eHarmony 12 Dates of Christmas

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We’ve partnered with some great Australian businesses to offer fun and exciting dates for you to enjoy this summer. Whether you’re a foodie, thrill-seeker, culture-vulture, or simply after something different to do on a date, we’ve got you covered!

Check out these fantastic date ideas and make sure you’re following us on @eHarmony_AU or on Facebook.com/eHarmonyaustralia from 1-12 December for your chance to win one of these awesome date experiences.

1. Romantic pop up picnic by Pop Up Picnic

Let Pop Up Picnic do all the work, whilst you take all the credit for a unique date in some of Sydney’s finest locations. Their picnic hampers come packed for two to share and include a delicious 3 course meal, picnic rug, champagne flutes and all the other picnic essentials. They can deliver to your chosen spot and their hampers even fold out into a very smart table setting which is sure to win you points on the surprise front.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: PopUp Picnic for two, including delivery and wine (Sydney, NSW)

2. Take the ultimate leap of faith with Circus Arts

Much like the dating scene, flying trapeze is not for the faint of heart so hold on to your honey, muster up some courage and get ready to re-define the term ‘swinging’. The Circus Arts experience begins on the low practice bar, where you will learn the basic position and receive a full briefing. In the safety of a harness, you will then progress to the 10m high flying trapeze. Under the watchful eye of Circus Arts’ professional instructors, you and your date will soon be experiencing the true thrill of flying.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Double pass to a 90 minute flying trapeze lesson (Brisbane, Qld)

3. Take your date to new heights with TreeTop Crazy Rider

TreeTop Crazy Riders are Australia’s first tree-based rollercoaster zip lines, flying fast and furious through the New South Wales’ Ourimbah State Forest. The perfect date for adventure-seekers, the one kilometer long Crazy Rider Xtreme and the softer 330 meter Pioneer will have you darting, twisting, and dipping through the forest in a rush of exhilaration. Both Crazy Riders are accessible for lovers of all abilities.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Two combination tickets (including Pioneer and Xtreme) to TreeTop Crazy Rider (Central Coast, NSW)

4. Get your creative juices flowing with Cork & Chroma

Feeling creative? Brisbane’s first and only paint and sip studio, Cork & Chroma, is the newest alternative night on the town. The premise is simple: you and your date bring your favourite bottle (or two) of wine, and the crew at Cork & Chroma takes care of the rest. In a relaxed art studio setting, an in-house artist will teach you the basic techniques of painting with acrylics on canvas. By the end of the night, you and your date will have created a 40x50cm masterpiece to take home. No artistic experience necessary!

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Paint & Sip session for two (Brisbane, Qld)

5. Get spooked in the Old City with Lantern Ghost Tours

For a truly spooktacular date, take a nighttime tour of King William’s Town, the original capital of Victoria, by lamp light with Lantern Ghost Tours. Steeped with history, apparitions, alleyways and lager, Williamstown was once a thriving town full of colourful ladies, drunken sailors and convicts. You’ll want to keep your date close, as you make your way through abandoned morgues, forgotten cemeteries and hidden laneways in Victoria’s most historic seaport. Chance of paranormal activity: High. Chance of great post-date conversation: Off the charts.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Double pass for Ghosts of the Old City Tour (Melbourne, Vic)

6. Discover Perth’s food culture with Foodi

Calling all foodies! The ultimate date night for food lovers, Foodi will introduce you to the cream of Perth’s after dark food culture through a mix of hidden bars, undiscovered restaurants, and cutting edge cafes. Your Food Night Safari walking tour includes discovery of parts of Perth you probably didn’t know existed, tastings of a variety of flavours created by passionate chefs, and mingling with the interesting people who work behind the scenes. Bon appétit!

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Double pass to Food Night Safari Perth walking tour (Perth, WA)

7. Take the climb of your lives with BridgeClimb Sydney

Treat someone special to a date with a difference and experience Sydney like never before on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with BridgeClimb Sydney. You’ll start your date by suiting up in specially designed outdoor gear, before taking on the ‘Coathanger’ with your guide, one of BridgeClimb Sydney’s expert Climb Leaders. From its fascinating underbelly, to its summit 134m above the Harbour, the Bridge is the heart of Sydney and offers spectacular vistas truly worth sharing with someone special. This unforgettable and uniquely Sydney experience is sure to get both of your hearts beating!

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience for two (Sydney, NSW)

8. Get the best views of the NYE fireworks at the Sydney Tower Eye

Impress your date with spectacular views of Sydney as you take in the fireworks from the highest New Year’s Eve celebration. Ring in the New Year from the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, 250 meters above Sydney. With unrivalled 360 degree views, it’s a fireworks celebration that you and that special someone will remember forever.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: New Year’s Eve at Sydney Tower Eye – double pass to 9pm fireworks

9. Get wild about each other at Taronga Zoo

If you’re after something different, invite your date to take a walk on the wild side at Taronga Zoo. Just 12 minutes from the city by ferry, with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, over 4,000 animals, free shows and keeper talks throughout the day, the zoo makes for an ideal afternoon date. Make sure to buy your honey a souvenir at the gift shop and take plenty of selfies with the animals.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Two adult entry passes to Taronga Zoo (Sydney, NSW)

10. Light it up aboard Mandurah Cruises’ Christmas Lights Canal Cruise

Experience the magic of Christmas this festive season aboard one of Mandurah Cruises’ Christmas Lights Canal Cruises. Set your date’s heart aglow as you cruise through Mandurah’s waterways and canals lit up by a wonderland of Christmas lights reflecting onto the water from Mandurah’s luxury canal homes. Sing along to carols and join in the Christmas cheer as you take in all the wonder.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Two tickets to Christmas Lights Cruise (Mandurah, WA)

11. Take a Chocolate Lovers Walk with Chocoholic Tours

Feeling indulgent? Then treat your sweetie to a stroll to discover some of Melbourne’s premier chocolate haunts with Chocoholic Tours. Your Chocolate tasting journey will include stops at Haigh’s Chocolates, Lindt Chocolate, Ganache Chocolate, Reader Feast, and conclude at Koko Black where you’ll enjoy a dark chocolate tart and beverage. Talk about a sweet date!

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Two complimentary passes for the ‘Chocolate Lovers Walk’ (Melbourne, Vic)          

12. Get your culture on at the National Trust Garden Festival

This three-part date is perfect for the culturally-inclined twosome. You and your date will be treated to three signature events at the National Trust Garden Festival, including: opera’s most beautiful music and moving love story, La Bohème; the Exquisite Dahlias workshop; and the Twilight Christmas Festival, where you can pick up some Christmas crafts and enjoy the carols.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Two passes for three events at the National Trust Garden Festival (Melbourne, Vic)

13. Get inspired with Inspired Living Events

If you and your date are health-conscious and environmentally minded, we’ve got just the ticket – actually, two tickets! Inspired Living Events brings you inspiring documentaries about health, happiness and sustainability at the Queensland Multicultural Centreat Kangaroo Point. Your Inspiring Film Night date also includes the option to buy delicious organic food, check out a range of local healthy and sustainable businesses, and a Q&A panel of special guest speakers after each film to provide ideas on actions you can take to have amazing health, true happiness and a sustainable life.

12 Dates of Christmas Giveaway: Two tickets to ‘Inspiring Film Night’ event (Kangaroo Point, Qld)

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Want to win one of these amazing date experiences? Keep an eye out @eHarmony_AU or on Facebook.com/eHarmonyaustralia for our daily giveaway posts during the 1st – 12th December 2014. All you’ll need to do is ‘comment’ or ‘tweet’ in reply to our daily competition question for your chance to win. Good-luck!


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