Date Ideas That Are Sure To Score You Major Brownie Points

By Chanelle Macbeth | 7th February 2022

Whether your regular date night rotations are growing stale or you’re just looking to spice things up, ditch dinner and a movie for something that’s sure to get your heart racing. From hot air balloon rides to tropical island day trips, and challenges to really put your relationship to the test, we’ve scoured Brisbane with our boos to find the best date ideas.

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Brush and Barrel


Are you after a fun-filled romantic night of painting, drinking, laughing, and singing? Whether you’re secretly Picasso or the complete opposite, no prior skills are required to partake in Brush and Barrel’s paint and sip classes. Just get ready to have your creative juices flowing as the drinks are pouring!


Floating Images Hot Air Balloon


Love really is in the air! Take your relationship to new heights with a hot air balloon ride. The unforgettable birds-eye view of Greater Brisbane will certainly exceed any expectations. Only 30mins west of the Brisbane CBD, these spectacular one-hour balloon flights even come with breakfast.


Mas & Miek Ceramic House


Picturing the iconic Patrick Swayze pottery scene, wheel throwing is as romantic as it gets – except during this class your clothes must stay on. The beautiful Mas & Miek Ceramic House offers ceramic classes to cater for all stages, with plenty of clay to get your hands dirty. All classes are run by ceramic artists Mieke and Charlie De Deyne, and if you’re really committed to each other, you can even sign up for an eight-week hand building course.


Sirromet Wines Picnic

Mount Cotton

For you and your partner in wine, a romantic picnic date never fails, especially when it’s paired with a bottle of fine wine. All your picnic hamper essentials are sorted and ready to buy over Sirromet’s cellar door, so roll out your rug, get cosy and take in the impressive views with your special Valentine.


Scenic Rim Equine Group


Saddle up! Here’s a unique experience for you and your ride-or-die. Observe picturesque views of the Scenic Rim on a one-hour trail ride through Beechmont’s scenic mountain ranges, with horses available to suit all levels from beginners to advanced riders. Starting from $100 per person, it’s your Saddle Club dreams come to life.


Tangalooma Day Trip Cruise

Moreton Island

A tropical island beach is the perfect backdrop to your love, and a day trip to Tangalooma is an exciting escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Nothing says a memorable experience like swimming with dolphins in crystal clear waters and these day trip cruises take all the work out – the day is all yours to spend just as you like!


Yatala Drive-In


As much loved cartoonist, Charls Shultz once said, love is sharing your popcorn. It’s the classic date night under the stars and one for couples who like to keep things low-key. The Yatala Drive-In Cinema is always screening an array of flicks to set the mood so with something for every kind of movie buff, you can’t go wrong.


Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

South Brisbane

One for the art enthusiasts! Explore GOMA’s current exhibitions highlighting history, culture and politics. If you haven’t already caught a glimpse of their must-see The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibition, then this is a must-see for your next date.


Escape Manor

Brisbane City

Daredevil couples, this one is for you! Embark on a challenging journey finding clues, cracking codes, and solving puzzles to escape before your time runs out. There are different rooms and themes to put you and your loved one to the test, if you think you’re up for the challenge. Tickets cost $38 per person and will really put your chemistry on the line.


Mount Tamborine Hiking Trail

Tamborine National Park

Get your sneakers out, it’s time to experience nature’s true beauty. Nothing says romance like an adventure and there are many different walking tracks to cater for even the most cynical hiker. Experience the ambience of Curtis Falls or the Cedar Creek Falls Rock Pools. All make for a pucker-up moment and sappy pic upon arrival.

Brisbane Distillery

West End

For the gin to your tonic: if you and your special someone enjoy all things gin, then this could be the perfect date for you. Enjoy their boutique gin tastings or take a seat at one of the distillery’s intimate leather booths, while you make your way through the 25 hand-crafted cocktails you’ll find on their menu. You can even enrol in Gin School for a little bit of school romance!


Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq


One for the kids at heart! Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq provides endless entertainment with ten-pin bowling, dodgem cars, and dozens of arcades and virtual reality games. Archie Brothers is a circus themed wonderland that even has a bar with some next level American-themed cocktails and eats. 


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Fig Tree Pocket

Spend some koality time together while getting cute and cuddly with Australia’s favourite furry friends. There are many experiences available at the world’s largest koala sanctuary, where you can also hand-feed kangaroos and meet a variety of native wildlife. Don’t forget to capture your snap with one of the precious koala!


Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

Mt Coot-tha

For those wanting to explore gorgeous green gardens without escaping the city, this is the place to be. In the peaceful surrounds of the botanical gardens, you’ll find a charming way to come back to nature. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the day of love, a perfect location for couples sharing the day with their kiddos.

Lyell Deer Sanctuary

Mount Samson

Oh deer! Yes, that’s right you can visit Bambi and his friends, with the opportunity to get up and personal with the magical creatures. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic, and you can cuddle, sit, and hand feed the deer. Admission is $10 per person.


Victoria Park Golf Complex


Don’t be putt off by the young kids – putt putt is endless fun for everyone! Bring out your competitive nature and enjoy a game at the Victoria Park Golf Complex. Nothing says love more than a bit of friendly competition!



Fortitude Valley

Date night is sure to be a bullseye when you spend it at Oche! The classic game of darts is welcomed to the digital world for the perfect experience for newbies and pros alike. A great idea for a double date to battle it out between couples, get your eye on the prize and enjoy!