This is a guest post by Michelle of RomanticExplorers.com
Travel couples visiting Melbourne City will be spoilt for choice of romantic things to do! Here’s a list of the top romantic highlights, all accessible within the city or only a short road trip away.
Romantic Things to Do in Melbourne City:
Cuddle to stay warm while sharing a tasty cocktail or two at IceBar
With its arctic room temperature of minus 10 degrees, IceBar in Melbourne is truly the coolest place to have a drink with your love! This unique bar is made up of over 30 tonnes of sculpted ice, including the walls, tables and chairs. Look out for buttons in the bar that will snap photos of you in your matching snow capes and gloves when you press it. You can purchase any of the photos of your choice on the way out.
Unleash the nature lovers within you at Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
Soak in the calmness and serenity which comes from being surrounded by nature as you walk through these stunning gardens. The gazebos and luscious green lawns are perfect picnic spots for traveling romantics.
Take in the best views of Melbourne City while sipping on wine
Head to Eureka Tower for views of Melbourne City from 292 meters above the ground. It’s an exciting way to get to know the main landmarks of the city fast. The views are especially magical around sunset when you can also enjoy a wine or two on any of the various seating options.
Enjoy a stay in unique, romantic accommodation
You certainly won’t have settle for standard accommodation in Melbourne City which offers many unique stays! Our favorites include:
Melbourne Parkview Hotel
Be mesmerized by the glorious sunset and cityscape views from the rooftop spa of Melbourne Parkview Hotel.
Few things are as romantic as a sunset view through a glass roof as seen from a rooftop spa! This unique feature of the hotel is a relaxing treat and the perfect way to wind down after exploring the city all day long.
Take in the unobstructed views from the rooftop jacuzzi at Space Hotel. This is a great option among the romantic accommodation Melbourne offers.
Budget-conscious couple travelers will get great value staying at Space Hotel which features a rooftop jacuzzi, open views of the city and even an on-site movie theater for those nights that you would prefer to stay in. Treat yourselves to watching the sun rise or set on the city while relaxing in the jacuzzi on the roof.
Be sure to grab some coupons at the hotel that offer guests great discounts on popular Melbourne attractions!
Romantic Things to Do Near Melbourne:
It’s worth venturing out of Melbourne City by taking a road trip to the following romantic attractions:
Try glamping on Phillip Island
Camping isn’t for everyone, but glamping next to the beach on Phillip Island is a comfortable, romantic alternative that is available at surprisingly affordable prices through PhillipIslandGlamping.com.au. Their gorgeous bell tents are decorated with love which is evident in everything from cute, personalized welcoming signs, fairy lights and more! Waking up next to your partner with natural light shining onto the tent and the sound of the ocean close by is a romantic experience not to be missed!
Explore the stunning views of Nobbies boardwalk
The Nobbies boardwalk has to be one of the most scenic, beautiful boardwalks to stroll on with your partner. There’s indescribable natural beauty to enjoy around every corner of this intricate boardwalk – see the power of the ocean as it crashes stunningly against the large rocks below the cliffs and spot cute penguins as you make your way down this easy-to-walk pathway.
Relax in the variety of Peninsula Hot Springs
Take a dip in one wonderful hot spring after another at the Peninsula Hot Springs in Melbourne, each with its own unique theme! Discover which of the many options you like most – the thermal mineral pools, the hilltop pool with its incredible views, the wonder of the cave pool, the feeling of the thermal mineral showers on your skin or the experience of a reflexology walk. It’s all there to share with your partner!
Create unforgettable memories at one of the most recognized landmarks in Melbourne – the Great Ocean Road
Part of the joys of traveling with your partner is experiencing amazing firsts together – that’s exactly what you will be doing when you lay your eyes on The Twelve Apostles for the first time! This magnificent sight is one of many that you will get to experience when exploring the Great Ocean Road which also includes Loch Ard Gorge – you definitely want to pack your swimmers to make the best of the beautiful watercolors at the beach!
For more tips on planning your romantic escape to this marvelous city, I recommend reading this 5-day romantic Melbourne itinerary that includes many of the amazing attractions mentioned in this blog post.
Author Bio: Michelle du Toit is the hopeless romantic travel blogger behind RomanticExplorers.com. Being entrepreneurs, Michelle and her husband work long hours but are mindful to take time out as needed to nurture their marriage by enjoying romantic travels together.