When we go on dates, most of us just opt for the usual dinner and drinks, because it is, well, easier. Though these types of dates get tiresome after a while and we crave something new. So whether you’re going on your first date or your millionth date with a partner, Wellington offers some incredible activities for couples. Check out 16 of the most memorable and unique date ideas in Wellington.
If you really want to impress your date and you’ve got the funds, why not take them on a romantic 30-minute helicopter ride over Wellington? Certainly, it will provide lifelong memories and even a lifelong partner.
📍Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
2. Take a cooking class
Savour Cooking School offers a range of authentic cooking classes that’s the ultimate unique date idea for couples. See the list of upcoming classes here.
Pay for a private lane and practice axe throwing with your date. Certainly, a different type of date idea provoking endless laughter and interesting conversations.
📍60 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
4. Sing your heart out
This perfect birthday idea also makes a great date in Wellington. Sing your heart out together at karaoke and poke fun at whoever is the worst. For example, Kzone has a range of private karaoke rooms with over 300,000 songs. Indeed, you won’t get bored here.
📍246 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
What could be more stimulating than indulging in a chocolate overload in New Zealand? Undoubtably, our list of chocolate factory experiences offer the greatest adventure with a date.
📍 Various Locations
6. Escape a room
Escape Mate offers the perfect escape room experiences for couples, if you’re looking for something thrilling and low-key to do in Wellington.
7. Go on a wine tour
Treat yourself and your date to an educational wine tour in the picturesque countryside of Martinborough. Just one hour away, you both can enjoy plenty of scrumptious local cuisine, mouthwatering treats, and the best of wine. Take the bus if you both want to relax and have a drink.
📍 Martinborough, New Zealand
8. Admire wildlife
Rediscover the delights of your homeland by heading to Zealandia wildlife sanctuary. Opt to bring your own picnic or else tuck into some exclusive Kiwi cuisine at the local café. Surrounded by birdsong and remote bushes, turn your phone off, and dive in endless conversations.
📍 3 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
9. Get spooked at Fear Factory
Head into the unknown by exploring this haunted maze. Prepare for some epic laughs, screams and suspense as you navigate the labyrinth. They say that nothing brings a couple together more than being thrown into danger. For more information visit the Fear Factory website.
📍 2/120 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
10. Get competitive at a board game café
Counter Culture is a quirky place offering a warm service and a great place to get to know your companion better. With hundreds of board games, delicious food and exclusive drinks – you won’t be left disappointed. What an amazing way to calm the nerves on a first date and kickstart some fun conversations. As you both get competitive, the banter will just flow naturally.
📍 211 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
11. Wander around Wellington Zoo
Immerse yourselves in unlimited conversations while wandering through an animal world. Indeed, the zoo is an excellent spot for a date and a place for wildlife enthusiasts to get up close and personal with some much-loved creatures. For more information, visit the Wellington Zoo website.
📍 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
12. Get educated at Weta Workshop
Go on an imaginary world of discovery at one of the world’s greatest studio tours. Learn how physical effects are crafted on this insightful tour date. Weta Workshop is best known for its Oscar-winning work on Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. To book visit Weta Workshop website.
📍 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
13. Enjoy the most romantic meal
Dine in style at one of the most romantic dining spots in Wellington, according to us.
14. Go glamping
For a unique experience, opt for a romantic getaway to one of Wellington’s incredible glamping sites. For some extra comfort and pleasure, select Canopy Camping Escapes – Boho Bach which offers spectacular views in a beautiful and private setting. Certainly, this Wellington date experience will bring you both closer than ever before.
📍 Fortification Road, Karaka Bays, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
15. Eat at Hannahs Laneway
Pop on your warmers and explore the world’s tastiest hidden laneway—Hannahs Laneway. Indulge in cheap deals, satisfy your sweet cravings, drink plenty of beer while hand-in-hand with your love.
📍 14 Leeds Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
16. Battle it out in a game of laser tag
Laserforce will bring out the competition in both of you as you chase each other in a challenging game of laser tag. Providing a magnificent place for persistent laughter, all you will need is a bite to eat after playing to reminisce on the experience. For more information, visit the Laserforce website.
📍 133 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand