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Date Night & Date Day Must-Do's in Brisbane

Are you stuck for what to do on your next date night/ date day? We have you covered! We have compiled some of the most fun, unique and classically romantic experiences in our river city, to make sure you wow your date!


Take a Sunset Kayak on the River


Nicknamed ‘The River City’, Brisbane is perfect for kayaking, as it takes in all of Brisbane’s best suburbs, but from a different angle. Choose from guided or un-guided tours depending on your skill level. You can even opt to reward yourselves with an arranged picnic after all of that hard work paddling you will have definitely earned it! Check out Riverlife, One Tree Canoe Company or Brisbane Adventure Kayaking Tours for options and prices.  (maybe a from and to price here would be suitable?) ie Prices start at just $32 for an hour etc…


Explore Brisbane City Hall’s Clock Tower


Discover the hidden secrets of our heritage listed City Hall on your next date night! Join in one of the Museum of Brisbane’s guided tours and venture into the heart of the clock tower. Offering a spectacular 360* view of the CBD, a ride in one of Brisbane’s oldest working cage lifts and a look behind Australia’s largest analogue clock you’re guaranteed to impressed your loved one! $Free


Sip on Vino and Cocktails in Brisbane’s Laneways


If you have ever been walking around Brisbane, you know, Brisbane’s laneways are up there with the best! Many of these laneways house small bars with a lot of character. One of our favourites is Beatrix, a Kill-Bill inspired bar where Texas meets Japan with a secret laneway entrance and an impressive cocktail list & food menu. Another is La Lune, a small boutique wine bar in Fish Lane, South Brisbane with a great outlook over some fantastic street art pieces. Kiki, a coffee & banh mi kiosk by day & cocktail bar by night, housed underneath a rail bridge amidst an urban jungle, is also in Fish Lane. If laneway bars are your thing, definitely also have a look also for John Mills Himself Café Bar, Next Episode, Bar Brutus and Alba Bar & Deli.


Bowling, Laser Tag or Karaoke


Strike at Wintergarden in the Brisbane CBD has it all! Choose from a classic game of ten-pin bowling, an action packed session of laser tag or heart-warming karaoke renditions of your favourite songs for your next date night. Strike also features a fully equipped cocktail bar and gourmet kitchen, so why not pair your activity with a lovely dinner for two afterwards?

Movie Night


Watching a movie may not be one of the most exciting date night ideas, but where you watch a movie makes all the difference! Why not drive out to the Yatala drive in cinema, grab some popcorn and watch a film on the big screen from the comfort of your car? Another epic old-style location for movies the Red Hill Cinemas. Rebuilt from the remains of an old skate arena, it feel like you are watching a movie in an old barn – but on comfortable seats. Have you ever wanted to enjoy dinner while watching a movie? Blue Room Cinebar has you covered! With a fully licensed, in-cinema delivery service you can enjoy everything from cocktails to pizza.

Pack a picnic


Now that it is starting to become a little cooler as we head into autumn here in Brisbane, it is the perfect opportunity to pack a lunch (or dinner) and lay down a rug somewhere grassy. Enjoy prime South Bank picnic spots like the Grassy Knoll, Musgrave Park or anywhere near the South Bank Parklands. You can opt to organise it all yourself or enlist the help of a professional like The Picnic Co. or Social Picnic Co, who, at your desired location, will set up the prettiest picnic table and accessories you have ever seen.


Eat Street Markets


Picture this: You are at the site of a historic wharf, there are re-purposed shipping containers everywhere, each of which houses a different cuisine, restaurant or food stall, there are glittering lights everywhere and a band is playing in the background. Welcome to Eat Street Northshore, the perfect location for your next date night. If all of the above was not enough reason to visit, there are also plenty of car parks available & the entry is only $5 per person. Happy indulging!

Beer Yoga


Those might seem like two things that do not go together – but the folks at Felons Brewing have tried, tested and can confirm that, yes, beer and yoga make a great combination. Every Wednesday from 5pm-5.45pm on the Felons lawn, you can take part in their weekly beer yoga session. A great way to end a day at work and a great way to start a date night! All classes are free and are Vinyasa Slow Flow classes, making them accessible to all yoga abilities. Simply make sure to arrive a little before 5pm, so you can grab a beer and find a spot on the lawn. BYO yoga mat.


Urban Climb


Another fantastic way to break a sweat on a date in Brisbane is to go climbing! Choose from three locations (Milton, Newstead or West End) and whether you would like to go climbing with ropes (West End location) or bouldering, a style of climbing without ropes or a harness with walls only up to 3m high (Milton, Newstead or West End locations). From $25 per person, this is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and have some fun on date night!


Hike up Mount Coot-tha


Mount-Coot-tha, Brisbane’s most iconic lookout spot, located just 7.5kms from Brisbane’s CBD, boasts a great walking track to its summit, from which you can admire our river city in all its glory. The Mount Coot-tha summit circuit track requires a moderate fitness level, making it a very accessible track, which leaves you with enough breath to enjoy your date night. Start at the end of the second car park at JC Slaughter Falls up to the lookout and return on the Mahogany trail. Make sure to take some time to admire the trees, white cockatoos and picturesque creek as well.


Looking for somewhere to stay the night after your amazing date night? Check out our great accommodation specials, we would love to see you #stayatsouthbank with us.

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