Winter in Perth offers a unique charm that sets the stage for memorable and cosy date nights. From adventurous outdoor activities to intimate dining experiences, this vibrant city has plenty to offer couples looking to add some excitement to their winter romance. Here are my personal recommendations for 20 of the best fun winter date ideas in Perth.
20 of the Best Fun Winter Date Ideas in Perth
Strap on your skates and glide hand in hand across the ice at one of Perth’s ice skating rinks.
The crisp winter air and stunning waterfront views create a picturesque setting for a romantic date. Don’t forget to warm up with a hot chocolate after your skating date!
Twilight Cruise on the Swan River
Embark on a twilight sail along the scenic Swan River. As the sun sets and paints the sky with hues of orange and pink, enjoy the gentle breeze and the company of your loved one. It’s an enchanting experience that will surely leave a lasting impression.
The Little Ferry Co offers a cruise upriver under the Causeway Bridge to view the city, Crown Towers and Casino, Optus Stadium and Matagarup Bridge. They turn at Claisebrook Cove and then cruise gently along the city foreshore to see the city by lights.
Wine Tasting in the Swan Valley
Escape to the Swan Valley for a day of wine tasting and indulgence.
Discover exquisite wineries, sample fine wines, and savour delicious local produce. It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind and reconnect with your partner amidst the stunning winter landscapes.
For where to go, check out my post of my favourite wineries to visit in the Swan Valley here.
Escape Room Adventure
Challenge your wits and teamwork with an exhilarating escape room experience at one of Perth’s many Escape Rooms.
Work together to solve puzzles, uncover hidden clues, and escape within the time limit. It’s a thrilling and interactive date idea that will test your problem-solving skills.
If you’re prone to arguing and have very different logics, then maybe give this winter date idea a skip though!
Dinner Date at Wildflower
Treat your taste buds to an exquisite dining experience at Wildflower.
Located on the rooftop of COMO The Treasury, this award-winning restaurant offers panoramic views of the city skyline.
Indulge in an ever-changing seasonal menu inspired by native Australian ingredients and relish every bite.
Romantic Stroll through Kings Park
If it’s a nice sunny day, you could take a leisurely stroll through Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks.
Admire the stunning botanical gardens, enjoy breathtaking views of the city, and find a quiet spot to watch the sunset together (take a blanket as it can get chilly when the sun goes down). It’s a tranquil and romantic escape from the bustling city.
Soak Up The Sea at Rodney’s Bait ‘n Tackle
Does your other half love fishing? Then Rodney’s is the perfect date night spot in Perth for you!
The actual bar is built on a 30ft 1950s timber cruiser and the venue is completely kitted out with repurposed, restored and salvaged material.
Spend hours soaking up the local fishing haunt and don’t miss happy hour Wednesdays to Fridays from 5 to 6pm.
Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Avon Valley
Soar above the picturesque Avon Valley in a hot air balloon and marvel at the breathtaking views below.
As you float peacefully through the sky, there is no doubt that you’ll share a magical moment with your partner and create date night memories that will last a lifetime.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Challenge your adventurous spirit with indoor rock climbing. There are several indoor rock climbing centres around Perth, and it’s a great way to enjoy a date during winter without getting cold and wet.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, this thrilling activity will get your adrenaline pumping and strengthen your bond as you conquer new heights together.
Picnic at Matilda Bay
If you get a gap in the all too common wet wintery weather in Perth, pack a snuggly picnic blanket and a delicious spread of gourmet treats and head to Matilda Bay.
Settle down by the tranquil waters of the Swan River, soak in the serene surroundings, and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of conversation and relaxation.
Or go full-on fancy and get a picnic set up for your arrival with a company like Picnics & Bubbles who offer beautifully styled picnic set ups across Perth.
Discover Treasures Of Ancient Egypt at WA Museum Boola Bardip
Fascinated with ancient cultures? Love nothing more than having a leisurely self-paced wander through a museum?
Don’t miss the current exhibition at WA Museum Boola Bardip – Discovering Ancient Egypt. The exhibition takes visitors on a fascinating journey featuring stunning objects on loan from the RMO’s significant Egyptian and Nubian collections, alongside digital experiences and hands-on activities.
It features over 240 objects, including intricately decorated coffins, mummies, extracts from the Book of the Dead, jewellery, amulets, shabti, statues and many more.
It’s recommended to pre-book your tickets to avoid queues and standard tickets are $20 per person.
Swan Valley Sweet Temptations Trail
If you have a sweet tooth, embark on a mouth-watering journey along the Swan Valley Sweet Temptations Trail.
Sample the finest French macarons, scrumptious nougat, gourmet nuts, delicious cakes, handmade chocolate, pure honey sourced straight from the hive and ice creams, signature fortified wines and sparkling Moscato handcrafted by some of the most renowned Swan Valley winemakers.
The Sweet Temptations trail offers some of the most irresistible treats for every sweet lover, whilst also including a tranquil picnic spot, Maali Bridge Park, located on the banks of the Swan River.
Most of the venues included also offer breakfast and lunch, and their own signature coffee blends and speciality teas, meaning you will be spoiled for choice if you don’t want to pack a picnic for your winter date day.
Catch An Arthouse Film at Windsor Cinema
If arty movies make your date swoon, book tickets to the latest arthouse film at Windsor Cinema in Nedlands.
Part of the Luna cinema group, it was built in 1937 and was the largest theatre in the area when it opened, seating 800 people. It’s a real step back in time and if you love historical buildings and interesting cinema, this is the perfect place for a winter date in Perth.
Cosy Cocktails at Sneaky Tony’s
Escape the winter chill and cosy up at Sneaky Tony’s, a hidden gem in Perth tucked away in the heart of Chinatown.
With its warm ambiance, impressive selection of rums, and divine cocktail menu, it’s the ideal spot for a romantic date or a relaxed evening of drinks with that special someone in your life.
Just remember to have the secret password ready if you’re trying to get in on a Friday or Saturday night (it’s not that secret really, you can find it on their Facebook page).
Perth Observatory Stargazing
Embark on a celestial adventure at the Perth Observatory in the Bickley Valley.
You can join a stargazing tour and witness the magic of the night sky with your partner.
From constellations to distant galaxies, the observatory offers an awe-inspiring glimpse into the vastness of the universe.
Flight Club Perth
Dates are often dinner or drinks, but what if you could have drinks, dinner and darts all in the same spot?
Flight Club offers all three – and before you say you hate darts, this is no ordinary darts.
We had such a fun few hours when we went to Flight Club, and I would go back in a heartbeat. You get your own semi-private area where you can play super fun dart games (not the regular boring darts) for as many hours as you choose, as its pay per hour.
Best of all? No maths skills required as it’s all computerised and does all the scoring for you!
Dinner Cruise on the Swan River
Indulge in a romantic dinner cruise on the Swan River.
Set sail aboard a luxury vessel, enjoy a sumptuous meal, and take in the glittering city lights as you glide along the tranquil waters. It’s an enchanting way to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy each other’s company.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Ignite your artistic senses with a visit to the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Explore the diverse collection of contemporary and indigenous art, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and appreciate the creativity that surrounds you. It’s a winter date idea that combines culture and inspiration.
City Beach Sunset Picnic
Witness a breathtaking sunset at one of Perth’s most spectacular beaches, City Beach, while enjoying a romantic picnic.
Feel the sand beneath your toes, listen to the soothing sound of the waves, and revel in the natural beauty that Perth has to offer. It’s a tranquil and unforgettable way to end your winter date.
Get Your Race On At PowerPlay Perth
If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then PowerPlay Perth might be the perfect fun winter date idea for you.
Located in Joondalup, it’s Perth’s premiere electric go karting experience, which means you get to have all the fun without the environmental guilt that regular go-karting brings. It’s all indoors so no getting wet making it perfect for a winter activity.
The track is set over two levels and prices start from $35 per adult per race.
Perth truly comes alive during the winter months, offering a plethora of exciting activities and intimate dining experiences for couples to enjoy. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures or cosy indoor retreats, this vibrant city has the perfect winter date night ideas for everyone.
From ice skating and hot air balloon rides to romantic dinners and museum musings, these 20 fun winter date ideas in Perth are sure to create lasting memories and strengthen the bond between you and your loved one. Embrace the charm of winter and embark on a journey of love and adventure in this beautiful city we’re so lucky to call home.