Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching on Wednesday 14th February, 2024. It’s time to plan the best ways to romance your loved one. Whether you want Wollongong’s romantic lunch or dinner options, best Illawarra romantic places to visit or, just Valentine’s ideas that will light up your lover, we have some beautiful options for you:

Enjoy a sunset outdoor movie under the twinkling stars at Sunset Cinema Wollongong this Valentine’s Day!

Picture snuggling down with your Number 1 in comfy bean bags, under twinkling stars for a date night to remember at the stunning Wollongong Botanic Garden! Sunset Cinema Wollongong have got the all-time classic romance 10 Things I Hate About You (Wed 14 Feb) and if you prefer something a little more racey, the steamy new rom-com Anyone But You (Thu 15 Feb). Tickets are selling fast, so do something a little different this Valentine’s and spend a memorable evening filled with love, laughter and quality time with your favourite person.

Enjoy premium bean lounges, bottomless popcorn, fully licensed snack bar +dinner is sorted with local legends His Boy Elroy.

PLUS – Looking for a unique Valentine’s idea? Give the gift of an outdoor movie experience and some quality time with the one you love with a Sunset Cinema Gift Card!

Learn more/secure your tickets fast here.

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Sunset Cinema Wollongong

Valentine’s Day Romantic Lunch & Dinner Deals in Wollongong & Illawarra

If you are looking to go all-out for V-Day this year and would like to have a sneaky romantic dinner up your sleeve, consider booking your special Wollongong & Illawarra restaurant now. Here are a list of romantic restaurants that have fantastic food, the right atmosphere, and are sure to impress:

  • Altitude 1148 – Open for lunch on Valentines Day, enjoy the most spectacular views in the Illawarra with the most spectacular person in your life! Enjoy Sweeping Illawarra coastline views at this stunning restaurant. Elevate your Valentine’s Day with a romantic lunch experience surrounded by breathtaking views at Altitude 1148. Indulge in delectable dishes and create unforgettable memories. Book your table now and celebrate love at new heights! Set-menu $185 per couple. Seafood platter $225 per couple. View the special Valentine’s Day menu here. Book now: (02) 4267 5443 or go here

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Altitude 1148

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Wests Illawarra Leagues Club

  • Steamers Bar & Grill – Enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner with views overlooking the ocean and the most divine cuisine brought to you from all over the globe. In addition to the usual Steamers Bar & Grill menu that offers divine locally sourced produce, take advantage of some sweetheart specials and cocktails as well.
  • For those of you looking to go the extra mile to spoil their date, you can indulge at Restaurant Santino, with their $90 per head five-course Italian feast for a cozy and memorable Valentine’s dinner. Experience fresh pasta, exquisite entrées, and their signature panna cotta to sweetly conclude your memorable evening. If you haven’t already locked in your V-Day plans you’d better move quick as space is super limited. Secure your table/view the menu now here.
  • Celebrate Amore at Centro CBD this Valentine’s Day! Fall in love all over again with their exclusive 3-course set menu, meticulously crafted to enchant your taste buds and your heart. Exquisite 3-Course Set Menu, Exceptional Service and Romantic Ambience: Centro CBD’s relaxing atmosphere sets the perfect mood for love. Reserve Your Table Now – Spots Are Filling Up Fast – Book online here.

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Centro CBD Wollongong

  • The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant – The Lagoon is one of those places that can really feel like something special. Situated at the north end of Stuart Park overlooking where the ocean meets, this restaurant has a menu that can get anyone excited. Their Valentine’s Day menu will be available from Wednesday 14th February to Saturday 17th February. For Valentine’s Day dinner bookings, only the set menu will be available and there will be no à la carte. $99 per person four course menu. OR $145 pp for seafood platter for two including bread & dessert. View the Menu here

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Restaurant Santino

For more Valentine’s Day Dining Deals & Events, click to read the ultimate local guide with What’s on in Wollongong here

Valentine’s Day Action & Adventure Ideas – Illawarra & Wollongong

You’ve done everything before, right? The flowers, chocolates, dinner, movies, candles, nothing feels like a surprise anymore. So what can you do that they will never see coming? Book a magical romantic Wollongong Helicopter Flight over our most stunning scenery (you can always book for the next weeks or months if V-day is full). Gift this to your partner with a special love note just for them. You can choose from a short sweet and thrilling 15minute flight from $160 p/person, to a full day itinerary to Wineries and more. Get inspired with the amazing Touchdown Helicopters here.

Jump, For My Love – best Wollongong & Illawarra Skydive deals

And no, I am not just talking about the 1984 Pointer Sisters classic, although that might be worth adding to your playlist when gearing up for this next suggestion. If the two of you are dare-devils at heart, take a chance and face your fears with the adrenaline rush at Shellharbour’s BIGWAVE Skydive. Mention What’s on in Wollongong and they will price match any other Sydney Sky Dive! Thank us later or spend the $ saved on a special meal together. BIGWAVE Skydive lets you share the rush of a lifetime bonding experience you will never forget.

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Shellharbour’s BIGWAVE Skydive

Looking for an adventurous option with a little less fear factor? Take your relationship to the next level with a challenging climb at Hangdog Indoor Climbing Gym. While it might not be your traditional romantic activity, conquering your goals and pushing yourself as a couple can be just what brings you closer, and let’s face it, you’ll have a whole lot of run while you’re at it.

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Hangdog Indoor Climbing Gym

Make an overnight or Weekend of it – Valentine’s Accommodation in Wollongong

What’s better than a day of romance? Make a weekend of it and let your partner feel loved. Wollongong is home to many hotels that offer a complete package of fabulous accommodations, incredible dining options and super close to local beaches. Our favourite? Sage Hotel Wollongong. Start with a suite and add in a reservation at Coldwater Creek downstairs for the perfect weekend getaway.

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Sage Hotel Wollongong

Valentines Day Picnic Ideas in Wollongong & Illawarra

Want to Propose on the Most Romantic Day of the Year? Your Own Uniquely Curated Romantic Proposal Picnic for Two in Pony & Wolf’s Signature Rustic Luxe Styling!

We love Wollongong & Illawarra’s Pony & Wolf Pop-Up Picnics. They offer delux grazing picnic cuisine and styling (hint, nudge wink, they also offer proposal packages). Tell them What’s on in Wollongong sent you for the most romantic picnic of your life! Make an enquiry now here.

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Pony & Wolf Pop-Up Picnics

All you need now is the perfect location to set the scene. Check out our favourite Picnic Locations in the Wollongong area including the fabulous (Number 1 pick!) the Wollongong Botanic Garden.

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Wollongong Botanic Garden

Whether you love the day or curse it as commercialised fiction, keep these V-Day surprises in mind for your next special occasion, whenever it might be, and show the one you care about how much they mean to you when they least expect it.

What about a fun and creative workshop you can do together?

Valentine’s Wax and Wicks Candle Making Workshop at Wests Illawarra! Join in for a hands-on journey into the art of candle making at Wests, Saturday 10 February at 4pm. Discover the joy of crafting your own unique candles with their expert instructors guiding you every step of the way. All materials provided – just bring your enthusiasm and a touch of creativity!Perfect for beginners and candle enthusiasts of all ages. No experience required – just a desire to have fun and learn something new! Book your tickets now here

Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra – Wests Illawarra Leagues Club

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