Romantic Things To Do In Melbourne


Rich in award-winning museums, theatres and exhibitions, lush gardens, endless dining experiences and gorgeous historical architecture as a backdrop to it all. Welcome to Melbourne city. Spend a night with your special someone on the town, or relax and picnic in one of Melbourne’s vibrant parks. Whether you are looking for a classic romantic dinner or a low-key evening spent celebrating at one of Melbourne’s many rooftop venues — there’s something to do for everyone, or every couple, in this city.

Melbourne is a romantic city full of charm and adventurous spirit. So if you are planning a romantic getaway to Melbourne with someone special in your life, RedBalloon is here to help you get the most out of your holiday. So if you’re planning an anniversary weekend away, splurging on a kid-free getaway or just simply looking to spend some quality time with the person you love, follow along for our best suggestions on the most romantic things to do in Melbourne at night and during the day.

Hot springs bath house and picnic

1. Treat yourself with a couples day spa package

Take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s city centre and indulge in a moment of self-care for you and your partner. RedBalloon has options for all kinds of indulgent day spa experiences, including refreshing facials, footbaths, massages, mud wraps or even float tank experiences. Romance and relaxation go hand in hand, so start your holiday off on the right foot or wrap it up with a wind-down with our luscious day spa options.

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Hot air balloons flying over Melbourne city

2. Float away in a hot air balloon ride

Glide over the city’s landscape as the sun rises, and balmy colours fill the sky with warmth. In and of itself, watching the sun rise is romantic. Watching the sunrise from a hot air balloon? Exquisite. Spending quality time with your loved one as you float above Melbourne is one of the most romantic experiences available. So for an unforgettable date or anniversary gift, spoil your partner with a trip in a hot air balloon over Melbourne.

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3. Spend a romantic night in the Yarra Valley

If you are looking to get a little bit more out of your Melbourne trip, consider adding a night in the Yarra Valley to your itinerary. The Yarra Valley is the epitome of romance — picturesque views, free-flowing wine and a breath of fresh air. Best of all, it’s just a short trip from Melbourne’s CBD. This offer includes an overnight stay, a chauffeur-driven wine tour visiting 4-6 wineries and food locations, a three-course lunch and a three-course dinner.

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4. Unwind together with a couples massage

Relax, recharge and reconnect with a tranquil couples massage. Often, romance can be dampened by the strenuous responsibilities of everyday life. A couples massage is the perfect respite from the everyday. Instead, let go of your worries and lean into a rejuvenating and nurturing experience. A couples massage also helps to set the mood for the rest of your day or holiday. So, book a couples massage today and unwind together so you can carry the relaxation with you wherever you go.

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Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience

5. Sip on a cocktail at Melbourne’s skydeck

Indulge in a cocktail in the clouds. Welcome to level 88 of Melbourne’s Skydeck. Boasting the Southern Hemisphere’s highest observation deck, Melbourne Skydeck is an absolute must when it comes to romantic outings in Melbourne. With a signature cocktail in hand and a view of Melbourne all around you, Bar 88 is the perfect place to spend a special moment with someone close to you. So embrace Melbourne from a new perspective and take pleasure in a cocktail high above the city. It’s one of the most romantic things to do in Melbourne’s CBD!

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twilight cruise

6. Experience a private dinner river cruise for 2

Interested in a romantic evening with all the trappings of a sophisticated Bond flick? A-listers aren’t the only ones who enjoy such romance. Book yourself and your special someone a private luxury cruise along the Yarra River. As you gaze across the water and take in the views, you can feast on a decadent three-course meal and complimentary drinks. Then, get ready to set sail and take in breathtaking views as the city lights glisten in the distance. This offering is ideal for proposals, anniversaries, birthdays, or just to remind your special someone how much you love them.

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Sunset catamaran cruise

7. Learn to sail together

Sailing away together with the warm sun on your back with blissful time spent by the ocean to come. Sounds romantic, but first, you will need to learn how to sail. Let the Mornington Peninsula be your classroom as you learn to sail a yacht. Learn the basics of sailing during this two-hour sailing lesson aboard the Catalina 36 ft. yacht. Take the opportunity to learn something new with the person you love most and invite some adventure into your life.

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8. Indulge in a classic 3-course meal

Classics never die — indulge in a must-do experience with a three-course steakhouse meal with wine. Located in the heart of South Yarra, this industrial-style restaurant offers an inviting atmosphere complemented by a laid-back and relaxing ambience. With a premium menu and perfectly selected accompanying wines, there’s nothing left for you to worry about. So prepare for a romantic evening with quality time and good conversation.

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9. Taste the finer things in life with a winery tour

Make wine connoisseurship your next romantic outing. Treat yourself to a wine tasting, discover new wines and spend some quality time with your loved one. The Melbourne region is home to some of Australia’s best wineries, making it a great wine tour destination. Wine tasting creates an idyllic backdrop for a romantic date filled with quality time together, making memories that will last a lifetime. So put on your Sunday best and treat yourself and your loved one to a day of unparalleled romance.

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Fly a helicopter

10. See the city’s sights with a helicopter flight for two

Melbourne is an incredible city, and what better way to experience its beauty than with a helicopter flight for two? Whether you are Melbourne locals looking for a fresh perspective of your hometown or are searching for a unique way to see the city’s sights during a stay in the city, a helicopter flight is an activity you’re sure to think fondly of for years to come. Choose from a variety of experiences, from private helicopter flights over Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay to a package including return flights, lunch and matched wines at a local winery.

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