6 Valentine’s Day date ideas that aren’t cliché

Valentine's Day

Even if you think Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday (read: candy hearts, cheap chocolates, red roses and expensive dinners) it falls on a Sunday this year, which means it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a day out, whether it be with your lover or group of friends.  If you’re stuck for ideas, don’t panic. Here are six fun date ideas that aren’t cliché (well, maybe a little).

Valentine’s Day date ideas that aren’t cliché

golf, Valentine's Day

Check out a driving range


Okay, so maybe the guys might enjoy this golfing date more than the girls, but even so, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much fun a little swing practice can actually be.

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Valentine's Day

Go hiking

Lace up those sneakers! There are countless scenic hiking tracks within an hour’s drive of the capital cities, which are perfect for weekend adventures.

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Picnic, Valentine's Day

Have a picnic

You don’t need to be active to enjoy the great outdoors. A picnic is a classic date idea, which can be enjoyed in a park, on the beach or even in the comfort of your own home.

TIP: If you’re based in Sydney The Sydney Picnic Company make exquisite, handcrafted picnics using only fresh, seasonal produce.

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Valentine's Day

Go to a drive-in

Yes, drive-in theaters still exist and yes, it is the perfect spot for your movie fix. Sit back, relax and enjoy a range of art-house, classic and new release films.

We recommend:
NSW → Skyline Drive-In
VIC → Lunar Drive-In
QLD → Yatala Drive-In
WA → Galaxy Drive-In
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Valentine's Day

Try a new recipe

A couple that cooks together, stays together, right? While cupcakes might be the most obvious choices, why not try something a little more adventurous like coconut poached chicken, fish tacos or indulgent peanut butter cups.

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Bondi Beach

Hit the beach

It’s no secret that Australia has some of the beaches in the world, and while summer is still in full swing head to the beach to soak up the last available rays. If you’re up for a challenge try SUPing or surfing. If not, you really can’t go wrong with a sunset beach stroll.

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