Romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day in Wellington 2020

Sweep your date off their feet on 14 February with these romantic dinner dates, activities and hotel stays.

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There’s no better day to surprise that special person in your life with a romantic gesture than Valentine’s Day.

This 14 February, make your love and commitment to each other shine strong with one of the many date-worthy ideas that we’ve come up with to help you plan your day.

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Restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner

Fujiyama Teppanyaki Japanese: Live Teppanyaki Show and Dinner for 2

Fujiyama Teppanyaki Japanese: Live Teppanyaki Show and Dinner for 2 from Groupon

Want to eat and be entertained this Valentine’s Day? Watch as your Japanese set menu is prepared right before you by theatrical chefs who know how to make you smile.

  • Price: $32 for 2 people

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The Arborist: Dinner (voucher)

The Arborist: Dinner (voucher) from Groupon

Take your Valentine’s date to The Arborist and pay only $35 for $60 worth of food and beverage.

  • Price: $35

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Whitby’s: Buffet dinner

If you really want to get your money’s worth, you and your partner can eat your hearts out at Whitby’s with plenty of sweet and savoury dishes. After dinner, you can relax in the piano bar.

  • Price: $50 per person, or $43.50 per person if you dine and depart by 7pm

Wildfire: Candlelit Churrasco dinner

Enjoy continuous tableside service with this Churrasco dinner by candlelight. Word of advice: make sure your date isn’t a vegetarian.

  • Price: $89.95 per person

One80: Dinner

One80 is yet to release its offer, but we know last year it hosted a special 7-course Valentine’s dinner with optional matching wines.

Price: $119 per person dinner only, $149 per person with matching wines (TBC)


Shed 5 Bar & Restaurant: 3-course dinner for 2

Treat your soulmate to a romantic meal at Shed 5. While the menu is still being confirmed, we know that it will be packed with delectable dishes using fresh seafood, vegetables and meat.

  • Price: $150 for 2 people (2019 prices, 2020 yet to be confirmed)

Spring Kitchen

Spring Kitchen: 6-course dinner

You and your partner are in for a gastronomic journey this Valentine’s Day, with a 6-course meal featuring progressive world cuisine and a glass of bubbles on arrival.

Price: $129 per person (TBC)


Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Wellington

Private Dark Sky Stargazing

Private Dark Sky Stargazing from RedBalloon NZ

What could be more romantic than gazing at the stars with your special someone? Decide on a location in the Wairarapa and an award-winning astronomer will come to you equipped with high-powered telescopes and blankets.

  • Price: $75 per person

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Couples Date Night Spa Package for 2

Couples Date Night Spa Package for 2 from RedBalloon NZ

Forget about the outside world and indulge yourselves with a one-hour facial and one-hour massage this Valentine’s Day. This is a great way to relax and unwind with your partner by your side.

  • Price: $450 for 2 people

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Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch

Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Viator

Travel to Martinborough wine region by train with your partner, ready to get stuck into wine tasting. This guided tour includes four boutique vineyards, an antipasto lunch and a cheese platter and coffee to top off the day.

  • Price: $235 per person

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Wild Coast Self Guided Mountain Bike Adventure

Wild Coast Self Guided Mountain Bike Adventure from RedBalloon NZ

Keen to head outdoors this Valentine’s Day? Explore the Wild Coast trail on this self-guided tour that includes return shuttle, mountain bike and helmet, packed lunch, snacks, GPS tracker, maps and a first aid kit just in case.

  • Price: $170 per person

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Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course from Viator

A good way to get to know someone is seeing how they handle tough situations. Ideal for recently-together partners or first dates, this challenging obstacle course will take you 31 metres up into the trees and leave you feeling exhausted yet elated by the time you’re done.

  • Price: $45 per person

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Meerkat Close Encounter at Wellington Zoo

Meerkat Close Encounter at Wellington Zoo from Groupon

Get up close and personal with an amazing group of meerkats in this special offer from Wellington Zoo. Zoo entry is also included, so it’s a great day out for animal lovers.

  • Price: $148 for 2 people

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Wellington Craft Brewery Half Day Tour

Wellington Craft Brewery Half Day Tour from RedBalloon NZ

If you or your partner are keen beer drinkers, this tour will be both an interesting and fun way to spend Valentine’s Day. You’ll get to see four breweries around Wellington and of course taste-test local craft beers.

  • Price: $250 for 2 people

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Wharekauhau Helicopter Tour with 5-Course Lunch

Wharekauhau Helicopter Tour with 5-Course Lunch from Viator

For the ultimate romantic experience (and perhaps a proposal?), travel by helicopter over scenic landscapes to the idyllic Wharekauhau Country Estate. You’ll be treated to a 5-course gourmet lunch with wine before being whisked back to Wellington.

  • Price: $615 for 2 people

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Kapiti Island Visit and Guided Kayaking Tour

Kapiti Island Visit and Guided Kayaking Tour from RedBalloon NZ

Get out in the warm summer weather and spend the day exploring Kapiti Island and Kapiti Marine Reserve. Pack a picnic and make the most of having some quality time with your loved one away from the city.

  • Price: $160 per person

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Valentine’s Day hotels in Wellington

Bolton Hotel

Bolton Hotel from HotelsCombined

Bolton Hotel has some of the largest room sizes in Wellington. With plush bedding, a comprehensive pillow menu, indoor lap pool, room service and a restaurant, you won’t even need to leave the hotel to have a special Valentine’s Day.

  • Price: From $200 per night

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QT Wellington

QT Wellington from HotelsCombined

With unique decor, luxurious king-size beds, artistically designed bathrooms and stunning harbour views, this hotel is a must-stay for lovers who appreciate creativity. There’s an on-site restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool, and you’re footsteps from the vibrant waterfront.

  • Price: From $350 a night

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Intercontinental Wellington

Intercontinental Wellington from HotelsCombined

This centrally located 5-star hotel offers you a night of luxury on Valentine’s Day with an award-winning concierge team and special guest services. Take a leisurely dip in the pool or hot tub and experience fine dining in the Chameleon Restaurant.

  • Price: From $314 per night

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