We’re Smitten! 25 Ultimate Date Ideas For Valentine❜s Day

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Whether you plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner, a gaggle of mates, your family or even your furry friends, Destination NSW has rounded up 25 ultimate date ideas to book now for Valentine’s Day in Sydney and NSW—and it’s safe to say we’re infatuated with the suggestions. From central Sydney to its surrounds, there’s something for every type of love on this list!

1. Marry Me Suite at Pier One Sydney

Marry Me Suite Pier One Sydney
Nothing says "marry me" quite like a Marry Me Suite at one of Sydney's most iconic hotels! Image: Destination NSW.


Want to go hard on the V-day vibes? The Marry Me Suite is the perfect spot if you fancy popping the all-important question. With champagne, chocolate-coated strawberries and a personal photographer, we’re willing to bet you’ll get an affirmative.

2. Picnic & Proposals

Simply pick your spot, and Picnic & Proposals will arrange the ultimate Valentine's Day picnic-proposal setup of your dreams!

3. Contemporary Hotel’s Palm Beach Villa

Soak up uninterrupted views from Palm Beach to the Central Coast and enjoy a Valentine's Day meal at The Boathouse at this jaw-dropping luxe spot.

4. Crown Sydney and Nobu

Potentially the plushest hotel room in the city, Crown Sydney’s Executive Harbour Bridge Room and a delicious meal at critically acclaimed Nobu will make the perfect V-day treat.

5. Park Hyatt Sydney

Soak up the views of the Harbour Suite at Park Hyatt Sydney and enjoy a bespoke in-room dinner served by your own butler. *Chefs kiss*.

6. My Sydney Boat

A cheese platter, bubbles, a romantic harbour cruise and then dinner at Catalina Rose Bay with My Sydney Boat? What more could you want!

7. Sea Plane and Jonah’s

Jonah's Whale Beach
Soak up the beautiful views of Whale Beach and beyond at Jonah's! Image: Destination NSW.


Take a Sydney Seaplane from Rose Bay to Whale Beach and spend the night in one of the iconic Jonah’s recently refurbished rooms.

8. The Darling Spa

A couples treatment at The Darling Spa is the perfect Valentines treat!

9. Mumm Harbour Bar

Onboard Captain Cook Cruises on Sydney Harbour, Mumm Harbour Bar offers 1.5 hours of bottomless Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne, a seafood platter and 360-degree waterfront views from 12-14 February.

10. Oz Paddle Sunrise Kayak Tour

Start your Valentine’s Day in the most memorable way on the waters of Sydney Harbour with a private sunrise kayak tour.

11. Pawtastic Photography

Want to capture some love-filled moments with your special furry someone? With plenty of locations to choose from, you’ll treasure these Pawtastic Photography memories forever.

12. Pet-Friendly Staycation at The Langham

Pampered Pet Staycation The Langham Valentines Day
The pawfect getaway for pampered pooches, The Langham promises tonnes of fun for pets this Valentine's Day! Image: Destination NSW.


Guests will delight in the Pampered Pets Staycation—from receiving a Pawesome Pet gift bag on arrival to an exclusive puppy high tea and a pamper pawdicure—and pedicure—alike.

13. Nimbo Fork Lodge

Nestled in the Snowy Valleys, Nimbo Fork Lodge is in great proximity to Three Blue Ducks restaurant and Vine to Wine Adventures—a helicopter tour of some wineries, no less!

14. Galentines in Manly

Sample a snorkel sesh around the beautiful Cabbage Tree Bay in Manly before grabbing a drink or 3 on the rooftop of Manly Greenhouse.

15. Balloon Aloft

We’re Smitten With Destination NSW’s List Of 25 Ultimate Valentine's Dates
Balloon Aloft offer gorgeous sunrise balloon rides over the beautiful wine-country of Mudgee. Image: Destination NSW.


Take a memorable hot air balloon ride over Mudgee at sunrise with Balloon Aloft, before a champagne breakfast and a day spent sampling the local wines at Lowe Wines, Robert Stein Winery and Eltons.

16. Luxe Camping at The Cove

Soak in the tranquillity of the Booderee National Park at The Cove, with a luxurious outdoor bath, wake up to the sounds of local birds, and unwind on your very own private beach.

17. Oysters Aplenty

The ultimate aphrodisiac, Rick Stein at Bannisters Mollymook, The Oyster Shed at Batemans Bay and Broadwater Oysters in Pambula are great spots to sample a few (dozen!).

18. Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley

Stay at this luxe resort and be whisked away by 4WD to a secluded location with the Champagne Picnic package—boasting incredible views of the Blue Mountains, before settling down for lunch complete with locally-sourced delicacies and flutes of Krug Champagne.

19. NSW Sapphire Coast

North of Eden Gin School
Whether it's a couples break or a girls trip—a visit to North of Eden Gin's Gin School is a must-do! Image: Destination NSW.


Spend the night under the stars at Currajong Retreat, before learning how to make your own bespoke bottle of gin at multi-award-winning distillery North Of Eden Gin’s Gin School.

20. Visit The Hunter Valley

Hire a boujee car and cruise through the stunning vineyards and rolling countryside of the Hunter region! If you'd like to take the kids along, visiting the Hunter Valley with kids packs an almighty punch of adventure. 

21. Talo Retreat

Enjoy all of your creature comforts from your own private yurt in the beautiful Murray River at Talo Retreat.

22. Southern Highlands

Retreat with your single bromance mates to the Southern Highlands, and enjoy a slow-cooked spit roast and cold beer, cocktails and live music at the new Hendriks Cognac & Wine Southern Highlands.

23. Camel Rides at Anna Bay

Camel Rides Birubi Beach
'Cause, we all know that camel selfies and romance go hand in hand! Image: Destination NSW.


Enjoy a romantic 60-minute camel ride along the sands of Birubi Beach at Anna Bay with Oakfieldranch Camel Rides.

24. Mt Hay Retreat

Immerse yourself in this luxurious adult-only sanctuary for the ultimate Valentine's Day pampering session!

25. Mr Wallace’s Bush + Beach Private Jet Journey

Treat yourselves to 5 nights away! Get the VIP treatment and fly by private plane, dine in stunning vineyards,  shop local, and stay overnight in stunning accommodation across the NSW North Coast. 

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More Valentine's Ideas Here:

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Sydney's Best High Teas With Kids
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