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8 Romantic Experiences To Enjoy With Your Squeeze In Brisbane This Summer

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
28th Oct 2022

There are endless reasons to visit the sparkling shores of Brisbane. From its amazing new bar and restaurant openings to its stunning waterfronts and beautiful natural splendour, it's the perfect place for a summer getaway that won't break the bank this year. Thanks to Visit Brisbane, we’ve found some unmissable adventures in this thriving city to dial up the romance.

Here are eight romantic experiences guaranteed to make you swoon.

Sail Down The Brisbane River

We can’t think of a more breathtaking way to see the city sights than along the Brisbane River with Go Boat Cruises. Their range of luxe electric boats is perfect for those without their boating license and can be hired for one to three hours so that you can really soak in some rays and make the most of your afternoon. Bonus points for ordering one of the indulgent picnic baskets to really level up your sailing game. 

Soak At A Bathhouse

Soak Bathhouse believes that true wellness can only be achieved when we really spoil ourselves, and there’s no better way to soothe those stresses and woes than with a deluxe treatment of this lush space. This super-chic space offers a wide range of treatments including massage, hot spas, indoor and outdoor mineral baths and traditional dry cedar saunas. We can guarantee you and your lover will leave feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated.

Watch The Sunrise at Mt. Coot-Tha

Adventure couples, this one’s for you. Ditch the sleep-in and get active climbing the glorious 1.9km Mt. Coot-Tha summit which gradually climbs and rises to the majestic lookout point boasting the sweeping views of the entire Brisbane city skyline as the pastel sunrise fairy floss tones fill the sky. We can’t think of a more romantic way to start the day.

Sip Rooftop Sunset Cocktails

Now that you’ve done all of that hiking, it’s time to celebrate your success and head to some of Brissy’s coolest cocktail bars up high in the clouds. From Fiume at the Crystalbrook Vincent (which also boasts magnificent views of Howard Smith Wharf from the infinity pool) to Hotel X's Iris, the city is absolutely spoilt for choice. To help you decide where to head first, check out some of our recommendations to help you avoid decision paralysis here.

Dinner At Howard Smith Wharves

There’s nothing like finding a cool new cheeky restaurant you love while out on holidays—and there are few foodie strips cooler than the Howard Smith Wharves Precinct. Think miles of fabulously-fun restaurants, bars and eateries all ready for you to feast at. We’ve shared a few of our favorites here, and particularly can’t get enough of the greek riverfront Greca, the Asian-inspired double-level Stanley or Japanese hot spot Yoko.

Picnic At River Quay

For those more laidback lovers who prefer a casual date to a degustation, a picnic along the spectacular River Quay is most certainly for you. Embrace a change of scenery and get outside for a feast from the clever people at Jetty Southbank who curate some very ‘grammable picnics tailored to your specific requirements and favourite flavours. Yum. 

Watch A Flick Outdoors 

We’re suckers for a night under the stars, especially when we can snuggle up with our beloved and relish a great film. The Brisbane Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema is a great cheap night out where you can enjoy the twinkling stars and moonlight on a hot evening with a vino and some tasty treats available too. With some star-studded new films coming out over the next few months too, you’ll have lots of fantastic options to choose from. 

Stroll Under The Jacarandas

There’s nothing more captivating than strolling under the pastel purple jacarandas around the city on a balmy afternoon and no more ideal time of the year to do so than right now in the heart of spring. Have a sticky beak at our list of free strolls to take here for inspo, put on your comfy shoes and head for a romantic little nature walk.

So with so many incredible cultural experiences to share in, what are you waiting for? Head to Visit Brisbane to find out more information and get booking your next breathtaking romantic break.

Editor’s note: this article was produced in partnership with Visit Brisbane. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

Image credit: Crystalbrook Vincent via Instagram

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