A romantic weekend escape at South Bank

'Date night' doesn't have to be just one day - stretch the fun out over a whole weekend with these romantic outings at South Bank. 

A deluxe suite at Rydges

Start by checking into a deluxe king suite at Rydges South Bank with a private balcony and panoramic views of the Brisbane River and city skyline. Nestled in the heart of South Bank, Rydges is just a stone’s throw from QPAC, Streets Beach and the Parklands as well as all the bars, restaurants and night life you could wish for.

The cultural experience

Once you’ve settled in, why not walk the short distance to the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Hold hands while you wander through the gallery’s many free exhibits or check out one of the regular internationally renowned exhibitions, retrospectives and displays.

Wheel & QPAC

A twilight ride on the Wheel of Brisbane

For a unique experience with breathtaking views and romance galore, the Wheel of Brisbane is your next stop. Book the VIP cabin for extended ride duration, luxurious seats, tinted windows, and personally selected music. To add to the experience, visit the adjacent Sirromet Lounge where you can indulge in pre and post-ride beverages, or even arrange to have drinks while you ride. 

Degustation at Bacchus

With eight delectable modern Australian dishes, each created with the next in mind, the Bacchus degustation menu takes diners on the perfect gastronomic and sensory journey. Each course offers an explosion of flavour, texture, and colour and guests can choose to have matching wines or even a glass of Dom Perignon for that extra something special.  The sophisticated surrounds add to the romantic atmosphere with warm, soft lighting and sumptuous furnishings. It’s sure to be a night to remember.

Promenade night

A stroll along the promenade

What better way to cap off an evening of romance than a leisurely stroll by the glittering Brisbane River along the Clem Jones Promenade. Take in the views of the city and watch the world go by as you walk arm-in-arm and enjoy the evening breeze. 

The next day...

It’s time to hit the beach! That’s right; Australia’s only beach in the middle of the city is at the heart of South Bank Parklands. With a crystal-clear lagoon and white sand beaches surrounded by subtropical trees, Streets Beach is a little slice of paradise. It also overlooks the iconic Brisbane River and the CBD and is patrolled by fully qualified lifeguards. Take a refreshing dip or simply relax on the sand and soak up the atmosphere . 

Picnicking Couple

Picnic lunch from Aquitaine Brasserie

Aquitaine Brasserie offers the perfect option for couples wanting a relaxed yet sumptuous lunchtime feast with their Deluxe Picnic Hamper. On arrival, lovebirds receive a glass each of French sparkling and are seated at a riverside table to share in a delectable entree while staff discretely set up the picnic hamper and blanket. Diners can then wander down to the luscious green grass of River Quay to their blanket and hamper which includes house smoked charcuterie, pickles, French cheese and baguette as well as fresh fruits petit fours, coffees and sparkling mineral water.

2pm and the music begins 

Stick around at River Quay to put the final romantic touch to the weekend with live music at the Sunday Sessions. As you sit back and enjoy the water views, the smooth, dulcet sounds of some of Brisbane’s best bands, vocalists and musician float across the breeze as the sun sets over the city and the twinkling CBD lights begin to flicker on. The perfect end to your romantic escape.