1. Concert at the City Botanical Gardens
Besides being a great place to just hang out, the City Botanical Gardens is also one of the city’s most unique concert venues. Check out who’s playing on the River Stage and spend a night enjoying music under the stars.
2. Iceworld Olympic Ice Rink
Iceworld’s massive 60 metre x 26 metre ice rink, is the perfect place for a romantic date. Even during Brisbane’s hot summer months, Iceworld provides a chilly refuge for local lovebirds. Check the schedule for free ice times when DJs play your favourite songs. Skates are available for hire.
One of Brisbane’s remaining waterfront villages, Manly’s rich nautical character and historical feel make it a picturesque place to visit. Overflowing with cafes, seafood restaurants, pubs and shops, Manly is a Brisbane dating mecca – a great place to view some spectacular sea vessels and enjoy the sea air.
4. Leisure Island
Located in the popular shopping centre of Logan Hyperdome, Leisure Island is the place to let your inner child out to play. Filled with games and activities, this place encourages everyone to just let lose and have some laughs.
5. Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Since 1978, visitors to the Planetarium’s Cosmic Skydome have experienced perfect views of space as seen in the Southern Hemisphere. Housed within the Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, a visit to the Planetarium also gives you the opportunity to explore one of Brisbane’s most beautiful outdoor parks.
6. Nudgee Beach
Just 30 minutes from downtown Brisbane, Queensland, you’ll find one of the best places to spend a romantic beach date. Nudgee Beach is jam packed with recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, cycling, fishing and walking. Of course, many couples simply come to relax and enjoy the views… and that’s ok too.
7. Oz Skate Centre
For something completely different, find an Oz Skate Centre near you and rent your choice of either roller skates or in-line skates. Rinks feature fantastic music and fun activities. You might also consider taking a class together like speed skating or hockey.
8. Sanctuary Cove
For a truly leisurely paced experience, visit the unique waterfront resort and shopping village known as Sanctuary Cove. The area features more than 80 specialty shops filled with art, crafts, souvenirs, and fresh local produce. You can also dine at one of the many restaurants overlooking the water, take in a movie at the village theatre, or visit the local brewery for a taste and a tour. You might even consider staying overnight at one of the pretty boutique hotels.
9. XXXX Ale House Brewery Tours
If you’ve never visited one of Australia’s most famous breweries, make a date to visit XXXX Ale House Brewery today. The guided tour is a great way to find out about the brewing process and sample plenty of the product.
10. Mt Coot-tha Lookout
For one of the best views of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Glass House Mountains take a trip to Mt Coot-tha Lookout. Make a reservation at either The Kuta Cafe or the Summit Restaurant and enjoy the lookout while you dine. While you’re out there, visit the Mt Coot-tha Gardens and experience 52 hectares exotic plant life from around the world. Only ten minutes from the city, Mt Coot-tha is definitely worth the trip!