounding you. You can use boat-hire services like On A Boat, allowing anyone to rent user-friendly electric boats that are super easy to operate. If being a captain yourself is not your thing, then book a skippered cruise. Bring food and drinks and enjoy the ride with your private tour guide!
Looking for a unique dining experience? Welcome to Easey’s! This burger joint celebrates the art, music, transport, food, drinks, and people of Melbourne. Easey’s is the only place in the city where you can dine in a train carriage on top of the building to the tunes of new and classic hip-hop songs. Retro decor, a graffiti lounge bar, and cafe area — Easey’s is a place that will take a special spot in your heart. At Easey’s, art and good food perfectly coexist with each other. Visit this unique joint to enjoy delicious burgers and sandwiches while admiring photography, painting, and installations from well-known artists from all around the world.
If Easey’s is not enough, check out Tokyo Tina for an extra foodie experience. Located in Windsor, it’s a Japanese street food restaurant with a modern twist. Start your flavor journey to the Land of the Rising Sun by savoring authentic noodles, delicious buns, gyoza, and other treats. However, Tokyo Tina is not only famous for its expansive menu options but also for the unique activities available for the restaurant's guests. You can challenge your singing abilities at Tina's karaoke or join Tina's Bingo Academy to play bingo with other guests. The restaurant also offers a private dining room perfect for intimate gatherings.
Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australia’s oldest traditional hedge maze, which makes this spot a top-rated destination for families and lovers. Each visitor is challenged to find four mosaic flags in the two halves of the maze. This task gives an amazing opportunity to explore Ashcombe in a unique and fun way. You will be taken through hundreds of meters of winding paths in the South Maze through to the Central Garden, and then the North Maze. What makes the experience even more thrilling is that each half of the maze has a totally different layout from the other. Be ready for unexpected twists! The stunning complex also features a Lavender Labyrinth that flowers year-round, a Circle Rose Maze made up of 1,200 roses, a cafe and natural products shops.
Walk along Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach is one of Melbourne’s best-loved beaches. For a reason — its white sand and sparkly water are just insanely mesmerizing. But that’s not the only thing that charms the visitors there. Brighton Beach also features a line of 82 colorful bathing boxes that date back to the 1900s. Each box is unique and different from the others. These distinctive decorations provide a vibrant picture-perfect backdrop to the shoreline, forming a one-of-a-kind beachscape. Once you are at Brighton Beach, you won’t be able to leave your camera even for a moment. Swim, picnic there, or just stroll along while enjoying the views. Enjoy every second!