Picnic Perfection with a View
Whisk your loved one away for a romantic sunset picnic at the iconic Kaarta Gar-up Lookout in Fraser Avenue, Kings Park Botanical Gardens. Bring along your own hamper and spread out your picnic blanket on the lush lawns surrounding the lookout. Take in the breath-taking panoramic views of Perth City, the Swan River and beyond, all set aglow by WA's legendary sunsets. And before you bid adieu, don't forget to make a lovers' wish at the nearby Rotary Wishing Well!
Escape to Heirisson Island
Enjoy a peaceful waterside picnic nestled in the heart of the Swan River at Heirisson Island. Embark on a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand through 2km of meandering trails, amidst stunning native flora and fauna, including western grey kangaroos and an array of waterbirds. Wrap up your romantic rendezvous with a picnic for two at one of the island's waterside tables.
Illuminate Your Hearts at the WA Museum Boola Bardip
Let the sweet glow of romance beckon you to the Perth Cultural Centre. Lose yourselves in the mesmerising free light display, Illuminate, a digital projection illuminating the WA Museum from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Immerse yourselves in Valentine's moments bathed in this captivating multisensory kaleidoscope of light, sound and colour. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll to nearby Chicho Gelato in Williams Street, Northbridge, and declare your love over scoops of gelato or sorbet—perhaps surrendering to the allure of their new Passion-fruit Banana sorbet!
Movie Magic Under the Stars
Indulge in the magic of outdoor cinemas for a budget-friendly Valentine's Day. There’s a host of romantic classics screened across the city on February 14th: For lovers of independent cinema, immerse yourselves in Banel & Adama at Lotterywest Films at UWA, an emotional ode to love. Tickets start from $17 each. Details on the Perth Festival website. Meanwhile, at Kings Park's Moonlight Cinema, experience the modern-day love story of The Notebook amidst the stars and beauty of the botanic gardens. Tickets from $20 per person. Lastly, enjoy the heart-wrenching love story of A Star is Born, featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, at Rooftop Movies in Roe Street against a sparkling city skyline backdrop. Tickets for bean bags are $16.
Insta-Worthy Romance at Lovers Lane
Capture your love story at Lovers Lane, hosted by Brookfield Place in St George's Terrace. This free homage to love, with its heart-shaped arches, is the perfect spot to create those social media-worthy moments. And while you're there, indulge in romantic offerings at nearby eateries, including a bottomless bubbles and complimentary raspberry macaroons offer for $20 per person, starting from 5pm at W Churchill.
Dance the Day Away with Perth Moves
Let Perth Festival play cupid with an all-day free dance event on Valentine's Day. The Festival’s Perth Moves, with STRUT Dance, at the State Theatre of WA Courtyard, entices couples to sway together at 9am with a class focused on flow, softness, and self-expression. At 6pm, groove to a special class with festival artists and Perth's finest DJs. Alternatively, boogie from 10.30pm to midnight at a dance social featuring DJ Project Bexx. Find more details on this love-filled evening on the Perth Festival website.
Love Comes Alive in the Square
For early-bird lovers, Yagan Square is hosting a Valentine's Day event from 8am to 11am on February 14th (near the Digital Tower). Revel in live music, sip on coffee from a cart, and snap selfies with Cupid. Couples can immortalise their love with a 'Love Portrait' sketched by a caricature artist. This free event is a collaboration with ABC Radio Perth.
This Valentine's Day, revel in the magic of love without straining your wallet by exploring these romantic and budget-friendly options, all in the heart of Perth.
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