In need of a first date idea? Or want something different than your usual night out? If you’re feeling stuck, we’ve got you covered with unique ideas for dates and fun activities to do in the capital that are sure to impress your other half.


Stay at the cubby house of your dreams at Naked Cubby Collective at Mount Majura Vineyard. Isolated above and amongst the vineyard, a night stay in one of their three cubbies is the perfect short getaway for couples. Designed for you to switch off, unwind and enjoy your natural surroundings, each is fitted with a bed, books, board games, crockery and glassware, a cosy fire and a breakfast hamper.


Hire a GoBoat and enjoy Canberra by water. Pack a picnic lunch and steer the boat around Lake Burley Griffin for the ultimate daytime date. We suggest stopping at Amici Wine Bar & Deli in the city beforehand and picking up a bottle of wine and one of their exceptional charcuterie boards.


Treat yourself to drinks with gorgeous sunset views at The Howling Moon. Located on the rooftop of the Rex Hotel, enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city while sipping your way through the cocktail menu and indulging in delectable sharing plates.


Completely unwind and relax with Hale Spa’s couple package. Start with a bath filled with a blend of scented moisturisers and aromatherapy oils, followed by a 45-minute massage and an express radiance facial. Then to conclude your treatment, melt into one of the lounges with complimentary sparkling and chocolates.


Take a scenic drive to Wallaroo and explore local favourite Nick O’Leary Wines’ cellar door. Taste a selection of their best reds and whites accompanied by farm-to-table dining and soak up the glorious countryside views (long lunches are encouraged!)


Sometimes the simplest dates are the best ones, and Bar Rochford is the perfect spot for that cosy date night. Enjoy fine food and wine as well as good jams, while you nestle into one of their couches or booths. Any night of the week the vibes at the restaurant are exactly what you need for your romantic weekend date night.


Shake up the vibe of your usual date night and end the evening with late-night cocktails, snacks at live music at Molly. Experience everything jazz has to offer with Canberra’s finest jazz musicians and pianists playing several nights a week.


Not your regular dining location, there is much to love about a night out at Bar Beirut. Known for bringing the vibe no matter what night of the week, book a table on one of the bar’s regular belly dancing nights and enjoy a little mid-dinner entertainment. On the menu expect bold and exciting flavours from their modern Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.


Experience the ultimate movie night at Dendy Cinema and go premium. Before the film, enjoy the exclusive private bar and lounge while you choose from their carefully curated menu, having it bought out to you at a time of your choosing during the movie. With each luxurious seat fully reclining and complete with individual tables, isn’t it about time you upgraded your cinema experience?


If you’re bored and are in need of an activity, put your relationship to the test at Escape Rooms Canberra. Unravel the mystery of a hidden room and solve inventive puzzles to escape in 60 minutes or less. Then, if everything works out, later enjoy a drink in the Garden Party cocktail bar.

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