Love is in the Air: Interesting Date Ideas Around Devonport

Devonport City Council

Summer approaches and love is in the air: but where to go on a date, that is the question. We are hoping to give you some answers:  whether you’re on a first date or with a long-term love, we have date ideas for you!


The first and most obvious option is a restaurant!

We know, we know – you thought of this one already. It really is worth mentioning, especially as Devonport is host to so many great restaurants. This month, you could even enjoy a date at a Devonport Food and Wine event. Chocolate is well known to be a food of romance – why not go to Anvers? And some appropriate quotes to inspire you ….

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”― Charles M. Schulz

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf

Mersey Bluff

Bit more of an outdoorsy type? Take a blanket and snacks to enjoy on the Bluff rocks on a sunny day. Overlook the beautiful water and fresh air at this romantic spot. Many of the rocks are high above the sea and can be safely accessed from the path – if you choose your spot right, you’ll have the perfect date. And depending on your timing, you can welcome or farewell the two Spirit of Tasmania Ferries on their regular Bass Strait journey.


Go see a movie

You’re spoilt for options if you’re hoping to take your love interest to a film – the North-West Film Society sometimes show movies for free, and Readings Cinema also show popular new movies.


Listen to your Art

Appreciate your art amongst the art – take your partner or crush to the Devonport Regional Art gallery and see a current exhibition. With three gallery spaces, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The nearby restaurants and cafes can sustain you as you explore the world of artistic creation here in Devonport.


Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Ever wanted to recreate the iconic Titanic (1997) scene with your beau? Give it a go at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre where you can enjoy the museum and interactive exhibits showcasing a unique part of Devonport’s history.


Beverage options

Those over 18 who enjoy a tipple may enjoy Devonport’s selection of home-brewed or distilled alcohol and bars. Spreyton Cider has you covered for ginger beer and various ciders. Meanwhile, Empress do their very own Craft Beer for beer lovers, and La Villa Wines offer local wines. Southern Wild Distillery can offer you answers to all your spirit-ed questions.


Swim into romance at Splash

Although we encourage you to have a romantic summer date at Splash Devonport Aquatic and Leisure Centre, we would caution you to avoid recreating Titanic (1997) here. Sunbake by the pool or go for a swim – just remember to wear sunscreen!


Cat Lounge

Say hi to feline friends at Devonport’s very own Cat Lounge in Four Ways. Simply book in a time and go to play with multiple friendly kitties. It’s such a unique date idea that your partner will truly be impressed.