Surprise your someone special with a fun, unforgettable and romantic date night in Melbourne!

Melbourne is head-over-heels in love! With plenty of exciting events on the horizon, now is the perfect time to plan a special date night. For those tired of dinner and a movie or wanting to spice things up and try something new, look no further.

We have compiled a list of the best unique date night ideas in Melbourne for 2024. Whether it’s your first date or not, make it one you will both remember thanks to our list of fun things to do in Melbourne!

<strong>B. Lucky & Sons</strong>
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B. Lucky & Sons

Part old-school arcade part cocktail bar, B. Lucky and Sons, at the top of Melbourne Central, is one of the best barcades in the city, and one of the best places for a cool date night in Melbourne. What distinguishes B. Lucky and Sons from other barcades is a chill and welcoming atmosphere for any and all players. Whether testing your Mario Kart skills or drinking unique cocktails, B. Lucky and Sons is sure to level up your relationship.

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Level 3/211 La Trobe St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>Bird's Basement</strong>
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Bird's Basement

For any music afficionado, Bird’s Basement will hit the right note for a great date night in Melbourne. Only a short walk from Flagstaff Station, enjoy an intimate night out snapping your fingers to some of the world’s best jazz performers. If you’re too square for jazz, Bird’s Basement also offers an eclectic selection of blues, soul and funk musical acts to match anyone’s taste. Be sure to top up your drink with a delicious range of jazz-themed cocktails that will get you both bebopping through the night.

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11 Singers Lne, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>Bounce Inc</strong>
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Bounce Inc

Unleash your inner child at one of the best date destinations in Melbourne. This huge indoor trampoline park, Bounce Inc, will have you and your date playing and laughing like you’re eight years old again. With dodgeball, playgrounds and an obstacle course, there’s plenty to do at this one-of-a-kind unique date destination. You may even bounce into each other’s hearts if you’re not careful!

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<strong>The Butterfly Club</strong>
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The Butterfly Club

If you’ve got butterflies in your stomach, flutter your way on over to The Butterfly Club. Inside this small theatre in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, you never know what to expect: every day promises a new show from up-and-coming talent. Comedy, burlesque, dance, improv and other dramatic odysseys are all welcome at this funny yet equally romantic activity! This unique date idea in Melbourne promises to be an unforgettable night!

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5 Carson Pl, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>Holey Moley</strong>
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Holey Moley

Who doesn’t like mini golf? Plotted on Melbourne’s Little Bourke Street, Holey Moley is one of the most fun dates in Melbourne that you’ll have with a golf club. Putt your way through 18 holes of increasingly quirky themes including a Vincent Van Gough painting, a Monopoly game board, and a Forrest Gump inspired course. While the faux green may be tiny, you’re sure to have big fun with a special someone. Holey Moley is a hole-in-one for any date night in Melbourne!

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590 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Karaoke is a great way to let loose, sing your heart out and enjoy other’s company. KBox and their private booths are a perfect Melbourne date activity for any occasion between a first date or rekindling an old flame. Right off Carlton Gardens, KBox lets you make a playlist of your favourite tunes – whether old classics or the latest BTS bop – while enjoying a drink or two. It really is a pitch-perfect way to end the night.

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2 La Trobe St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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The only thing that gets the heart racing more than your first love is throwing a steel axe half-way across a room. Thankfully, MANIAX promises to impress with this unique date offering in Melbourne. Action packed with plenty of alcohol to enjoy, even if you don’t hit a bullseye, MANIAX is a fantastic way to get the adrenaline going while also getting to know a bit more about your lucky someone. If you’re looking for a unique date night in Melbourne, this is it.

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<strong>National Gallery of Victoria</strong>
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National Gallery of Victoria

Those wanting a more sophisticated night out will be in for a treat at the National Gallery of Victoria (or NGV). With a rotating selection of world-renowned exhibitions, the NGV is a wonderful way to experience breathtaking beauty with someone near and dear. For a romantic and truly unique date in Melbourne, head to the NGV for their Friday Nights that bring together French dining, local DJs, bars and after-hours access to the gallery for a sophisticated evening.

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180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3006
<strong>The Salsa Foundation</strong>
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The Salsa Foundation

One of the best date destinations in Melbourne, the Salsa Foundation, will have you and your date’s hips grooving like nobody’s business. Right outside Southern Cross Station, this salsa dance studio has offered free beginners lessons since 2008 – the perfect opportunity to get out of your comfort zone with someone special. It takes two to tango, so make sure to bring someone along for a fun date night, even if you both have two left feet. For something romantic to do in Melbourne for couples, The Salsa Foundation is right for you!

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600 Little Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
<strong>Tiny Away</strong>
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Tiny Away

As beautiful as Melbourne is, sometimes you have to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to Australia’s gorgeous landscapes. Enter Tiny Away. Offering over 100 unique eco-friendly cabins across Australia, Tiny Away promises an unforgettable romantic staycation. Each tiny house is complete with hot showers, air conditioning, a cosy queen bed and a kitchenette. If you’re looking for romantic, fun and unique things to do, Tiny Away should be at the top of your list!

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For more cool date night ideas in Melbourne, book you and your special someone into one of Melbourne’s 10 Quirky and Unique Dining Experiences. Or snuggle up with our list of the 10 Most Scenic Picnic Spots around Melbourne.

Feature image: National Gallery of Victoria. Photographed by Near and Far. Image via Visit Victoria.
This article was first published on February 07 2022. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on April 17 2024.