Punting on the Lake

49 Date Ideas in Melbourne for an Unforgettable Night

While dinner and drinks might still be your go-to date night, it’s nice to know there are options for when it’s time to spice things up. With so many things to see and do around Melbourne, you’re actually quite spoilt for choice when it comes to date ideas. It’s true that you can’t always plan for everything but impressing your date with something unique and fun is a great place to start. We’ve picked some of the best date ideas covering day and night activities, lavish spending and options that are as cheap as chips. Whatever you’re into, here’s a diverse list of date ideas in Melbourne catering to all walks of life.

Fun Date Ideas Melbourne

Glow Golf Melbourne

1. Mini Golf

If you’re looking for fun date ideas in Melbourne, look no further than a round of Mini Golf. We’ve rounded up a list of the best spots previously, but in case you need a quick refresher, we’ve picked the perfect venue from the list for an unmissable venue for that perfect night out with your partner.

Glowgolf and Le Bar Europeen

You don’t have to look much further than Glowgolf and Le Bar Europeen for a perfect night on the town. This is a great spot for a first date as you break the ice over a few rounds (and drinks). Located in the famous Docklands Shopping Centre the location couldn’t be better for putting your way through Aussie icons and special holes lit by UV lighting for nighttime glow in the dark golf.

Located in: The District Docklands
: Shop 35 Star Cres, Docklands VIC 3008
Hours: Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-7pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm

Glowgolf and Le Bar Europeen

Cork and Canvas sip and paint

2. Sip and Paint

For a creative date night idea in Melbourne that doesn’t skimp on the wine, check out Cork and Canvas South Melbourne, the cities very first paint and sip studio. To make your date night run smooth, all art materials are provided. And all you have to do is bring a date and some drinks and nibbles. No previous painting skills are required. This fun date idea is all about having a laugh.

Cork and Canvas South Melbourne

Address: 206 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
Phone: 0499 007 234

Cork and Canvas South Melbourne

Melbourne Escape Room

3. Escape Room

If you’re looking for cute or romantic date ideas in Melbourne this one isn’t for you. Escape rooms are all about spooky adventures with a little critical thinking thrown in for good measure. We’ve already covered all the best escape rooms in Melbourne, however, there’s one that’s best suited for a date night listed below for your convenience.

LOST in Melbourne Escape Rooms

LOST in Melbourne Escape Rooms take all the best bits from other escape rooms and bring them to the heart of the city with a shop located in the centre of town. With three immersive experiences to choose from, they’re perfectly set up for a cute date night. Unravel the mystery and impressed your date in the process, what isn’t there to like?

Address: 298 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Thu 1-10pm, Fri 1-11:30pm, Sat 10am-11:30pm, 10am-10pm

LOST in Melbourne Escape Rooms

hardrock climbing

4. Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is the adventure sport of the year and has become an ever-popular sport in Melbourne. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or an absolute beginner, you and your date could get up to some sweaty fun with your clothes on at any of the spots on our list of the 15 Best Indoor Rock Climbing & Bouldering in Melbourne. It’s one of the more active date ideas in Melbourne so consider your fitness level and that of your date. We’ve included a top choice for a great couple activity below.

Hardrock Climbing | CBD

Address: 4/8 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Fri 2-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
Price: $30 AUD per adult

Hardrock Climbing | CBD


5. Rollerblade around Melbourne

Explore Melbourne on a Wednesday night while rollerblading with Bayside Blades. As one of the best fun date ideas in Melbourne, you’ll bring a touch of retro-revival to break the ice with a new friend and hopefully everyone’s bones stay intact as you glide around the city. For your safety, the tour sticks to relatively smooth surfaces.

Bayside Blades

Address: 2/487 Highett Road, Highett VIC 3190
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm

Bayside Blades

Zero Latency

6. Play a Game in Virtual Reality

Try a virtual reality date at Zero Latency, where the adrenaline is flowing and a memorable date is on the books. You’ll experience a free-roam virtual reality experience where you can play alongside your date in games such as Zombie Survival, killer Robots and more. It’s far more immersive than you think.

Zero Latency VR Melbourne

Address: 22-32 Steel Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Games: Sol Raiders, Zombie Survivor, Singularity, Outbreak Origins, Engineerium, Mission Maybee
Hours: Tues-Thurs 5-11pm, Fri 2:30pm-12am, Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am-11pm 

Zero Latency VR Melbourne

Bounce Inc

7. Get Silly at Trampoline Park

Bounce Inc is where free spirits can let go with a fun first date idea that’s sure to bounce you into anyone’s good books. With 3000 square meters of interconnected indoor trampolines, battle beams, dodgeball, a cliff jump and more, it’s a fun first date to help break the ice and get a little silly.

BOUNCEinc Glen Iris

Address: 2 Weir St, Glen Iris VIC 3146
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-7pm
Price: Adults $20 (2-hours)

BOUNCEinc Glen Iris

Strike Bowling

8. Classic Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Bowling at Strike Melbourne central is a perfect classic date night idea in the heart of Melbourne. Plus it’s got the added benefit of having a fully equipped kitchen when you get the munchies and a complete cocktail bar so you can knock a few backs.

Address: Shop 305, Level 3/211 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 1300 787 453
Price: starts at $21/game per person

Strike Bowling

Trees Adventure Park

9. Seek Thrills at a Treetop Adventure Park

You and your date could be soaring through the treetops of the Dandenong with flying foxes, tight ropes and tunnels at Trees Adventure Park. It’s the ultimate fun dating idea in Melbourne for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies.

Trees Adventure – Glen Harrow Park

Address: Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160
Hours: Mon-Tues 11am-5pm, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm
Price: $48 2.5-hour session (including training)

Trees Adventure – Glen Harrow Park

Axe Throwing maniax

10. Axe Throwing

This will be a date they’ll never forget. Bring your date along to Maniax Date Night Axe Throwing session and learn how to throw and compete in a tournament for the ages. Axe throwing is a surprisingly romantic couples thing to do in Melbourne. Where else will you have the opportunity to throw an axe without fear of onlookers calling the cops?


Address: 19-21 Russell Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Phone: +61 1300 986 480
Price: Date Night $110 AUD per booking


Archie Brothers 3

11. Visit an arcade

For that 90’s arcade nostalgia, check out Archie Brother Cirque Electriq. They’ve got bowling, 67 arcade and ticket games, an XD Theatre, Dodgems and more. Not only that, there’s a full-service cocktail bar and gourmet kitchen to complete your date.

Address: The District, 440/440 Docklands Dr, Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: +61 1300 888 386
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12am, Sun 10am-11pm

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Zoo Twilights

12. Go Wild at Zoo Twilights

If you or your date are animal lovers, prepare to go wild at Zoo Twilights, the summer concert series against wildlife extinction. This season includes performances from the legendary Icehouse, The Cat Empire, Meg Mac and more still to be announced. As always, proceeds raised from sales go towards helping endangered species.

Address: Elliot Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm
Notable animals: Dokkoon, Mek Kapah, Hutan, Kanzi, Num-Oi, etc.
Opened: 6 October 1862

Zoo Twilights

Immersive Cinema

13. Immersive Cinema – Underground Cinema

At Underground Cinema, you’re promised an unforgettable couple activity when you become a part of the story. Finding out the theme of the movie and arrive dressed up at the location upon arrival, actors then perform scenes from the movie and will have you guessing right till the end. Enjoy your night with a side of fava beans and a nice chianti…

Address: Secret Location, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: [email protected]
Worlds: Budapest Hotel, Classics, Hotel, Delirium, Kingdom, Gattaca, Silence of the Lambs, etc.

Underground Cinema

Icebar Melbourne

14. Cool down at Icebar Melbourne

Cool things down at the coolest place in town, Icebar Melbourne. This is the only Icebar in Australia and a great novelty bar to see how long you can withstand the cold. Open every day till late and on Wednesdays, there’s buy one get on free cocktails.

IceBar Melbourne

Located in: Fed Square
 The Atrium Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Thurs-Sun 12-8pm

IceBar Melbourne

Craft and Co

15. Take a Cheese Making workshop

Try your hand at cheese making with The Craft & Co and take home a little edible memory of this awesome first date idea in Melbourne. Create your own mozzarella using traditional Italian recipes from Naples and learn how to make your own cheese at home. A craft beer or wine is included, plus a cheese plate and pizza. Just another tasty couple thing to do in Melbourne.

The Craft & Co

Address: 390 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone: +61 3 9417 4755
Hours: Wed-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

The Craft & Co

Date Night Ideas Melbourne

Drinking History Tour

16. Drinking history tour

With more bars per capita than any city in the world, Melbourne has a lot of history. Take a Drink History Tour. Discover Melbourne’s hidden laneway bars and fascinating history or check out the trendy restaurants and hip bars of Fitzroy.

Drinking History Tours – Hidden Bar Tours Of Melbourne

Located in: Fed Square
The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Open 24-hours
Price: from AU$49

Drinking History Tours – Hidden Bar Tours Of Melbourne

Date ideas Melbourne - Melbourne Theatre Company

17. See a show at Southbank Theatre

Take in a show at the Melbourne Theatre Company for the perfect date night in Melbourne. As one of the largest theatre companies in the world and up to 12 plays annually, a night at the theatre is a great alternative to catching a movie at the cinema.

Southbank Theatre

Located in: The University of Melbourne
Address: 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006
Opened: 27 January 2009
Architect: ARM Architecture
Former names: MTC Theatre

Melbourne Theatre Company

Ichi Ni Nana

18. Karaoke at Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya

Talk about romantic things to do in Melbourne! You can impress your date with your singing skills with a classic karaoke session at Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya. This Izakaya now boasts a type of karaoke where you and your date can belt out your favourite tunes while enjoying a little drink and some snacks – so all of the good stuff in one place.

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya

Address: 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Hours: Mon-Fri 5-11:30pm, Sat 5-11:30pm, Sun 5-11pm

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya

Curtin House

19. Burgers And Beers At Rooftop

Take your to date seven stories up on Curtin Houses’ rooftop bar for some burgers and beers with a beautiful view of the CBD skyline. There’s even a rooftop cinema during the summer for some outdoor cinema viewing fun. Weather pending.

Rooftop Bar – Curtin House

Located in: Curtin House
Curtin House, level 7/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-1am

Rooftop Bar – Curtin House

Date ideas Melbourne - Old Melbourne Goal

20. Hangman’s Night Tour – Old Melbourne Gaol

You don’t have to wait until Halloween for a spooky fun date night. With an Old Melbourne Gaol Night Tour, couples get locked up in the city watch house, hunt for ghosts, or let the hangman guide you through the Gaol’s disturbing history.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Located in: RMIT University
: 377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Closed: July 1924
Opened: 1 January 1845
Price: $28 AUD

Old Melbourne Gaol

Queen Victoria Night Market

21. Take a night stroll through Queen Victoria Night Market

Why not take your date to the Queen Victoria Night Markets. There’s always something new and exciting to see, with proof that a cheap date idea in Melbourne doesn’t have to be a bad one. So check the calendar via the link below, find some sights, sounds and tastes and get amongst the locals without spending a lot of cash.

Winter Night Market

Located in: Queen Victoria Market
Address: Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Wednesdays 5pm-10pm

Queen Vic Night Market

Melbourne Planetarium

22. Gaze at the Stars at Melbourne Planetarium

Recline under the stars at this romantic date night idea in Melbourne. The Planetarium is a simulated night sky where you can learn the wonders of the stars for a cute date in Melbourne. They’re more advanced than what you recall from school trips and offer a uniquely immersive environment.

Melbourne Planetarium

Address: 2 Booker Street, Spotswood VIC 3015
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Price: from AU$20

Melbourne Planetarium

Birds Basement

23. Tap your feet to the smooth sounds of Jazz

Take your date to Bird’s Basement for some swingin’ live jazz music. The first-class jazz venue offers up international and homegrown music talent to delight your ears and have you clicking your fingers and shuffling your feet.

Bird’s Basement

Address: 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Fri-Sat 6pm-12pm
Price: from AU$29

Bird’s Basement

Date ideas Melbourne - Tokyo Tina

24. Bingo and Karaoke at Tokyo Tina

Switch things up with a little bingo and brunch at Tokyo Tina’s Bingo Academy. Get a bottomless boozy brunch plus bingo every Saturday from 1 until 3 pm or belt out some tunes at the private karaoke rooms.

Address: 66a Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Phone: +61 3 9525 2774
Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am

Tokyo Tina

Daytime Date Ideas Melbourne

Royal Botanical Garden

25. Have a Picnic at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Possibly one of the best spots for a picnic in Melbourne is the Royal Botanical Garden. Take your date to the woodland picnic area for some relaxation and sun in the fantastic bushland. It’s the perfect casual date Melbourne has to offer. So long as you pack a decent lunch.

Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone: +61 3 9252 2429 or +61 3 9252 2300

Royal Botanic Gardens

Tan track

26. Go for a walk along the Tan Track

Affectionately known as the TAN, the track was constructed in the early 1900s as a horse-riding track but is now a lovely spot for a jog or stroll. Take your date for a leisurely wander and get to know one another while being surrounded by the botanical gardens.

Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141
Distance: 3.827km track

Tan Track

Date ideas Melbourne - Collingwood Farm

27. Get Close to some Furry Farm Animals

Get out of the city and cosy up to some furry farm animals at Collingwood Farm.  It’s always good to get away from the CBD for a bit and de-stress by playing with some sweet little farm animals that are sure to melt your date’s heart. It’s true that Collingwood Farm is targeted at kids, but who wouldn’t love getting up close to cute animals on a date?

Address: 18 Heliers Streets, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Phone: +61 3 9417 5806
Hours: Farm 9:15am-4:45pm, Farm Cafe 9am-4pm

Collingwood Farm

Grape Stomping

28. Grape Stomping at Noisy Ritual

A haven for food, music and booze lovers, Noisy Ritual will give you that truly unique date night. Make your own wine from grape to glass and even do a little bit of grape stomping along the way. The wine stomping is only available via membership (Feb – April of each year) but otherwise, they’re open as a bar from Thurs, Friday, Sundays if you wanted to pop in for some wine, cheese or a tasting flight!

Address: 249 Lygon Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Phone: +61 3 8394 2772
Hours: Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat (sometimes), Sun 1pm-7pm

Noisy Ritual

Volleyball St Kilda Beach

29. Play Volleyball at St. Kilda Beach

Jump into summer the right way with a date on the beach playing Volleyball. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Republica throws beach volleyball events that include pizza at the end of the night and a free Corona. It’s the perfect date idea in Melbourne for active couples and you don’t even need to find players to fill the team. Unless you want to.

Address: 1a-1d, 10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Sea Baths VIC 3182
Phone: +61 3 8598 9055
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-10pm


Date ideas Melbourne - Yarra River Trail

30. Take a Bike Ride along the Yarra River

Why not take your date on a leisurely bike ride around the Yarra River? Freddy’s Bike Tours follows the water and stops by Abbotsford Convent, Dights Falls and Studley Park Boathouse for a touch of natural beauty…and a water break.

Address: 20 Rebecca Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 490 553 673
Hours: Mon-Sun 9:30am-6pm
Price: bike rentals start at $25 AUD, tours start at $65 AUD

Freddy’s Bike Tours

Driving Range

31. Hit the driving range

Hit a few balls at the Albert Park Driving Range for a sporty date during the weekend. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a complete novice, Albert Park will take care of you and your date because it’s all about having fun.

Address: Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206
Phone: +61 3 9696 4653
Hours: Mon 10am-10pm, Tue-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-9pm

Albert Park Driving Range

Romantic Date Ideas Melbourne

Dromana Drive in

32. Catch A Drive-In Movie

For cinema viewing done a little differently, take your date to a movie at Dromana Drive In. The quintessential dating go-to when you’re not sure what to do but the comfort and seclusion of your own car outweighs sitting in a cinema full of strangers.

Address: 133 Nepean Highway, Dromana VIC 3936
Phone: +61 3 5987 2492
Hours: Mon-Thu 8pm-12pm, Fri-Sun 8pm-12pm

Dromana Drive In

Date ideas Melbourne - Butterfly Club

33. Life drawing class

So you think you’ve found all the best date ideas in Melbourne? Try a life drawing class at The Butterfly Club on Tuesdays. The wickedly fun drawing classes have a burlesque theme and you can continue your date by enjoying a show and a drink after your sketching session.

Address: Carson Place, Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9663 8107
Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-1am
Price: $20 AUD

The Butterfly Club

Dumplings for Dating

34. Get to know them with Dumplings For Dating.

The perfect “getting to know you” dating idea in Melbourne is at the Oriental Teahouse with their Dumplings for Dating board game. The four-stage board game is question-based and includes a three-course meal and tasty cocktails tailored to the game.

Address: 455 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone: +61 3 98260168
Hours: Everyday except Saturday and Sunday lunch
Price: AUD$60pp for the game session

Dumplings for Dating

Date ideas Melbourne - Chocolate walking tour

35. A Chocoholic’s Dream Date

This is one for the chocoholics who just can’t help themselves. Take a Chocolate Walking Tour for the ultimate chocolate expedition through Melbourne’s secret lanes and arcades and discover Melbourne treasured chocolatiers. The perfect date idea in Melbourne for a little bit of sweet romance.

Address: Meets outside The Block Arcade on Elizabeth Street, Block Court, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 915 566
Hours: Sat & Sun at 3pm (3 hours)
Price: AU$99 per person

Chocolate Walking Tour


36. Go out for Dessert at Om Nom Dessert bar at the Adelphi Hotel

Check out the world’s first dessert hotel with your date located at the iconic Adelphi Hotel. It’s the perfect place for sweet tooth’s to taste the luxury desserts from Om Nom. Grab a cocktail and try some of the delicate and delectable desserts on offer.

Address: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 8080 8827
Hours: Wed-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11:30pm, Sun 12pm-10pm

Om Nom

Date ideas Melbourne - Peaceful state of mind

37. Float your way to a peaceful state of mind

For some real rest and relaxation, visit the Beyond Rest Floatation Tanks. The tanks look like pods and block out all sound, sight and distractions, allowing you to get into a healing state of mind. There may not be much communication with your date during the session, but you’re both guaranteed to feel renewed for whatever comes next.

Address: 26 Regent Street, Prahran VIC 3181
Phone: +61 3 9521 4963
Hours: Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri-Sun 8am-11pm
Price: AU$79 60-min float, AU$119 120-min float

Beyond Rest

OBrian iceskating date idea

38. Take your date Ice Skating

Skate around with your date at O’Brien Icehouse. Dress snug and hit the ice then after you’ve worked up an appetite from all the skating, head to the café for some warm drinks and snacks.

Address: 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: +61 1300 756 699
Hours: Sun-Tue & Thu 9am-10pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm
Price: starts at AUD$22

O’Brien Icehouse

Punting on the Lake

39. Punting on the Lake

Punting On The Lake offers a serene cruise with your love around the islands of beautiful Ornamental Lake in the scenic Royal Botanic Gardens. Take in the views of some of the finest gardens while the professional punter gives you a bit of a history lesson.

Address: Corner Alexandra Avenue & Anderson Street, South Yarra VIC 3004
Phone: +61 481 455 410
Hours: September-May 10:30am-5pm
Price: starts at AUD $75 for 2 adults per 30-min private boat tour

Punting on the Lake

Date ideas Melbourne - Public house

40. Go for a drink at Public House, Richmond

If all else fails, a drink at the pub is the tried and tested back-up plan. Just a stone’s throw from the CBD, Public House in Richmond has everything you need: cocktails, a rooftop terrace, outdoor bar, tapas and share plates plus boutique wine and beer.

Address: 433-435 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: +61 3 9421 0187
Hours: Fri 4pm-2am, Sat midday-2am

Public House

Secret Foodies

41. Join the Party at Secret Foodies

Join a Secret Foodies dinner party for a culinary adventure. Buy tickets for a themed dinner party and you’ll be given a secret location via SMS. Meet new people, taste amazing unique foods and discover new places around the city.

Address: Secret Location, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 422 667 488

Secret Foodies

Date ideas Melbourne - Miss Fox

42. Get Pampered at Miss Fox

Miss Fox Day Spa is spread over three floors and 8 luxury treatment rooms, and offers up one of the best and most luxurious couples day spa packages Melbourne has available. Get a couples spa treatment and relax and unwind.

Address: Lvl 1-3 285 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9028 0350
Hours: Tue-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm

Miss Fox

Grau Projekt

43. Artistic cocktails

Grau Projekt in Clifton Hills is a concept by Melbourne artist Matt Box and it basically consists of creating cocktails that reflect the artist’s work. Purchase a ticket and take your date for the open bar and a walkthrough tour of the exhibition.

Address: Level ½-12 Alexandra Parade, Clifton Hills VIC 3068
Phone: +61 434 999 278
Hours: Wed-Sat 1pm-6pm

Grau Projekt

Cheap Date Ideas Melbourne

Salsa Dancing

44. Take a Salsa Dancing Lesson

The Salsa Foundation offers a fun dating idea in Melbourne with its easy and accessible salsa dancing lessons. The best news of all? The beginner’s salsa class is 100% free!

Address: 600 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 400 933 285
Hours: Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm, Sun 3pm-6pm

The Salsa Foundation

Date ideas Melbourne - NGV

Take your date for a bit of art gazing at the National Gallery of Victoria. There’s a huge selection of exhibitions both from home and abroad over two separate buildings, the NGV International on St Kilda Road and the NGV Australia in Federation Square.

NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3000
NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 8620 2222
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Price: general entry is free

National Gallery of Victoria

Queen of Spades

46. Play some board games

Do something simple and fun with your date like playing board games at Queen of Spades Bar in Fitzroy. Sip on some local craft beers, ciders and wines while playing some classic board games like scrabble, chess, boggle, Candyland, cards against humanity and way more.

Address: 189 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: +61 3 9042 5777
Hours: Tue-Thu & Sun 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Queen of Spades Bar

Date ideas Melbourne - Glaze it Studio

47. Pot Painting at Glaze It Studio

Paint some pots at Glaze It Studio for a quirky dating idea in Melbourne. The light-filled studio offers a creative and fun experience decorating ceramics and expressing your artistic side. Staff will guide you through the process and you’ll have a little keepsake to take home.

Address: 328a Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
Phone: +61 433 723 433

Glaze It

Pizza in the Park

48. Pizza in the Park

Small Print Pizza offers free deliveries to Victoria Gardens dog park, all you have to do is order, grab a rug and head to the park across the street. This is a nice and easy date idea in Melbourne, as the guys at Small Print Pizza deliver you a tasty hot meal while you and your date relax and soak up the sun.

Address: 388 High Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Phone: +61 3 9533 8402
Hours: Mon 5pm-9pm, Tue-Thu & Sat 4pm-9:30pm, Fri 4pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-9pm

Small Print Pizza

Date ideas Melbourne - St Kilda Beach

49. Walk along St Kilda beach

Our final date idea for Melbourne is classic. Take a walk along St Kilda Beach and esplanade for a great casual afternoon in the sun. The long esplanade is perfect for a stroll with so many rest stops and cafes to choose from along the way. Stop at the pier and take in the ocean views, turn around and do it all over on the return trip.

Address: St Kilda Beach, VIC 3182

St Kilda Beach

General FAQ

What should I do on a first date in Melbourne?

First dates are for getting to know each other. Do something that will make you both a bit vulnerable like skydiving. You’ll be more likely to rely on and open up to each other.

What to do when you're bored in Melbourne?

Try something new that you’ve never done before like taking an art class, eating a cuisine you’ve never tried, learning a new hobby or skill.

What are some fun date ideas?

Skydiving, sailing, dance classes, axe throwing, trampolining, bowling, mini golf, ice skating.

Where do you take dates?

Take them somewhere special, that’s somewhere new for both of you. Take them to a band you’ve been wanting to see, or to a unique restaurant you’ve been wanting to try.

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Lucy Stones

Lucy Stones is an experienced freelance writer with a demonstrated history of working in the writing and editing industry. She completed a Bachelor of Communication in Journalism & PR at Griffith University. Specialising in food, beverage and culture coverage, Lucy's work has been featured in publications such as AmsterDo Magazine B.V and Echoes & Dust.