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8 Cool & Original Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day

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1 of 8|Dessert Crawl|You read right - we've replaced 'Pub' with 'Dessert. Do something insanely awesome for your lover this year and hunt down some of the city's greatest dessert bars. Dessert is becoming a serious game in Australia's major cities so there's no better time to do it. You'll be fat, but you'll be happy. Happy fat together.
Suggestions: Gelato Messina, Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream, Devon Cafe, Oratnek Cafe, N2 Extreme Gelato, Fat Rupert's, Adriano Zumbo, Aqua S, Cremeria de Luca, Brooks, Koi Dessert Bar
2 of 8|Rooftop Bar Hopping|You really thought we'd leave bar hopping out? Take it up a notch with rooftop bar hopping instead. Given that we're in the midst of Summer, there's no better time to do it with spectacular views and your favourite squeeze. There are rooftop bars across all of Australia so picking your favourite will only take a good five minutes. Can't be bothered? Behold. Suggestions: The Glenmore Hotel, Sky Terrace, Siglo, Madame Brussels, The Terrace at East Village, The Olsen, Elixir Rooftop Bar
3 of 8|Island Hopping|We're not talking about a lavish tropical holiday here. Australia's major cities all have cool little islands to explore that's just a boat ride away. If crowded restaurants and cinemas filled with horny kids isn't idea of fun, this is. Suggestions: Cockatoo Island, French Island, Potsea, St Helena Island, North Stradbroke Island
4 of 8|Unique Picnic|Now bear with us. Picnics are cliche. A picnic set in one of the coolest locations in the country? That's cool. Grab some good food, pack your bags and take a hike to one of the most scenic places you can imagine. It'll sure beat your local pizza joint.
Suggestions: Figure 8 Pools, Wedding Cake Rock, William Ricketts Sanctuary
5 of 8|Coupled Pampering|If going luxe sounds like your kind of Valentine's Day well spent, then head to some of the country's best retreats made for revitalising your body and mind. Who needs Netflix and a tub of ice cream when the serenity is this good.
Suggestions: Golden Door, Salus Spa, Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
6 of 8|See An Awesome Gig|It's different, both of you will have fun and there's no pressure to have to impress one another. There's no better way to spend a day of love than with a band or DJ you love.
Suggestions: Moshtix
7 of 8|Wine Tours|For a laid back day, spend it strolling around the vineyards and rolling greens of your local wine region. There's many of them in Australia so you're spoilt by choice.
Suggestions: Hunter Valley, Mornington Peninsula
8 of 8|Home Cooking Competion|Looking to keep it exciting without having to step outside your door? A brutal cooking competition is your answer. Grab your groceries, test your culinary skills and go head to head with your loved one. The flip side is you both get to eat. The loser buys the next dinner.

You’re a man of many talents. You know it, we know it. And a man of many talents always has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to spending Valentine’s Day together with that lucky someone.

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Given that we’re D’Marge and not a lad’s bible, ‘Netflix and Chill’ is definitely off the cards for this particular day. Cool and original ideas that’ll score you insane brownie points and set you up for life? Now we’re talking.


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