Take a free 20 minute tour of the Haigh's Chocolate Factory, located only 5 minutes drive from Adelaide's city centre. Find out more about the history of Haigh's, get a sneak peek at what goes on inside a chocolate factory (Oompa loompas?!), and even enjoy some complimentary swag!
Pick up some yummy picnic goodies from the Adelaide Central Market (which has been operating for over 135 years!) - there's lots to see and do. Meander around selecting delicacies to fancy you and then go for a picnic nearby. . . open Tuesday through Saturday for your shopping pleasure.
Take a drive out through wine country to the Maggie Beer Pheasant Farm. There, you can pick up a famous pheasant pate or seasonal cheese basket and lovely old-fashioned Ginger Beer or Sparkling Ruby Spritzer and picnic in picturesque settings on the grounds. A wonderful day in the country! If you're there at 2pm, head to the Farm Shop to catch the daily Verjuice cooking demonstrations.
There's nothing like a Farmers Market to make you appreciate good, homegrown produce. The Barossa Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning from 7.30am-11.30am in the Vintners Sheds near Angaston. You can get a "real farm breakfast" with just-collected free range eggs, amazing bacon and a latte, or fresh OJ, then wander the stalls and pick up handmade confectionery, chutneys, game meat and so much more. Yum.
Lovers rejoice! Follow the cherry trail - a map of all of the state's cherry growers, created to warmly invite you to pick your own cherries at one - or all - of the orchards.
Of course, many of these orchards grow more than just cherries. You may also find figs, raspberries, apples, plums, apricots and all sorts of jams and preserves while you're there. Frolick through the trail picking ripe fruits and then retire back to your abode to bake pies and cakes together.
Indulge in a Dessert Only date - you eat at home and then head out for coffee and dessert afterwards. Where better than Cocolat Dessert Cafe? Handmade treats to satisfy even the sweetest of tooths.
Yum Cha is a perfect date for a lazy Sunday morning. We recommend Ding Hao in Gouger Street for cheap, tasty morsels... be sure and grab the custard tarts at the end! Open from 11am daily.
The Adelaidean Powers That Be have decreed free bicycles for all. Pick yours up from the Bicycle SA office in Hurtle Square or from Rundle Street Markets and head out for a lovely day in the city. Hire includes helmet and bike chain so you can stop along the way and explore.
There always seems to be something on at the uber-trendy Boho Bar in the city. Monday night? Have your fortunes read to see if you're star-crossed lovers. Tuesday? Chill out playing boardgames over a glass of wine... The perfect venue for a quirky date.
The Art Gallery of South Australia offers free guided tours of their collection twice daily (11am & 2pm). Take your sweetie along and learn something new while you nurture your creative sides. Take in a latte at the beautiful restaurant afterward!
Head down to the Bacchus Wine Bar at Henley Beach. With a fantastic view of the St Vincent coast, open fireplace
Head 20 minutes out of the city to Morialta. You can take a leisurely stroll along fourth creek to the first falls. If you're feeling more adventurous, pop on some good shoes and head up to the second and third falls for a beautiful romantic view, you may even hear a kookaburra! :)
Take a drive out to Williamstown to the Whispering Wall, where you can stand more than 100m away on either side and whisper sweet nothings to your partner - just make sure no one else is around if you're going to say silly things!