Melbourne offers endless opportunities to spoil a loved one! Make your time in the city an affair to remember with our ideas for romance.
“The Melbourne Star” is the Southern Hemisphere’s only giant Ferris wheel offering 360-degree panoramic views of the city.
Get a glass of sparkling wine 120 meters above the city streets with the Observation Wheel’s “Sparkling Flights” package. You can book a private cabin on the Ferris wheel for the ultimate romantic evening.
If you’re thinking about getting engaged, The Observation Wheel can even host your wedding proposal!
Can’t make it to romantic vacay in Venice? Compromise with a serene cruise around the islands of the picturesque Ornamental Lake in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens. Settle back in an elegant wooden punt with your loved one to enjoy a unique view of one of the world’s finest gardens. The professional punters will even tell you about its history, environment, wildlife and plants!
3. Date night restaurants
Tempura Hajime - Seating just 12 people at a time, and with impeccable service, and serving mouthfuls of art, this hidden Japanese tempura house is a perfectly secluded and romantic dining experience.
French Saloon - A wine-lover's haven with food to match. This sophisticated wine bar is off street level and serves until 1 am. Share some caviar over grower champagne and move to the balcony for an intimate, moonlit end to your evening.
Ombra Bar - Dark, intimate and friendly; ditch the menu and let them take you on an Italian snack safari. it’s casual and fun with sharp service preserved, as well as plenty of wine and craft beer to keep you company.
4. Jazz Club
Melbourne is filled with upbeat jazz clubs to get you moving and grooving. From intimate laneway venues to crowded jazz festivals, there are plenty of toe-tapping spots in the city featuring bebop, big band, fusion jazz and even sultry soloists. Check out Paris Cat Jazz Club for live music and yummy tapas.
5. On the Yarra
Prefer to be completely alone with your loved one? Have we got a truly unique experience for you! Introducing GoBoat, small vessels on the Yarra River, complete with a picnic table. Be your own captain (no boat license required), as you glide along the river with a spread of nibbles and your loved one.
Best of all? The Demark-built fibreglass boats are made from recycled PET bottles, and recycled timber. The boats run on electric engines, which are silent and emit no pollution.
6. Best (and most picturesque) spots to steal a kiss in Melbourne.
- Under the stained glass ceiling of the National Gallery of Victoria.
- The hidden paths and secret spots of Royal Botanical Gardens.
- Surrounded by twinkling city lights at The Rooftop Bar, Curtin House.
7. Spot for a romantic picnic
Head to the scenic Treasury Gardens amidst Melbourne’s busy cityscape to kick back metropolis style. Fill your picnic basket on the way from the Spring Street Grocer, providing all things smallgoods related eats, from fresh sandwiches to ethnic delicacies and even gelati. Be sure to hit up their underground cheese cellar for all things fromage too.
If there’s nothing a girl loves most, it's a bit of retail therapy. Melbourne Central is the quintessential place for just that! It's a shopping centre with a Melbourne twist. If you're visiting Melbourne, or even if you're just pretending to be a tourist for the day, you should make sure you visit the big pocket watch on the hour. There are also some stylish comfy armchairs on the lower ground level to wait if the shopping gets a little overwhelming.
8. Fly high in a hot air balloon
Rise early for a magical dawn ballooning tour over Melbourne. Float high above the city's architectural icons and magnificent parks and gardens.
9. Enjoy a stroll hand in hand.
Take in the picturesque 'Paris End' of Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD. It's easy to find romance in the scattered light through leafy trees and the twinkle of high-end fashion stores. Cozy cafes beckon as Melbourne’s iconic trams trundle by.
Head down to the St. Collins Lane collection of boutiques and historic Block Arcade. Follow your nose to emerge on Collins Street, and admire the sparkly things on show at Tiffany & Co.
10. Stay in a suite
If you’re spending the weekend with your loved one in Melbourne why not book our Suite Special?
The Suite Special Offer includes:
- Overnight accommodation for weekend bookings
- Full buffet breakfast for two
- A complimentary bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne
Escape to Melbourne and enjoy beautiful views, amazing location and impeccable service at Crowne Plaza Melbourne.