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What to do on Valentine’s Day in Auckland 2020

Here are some amazing ideas to spark romance with that special someone.

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When it comes to Valentine’s Day, planning a romantic surprise for that special person in your life can be both stressful and exciting.

To save you spending hours trying to come up with the perfect plan, we’ve got some ideas on how you can spend your day with everything from fine dining to adventure activities to luxurious hotel stays.

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Restaurants and dining experiences for Valentine’s Day dinner

Set menu dinner at Orbit 360°

Set menu dinner at Orbit 360° from Klook

Enjoy a delicious set menu next to your favourite person with a view that changes every few minutes. You’ll see all of Auckland by the time you’re done, but make sure to book early as this is a popular place to be on Valentine’s Day!

  • Price: $71.50 per person

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3-course dinner and wine for 2 at Monsieur Madame

3-course dinner and wine for 2 at Monsieur Madame from Groupon

Savour some traditional French cuisine at Monsieur Madame with your Valentine’s date. You’ll both get an entree, main course, dessert and a glass of wine with escargot, mussels, confit duck legs and handmade profiteroles on the menu.

  • Price: $99 for 2 people

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3-course dining with parking for 2 at Quad Kitchen

3-course dining with parking for 2 at Quad Kitchen from Groupon

Featuring yummy dishes like Thai spice-infused lamb rack and Moroccan marinated chicken breast, Quad Kitchen is one restaurant to consider for Valentine’s Day. And with parking included, this makes for an affordable evening.

  • Price: $65 for 2 people

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7-course Korean dining experience for 2

7-course Korean dining experience for 2 from Groupon

This small restaurant serves a seven-course meal with flavoursome and aromatic Korean dishes. Drinks are not included, but it’s a good option for people wanting to keep their Valentine’s Day dinner under $100.

  • Price: $68 for 2 people

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5-course Japanese degustation for 2 at The Gyoza Bar

5-course Japanese degustation for 2 at The Gyoza Bar from Groupon

Love Japanese food? On a budget? Take your date to The Gyoza Bar in Ponsonby for tasty Japanese dishes this Valentine’s Day. With five courses, you’ll leave feeling satisfied.

  • Price: $69 for 2 people

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Sailing yacht cruise on Auckland Harbour with dinner

Sailing yacht cruise on Auckland Harbour with dinner from RedBalloon AU

Relax aboard a luxury yacht with your partner and take in the sights and sounds of Auckland Harbour. You’ll be treated to a drink and canapes once you set sail then later a main course and dessert. There are also gluten-free and dairy-free options available.

  • Price: $290 for 2 people

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Teppanyaki dinner experience for 2 at Kabuki

Teppanyaki dinner experience for 2 at Kabuki from RedBalloon AU

With a live cooking show, food juggling and delicious Japanese dishes, this is a culinary experience that will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

  • Price: $99 for 2 people

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4-course meal with wine at Harbourside

Experience true romance at Harbourside’s special Valentine’s Day event. You’ll feast on four decadent courses with fresh New Zealand seafood and enjoy a complimentary glass of Mumm Rose.

  • Price: $125 per person

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3-course dinner and matching wines at Dans le Noir

Do you think you could eat an entire meal in complete darkness? At Dans le Noir, you and your soulmate will reclaim your senses while navigating your way through three delicious courses with matching wines.

  • Price: $122 per person

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4-course dinner and cocktails at Pullman Auckland

One way to impress your Valentine’s date is by making a booking at the Tapestry Restaurant inside the Pullman. Start your evening with cocktails on arrival and then indulge in an elegant and sumptuous meal.

  • Price: $149 for 2 people

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Auckland

Auckland seaplane flight experience + Man O’ War wine tasting

Auckland seaplane flight experience + Man O’ War wine tasting from Klook

Cruise into the harbour on a floating seaplane before an exciting water take-off. After arriving at Man O’War Bay on Waiheke Island, you’ll be treated to wine tastings and a lunch platter with your partner.

  • Price: $495 per person

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America’s Cup sailing experience

America’s Cup sailing experience from Klook

If your partner loves all things to do with boats, why not treat them to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? They’ll get involved in steering and sailing and you can sit back and enjoy the two-hour ride around the harbour.

  • Price: $171 per person

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Salsa or Bachata class with tuition

Salsa or Bachata class with tuition from Groupon

A couple that dances together, stays together. Get your feet moving and learn how to do Salsa or Bachata from experienced dancers.

  • Price: $15 per person for one 60-minute class or $59 for five lessons

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Full-day Waiheke wine tour

Full-day Waiheke wine tour from Groupon

Head over to Waiheke for a fun day of touring vineyards and sampling the best wines of the region. Your local guide will transport you all around the island, so you can concentrate on spending time with your loved one.

  • Price: $258 for 2 people

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Auckland wine trail tour

Auckland wine trail tour from Groupon

How does a day out with your loved one tasting fine wine sound? Take your pick of east coast, west coast or coast-to-coast tours with package options that include lunch, honey and cheese tastings and visits to scenic spots.

  • Price: From $95 per person

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Pasta making class for 2

Pasta making class for 2 from RedBalloon AU

This 90-minute class is a lot of fun. Learn how to make fresh pasta and sauces before sitting down for dinner with a glass of wine.

  • Price: $90 per person

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Gold class cinema and dining experience for 2

Gold class cinema and dining experience for 2 from RedBalloon AU

Check out the latest release with your special someone from the comfort of a luxurious armchair. Food and beverage vouchers are included for when you feel peckish during the movie.

  • Price: $90 for 2 people

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Couples date night spa package

Couples date night spa package from RedBalloon AU

Relax and unwind with this ultimate indulgence package for you and your partner. You’ll both enjoy a one-hour facial and one-hour massage from a highly trained therapist and leave feeling rejuvenated for the remainder of Valentine’s Day.

  • Price: $450 for 2 people

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Sensational sunset kayak tour to Rangitoto Island

Sensational sunset kayak tour to Rangitoto Island from RedBalloon AU

If you love outdoor activities and have a good level of fitness, this kayaking adventure is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day. You’ll watch the sunset at the top of Rangitoto before dinner and then paddle back to Auckland with the city lights to guide you.

  • Price: $390 for 2 people

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Float therapy session for 2

Float therapy session for 2 from RedBalloon AU

This Valentine’s Day, have a truly Zen experience in this one-hour float session for two. Float therapy is known to increase mental clarity, improve circulation, decrease muscular tension and replenish your skin.

  • Price: $139 for 2 people

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Valentine’s Day hotels in Auckland

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour from HotelsCombined

Featuring private Juliet balconies, rain showers, deep-soaking bathtubs and 5-star quality beds in its luxury rooms, this property will not disappoint on Valentine’s Day. And with an indoor pool, spa, sauna, restaurant and bar, you won't need to leave the hotel.

  • Price: From $454 per night

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SkyCity Grand Hotel

SkyCity Grand Hotel from HotelsCombined

At this hotel, you are spoilt for choice for things to do if you don’t want to spend all your time in your elegantly decorated room. Check out the casino, theatre or spa, and dine or drink at one of the many options in the SkyCity complex.

  • Price: From $409 per night

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Stamford Plaza

Stamford Plaza from HotelsCombined

One of the finest hotels in Auckland, Stamford Plaza oozes luxury and romance for a perfect Valentine’s Day stay. It boasts (arguably) the softest bathrobes in town, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you miss out on the heated pool and spa to stay in your room the whole night.

  • Price: From $347 per night

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