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Melbourne’s Most Quirky Dates

16 Feb 2018

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As the food capital of the nation, you’ll certainly never be short of places to wine and dine your partner in Melbourne. But if you’re looking to surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with something a little different (or you’re simply stumped for new ideas) these creative dates will do the trick.  

Paella Cooking Class – Hola Con Lola, South Melbourne

Enjoy a date of Spanish-inspired living and eating, with Hola Con Lola’s cooking class. Here you and your sweetheart can spend an enjoyable morning or evening learning to make authentic, mouth-watering paella and immersing yourselves in the Spanish culture. As you’d expect from a genuine Spanish experience, there is (of course!) sangria included. 

Scenic Hike – Mt Dandenong, Mt Dandenong Ranges

Feeling up to a challenge? If you and your partner love an adventure, the walking trails in the Mt Dandenong Ranges are sure to test your endurance. Spend a Sunday exploring the mountains with over 200km worth of walking track to tread. Why not trek up to the Sky High lookout or have a picnic in the national park? If hiking isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty of beautiful scenery to see by car and the charming mountain villages are certainly worth a visit.

Wine Tour – Australian Wine Tour Company, Yarra Valley

A wine tour is a beautiful opportunity to do something special for your love – though it’s probably not recommended for a first date! Home to some of the finest wineries in the nation, in the breathtaking Yarra Valley, the Australian Wine Tour Company will spoil you both for a day. Here you can visit 4 different wineries and enjoy countless tastings as well as an a la carte lunch, complete with a glass of wine.

The Break Room – Budd Street, Collingwood

For a quirky and unusual date that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else, take your companion to the Break Room in Collingwood. Aptly named, here you will be geared up and armed with a baseball bat and then let loose to break, smash and shatter as much crockery as you’d like. The aim is to release any and all energy, and leave feeling happier and calmer than you came. Next time your partner is feeling stressed, you’ll know where to go!

Holey Moley Golf Club – Little Bourke St, Melbourne City

The Holey Moley mini golf bar is the trendiest new spot to hit the streets of Melbourne. This fun space is complete with 3 different mini golf courses, a mini golf maze and karaoke, so it’s the perfect place to be entertained on a date. They’re fully licenced, so you can keep refreshed while competing against your special someone in an epic game of putt putt. As you’d expect, Holey Moley is a popular place so don’t forget to book your game of golf beforehand!

If liquored drinks are your style, take a look at our list of some of the best cocktail bars in Melbourne.