If you live near Adelaide or are planning a visit to this beautiful city, Adelaide has many options for those looking for the perfect romantic getaway. If you are looking for food, fresh air or a cosy place to stay, we’ve compiled the perfect list to give you 17 great ideas to set your loved ones heart on fire. Take a look at these great 17 bright ideas for romantic things to do in Adelaide. Want to make your romantic day even more special? Why not make it a weekend and book accommodation with booking.com?
Picnic in Rymill Park – Hire a boat on the lake, stroll through the rose garden or search for the statue of Alice In Wonderland. This picture perfect park is the ideal location for a romantic picnic. Grab a picnic basket or visit the kiosk and simply stare into one another’s eyes. Romance is sure to blossom in the pretty park.
Head to the Barossa Valley – If you are planning a romantic trip to Adelaide then The Barossa needs to be at the top of your list. This world class wine region is home to not only amazing wineries but you can go cycling, feast on delicious food or stroll through all the shops and galleries hand in hand.
Walk along Port Willunga Beach – Only 40mins drive south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsular, this beach is perfect for a romantic walk with someone special. You know it’s romantic when it’s a top spot for wedding photos. It’s sculptural raw beauty makes this a natural wonder and a very romantic destination on the outskirts of Adelaide. Why not team up your walk with a special fine dining dinner at Star of Greece, which overlooks the turquoise sea and was named after the ship, which was wrecked there in 1888.
Dine at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant – Tucked away in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in a picture perfect building you’re sure to be swept up in the love of this romantic location. The award winning restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner and the staff are sure to make it a perfect day for you and your special dining partner.
Go Hot Air Ballooning over Adelaide’s wine country – Travel an hours north of Adelaide to the Barossa to experience the most romantic way to travel – in a hot air balloon. Float high above the ground and glide over the vineyards and rolling hills of the Barossa ranges. You’ll see historic towns, tranquil scenery and the majestic Murray River. A hot air balloon ride is simply perfect (and a must) for any romantic getaway in Adelaide. Take a look at the South Australian website for all the different hot air balloon packages available.
Hire a Bike and explore Adelaide City – Adelaide is the perfect city to explore on two wheels. Explore the many churches, cafes and gardens in the picturesque city and do it for with the BikeSA Free Bike scheme. There are many pick up and set down locations throughout Adelaide and all you need to grab a bike is become a member so you have insurance and a helmet. This slow pace travel is perfect for talking to your loved one and exploring Adelaide.
Take a Tandem Sky Dive over the Sothern Vines – Calling all thrill seeking couples. Approx. 30 minutes from Adelaide, Leconfield Wines in McLaren Vale is the starting point for this thrilling (and maybe romantic) experience. Sky Dive The Southern Vines is the only skydiving experience in Adelaide where you can take in views from Adelaide, right down to Kangaroo Island, the beaches of the Southern Fleurieu and the expansive vines of the McLaren Vale wine region.
Take a Helicopter Ride – Departing from historic Strathalbyn (less than an hour from the centre of Adelaide), it is the ideal launching spot to cover the Adelaide City, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, the Coorong, River Murray and the wine regions of McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills. All you need to do is think of you’re perfect view and South Coast Helicopters, a family owned business, will take you there in an ‘oh so romantic’ helicopter.
Experience a Tasting Menu with Matching Wines at Orana – This multi-award winning restaurant is simply outstanding. Guests will experience a seasonal tasting menu that focuses on local & native wild ingredients and the meal will consist of around 18-20 courses. Restaurant Orana’s menu honours Australia’s incredibly varied food history, celebrating the nutritional properties of Indigenous ingredients, respecting the produce’s relationship with the land and strives to integrate all this to define Australia’s modern gastronomic identity. Wow!
Swim with Wild Dolphins – Take a 3.5hr cruise from Glenelg on board your catamaran to spot wild dolphins but for a truly romantic experience, upgrade to swim and interact with these loveable creatures. What could be more romantic? Check out Viator for more details.
Enjoy a Pampering Couple’s Massage – Visit Temple Day Spa in Unley for a magical couples massage. Temple Day Spa is Adelaide’s only 5 star day spa and they have a couple of different packages especially tailored for Couples. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated and enjoy time being pampered with the one you love. This is my favourite romantic thing to do in Adelaide!
Visit the Farmers Markets in the Adelaide Hills – Sample the amazing local produce in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills. The award-winning Stirling Market has around 80 stalls and is held each month in conjunction with local businesses. The street is closed, so you can enjoy the village ambience of one of the Adelaide Hills’ prettiest towns with that special someone. There are food tastings, music and a sumptuous selection of farm-fresh and handcrafted produce to keep you amused for hours so you can chat and fall in love.
Book a Romantic Hotel Getaway – Stay in one of Adelaide’s best hotels, The Playford Adelaide – MGallery by Sofitel. Spoil yourselves with room service, take a swim in the 24hr heated indoor pool or simply get dressed up and sip on a cocktail in the glamourous Art Nouveau lounge bar. Nothing says romance more than a night in a stunning hotel. Pick your dates and check if The Playford Sofitel has available bookings for you and your sweetheart.
Take a Catamaran Cruise at Sunset – Imagine yourself sitting on a sailing catamaran, sipping sparkling wine and sharing a platter whilst watching the sun set over the water. How romantic does that sound. Temptation Sailing has a couples package that include: 2 passes for their public day or twilight cruise, a cheese board or antipasto plate to share and a beverage of your choice from the on-board bar. This is a stunning thing to do to rev up the romance in Adelaide.
Stay in a Romantic B&B – You will find a multitude of amazing and beautiful B&Bs around Adelaide and surrounds that you can choose from. Stay somewhere cosy and get away from everyone except the one you love. Romance is sure to bloom when you stay somewhere like Romantic Getaways at Riverview Rise Retreats in the gorgeous little town of Mannum, on the banks of the Murray River. They have a long list of romantic packages so you are sure to find what you are looking for. They even have a spa bath and shower for two.
Share a High Tea experience – Adelaide is home to a super cute cafe called Tickled Pink. It’s pretty and pink and of course pink is the colour of romance. High Tea at Just Tickled Pink commences with their own special pink mocktail on arrival, once every guest has arrived, tiers are presented with a warm dish, a variety of yesteryear sandwiches and an assortment of cupcakes, sweets, slices, chocolates and scones with jam and cream, all served with traditional afternoon tea. The romance will be all around after this amazing High Tea. Yum!
Take a Ghost Tour – This romantic idea is sure to get you into an embrace with your loved one. Adelaide Haunted Horizons are owned and run by Adelaide author, lecturer, radio personality and long time paranormal researcher, Alison Oborn and they promise you a very scary but fun night, where they proudly keep it all very REAL! They go to locations like Z Ward for the Criminally Insane at Glenside Hospital….need I say more. Check them out and get really close to that special someone.