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Fun Date Ideas Adelaide: 16 Date Ideas To Suit Every Couple

After some romantic, fun or quirky things to do in Adelaide for you and your partner? Look no further!

Temptation Sailing
Temptation Sailing

Ice-breaker first date, memorable anniversary or simply seeking inspiration for a date night that excites? There are endless fun date ideas in Adelaide that are great for those looking for something a little more than drinks down at the local!

Let us guide you through a few of our favourite date night ideas in Adelaide that are perfect for daytime, evening, night-time, or even a romantic escape in the perfect destination for the whole weekend to lock in for you and your love.

Here is our pick of fun date ideas in Adelaide that you’re bound to fall for.

Moonlight Cinema
Moonlight Cinema

Take Movie Night Outdoors

We know a classic movie night makes for a great date, but we've found possibly the best way to mix it up and keep things interesting. Instead of the usual setting, why not take the date outdoors with Moonlight Cinemas? Back again for another summer season, you and your beau can find a spot on the lawn, settle in to your bean bags and enjoy movie snacks as a classic film hits the big screen. With Christmas specials like Love Actually and Elf and blockbusters Barbie and Mission Impossible getting a run this year - this one is a no brainer. Opt for the Connoisseur Lounge for a bonus ice cream treat, or go all out with Gold Class and get prime screen posi, plus a waiter keeping you well stocked on popcorn all night long.

Botanic Park, Hackney Road, Adelaide

Longview Vineyard Day Spa
Longview Vineyard Day Spa

Pamper Session at Longview Vineyard Day Spa

For those days when life is feeling a little chaotic, sometimes the best date idea of all is a romantic and relaxing afternoon at a day spa. Leave your troubles at the door, and book in for a couples massage that will nourish your body and mind at the Longview Vineyard Day Spa, enjoying a glass or two of their award-winning wine while you find inner peace looking out onto the Adelaide Hills. Try the Longview Signature Package for head-to-toe wellness, and even add in a little pedicure while you're there. This is one date idea in Adelaide you'll both love.

154 Pound Road, Macclesfield

Oz-E Karts
Oz-E Karts

Fast and Furious with Oz-E Karts

Perfectly suited to those who want an evening of adrenaline and high stakes racing, the brand new indoor and environmentally friendly electric karting at Oz-E Karts is one of our favourite picks for a fun date night in Adelaide. While you can hit the track for 10 minutes whenever suits, Wicked Wednesday's have a $25 deal worth checking out for a midweek drive, but it's Neon Thursday's that have our attention. From sunset to 9pm on Thursday's, the karting course is lit up with bright rainbow neon lights, elevating this experience to be a visual thrill, as well as a high speed race against the clock - or your date.

51-53 Jacobsen Crescent, Holden Hill

Barossa Valley Ballooning
Barossa Valley Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning Across Barossa Valley

Take your fun date ideas in Adelaide to new heights and experience the beautiful landscapes of South Australia like never before – in a hot air balloon. Take the short trip at just under an hour from Adelaide’s CBD to the Barossa Valley and prepare for lift-off at sunrise with Barossa Valley Ballooning, soaking in the early morning tranquillity in a peaceful, yet exhilarating hour-long flight. Look down at the world-famous wine region vineyards stretching below and take in the 360° panoramic views with this once in a lifetime experience. Your adventure continues after touch-down with a gourmet breakfast complete with Champagne to raise a toast to yourselves. You’ll literally be floating on cloud nine.

$385 per person

Barossa Valley

Maniax
Maniax

Chuck An Axe

Nothing says ‘bonding as a couple’ like hurling an axe! Let off some steam and have a good laugh along the way with an axe-throwing session at Maniax

They have multiple options to choose from that suit every date vibe and comfort level, from a speedy hour-long ‘quick chuck’ session ($49 per person), a private 2-hour session ($55 per person) suited to an inspired double date, or their special ‘date night’ axe throwing option ($119 per booking) tailored for couples seeking an adventurous date idea in Adelaide, complete with a lesson from an Axe-pert, a pizza to share, a standard beer or non-alcoholic drink per person, and an hour-session of axe throwing – which we would say is more than enough to break the ice!

1 Light Terrace, Thebarton

Temptation Sailing
Temptation Sailing

Take A Cruise

Take it easy with a cruise on the open seas with Temptation Sailing in Glenelg. Available throughout Adelaide’s warmer months with many options available to suit your timings and style, this is certainly something to get booked in for your spring fling and summer romances. Spot some wildlife on their Wild Dolphin tour and take a dip in the sparkling waters as some of Australia’s most famous wildlife swim freely around you, watch the sun slowly sink below the horizon while sipping on a cocktail with the romantic Twilight cruise, or hire a private charter to spend an evening or night sailing down the beautiful Adelaide coastline.

Tour prices start at $34 per person

Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Marine, Glenelg

Casa Carboni
Casa Carboni

Cook Up A Storm

Cooking a delicious meal together has to be one of the most humble and romantic dates ideas in Adelaide. Preparing a sumptuous dish in the comfort of your own home is one thing, so why not take things to the next level with a cooking class with Casa Carboni, the Italian cooking school born from a love of food, wine and passing on the skills and techniques of Italian cooking. Situated in the charming Angaston in the Barossa Valley, you begin your experience with coffee and cake, to give your body some delicious fuel ahead of creating a four-course menu alongside their cooking professionals to enjoy together after the class, and to recreate at a later date at home, cherishing the memories of your date while you’re at it.

Classes from $245 per person

67 Murray Street, Angaston, Barossa

NOLA
NOLA

Experience New Orleans at NOLA

Immerse all of yours and your dates senses in the excitement of New Orleans, right here on your date in Adelaide. NOLA is one of Adelaide’s top bars for a great date, with regular live music sessions from blues and jazz artists, special events such as a whisky masterclass, and parties that spill out onto the laneway. Order up some New Orleans infused food and drink and feast on NOLA’s Cajun and Creole cuisine and extensive drinks menu with seasonal cocktails for a tasty time dancing the night away or getting cosy in a dark corner together for a few fantastic hours.

28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Ambleside Distillers
Ambleside Distillers

Blend Your Own Gin

If gin is your thing, then have we got the perfect pairing for your date. Take a trip to the romantic surroundings of the Adelaide Hills and stop into Ambleside Distillers to experience their delicious gin like never before – because you’ll be blending your very own variety. Enjoy a tasting while listening to Ambleside’s history before mixing up your own concoction of botanicals and flavours to take home. That’s not all that Ambleside Distillers offer, with tasting flights of their superb spirits available, cocktail masterclasses, or simply booking a table to sip a few G&Ts around.

$105 per person

Check it out and book your blending here

Corner of Ambleside Road & Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf

Monarto Safari
Monarto Safari

Feed The Lions at Monarto Safari

If you’re after a date in Adelaide and like the idea of an experience that you’ll never forget, then buckle up. Show your date how tough you are, or give yourself the excuse to hold on to them tightly, with the Lion 360 experience at Monarto Safari.

See wildlife like never before as you get up close and personal with the lions from the safety of a 360 dome enclosure, with the option to hand feed the lions. Phrases like “within clawing range” and “prey’s eye view” may sound extreme, but this is a once in a lifetime experience! Even better, your visit will also be contributing towards conservation charities helping to save lions from extinction.

Book the experience here

Prices start at $70 per person

Monarto Safari Park, Old Princes Highway, Monarto South

Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens

Have A Perfect Picnic In…

Your date is tomorrow, it’s your turn to organise something and you’ve completely forgotten. Classic. Don’t stress, we have your back with the perfect date in Adelaide idea of a romantic picnic in one of the many beautiful parks here in South Australia. You can either stock up on nibbles from the shops or try a new recipe to cook up a variety of your favourite finger foods, perhaps getting a bottle of something nice to join, and not forgetting a blanket to sit on in one of Adelaide’s perfect picnic spots.

Lose time in Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Himeji Gardens or take in the beauty of the sprawling Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.

Hideaway In A Luxury City Staycation

What’s more romantic than having an indulgent, luxurious stay in your own city – even if it’s just for one night. A staycation in one of Adelaide’s best hotels is just the ticket for some alone time, whether you’re shutting yourself in your room with a bottle of something in a bucket of ice, or dressing up for a delicious meal in the restaurant. Choose bright and bold with the Hotel Indigo and raise a glass to the perfect date while up on their rooftop bar, experience French decadence at the Sofitel or enjoy classic luxury at the Mayfair Hotel.

Adventure Kayak
Adventure Kayak

Paddle Away In A Kayak For Two

When the weather is warmer, going on a kayak adventure has the potential of a perfect icebreaker first date in Adelaide or a great idea for a few hours of fun with your love. Explore with the multiple locations of Adventure Kayak in either Port Adelaide or further afield with tours along Rapid Bay on the lower Fleurieu Peninsula. Paddle through the dolphin sanctuary and ships graveyard maritime heritage trail, either self-guided or with an expert, cruising through the mangrove lined creeks at Garden Island or along the rugged coastline and towering cliffs of Rapid Bay in a sea kayak.

Tours start at $35 per person

Garden Island Road, Port Adelaide

Joe's Henley Beach
Joe's Henley Beach

Show Your Creative Side

One step away from ‘draw me like one of your French girls’, a failsafe date idea in Adelaide is a paint and sip session with Paintelaide. Bring your own drinks and nibbles along for a bit of ‘creative fuel’ and settle into their studios while you are guided through step-by-step instructions to recreate an artistic masterpiece to take home and hang on your walls, forever encapsulating a fun date night in Adelaide. The studio holds regular sessions for Van Gogh and Monet works, Valentine’s paint your partner, and weekly Thursday Treats Paint and Sip nights for a mid-week activity.

120 Prospect Road, Prospect

d’Arenberg
d’Arenberg

Appreciate Some Art

Adelaide spoils us with the amount of art galleries on offer, so why not treat your eyes to some creative talent and get to know your date even better as you swap notes on your favourite pieces. Make sure to check out the What’s On page at the Art Gallery of South Australia which is regularly refreshed with exciting new events, recent exhibitions including Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution and Tarnanthi 2023. Take your date down to McLaren Vale and make it an entire day of culture, complete with food and drinks as you adventure through the iconic d’Arenberg Cube

The Piccadilly
The Piccadilly

And If You MUST Do Dinner & A Movie…

Then at least make it extraordinary! Start your evening at one of Adelaide’s top fine dining restaurants and tantalise your tastebuds across multiple courses of expertly prepared food that will stay in your memory for a long time to come, followed by a film at Adelaide’s newest cinema, The Piccadilly in North Adelaide to catch the latest blockbuster or a classic favourite, accompanied by a drink in the art deco style bar space while you discuss your opinion of the film or to go over how delicious your meal was… Maybe even setting up a time and day for your next date.

Loved our edit of date night ideas in Adelaide and want to know more of what’s on offer? Discover more of what Adelaide has to offer with our ultimate monthly event guide and our favourite pubs with a fireplace to find a cosy spot.

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