Planning a date night in Brisbane but not sure where to go or what to do? Here are some ideas either for that first date or long overdue date night you’ve been meaning to take with your partner for months…
If there’s one thing that screams romance it’s a drive in movie so consider the Yatala drive in, open seven days a week and showing the latest blockbuster films. Cosy down for a romantic evening in front of the big screen in the comfort of your own car or spread a rug out on the grass. The beauty of this date is that its casual, there is no dress code here and even better is the cost. You’ll see two movies for the price of one at the cinema. Before the movies start grab a bite to eat at the 50‘s style diner, serving everything from burgers to donuts, popcorn and sweets.
Eat Street Markets
If you love food and trying new things the Eat Street Markets on Hamilton Wharf could be the perfect spot for your next date. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the evenings you can find an array of international dishes courtesy of the fifty strong mini restaurants that cram into the area. From cronuts to seafood, ice cream to dumplings there is something here for everyone. When you’re finished eating take a stroll down by the Brisbane River or jump on the Citycat service back down the river to the city.
If you have a sweet tooth then you can’t go past Freestyle Tout in the Emporium for a romantic date. This dessert café is open for lunch and dinner but the most popular thing to do here is simply eat dessert. How do white chocolate and raspberry brioche dumplings sound? Or perhaps a raw chocolate hazelnut tart? Spanish churros? White chocolate pannacotta? My mouth is salivating just thinking about it. If you’re planning a date night away from home then stay at the decadent Emporium Hotel, located within the Emporium complex and just a stone’s throw from Freestyle Tout.
Southbank is one of Brisbane’s most popular spots because there is so much to do there. Enjoy a date night by strolling down beside the river, taking in the view of the city or perhaps take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane which stands almost sixty metres tall. On Friday nights until 10pm the colourful Southbank markets fill the area with stalls of homewares, art, clothing, accessories, food and drinks. River Quay in Southbank is a popular dining precinct set in a subtropical urban oasis where the atmosphere buzzes all the time, perfect for a relaxed date.
Storey Bridge Climb
If you don’t mind heights a twilight walk up the Storey Bridge could be the perfect date for you. There are romance packages available that include a climb up the bridge as the sun sets over Brisbane, a memento photograph at the top of the bridge and one nights accommodation at the Brisbane Marriot Hotel. The 360 degree views from the top are unforgettable, so you can guarantee it’ll be a night to remember.
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Karyn is stay-at-home mum and a freelance writer with a passion for travel, her family and writing. As well as being a regular contributor to SHESAID, she also contributes to Destinations Mag, Beamly.com and is currently working on her first romance novel. She loves sharing ideas and tips that people find useful and learns a lot along the way herself.