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May 02, 2018Posted By RNR Melbourne
Places To Date In Melbourne

Rethinking Romance – A Guide to Unique Melbourne Date Ideas

While Valentine’s Day may have long passed us by, that doesn’t mean the time for romance is over. With that said, whilst the traditional dinner and drinks has remained a mainstay in Melbourne date ideas for a reason, that doesn’t mean it’s the only option. Quite the contrary! Melbourne is known for its stunningly creative culture and impeccable nightlife, making it a treasure trove of places to take the special person in your life.

At RNR Melbourne, we offer a range of centrally-located, stylish serviced apartments. That way, you don’t have to travel far once you’re done exploring everything that this city has to offer. So, to help you plan a perfect evening for two, here’s a few fun Melbourne date ideas!

The Love of Culture

Although the crowds constantly filing in and out of the National Gallery of Victoria may not make for the most intimate ambiance for a date, that’s not always the case. Friday Nights at the NGV opens up a wealth of options for those that want to add a dash of sophistication to their romantic rendezvous. Offering music from some of Australia’s finest bands, artists and DJs, you’re free to experience the beauty of the NGV with a glass of wine and some fine dining.

Escape Room Melbourne

The peace and quiet of an art exhibition not your cup of tea? Well, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have an excellent night out. Melbourne’s fascination with escape rooms seems to be at its peak as of late, and this list of unique Melbourne date ideas simply wouldn’t feel complete without it. With two of the best escape rooms, Flemington’s original Escape Room and Kellar’s Magic Emporium, based in Flemington and South Melbourne respectfully, it’s a spectacular experience in the most literal sense.

For those that are unaware of what I’m talking about, and I wouldn’t blame you if you were, they can be quite varied in their approaches. In essence, an escape room involves being trapped in a room with a limited time frame to work out how to get out. While it may not seem like the most romantic of date ideas at first glance, the teambuilding and working together that goes into finding a solution can be a brilliant bonding experience that neither of you are likely to forget.

The Cat Cafe

Okay, okay, after the escape room idea, we’ll go for something a little more low-key. This one’s for the obsessive feline lover within us. The Cat Cafe is a relatively new addition to Melbourne’s CBD, but one that has quickly endeared itself to practically everyone who has ever had the pleasure of going there.

Offering some good coffee, some tasty treats, and the affection of many adorable rescue cats, it is the perfect time to show off your way with animals while acting as maybe the single cutest culinary experience Melbourne has to offer. Just make sure to find out if your date has allergies beforehand.


Style and romance tend to go hand in hand when it comes to destinations, and Melbourne is certainly no exception. If you find yourself looking for a place to rest and relax after going through our unique Melbourne date ideas, RNR Melbourne offer a variety of beautiful, centrally-located serviced apartments. Book yours today!

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RNR North Melbourne apartment complex offers comfortable, self-contained, serviced apartments located just minutes away from the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Ideally situated for all types of stays, we offer the ultimate in convenient and affordable serviced accommodation with low paid ($10 per day) secure parking.

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