14 perfect experiences to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember

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From a floating villa to a full degustation menu, we’ve picked out some of our favourite experiences to help make your Valentine’s Day one to remember this year.
The Lex, W Brisbane

Amélie at the Westpac OpenAir Cinema Sydney: $38 per person

The OpenAir Cinema has become a firm staple in Sydney’s arts & culture calendar – with the chance to BYO drinks, pack a romantic picnic, and enjoy carefully selected cinematic offerings against the stunning backdrop that is the Sydney Harbour.

A cheap and cheerful option, enjoy the screening of the critically acclaimed whimsical fantasy that is ‘Amélie’, while soaking up the beautiful scenery and romantic atmosphere.

Buy your tickets here.


QT Hotel Perth – Dolce Vita Valentine’s at Santini Bar & Grill: $115 per person

Because – at least according to Perth’s QT Hotel – Italians do romance best, why not treat your love to a romantic Sicilian dinner at the Santini Bar & Grill?

Ice-cold bubbles, soft candlelight, and an intimate three-course dinner seating are sure to set the tone for a romantic night ahead.

Book here.


JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa – Five-Course Degustation at Citrique: $149 per person

With the degustation paired with champagne and including menu items like caviar, lobster, kingfish, a decadent chocolate mousse, and praline, this is sure to be a meal that feels as luxurious as it is delicious.

If you think this award-winning seafood restaurant could make the perfect end to your Valentine’s Day, bookings can be made here.


W Brisbane – Elegant Valentine’s Day dinner at The Lex: $175 per person

Enjoy a three-course meal, including champagne, freshly shucked oysters, Warwick eye fillet, and a shared dessert plate, at W Brisbane’s luxe New York-style steakhouse, The Lex.

And while you indulge in all the carefully curated menu has to offer, you can rest assured the romantic atmosphere is taken care of, with acoustic tunes playing throughout the two-hour seating.

Bookings can be made here.


Fliteboard Gold Coast Couple’s Trial Experience: $225

Discover the freedom of flying above the water this Valentine’s Day. Fliteboarding is one of the most thrilling experiences in Australia and a perfect activity for couples.

Book a lesson with one of Fliteboard’s trained instructors or hire a Flitescooter to get your first taste of flying above the water. Lessons from $225 for 2 hours.


The Ritz-Carlton, Perth – Valentine’s Day Indulgence at Hearth: $245 per person

Enjoy the luxe five-course dinner menu curated by the culinary team at Hearth against the romantic, intimate backdrop of the Ritz-Carlton.

The menu has a focus on the flavours of smoke and fire, incorporating these with local ingredients like wattleseed alongside the main course of local line-caught seafood.

Make your booking here.


Rent a van from Camplify for an off-grid romantic adventure: $200 – $2,000 (what you spend is up to you!)

Van rental site Camplify helps you give the gift of travel with hundreds of vans available for hire.

Whether you explore the untapped natural treasures in your local area or commit to a long-haul road trip that takes you adventuring far and wide, for couples who love the outdoors and quality time, this could make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience.

And with so many different options available, you’ll be able to find a truly special van that suits your own unique taste.

The Retro RV SC Coco in Marcoola, QLD, for $250 a night
‘Sunshine’ Retro RV in Callala, NSW, for $140 a day
“The Nordic Wanderer” in Smithtown, NSW, for $130 a day

Romantic Getaway package at Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji: From $400 a night

Maybe this Valentine’s Day is extra special? Maybe you feel you’ve already done all the romancing there is to do down under?

Treat you and your partner to a romantic getaway at the luxurious Sheraton Resort & Spa on Tokoriki Island, Fiji.

As part of the package you will be treated to daily breakfast, a 60-minute massage per person for every two nights booked, and 20% off the next spa treatment as well.

All of this on top of the usual attractions the resort has to offer – including breathtaking views of the island and surrounding ocean, a private plunge pool, and opportunities to go on a ‘Jet-Ski’ safari, exploring the beautiful natural surrounds, such as the abundant nearby reefs.

If time to rejuvenate and refresh is exactly what the doctor ordered, find more information here.


A stay at the Elements of Byron resort: From $650 a night

So a tropical getaway sounds like your idea of a perfect Valentine’s day – but maybe you need to be a little closer to home?

This beachside Byron Bay resort is a perfect way to slow down and rejuvenate, with daily sunrise yoga, a swim-up bar, and more on offer for guests, all you’ll have to think about is what drink to order, and how long you should lie in for each morning.

Villas start at $650 per night, and you can book on the Elements of Byron website.


Avec Amour package at Le Méridien Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia: $655 per night

Experience a classic French romance, in a stunning tropical location, only a short flight away.

At the beautiful setting of New Caledonia’s Isle of the Pines, Le Méridien perfectly pairs French architecture and cuisine with opportunities to immerse yourself in all the natural wonders the island has to offer.

The Avec Amour package brings the romance up a notch, with an included buffet breakfast for two, chocolates upon arrival, and a ‘Sparkling Kir’ cocktail per person.

Book here for a tropical French getaway this Valentine’s Day.


Stay at the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort: From $794 a night

Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef in this luxurious hotel, located on the Northernmost island in the Whitsunday’s archipelago.

Enjoy the pool, spa and dining experiences available to you at the resort, while also exploring the island around you, on land, in the water, and even in the air.

Book here.


Graze and Gaze Luxury Valentine’s Picnic Experience – Mrs Macquaries Chair, Sydney: $973

For a magical and completely romantic picnic experience that doesn’t require you to lift a finger, Graze and Gaze are the people to call.

They will supply a dozen red roses, and a six-course luxury bento box, with a table, luxe cushions, and a personalised message board, to make the outdoor dining as comfortable and indulgent as you could ask for.

You can choose from a variety of locations to enjoy your luxury picnic, but we love Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for its unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour.

And what’s better – for every Graze and Gaze picnic, ten meals will be given to hungry Australians through OzHarvest.

Book here.


A stay in a Private 1 Bedroom Suite at Sun Ranch, Byron Bay: $1,500 for 2-night stay

You and your partner can enjoy a romantic getaway in holiday hotspot Byron, soaking up all the natural beauty the location has to offer away from the hordes of tourists at Sun Ranch.

In a beautifully redone ranch house, guests have access to a pool, badminton club, wood-fired floating sauna and so much more.

Book here.


All-inclusive couples escape at Lilypad Palm Beach: $2,650 for a night

This luxurious escape is the perfect setting for an intimate Valentine’s Day getaway. Lilypad is a floating villa just off of Palm Beach, but you may as well be on your own private island once you’re there.

A stay at Lilypad includes food and beverage inclusions, an onboard infrared sauna, and paddleboards for your enjoyment.

Book here.

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