Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spoil that special someone for the other 364 days of the year. In Perth, every day can be filled with romance – you just have to know where to go.
From Monday to Sunday, you’re spoiled for choice in this beautiful city: there’s an abundance of Perth city restaurants and bars that are perfect to celebrate with your partner, as well as plenty of fun and quirky activities for a first date or a weekend escape.
If you want to add a little romance into your week, here are some of the best date ideas and romantic things to do in Perth – no matter what day of the week it is.
Monday: Pack a picnic and head to Kings Park
Date night is a great opportunity to indulge in one of the many delicious Perth restaurants out there, but you can also find plenty of free things to do in Perth for couples. If you want to start your week off with a touch of romance, you can’t go past an evening with your date in Kings Park.
Located just 2km from the city centre, Kings Park is one of the largest parks in the world and spans over 400 hectares – plus, it’s home to one of the best views of the Perth skyline. Pack a picnic and take your date to the lush park gardens where you can spend hours walking around the many trails on offer, or climb the 101 steps to the top of the DNA Tower for beautiful views of the park and surrounds. After working up an appetite, head to one of the park’s viewpoints to enjoy your picnic against a backdrop of the Swan River and Perth’s city lights.
Tuesday: Ride roller coasters at Adventure World
If you’re looking to unleash your inner kid with your date, then Adventure World in Bibra is one of the best date ideas out there. Spend a day chasing adrenalin at Perth’s only theme park and water park: swing high on Goliath, a stationary pendulum ride; spin on the Sea Serpents tornado water slide; or scream your lungs out together on Australia’s Best Roller Coaster, The Abyss.
After you’ve had your fix of rides, grab a bite and a drink at one of the many licensed cafes throughout the park, or visit the Aussie Wildlife Experience for the perfect couple selfie. Adventure World also has plenty of events on throughout the year, including after dark events, so visit their website beforehand if you’re looking to treat your date to an extra special experience.
Wednesday: Go sailing at sunset
Australia’s coastline is nothing short of incredible, so it’s no surprise that one of the best date ideas Perth offers involves being on the water. Sailing is an adventurous activity for you and that special someone to do together – you couldn’t ask for a more romantic setting for your date night, plus, you might pick up a new hobby along the way!
Every Wednesday at 6:15pm, set off on an evening sail at the South of Perth Yacht Club and enjoy the salty ocean breeze and beautiful ocean views. Although the life jackets may not make for the most glamorous date night outfit, the view certainly won’t disappoint. The Yacht Club also has a bar and restaurant on-site, so you can head out for an evening drink if you want to spend more time soaking up the views on land.
Thursday: Gaze up at the night sky at the Perth Observatory
There are few things as romantic as a starry night sky, which is why the Perth Observatory is one of the most romantic things to do in Perth. Book into a Night Sky Tour and, with the help of a volunteer, you and your date can look through a telescope and discover planets, star clusters, nebulas, and even dying stars.
If you’re really out to impress, you can choose to do a Star Adoption Tour, where you can adopt a star as a couple, and go on a private star viewing night to spot it together in the night sky.
Friday: Treat your date to a romantic restaurant in Perth at The Meat & Wine Co
Good food, good wine, and good company…no matter how many quirky adventures you go on, an unforgettable meal will always be one of the best date ideas out there – especially for an anniversary or a celebration. If you want to treat your date to an exquisite dining experience at one of the best restaurants in Perth, The Meat & Wine Co is the perfect choice (in our humble opinion!).
Ideally situated in the heart of Perth CBD, The Meat & Wine Co is one of the newest restaurants in Perth, and spans three storeys in the heritage-listed Old Palace Hotel in St George’s Terrace. Velvet and wood interiors exude an old-world charm, while subtle touches of African decor provide a unique setting for your special evening.
Enjoy one of the best steaks in Perth, with our selection of world-class Monte grass and grain-fed beef sourced exclusively for The Meat & Wine Co. You and your date can also share delicious seasonal salads or skewered meats that are cooked to perfection, and toast to your future with a glass of wine from our extensive and carefully curated wine list. To finish off, indulge yourselves with a mouth-watering chocolate & hazelnut fondant, or an artisan cheese platter. Mmmm.
Saturday: Visit the sunset beach markets in South Beach
What could be more romantic than browsing local markets, enjoying live music, then watching the sunset on the beach? Every Saturday, South Beach has a Sunset Market from 5pm, where local restaurants, stores, and bands set up for an evening of great entertainment and incredible views.
Take your time: stroll through the market’s stalls and browse through products from some of Perth’s favourite boutiques, stop and listen to talented local musicians, and share some nibbles together at one of the market’s countless food trucks. If you want to dial up the romance even more, pick up some wine at the markets, then head down to the beach to watch the sunset together.
Sunday: Take a day trip to Rottnest Island
Located just a short boat ride away, Rottnest Island is the perfect choice for a weekend date – or even a weekend escape. Board the ferry from Fremantle or Hillarys, and after a short ride, you’ll be in a paradise that feels worlds away from the city.
Spend time connecting (or reconnect) and soaking up great views with one of the island’s spectacular hiking trails, or just laze in the sun together at one of the 63 beaches and 23 bays. While you’re there, don’t forget to also get a couple’s picture with a quokka, or snorkel one of the underwater trails at Parker Point or Little Salmon Bay.
No matter what day of the week it is, our team at The Meat & Wine Co in Perth can’t wait to welcome you for your special date night. Book your table online now.