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8 Quirky and Romantic Date Activities for Valentine’s Day 2021

8 Quirky and Romantic Date Activity Ideas for Valentine's Day 2021. Photographed by Nathan Dumlao. Image via Unsplash.

What better way to say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’¬†than with a quirky and romantic date activity.

If the long-stemmed roses have been ordered, the chocolates are in hiding and the special hand-written card has been carefully thought of; turns out, you’re probably more prepared than most for this Valentine’s Day 2021.

But, for those love birds out there who like to plan surprises at the last minute, you are not alone. So, to help you say ‘I love you’ in the most romantic way we know how, why not treat your special someone with one of these eight quirky and romantic date activity ideas that are perfect for Valentine’s Day 2021. Just don’t forget to seal it with a kiss!

Feel The Adrenaline
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Feel The Adrenaline

For something adventurous and purely unexpected, this Valentine’s Day 2021, why not treat your special someone to one day-date or date night that goes well beyond your local restaurant and cinema. Enter Adrenaline – Australia’s longest-running and most renowned adventure experience site. A one-stop-shop this Valentine’s Day, simply search via location, opt for land, water or sky, and search through thousands of quirky date ideas. With hot air balloon or helicopter rides, skydiving, driving experiences, horse-rides, white-water rafting, whale-watching and much more. Now that’s one date that will go down in history.

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Cook A Meal
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Cook A Meal

They say that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. And, if you’re looking to stay in this Valentine’s Day, why not get creative in the kitchen together and cook a meal? Apart from upskilling, cooking is the best way to connect with others and experience new flavours and fusions together. To help you do so, we’ve got an array of recipes available that you and your partner can whip-up. From Buffalo Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers to Roast Apricot Chicken, Strawberry and Goat’s Cheese Focaccia Bread, Strawberry Chocolate Tart and many more. Plus, the best part is, you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of your own home, just don’t forget the long-stemmed candles and a bottle of wine.

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Set Up A Picnic
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Set Up A Picnic

If you’re looking for something that’s as romantic as it is adventurous, grab your basket and blanket and head on out on a picnic! Tthankfully this Valentine’s Day 2021 falls on a Sunday – so you can lounge around at your favourite park or lookout for hours on end. And to help you host the most romantic Valentine’s Day picnic this year, these 10 picnic essentials will have everything you need. As for nibbles, say amazing graze and order one of these Australia-wide delivered charcuterie and antipasto platters. Of course, if you’re stuck on where to go, below you’ll find the 10 best picnic spots around Australia to lay your mats. Instagrammable sunset included.

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Set Your Sights On Stargazing
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Set Your Sights On Stargazing

Australian love birds, say ‘I love you to the moon and back’ in the most creative way this Valentine’s Day 2021. And what better way to do so than by visiting some of the best places to stargaze in the world, right here in our very own backyard! So, to help you do so, we’ve done all of the hard work and found 24 magical places to stargaze around Australia. from observatories to dark sky sites, there’s plenty to choose from and to explore. And to make the most of your night out, why not plan for a picnic for two? Just don’t forget the binoculars and a blanket!

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Start a New Hobby
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Start a New Hobby

So you’ve both managed to successfully watch all of Netflix’s most anticipated releases of 2021. What’s next? This Valentine’s Day 2021, if you’re staying in, why not give the screen a break and get hands-on with your special someone. And, the best way to do so is by starting a new hobby, together! And, thankfully, we’ve already found Australia’s 10 best hobby subscriptions for adults that can be delivered straight to your door. From do-it-yourself chocolate-making kits to cement planters, puzzle subscriptions and even cocktail subscriptions, there’s plenty to choose from to suit your taste.

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Pack The Car And Go On A Road Trip
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Pack The Car And Go On A Road Trip

For something new and exciting, there’s nothing better than opting for the road less travelled. And this Valentine’s Day, why not pack the car and head off on a romantic road trip with your special someone? Great as a year-round day-date activity, road trips also allow us to explore hidden gems that we usually miss. So, before you head off, be sure to pack these 10 must-have travel items for your road trip. And, for some inspiration on where to go, let our guide to New South Wales’, Victoria’s and South Australia’s best road trips help you. Otherwise, keep up to date with the latest travel below.

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Shake It Up With Some Cocktails
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Shake It Up With Some Cocktails

Looking for a love potion this Valentine’s Day 2021? Say it with a carefully concocted cocktail instead. Apart from tasting irresistibly divine, cocktails are a great way to show your partner some new and potentially hidden skills you probably didn’t know you had. It’s a great way to shake up a date-night (or day for those keen), and you can even both take turns creating something using your partner’s favourite tipple of choice. If you’re stuck on what to make, our page of cocktail recipes is bound to have you tippled with inspiration for your next creation. Plus, for something quick and easy, why not create your very own deliciously addictive antipasto platter to match?

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Roll Into Some Lawn Bowls
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Roll Into Some Lawn Bowls

This year, Cupid is doing things a little differently. Instead of striking his bow, he’ll be match-making on the green. So, for a date activity that is truly unique and equally fun, why not visit one of Australia’s 10 best lawn bowls clubs that are perfect to visit this Valentine’s Day 2021? From barefoot bowls to schooners of freshly poured beer, name a more perfect activity to do this summer. They say that love comes in all shapes and sizes, and this year, it’s green.

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Feature image: Photographed by Nathan Dumlao. Image via Unsplash.
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