11 date ideas in Brisbane City

For all the romantics out there, Brisbane City is the perfect place to spend time with your special someone. From a candlelit dinner for two and a stroll along the river, through to a hotel stay,  the CBD is the loveliest place to get lost in love.

Paddle & Prawns at Riverlife

Glide up Brisbane’s majestic river in your own illuminated Riverlife kayak on Friday and Saturday nights. Take in the beautiful sights of our river city from a different perspective with a 90-minute paddle next to your special someone. When you return to the shore you can feast on buckets of fresh, ocean king prawns, bread rolls (Friday) and a traditional Aussie barbecue (Saturday) paired with an assortment of chilled beer, wine and soft drinks.

Live music at Mr & Mrs G

Be traditional and have a memorable night out in Brisbane City. Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Eagle Street with the twinkling Story Bridge and stunning Brisbane River as your backdrop. Multiple award-winning restaurant Esquire offers a degustation menu matched with Australian wines, and we also recommend Japanese at Sake, modern Australian at ARIA and Alchemy as well as Italian at Il Centro. With these choices, you’re sure to find something to tantalise your taste buds. Finish your night with a drink close by at Mr & Mrs G's or Riverbar & Kitchen then stroll along the river. View our favourite spots to grab a drink in Brisbane City before or after your meal.

The Gardens Club

Pre-book a couples' picnic basket at The Gardens Club and enjoy the serenity of the picturesque City Botanic Gardens. The hidden cottage also houses a cafe if you want to grab a bite then walk around the gardens. On Sunday you can pick up home-made wares at the Riverside Gardens Market held near the Alice St entrance of the gardens.

Dome Retreat, Marriott Hotel

Spoil that special person in your life with a facial, massage, hair treatment, manicure, or whatever you desire, at one of the great pampering spots in Brisbane City.

Brisbane City Hall

Take a ride up to the City Hall Clock Tower and explore the most iconic feature of this heritage-listed building while taking in the stunning views of Brisbane from the observation deck.

Romance at Treasury Hotel

Stay overnight in Brisbane City at one of the many premier hotels offering special packages for Valentine's Day and beyond.

Brisbane Riverwalk Bike Path

Get those endorphins pumping and join Brisbane By Bicycle for its Essentials Tour afternoon bike ride through the Brisbane City area, starting and finishing at South Bank. The Twilight Tour also operates in the summer months, held in the evening as the sun sets over Brisbane and the heat of the summer day disappears. 

Sake Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier

Taste your way through a series of sake’s matched with beautiful fresh sashimi at the Sake and Sashimi Masterclass at Sake Restaurant on Eagle Street Pier. Available daily until 8pm for groups of four or more. Double date anyone?

Home to 12 bowling lanes, a laser tag arena and pool tables, Strike Bowling in Wintergarden offers many options to woo your date. Plus the bar and gourmet kitchen is on hand to offer a beer, cocktail or pizza while you play.

Indulge your sweet tooth together with a three-hour Chocolate Cooking Experience at Chocolate Moments on Albert St. Create your own luxurious Belgian chocolate and indulge in tasting chocolate from around the world.



For a super-cute and exhilarating date, ascend the Story Bridge to experience awe-inspiring 360 degree views of Brisbane City, the river, mountain ranges and Moreton Bay Islands at the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. They offer dawn, day, twilight and night climbs. 

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