Head Chef Anthony Kirk is at the helm of the kitchen fusing great Australian pub food with grazing dishes | Source: Pumphouse Sydney

The Best Covid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Experiences in 2022

Like every year, Valentine’s Day is suddenly on our doorstep once again. While the holiday is supposed to be about love, roses, chocolates and the rest, February 14 can prove to be stressful for couples looking to lock in a special date night. Restaurants book up fast and, in 2022, our plans for Valentine’s Day may look a little different to previous years, throwing in an extra obstacle to securing the perfect romantic date.

If you’re looking for some COVID safe Valentine’s – or Galentine’s – Day inspiration, check out these top eight-date nights and activities for February 14.

A Romantic Hot Air Balloon Flight

Guaranteed to make your Valentine’s Day memorable, a hot air balloon flight is the perfect date idea for those who are looking to make their Valentine’s Day truly special.

At Windward Balloon Adventures in WA, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Avon Valley at A$380 per person on weekends, and A$330 on weekdays.

Windward Balloon Adventures in Northam, WA | Source: Windward Balloon Adventures Facebook

An Extravagant Dinner at Pumphouse Sydney

The newly refurbished Pumphouse Sydney is welcoming couples for a night of gourmet food in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Priced at A$180 per person, this romantic dinner features a seafood platter and delectable red velvet dessert.

Source: Pumphouse Sydney

A Film Under the Stars at Moonlight Cinema

Enjoy a balmy evening under the stars with a good film and good company with Moonlight Cinemas. Available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, Valentine’s Day film at Moonlight Cinema is priced at A$20 per person. A pop-up Tia Maria bar ensures you can enjoy your movie night with a good drink in hand.

Source: Moonlight Cinemas

A Luxury Picnic

Take your picnic spread to the next level with a fully catered and styled luxury picnic. With a number of picnic catering companies available across Australia, all you have to do is choose your ideal location and enjoy your Insta-worthy date night.

Source: The Picnic Club Facebook

A Night in the Great Outdoors with Camplify

Available for A$125 per night, a boutique campervan through Camplify is the ultimate way to do a romantic getaway or Galentines in the great outdoors. Equipped with everything you could need, these stylish campervans promise a stylish camping adventure.

Source: Camplify

A Paint and Sip Class

Consider trying something new and sharing Valentine’s Day to remember with a paint and sip class. Enjoy your favourite drop of choice as you follow a painting class, guided by a professional.

A fun Paint and Sip session with Champainting in Melbourne is priced at around A$60.

Source: Champainting by Cork and Canvas Melbourne

Enjoy a Charcuterie Board Delivered to Your Door

If staying in for a relaxing movie night is more your style, consider elevating your night this Valentine’s Day with a fully stocked grazing board package.

This wine and mixed grazing board pack from Adelaide-based Little Box Co. is priced at A$105.

Source: Little Box Co.

A Sunset Sail

There are few things as romantic as sailing into the sunset. Enjoy candy pink skies from your local coastal waters this Valentine’s Day with a stunning sunset cruise.

Explore’s sunset sail through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands promises complimentary drinks, incredible views and calm waters, and is priced at A$85 per person.

Sunset cruise through the Whitsundays | Source: Explore Group Australia

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