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 tend to 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 13 of the most memorable and unique date ideas in Wellington.
1. Beach Picnic
With summer approaching, you could head for a picnic on the beach, dig into your own D.I.Y shared platter, and immerse yourself in endless conversations in the sun. Check out The Best Picnic Areas In Wellington for more ideas.
2. Martinborough 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
3. A Foodie Tour
Most of us love food, and what could be more stimulating than booking an indulging food tour. There are plenty of choices like the Wellington Chocolate Factory where you could discover how chocolate and sweet treats are made. Excitingly, you get to taste lots of mouth-watering pieces at the end. For more information, visit Wellington Chocolate Factory website.
📍 5 Eva Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Rediscover the delights of your homeland by heading to this 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. It is the perfect spot for a date like no other.
📍 3 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
5. Fear Factory
Take your lover and 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. If things get too scary, you can always shout the safe word and they will pull you right out. For more information visit the Fear Factory website.
📍 2/120 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6. Counter Culture Board Game Café
This quirky spot offers 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
7. Wellington Zoo
Immerse yourselves in unlimited conversations while wandering through an animal world. Indeed, the zoo offers 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
8. Weta Workshop
Prepare to 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
9. Romantic Dining
Dine in style at one of the most romantic dining spots in Wellington, according to us.
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
11. Night Markets
Keep your romance alive by heading to Cuba Street for a cute date and exploring many of the global food stalls, while grabbing a craft beer or cocktails. From pizza to Asian cuisine to tasty desserts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A cheap, convenient and enjoyable date right in the heart of Wellington. For more information, visit Wellington Night Markets website.
📍 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
12. Laserforce Wellington
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
Brave the sea, and hone your skills at kayaking or canoeing in Wellington. There are plenty of services offering one hour sessions, which makes a unique and fun date idea.
📍 Various Locations