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Published January 22nd 2015
Love is in the air
Valentine's Day. The perfect opportunity to spend time with your loved one(s) and enjoy some togetherness. From the hundreds of options of places to go and things to do to celebrate the day (and night) here's a few activities that go a little outside the usual whilst still remaining in the romantic theme of the day.
It's often said that people in love have stars in their eyes. The Planetarium at Scienceworks is offering something very similar. Cheese and wine, ancient love stories, the Planetarium's latest production "Starlight", a live dome presentation of Melbourne's night sky and stargazing outdoors (if Melbourne's weather permits) plus a free planisphere. What more could you want in a Valentine's Day adventure? Two sessions are available: 7.30pm – 9.30pm, 8.30pm – 10.30pm, cost: $24-$28. Bookings are essential – phone 13 1102 or book Online (Select promotions & special events). This is an 18 plus event.
For a stunning day or nighttime view of Melbourne and surrounds plus some extras, the Melbourne Star has several special packages available for Valentine's Day including an option for your own private cabin with or without food and beverages.
RUN (in your undies)
Cupid's Undie Run is a fun fundraising event involving a ('brief') run in your undies as well as before and after parties. Run on your own, with your significant other, friends, family, start a team or join one. Registration is $60 - $70, register here. Note that this is an 18 plus event. Find out the latest news on their Facebook page.
HIGH DRINKS (and eats)
If high tea (or high coffee) takes your fancy as a Valentine's Day treat you can try Overnewton Castle or The Windsor for high tea and Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto offers both high tea and high coffee. Prices range from $45 - $89.
Puffing Billy's Valentine's Day Dinner features a magical twilight stream train ride through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Dinner on the train with a strolling violinist to entertain you plus moonlight walk by the lake sounds like the ultimate romantic evening. See their website for further information and bookings.
Take along a picnic and a rug for a perfect Valentine's Day musical experience.
TAKE A PUNT
Why not take a punt in the Royal Botanic Gardens, a gondola ride with Venice on the Yarra or if horses are more your thing, on Valentine's Day Yarra Valley Racing is offering a day of live blues music, horse racing, food, wine and free children's activities on course. For more information see their range of packages.
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