1. Share high tea in Brisbane
You might not expect it but Brisbane has a handful of prime high tea offerings, and can certainly cater to any occasion which calls for a slightly more fancy affair than usual. From a cup of tea among waterfront views, to enjoying a few ribbon sandwiches in a beautiful heritage building, sometimes there’s nothing nicer than being pampered. Brisbane is full of some of the best high tea spots in Australia.
2. Go glamping at Moreton Island
Moreton Island is a great spot for a romantic escape, whether you’re seeking an adventurous hike or a picnic on a scenic stretch of golden sands. For a spot of wildlife watching, Moreton Island is home to dolphins, turtles and dugongs and more making it a premier nature destinations.
Moreton is the third largest sand island in the world so there’s a lot of unspoilt beauty to explore at your own pace. To kick it up a notch, the island is also a popular glamping spot in Queensland. Experience the region’s stunning great outdoors without sacrificing any of the usual creature comforts.
3. Explore Eat Street Markets
A staple destination for foodies from all over, the Eat Street Markets are held every Friday and Saturday night along Hamilton Wharf on the north side of Brisbane. Inspired by Asian style markets, Eat Street Markets are a melting hot pot of different cuisines, unique handcrafts and plenty of great gems to uncover. Sample some of the great hot food as you navigate the busy cluster of stalls, and indulge your senses in one of Brisbane’s best market experiences.
4. Enjoy views from Story Bridge Climb
If you’re looking to impress with panoramic views of the Brisbane skyline, take the Story Bridge Climb at twilight. A popular engagement spot, there’s nothing more romantic than enjoying the stunning city backdrop and Brisbane River as the sun sets through the cracks of the city’s cluster of skyscrapers.
5. Have a picnic at Coot-tha Lookout
One of Brisbane’s most scenic spots, Brisbane’s Coot-tha lookout has long been a favourite picnic spot for couples. Renowned for its sweeping views and often idyllic sunsets, this spot really comes alive on a warm spring or summer nights.
6. Dine at South Bank and enjoy views from Kangaroo Point
South Bank is undoubtedly one of Brisbane’s most vibrant dining precincts, hosting a huge array of cuisine served by some of Queensland’s most acclaimed chefs. Best of all the Brisbane river, a handful of parks and outdoor spaces are only a stones throw away.
7. Stroll through the City Botanical Gardens
The riverside city Botanical Gardens are one of Brisbane’s best days out and the perfect place for a date. Featuring sculptures and ornamental ponds, this quiet spot is a great spot for a leisurely stroll before ending up at lunch or dinner plans somewhere in Brisbane CBD.
8. Dinner for two on a Brisbane River Dining Cruise
Kookaburra River Cruises offer lunch and dinner cruises, perfect for a special occasion. Enjoy a meal on the Brisbane River and be pampered with a fine selection of food and drinks.
Combine elegant dining with unrivalled views of Brisbane River with this fancy fare. With a range of meal options, from a full-out fresh seafood buffet to simple light snacks and a glass of wine, enjoying a meal while cruising down Brisbane River is an activity truly intended for two.
9. Share a drink at one of Brisbane’s local watering holes
Head to The Loft in the West End to enjoy a cocktail at a New York-style village bar with a relaxed vibe and open deck perfect for a light chat over drinks.
If you want something more upbeat, with dancing and drinking, head to Cloudland for a four-level open-air bar, restaurant and function space in one of Brisbane’s best nights out.
Riverbar & Kitchen is the place to go if you’re after spectacular harbour views. With truly unrivalled riverfront views and outdoor seating, this particular spot really lights up on a warm summer night. A great spot for romantics, see if any sparks will fly at this scenic spot.
10. See a movie at the Yatala Drive-In
Nothing spells romance quite like a drive-in. With super cheap tickets and double features shown throughout the week, buy tickets your tickets at arrival. Be sure to pack a picnic rug if it’s a nice night cause you’ll be sure to want to spread out on the grass.
Open 7 nights a week, catch all the latest blockbusters on Yatala Drive-In’s huge movie screen. With a 50s style American diner on premises, if you’re heading here for dinner be sure to grab a hotdog or burger and head back to the golden years of Hollywood in this old-style kitschy dining spot.