Things To Do

Where To Spend Valentine’s Day On The Sunshine Coast

By Laura Braulins - 04 Feb 2019

Valentine's Day Sunshine Coast

Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day, it’s better to have some kind of game plan in mind for spoiling your significant other, rather than nothing at all. 

To help you keep the love alive or make a lasting impression on a new special someone, we’ve scoped the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast this Valentine’s Day. 

Special Outdoor Cinema at Spicers Tamarind Retreat 

Watch Julia Roberts and Richard Gere fall in love on the big screen at Spicers Tamarind Retreat’s outdoor cinema showing of Pretty Woman, Featuring your own individually styled picnic area, bottle of Prosecco, charcuterie platter, Asian noodle box, popcorn and dessert, we guess they weren’t kidding when they said the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach! Kicking off at 5pm with live music, this is one Valentine’s Day on the Sunshine Coast they’ll never forget. Book your tickets here.
When: Thursday, 14 February, 5pm to 9.30pm
Cost: $275 per couple

Champagne Three-Course Dinner at Sails

If you’re out to impress your number one, look no further than Sails. There’s a high chance you and your date either met, first dated, got engaged or celebrated your wedding there, and we don’t blame you, the beachfront setting is spectacular. This Valentine’s Day, take it up a notch with a three-course dinner including five options for entrée and main, a special shared dessert and champagne upon arrival. Swoooon.
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $110 per person

Singles Mingle at Glasshouse Brewery 

If you’re flying solo this Valentine’s Day on the Sunshine Coast, no need to throw a wet blanket over the situation, simply get yourself to Glasshouse Brewery for an evening of craft beer and food matching—now there’s a relationship we bet you’re into. The light-hearted soiree is hosted by two professionals, who’ll be bringing their A-game to encourage loads of laughs, chats, new friendships and if you play your cards right, perhaps a little future love. Sign up for all the fun here.
When: Thursday, 14 February, 6.15pm to 9pm
Cost: Tickets start at $72

Paint and Sip Social at The Art Hub 

For a date with a difference, set those creative juices flowing with a paint and sip class at Caloundra’s Art Hub where you’ll be painting your date, Picasso-style. To loosen the nerves, bring your own favourite drop of vino and be guided step-by-step by an Art Hub artist until you have a finished canvas ready for mounting. Making memories never felt so good. Spaces are limited, so hurry and book here.
When: Saturday, 16 February, 7pm to 9.30pm
Cost: $45 each

Valentine’s Day Degustation at Corbin’s

Get into the rhythm of February’s main event with a Unico Zelo wine-matched degustation dinner at Corbin’s Kitchen and Bar. There’s no doubt the menu offering of okonomiyaki-styled scallops and swordfish with bonito flakes and sesame will impress your long-term love or a spicy new flame. And, that’s just the entree. Lay your eyes on the rest of the menu and organise your seat at Corbin’s here.
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $75 per person

Dumpling and Buns Class at The Cooking School 

The Cooking School’s Executive chef, Zeb Gilbert, is bound to get your relationship sizzling as he guides you through a hands-on culinary exploration of Asian dumplings and steamed buns. Knead, chop, steam and dice your way through the class before dining with wines matched by The Cooking School’s sommelier. You know there’s nothing sexier than cooking with your lover, so reserve your spots here!.
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $140 per person

His and Hers Feast at Land & Sea 

Land & Sea make Valentine’s Day easy with the hippest ‘His and Her’ dinner package around town. Work your way through a Land and Sea platter, red velvet cake, beer tasting paddles and cocktails while listening to live tunes. This is the low-key event your date will totally appreciate for 2019’s big day of love. Come as you are, no booking required.
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $55 per person

Candlelight Dinner at Orleans

Treat the object of your affection to a four-course tasting menu within the candlelit ambience of Orleans in Maroochydore. If your appetite is not quite four-course strong, then you’re welcome to indulge in the regular a la carte menu that we know these guys for. And for those chasing some cliché-cool date vibes, Orleans will gladly organise a rose for your table from That Little Flower Shop. It doesn’t get much easier than this. 
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $65 per person

Pasta Parmigiana Reggiano Cheese Wheel at Il Vento

If you’ve never experienced the magic of a cheese wheel, you’ll want to reserve a spot a Mooloolaba’s Il Vento, pronto! Guests will be treated to a Valentine’s Spritz upon arrival before settling down for three Italian courses including a focaccia Milanese entrée, raspberry Panna Cotta dessert and the star of the show, a linguine parmigiana Reggiano cheese wheel. Italians really do have it best, so book your table in cheese heaven here.
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $49 per person

Long Weekend of Love at Elixiba

Elixiba has gone all out this Valentine’s Day by declaring a long weekend of love starting with Pal-entines, a seven-course plant-based banquet for you and your pals that is guaranteed to be loads of fun. Thursday’s event features a more couple-y affair with seven courses, dessert and a gift, before the celebrations continue through until Saturday with a banquet special for those who aren’t ready to say farewell to Valentine’s Day 2019. With a plant-based, Coeliac-friendly menu, its clear love isn’t discriminating at Elixiba
When: Wednesday, 13 February through to Saturday, 16 February
Cost: From From $49 to $69 per person

Valentine’s High Tea at Aimee Provence 

How does a sunset high tea of finger sandwiches, warm scones, specially crafted Valentine’s fancies and champagne sound? Absolutely perfect. You may have a hard time distributing your gaze between the stunning coastal views, your date’s face and the picture-perfect treats, but the team at Aimee Provence promises an unforgettable evening. Reserve your space here.
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $78 per person

Dinner at Noosa Boathouse

When you know your date is the kind of person who prefers options, then dinner at Noosa Boathouse will be one of your safest bets this Valentine’s Day on the Sunshine Coast.  Offering two separate menu options, you’ll get to decide between a three-tiered seafood tower for two plus a shared chocolate dessert plate or,  a four-course meal featuring fresh and local flavours. Of course, both options include epic river views, so head on over and reserve your spot here.
When: Thursday, 14 February
Cost: $59 for four-course dinner and $159 per couple for the seafood experience

If you're stuck for gift ideas this Valentine's Day, try a doughtnut bouquet. Yep, doughnuts in a bouquet are a thing and they've landed on the Sunshine Coast.

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for Urban List

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