Finding the perfect way to spend a romantic evening can be difficult, especially in a post-lockdown world where zooms and movie nights at home have become the norm. If you’re looking for inspiration this Valentine’s day, why not use this list of Hobart date ideas to inspire some exciting new experiences?
Make memories in the museum
Only a short ferry ride from Hobart, the Museum of Old and New Art is the perfect place to kick off any romantic venture. Spend the day in Australia’s largest private museum, exploring the three levels of underground galleries packed full of artistic displays. And, to finish it all off, why not enjoy the sunset from a selection of glamorous wineries, restaurants and bars?
Take a front row seat at the theatre
For those budding theatre nerds, or critics at heart, the Theatre Royal may be the perfect place for you. Whether you like dance, drama or music, Australia’s oldest continually operating theatre is bound to satisfy your thespian needs. You can even enjoy a pre, during or post show drink. Enjoy your night in style and lean into the glamour for an enchanting evening.
Set out on an island tour
Looking for an adventure? Explore Bruny Island on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Look out for seals and penguins on your ferry ride to the island, catch breathtaking views from the Cape Bruny lighthouse and indulge in a lunch of delicious local produce. This package also includes a tasting of cheese, chocolate, ciders and oysters. It’s an experience not to be missed.
Roam the botanical gardens
Take a breath of fresh air and relax away from the fuss of the city. With 14 hectares to explore at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, you can let your heart decide where to wander. Chat over coffee at the cafe, or tailor a walk to explore the beautiful scenery. If you’re looking for tranquility this Valentine’s Day, this is the ideal place for you.
Laugh through the evening
If laughter is your love language, a live comedy show at Jokers Comedy Club might make for the perfect night out. Enjoy a drink at the bar before being entertained by an all-star lineup of stand-up comedians. This small, intimate venue is the ideal location for laughing the night away, and keeping the smiles going.
Paint a portrait of your passion
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not put this to the test and woo your other half with your artistic skills? These artist-led classes offer step-by-step instructions on how to paint like a pro, all while you enjoy a drink or two in a charming penthouse art space. Spend an afternoon letting your creativity flow, and return home with the ultimate commemoration of your love.
Enjoy tea for two
A traditional afternoon tea served in an elegant heritage-listed hotel. Need we say more? Indulge in a three tiered stand of sweet and savoury treats, paired with a refreshing glass of bubbles. Located in a stunning atrium-style restaurant, you’re guaranteed to feel like royalty while you wine and dine with your loved one.
Test your teamwork with an escape room
A more unconventional experience – escape rooms are ideal for thrill seekers and risk takers. Get your adrenaline pumping as you and your partner are locked in a mysterious room with 60 minutes to escape. Your wits, communication and teamwork will be tested as you work together to set yourselves free. Whether you triumph, or end up trapped, you’re sure to emerge closer than ever.
Send sparks flying in a personal plane ride
Take your love to new heights in a scenic flight over the city of Hobart. Experience incredible sights like the Tasman bridge and Mount Wellington from dizzying distances, before ending the journey with a river landing. Whether from the company or the altitude, you may just end up feeling on top of the world.
Travel back in time
If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, why not discover the historic village of Richmond? The afternoon tour departing from Hobart lets guests explore classic Georgian mansions, small cottages and even a convict-era gaol. Get swept up in the romance and nostalgic pull of the past. Who knows, you may even prefer the charm of the 1800s…
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