Last Minute Valentines Date Ideas



Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this year Brisbane is serving up the romance! Loaded with love filled activities and breathtaking sights, Brisbane is giving Paris- the city of love, a run for their money.

From climbing to the top of the Story Bridge to waterfront dining at Northshore Harbour Café, love can be found in the most unlikely of places and activities. If you’re feeling stuck for Valentine’s day date ideas this list will explore the many ways Brisbane is celebrating love this year – and how you can get in on it.


Kayaking on the Brisbane River when the sunset turns to dusk captures the insane beauty of our city’s lights and sounds. It’s beauty so unique that it needs to be captured with someone special. This year Riverlife, Kangaroo Point, is bringing together the city flow, river flow and romantic flow with their Valentine’s day twilight kayak. Generally speaking, kayaking is a gratifying way to get rid of all distractions and get outside your comfort zone. It creates the unusual juxtaposition of feeling totally at peace but excited and liberated too. Yet, when it comes to this special Valentine’s day twilight kayak, even more appreciation must be given. By booking into the 90-minute illuminated kayak journey you will also be booking into a dining experience. An antipasto grazing board alongside sweet petit fours will be served with your own chosen beverage. Count us in please!

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Is your idea of having fun exploring the outdoors? And is your idea of a romantic lunch setting up a picnic in a private parkland? If you have answered yes to both these questions, you might be interested in choosing your own adventure with Riverlife this Valentine’s day.

Riverlife has a D.I.Y date on offer, including a self-guided adventure experience of your choosing and a wholesome picnic hamper by the water. The adventure choices include a 2-hour kayak hire; 30-minute water bike hire; 1-day bike hire; 1-day rollerblade hire; and a 1-day URB-E hire. Afterwards, you can choose to have a picnic in the parklands, or a picnic set up in a riverside marquee. How about that for an adventurous, fun and romantic day in Brisbane.

All you need to know to book is here.


A Valentine’s day dinner at Northshore Harbour ticks all the boxes. Be treated and impressed by the secluded Hamilton waterfront, an intimate spot to dine not far outside of the busy CBD. Northshore Harbour is opening an exclusive once-off pop-up dinner experience to offer an indulgent 3-course menu embracing a variety of exquisite flavours. This is top 3 of the most romantic and fancy date on the list because what sounds fancier than a 3- course extravaganza! The only thing left to say is to get in quick before the Northshore Harbour Valentine’s day dinner is sold out!

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Fancy a glass of bubbles at the top of the Story Bridge? This Valentine’s day Story Bridge Adventure Climb is taking the glorious bridge climb one step further. At the top of the bridge, you can have a toast admiring and embracing your loved one. It has the potential to be a romantic moment that steals the show from the highly praised view!

If you’re feeling up for a bit of a thrill, you can also add on a Cantilever Lean Out or Walk The Plank experience on the top platform of the iconic structure. To climb the Story Bridge is nearly as iconic as the Story Bridge itself. It is a fulfilling, memorable climb because it makes you go wow: wow as in you climbed 1,138 steps, and wow because the view it delivers. So, we say go big or go home and climb that bridge!

Up for the climb? Book here.


Can someone explain why an island romantic getaway at Tangalooma sounds like a Valentine’s dream? A ferry journey of 75 minutes out of Brisbane waters will have you spellbound over the slice of paradise found at Moreton Island. The rich marine life, tranquil beachfront and beach water sports make the resort idyllic for both young partners to older couples. This particular 2 nights’ accommodation couple’s holiday package will make you want to make the most out of every minute together. The package includes welcoming drinks, a massage for two and a sunset dolphin feeding. The adventure side of the island should also be taken advantage of – parasailing above the wrecks or riding a quad bike along the sandy island sounds like must dos. Slip away to island bliss for a weekend and feel the love of a romantic getaway.

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Home to stunning river views, gorgeous parklands and filled with exotic restaurants and bars, south bank is sure to sweep your partner off their seat. Start the night with a crisp glass of the finest prosecco or balter xpa at the South bank beer garden and enjoy the breathtaking Brisbane city views. Take a relaxing stroll through the lush parklands and along the twinkling waterfront as you make your way down to River Quay. If extravagance is what you’re after, this exquisite dining experience is perfect for you. With unmatched Brisbane city and river views, the finest food in Brisbane and 5 star service this night of luxury is like a scene from a movie.

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Watching the most romantic movie on the most romantic day of the year? Hell yeah, now where can we buy tickets? This Valentine’s day Palace James Street Cinemas in Fortitude Valley is screening the Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet. We know calling Romeo and Juliet the most romantic movie is quite subjective, but remember, for never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. For the romance and Shakespeare obsessed (like us), this is the date for you. Have a night in the stars with your star-crossed lover. Then have it topped off with a box of popcorn and a glass of prosecco or a balter xpa on arrival. How can you say no to that!

Get your tickets here.


Looking for something extra-luxurious to do this Valentine’s day? How about a fly and dine experience? There is one picturesque winery we have in mind that offers such a romantic experience: the Sirromet Winery estate.

Book into their Valentine’s day scenic helicopter flight for two and appreciate the vineyard backdrop and views overlooking Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island. Choose to dine for lunch or dinner after the private ride, at Restaurant Lurleen’s, Tuscan terrace or the Cellar Door – with this many dining options you can’t go wrong. Then allow the date take up the day and explore the grounds, drink the wines and enjoy the live entertainment. Sounds like if you want to get spoiled or spoil someone this Valentine’s day, Sirromet Winery is the place to go.

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