AUSTRALIA: When you're in a new city and have some time to yourselves, be it away from the kids, away from work or just free from everyday stresses, a good date night (or day) is the perfect way to celebrate! There are so many things to do in Perth that make great dates, from water-based activities to picnics, we have found something to suit any taste.
Picnic in Kings Park
Pack a picnic (or ask the peeps at Perth Picnic Dates to pack one for you) and head to Kings Park where you can enjoy the views over the city, Swan River and South Perth or take a stroll through the botanic gardens. If you want to add an extra romantic touch, from December to March there is an open-air cinema so you can snuggle up and settle in for an evening.
Go Star Gazing
For something a little different, take your special someone to the Perth Observatory, Australia's oldest continuously operating observatory. Located just out of the CBD, this is the perfect place to take a romantic look at the moon and the stars.
Insider Tip: For a gift that lasts forever, why not adopt a star for your partner? And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect gift for the partner who has everything.
Sunset Dining at Storehouse Subiaco
With knockout views and an inviting menu, Storehouse Subiaco is the perfect place to woo your love. The trendy rooftop restaurant and bar is just the spot for sundowners, and there are plenty of shared grazing dishes that are perfect for couples. And if that's not enough, the venue won a chef’s hat from the Australian Good Food Guide awards in its first year of operations. Clink your glasses with fine bubbles from the extensive list of outstanding Western Australian wines.
Romance the Night Away
Adina Apartment Hotels has two centrally located Apartment-style hotels that will help you and your significant other romance the night away in the sunshine capital of Australia. Our top tip is to seal your romance with a love lock and make it official. In the inner city suburb of East Perth, there is a small bridge over Claisebrook Cove where you can place your "love locks" just like you would if you were in Paris. Now that's love!