Love is in the air.
With less than ten days to Valentine’s Day, reservations for date nights, romantic excursions and sweet escapes are quickly being snapped up by loving couples keen to express their affection. But not all of us are hopeless romantics and while we love our partners to the moon and back, Cupid’s inspiration just hasn’t struck yet. If this sounds like you and you’re beginning to feel a pinch of pressure because chocolates, flowers and candlelight dinner lifelines have all be used up, then we’ve found some plans to help inspire you to romance. (Featured image: @annettiespaghetti)
Binky & Co is throwing open their doors to couples in love this Valentine’s Day weekend. To help celebrate your love, their inviting starry-eyed lovers into their pastel-coloured and French-inspired boudoir corner restaurant for an evening to remember. Located in the heart of Balmain, you will be treated to a three-course dinner with wine where hearts will flutter and romance will blossom.
For a very special evening dinner for two on either Friday or Saturday night, get your tickets here.
Indulge in food and wine in one of Australia’s premier wine regions with this unique tour of the Hunter Valley. Save yourself the drive and be transported to the gorgeous valley region where you will visit three Cellar Doors to sample some of the best boutique wines available. You will also be treated to cheese and chocolate because wine is like a good relationship—paired to perfection. Stop off for lunch in the stunning and award-winning Hunter Valley Gardens renowned for its artistry and themed gardens including the Rose Garden featuring more than 6000 roses.Get your Hunter Valley tour tickets here.
Instead of north, head south to Bowral this Valentine’s Day (weekend) and be entertained and taken care of at the newly opened tasting room at Tractorless Vineyards’ The Mill Courtyard. Once there, be guided through their award-winning wines, ciders and beers, enjoy a tasting plank with a great selection of foods including smoked meats, Vietnamese and gelato for dessert, and then explore the rural vineyard. You might even see some kangaroos if you’re lucky.
Be seduced on the waters of Sydney Harbour with one of six Captain Cook Cruises packages setting sail on Valentine’s Day weekend. Visit some of the world’s most beautiful bays from the luxury of a ship and feast on the spectacular sights Sydney has to offer while entertained by live performances. But, if you were to force us to pick one of the six available cruises, it would have to be the Valentine’s Mumm Harbour Bar cruise ($89) where you will drink free-flowing Mumm champagne for 90 minutes while sharing a seafood platter of prawns, oysters, smoked salmon blinis and calamari.Check out the Captain Cook Valentines Cruises here.
Sydney’s Candlelight Concerts have been stunning so far and make for a remarkable and unique experience. Although there are no more tickets to shows for Sunday 14 February, their magic is sure to enchant you and your partner on any night of the year. It’s time to be mesmerised by the sounds of Chopin or wooed by Beethoven’s best works.
If you’re not sure which to choose, go for the safety of a Candlelight gift card redeemable for any Candlelight concert around Australia.
Thanks to Fit City Sydney’s Running Tour, you can be lacing up your running shoes to hit the pavement and experience Sydney at first light with your partner. See the first rays of sun sparkle off the seas and the waters in the harbour glisten as you’re guided through Australia’s oldest parkland, Sydney’s majestic gardens and past its most iconic sights.
Finish the tour energised and ready to slay the day together.Get your Fit City Sydney Running Tour tickets here.
Don’t just spend quality time with your loved one, spend your time feasting and basking in each other’s company at this bottomless brunch at The Royal Hotel Paddington. Treat yourselves to a delicious three-course brunch with two hours of bottomless beverages like the Guava Bellini, the Riot Rose Spritz or some 4 Pines Refreshing Ale.
Available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday as well. Get your Royal Paddo Bottomless Brunch tickets here.
For a special Gal-entines Day Bottomless Brunch with topless waiters, you’ll want to have a look at this plan instead.