Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Darwin (February 2020)

We’ve done all the hard work for you this year! Our Valentine’s Day in Darwin guide has the entire day planned for you. Enjoy a romantic dinner, sunset on the water and it wouldn’t be complete without seafood in Darwin.

Valentine’s Day can be a tricky thing to plan, especially if you don’t know what your partner would like, or what you planned to do is all booked up. Well, you’re in luck as spending Valentine’s Day in Darwin gives you so many options.

All you need to do is follow the plan below or pick out your favourite date ideas, and show that special someone just how much you care.

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6 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Darwin 2020

1. Sea kayaking at sunrise.

Darwin has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the Top End of Australia, so starting your Valentine’s Day with a sea kayaking adventure is a great way to kick off the day. By exploring the coastline at sunrise, you’ll get to see the region in a completely different way.

With a range of different kayaking options available for you to try, from a playful paddle to a spot of kayak fishing, you’re sure to find an option that suits you both.

We should note, while conditions are generally suited to all experience levels, you should always check the weather forecast if you plan on heading out without a guide. You’ll also need to check if you’re able to kayak in your planned waters as some are protected Indigenous lands or are inhabited by crocodiles.

2. Explore the art gallery post-breakfast.

Grab breakfast from a local Darwin café before you head off to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). While at MAGNT be sure to check out the new and permanent installations and exhibits they have on offer. It’s a great way to see what local artists are creating and learn about the history of the region itself.

The MAGNT is currently showing the Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly series, which is worth checking out. MAGNT also has quite a few free exhibitions now running for you and your partner to see.

3. Indulge in a seafood lunch.

If you want fresh and local seafood for your Valentine’s Day in Darwin, you’re in for a treat. Head to one of the many seafood restaurants around town and grab a glass or two of champagne as well, for an easy-going lunch.

Darwin is forecast to have great weather on Valentine’s Day, so sit outside while you eat and drink to soak up the sun with your partner.

4. Relax with a couple’s massage. 

After spending the day walking around the museum and kayaking in the ocean, it’s the perfect time to unwind together with a couples massage with a visit to your local Darwin massage therapists. Couple’s massages are great as they encourage intimacy between partners, helps them reconnect and enjoy some quality time together.

Darwin has a range of different massage options for you both to choose from, including;

5. Take a sunset cruise. 

As the day starts to wind down and you want to enjoy the sunset with your partner, there’s nothing better than heading out on the water. Climb aboard a boat and enjoy nibbles and drinks as you and your partner watch everything turn to gold as the day ends.

Most sunset cruises run for roughly an hour, which gives you plenty of time to head to your next Valentine’s Day activity.

6. Enjoy a romantic dinner together.

While it might seem like a fairly obvious way to end the night, dinner at a nice restaurant on Valentine’s Day is always a winner. 

If you’re booking a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, then we strongly suggest you book as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on a table at your favourite restaurant.

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