9 Valentine's Day date ideas in Brisbane (loaded with romance and fun)
Updated: 3 February 2022
Valentine’s Day! The day to show your better half just how special they truly are. But sometimes it can be a little hard to express this with the perfect date idea come 14th Feb. Well, have we got a treat for you. Read on for nine, romantic and out of the brownie boxdate ideas in Brisbane to impress your love this Valentine’s Day.
New Farm Confectionary’s Valentine’s Chocolate Workshop
For lovers and lovers of chocolate alike, this two hour workshop is the sweeetest date idea you’ll find this Valentine’s Day. Bring your special someone, or get together a group of pals for a chocolate-filled workshop run by New Farm Confectionary’s leading Chocolatiers.
You’ll create delicious love-themed goodies, like heart-shaped truffles and strawberries dipped in couverture Belgian chocolate (YUMMM!), plus an assortment of other delectable chocolate treats. Relax and enjoy this hands-on class with a glass (or two) of sparkling. No experience necessary, just bring your date, a love of chocolate and a fun desire to get stuck in. Mouth. Watering. Goodness. Now…
What: New Farm Confectionery
Where: 16 Waterloo Street, Newstead QLD, Australia
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $110 per person
Victoria Park Putt Putt
This is such a cute idea… dialed up to epic levels! Victoria Park’s 18 hole Putt Putt Mini Golf Course is like no other. Tackle the course with sand and water traps and swinging poles, all while taking in breathtaking Brisbane City views.
They’re open morning, noon and night, and are fully licensed. So why not grab some drinks and declare your love for one another over a fierce yet loving game of putt putt at Victoria Park. (They’re really popular, so you’d better book soon!)
What: Victoria Park Putt Putt
Where: 309 Herston Road, Herston Queensland 4006
Cost: Adults $20
Brisbane Kayak, Wine & Grazing Board Experience
When it comes to Valentine’s Day in Brisbane, a twilight river adventure is not only romantic, but a great chance to explore the city in a new and exciting way. Enter Riverlife’s Kayak, Wine & Grazing Board Experience.
Take in iconic sites like the Story Bridge, Howard Smith Wharves and South Bank as you paddle down the Brisbane River on a 90 min guided tour. Upon returning to shore, get settled at a riverside marquee for drinks and an antipasto grazing board. (Don’t worry, they’ve got facilities to shower and change before drinks)
No kayaking experience necessary. Qualified tour guides provide instruction and all safety equipment. Bookings are essentialso secure a spot and make a splash with your special someone.
What: Brisbane Kayak, Wine & Grazing Board Experience
Where: Riverlife Adventure Centre, Naval Stores, Kangaroo Point
Duration: 90 min guided tour, + drinks and grazing board
Cost: $125 per person
Brisbane Distillery Gin School
Fancy a glass of gin with your date? Why not step things up a notch and book in for Gin School at Brisbane Distillery. Let your creativity run wild as you choose from over 180 botanicals to create the perfect gin just for you! You’ll also learn about the history of your favourite liquor, all while enjoying complimentary cocktails, cheese and cured meats.
With 30 stills, Gin School can cater for large groups to make a party of it. But most classes are smaller for a more intimate experience - perfect for your special Valentine’s Day date. You could even gift your bottles to each other!
What: Brisbane Distillery Gin School
Where: 99 Jane Street, West End
When: 2 classes a day Wed to Sun, morning session on Saturday
Duration: approx 120 min
Cost: $189 per person
City Winery Wine Blending Workshop
Need a special bottle of vino for Valentine’s Day, and a top date idea? Try City Winery Wine Blending Workshop. You’ll learn the art of blending wines, the tricks and techniques winemakers use, plus what they’re looking for to achieve the perfect taste and texture profile. Plus, every guest takes home a custom bottle of their own wine.
City Winery Brisbane is the first urban winery in Brisbane since 1860. And they’re making a serious splash on the scene, now with three venues across Brisbane. Be sure to check out the restaurants for a mouth-watering menu of paddock to plate specialties with all ingredients sourced locally.
What: City Winery Wine Blending Workshop
Where: 11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley, 7/45 Eagle St, Brisbane City & 162 Edward St, Brisbane City
When: 2pm Sundays (bookings essential)
Duration: approx 120 min
Cost: $135 (min 2 people, max 40)
Brisbane Jet Ski Safari Tour out to Moreton Bay
If you want a romantic Valentine’s Day date with a little more throttle and splash, check out Jet Ski Tours Brisbane for a Safari Tour. Starting at Kangaroo Point, this 2.5 hour guided adventure takes you along the Brisbane River with views of South Bank, city skyline, pristine parklands and gardens, and many extravagant mansions.
You’ll even journey out to experience the natural beauty of Moreton Bay. You might even spot some turtles and dolphins. Life jackets are supplied and compulsory, and all thrill seekers must be competent swimmers.
What: Jet Ski Safari Tour
Where: Berth B1, Dockside Marina, 44 Ferry Street,
When: 9am and 12pm daily
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Cost: Solo ride $320, tandem ride $160 pp
GoBoat private picnic boat on the Brisbane River
It’s pretty clear that a date on the Brisbane River this Valentine’s Day is a winner. But if kayaking or jet skiing is a bit too high octane, then GoBoat is definitely the pace for you. Enjoy a relaxing journey down scenic Brisbane River on your own private picnic boat for a few hours. BYO food and drink, no boat license required. Perfect!
Each of the Danish-designed boats is made from recycled materials, and is powered by a state-of-the-art zero-emissions electric motor. And don’t forget the pause for romantic snaps. GoBoat prides itself on its beautiful Instagrammable experience.
What: GoBoat picnic boat
Where: Departs from Breakfast Creek and Kangaroo Point.
Duration: 1-6 hours
Cost: $129 - $519
Explore the Scenic Rim
The stunning Scenic Rim located just an hour from Brisbane with it’s tranquil rainforests, waterfalls and wineries makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day road trip destination.
Enjoy a picturesque morning drive out to Lamington National Park. Pop on your walking shoes and wander lush subtropical rainforest, and take in spectacular waterfall views, on Morans Falls trek - only 1.5 hours.
A stone’s throw and you’re at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard. Settle in for wine tastings, picnic baskets, stone-baked pizzas, cheese boards, plus their famous artisan O’Reilly’s wine.
And for something a little different, Mountview Alpaca Farm is right there on the property. So you can feed the cuddly alpacas, and even take them for a walk. Now that’s a Valentine’s Day to remember!
Float In Cinema - Valentine's Edition
This Valentine’s Day, redefine the classic dinner + movie date as W Brisbane transforms the WET® Deck into a floating cinema for a special three night event.
Relax on your very own inflatable pool recliner while taking in the killer lineup of romcoms.. Snack and sip on some of WET® Deck’s tastiest treats and eats - with orders taken poolside and delivered via floating trays. How fancy! And don’t forget to try the “XOXO” signature cocktail.
Dress for summer vibes, resort attire or swimwear. Feel free to slide off your recliner into the pool for a dip - plush towels provided. What a date!
What: Float In Cinema - Valentine’s Edition
Where: WET® Deck, 81 North Quay, Brisbane City
Night 1: “Crazy Stupid Love” - 14 Feb, 7pm
Night 2: “How To Be Single” - 15 Feb, 7pm
Night 3: “The Proposal” - 16 Feb, 7pm
Cost: $53.84 – $59.11