Melbourne has all the raw ingredients to woo the object of your affections any day of the week. Lovely gardens, a stunning skyline and plenty of magical events on the go provide the perfect backdrop for romance in this beautiful city.

Take advantage of these Valentine’s Day ideas if you’re in town when the big day rolls around.

Enjoy Dinner in the Beautiful Yarra Valley

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Rae’s Restaurant on  Balgownie Estate is hosting an elegant dinner on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of February this year. With its views over the lush vineyards, Rae’s is the perfect place to impress your partner and spoil them with something extra special.

The evening starts with a glass of sparkling wine to get you in a celebratory mood, followed by a 5-course meal and live entertainment by Rosario De Marco.

You’ll get to enjoy oysters, smoked duck breast, venison or trout against a backdrop of laid back Meditteranean tunes. To finish, you’ll get to share a platter of delectable sweet treats like macarons, pistachio cake and espresso ice cream.

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To crown it all, you can extend the experience with a blissful weekend stay in a spa suite complete with sparkling wine, chocolate-coated strawberries, rose petals and candlelight.

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Step Back in Time at Bellinzona Resort

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Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are the destination of choice for those in search of romance. This Valentine’s day weekend you can wine & dine to your heart’s content at the Heritage Restaurant.

This beautiful old-world venue boasts magnificent views over the Wombat State Forest into the distance, creating the perfect setting for romance and enjoyment. The menu includes seafood, smoked duck breast, and [asta, with a chocolate feast to end it all off.

To ensure you get a chance to enjoy this superb experience, Valentine’s Day dinner is available all weekend.

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Low-Key Lingering at Carriage House

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If you’d like to keep things simple this Valentine’s Day, the Carriage House in Lancefield is your answer. This down-to-earth destination is hosting a three-course dinner, with sparkling wine on arrival on Friday 14th February only.

Should you wish to soak up the rustic ambience for a little longer, you can extend the experience to include one night’s accommodation in a superior room, followed by breakfast the next morning.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Outdoor Lovers


Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges are a top choice for both active and relaxed romantic outings.

You can take a hot air balloon ride over the Yarra Valley, head on a Segway to explore scenic landscapes or pump up the adrenaline while skydiving over Yering’s beaches.

Luna Park offers unique experiences for the young at heart and this Valentine’s Day you can enjoy all the fun of the fair among the fairy lights in this romantic setting.

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Intrigue on the rails with your loved one

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There are few things more romantic than a ride on a classic steam train and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you embark on the Puffing Billy Express’s murder mystery evening this Valentine’s Day.

The event includes a buffet dinner, cash bar, and the chance to figure out whodunnit in an evening filled with unique entertainment and fun.

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Make the Most of Melbourne

If you can’t make it to Melbourne this year to try out some of our Valentine’s Day ideas, that’s okay. Balgownie Estate offers romantic escapes to spoil your loved one all year round.

Get in touch to book your romantic retreat right now!