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10 Dreamy Date Ideas

By Shire Scout
2 February, 2022

Pucker up and get ready to swoon. We’ve rounded up 10 dreamy date ideas that are guaranteed to impress your other half. Covering every taste, budget and adventure level, which one is screaming your name?

1. Snag Tickets to HOYTS Cronulla Lounge Cinemas Hoyts Cronulla

Picture this. A cheese board, glass of vino, plush velvet seats, your feet up and your numero uno beside you. Thanks to HOYTS Cronulla, this is the new reality for Shire moviegoers.

The fit-out of HOYTS Cronulla will undoubtedly exceed your every expectation, combining old cinema charm with a sense of indulgence. The boutique, lounge cinemas is where intimacy meets comfort, with seating spaced out in groups of two, almost replicating a personal cinema bubble. Don’t forget to pop by Artie’s Bar & Café beforehand for all the movie essentials. With a fully-stocked bar, will it be a glass of Penfolds or G&T?

2. Part-Time Ceramics Couple ClassPart-time Ceramics

Get your creative juices flowing with a date night wheel throw at Part-Time Ceramics. This relatively new pottery haven located in both Engadine and Taren Point offers a chic backdrop to get your pottering on. With two-hour classes, there’s plenty of time for belly laughs and sips. Yes, it’s BYO! We all know couples that hobby together, stay together so, for us, this is a no-brainer.

Bundeena Picnics3. Seaside Sunset Picnic

On a warm summer’s night, sometimes there’s nothing better than a seaside picnic. From the sandy shoreline at Darook Park, Salmon Haul or Shelly Beach, to Como Pleasure Grounds and Kurnell National Park, the Shire spoils us with places to throw down a rug. To wow your lover, be sure to pack the essentials: wine, eats, beats and flowers (for those extra brownie points). And if you want all the hard work done for you, head over to Bundeena for a luxurious set up by the pro’s; Bundeena Picnics.

4. Day Out With Boats and Baskets Boats & Baskets

According to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, a couple in lust and a couple in love are two different things. Now if you think you have a foot in both baskets, this date idea is for you. Guaranteed to instantly take you from lust to love, Boats & Baskets offers premium pop-up beach picnics with private boat transfers to and from the chosen destination. Guests are picked up from Cronulla Wharf and can take in the beauty of the Port Hacking before arriving at their ultimate beach-side picnic. Think umbrellas, chairs, tables, a LOAF hamper, drinks, esky, beach games... essentially everything you need for the most romantic picnic ever. With different packages available, you’ve even got the option of adding Veuve Clicquot. Cheers!

Sealevel, Cronulla5. Enjoy a Seafood Platter at Sealevel

We all know the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach and with a seafood platter this good, a visit to Sealevel is guaranteed to turn up the heat. With the added bonus of floor to ceiling ocean views, this is one fail-proof date idea. You’re welcome!

6. Canoe the Woronora RiverThe Boatshed, Woronora

Want to escape with your other half, without having to leave the Shire? Head down to Woronora and hire a canoe from the blue and white Woronora Boatshed. Grab takeaway from their in-house cafe and treats from their old school lolly bar before heading downriver. You will find ample beaches to pull up at along the way.

Pinot & Picaso7. Paint and Sip with Pinot & Picasso

Get ready to harness your inner Picasso with a paintbrush in one hand and a wine in the other at Pinot & Picasso Miranda. Your host will provide you with step-by-step instructions to help you create your masterpiece (of sorts). Every class is always full of belly laughs and good times and if you’re a wine fanatic (hello), you’ll be pleased to learn all events are BYO. Snacks are also welcome, so be sure to pack a cheese or two!

8. Enjoy Pasta Lady and the Tramp style at Cronulla’s Wheat and Barrel or Giro OsteriaWheat & Barrel, Cronulla

There’s no better way to set the scene of date night than sharing a plate of pasta, Lady and the Tramp style. Giro Osteria and Wheat & Barrel, both intimate, dimly lit Italian eateries offer pasta dishes that are jam-packed with flavour. At Giro, we suggest the Ragu or Cacio e Pepe and at Wheat & Barrel, the Casarecce Norcina and Signature Spaghetti Barramundi are must-tries.

Endota Spa Cronulla 9. Couples Massage at Endota Spa

If a couples massage sounds like your kind of romance, Endota Spa in Gymea or Cronulla has you covered. As you doze in and out of consciousness, this tranquil moment will be loved equally by you and your partner. This is one to add to the bucket list!

10. Couples Surfing Lesson with Cronulla Surfing AcademyCronulla Surfing Academy

There’s something ultra-satisfying about accomplishing something as a couple so tick surfing off your list with the help of Cronulla Surfing Academy. Combining surf, salt, sand and sun, this day out will show off your sporty side and spark some friendly competition! Bring it on.

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