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Keep the Love Alive With the Top Romantic Things to Do in Brisbane

Brisbane, also known as the “River City”, is the ideal location to win the heart of a new love interest or turn up the romance in your relationship. If you don’t fall in love with your partner, you will no doubt fall in love with Brisbane with its scenic riverside settings, romantic restaurants and bars, and heart-pumping adventure activities. 

Whether you are into rock climbing or romantic dinners, our round-up of top romantic things to do in Brisbane will be sure to get your heart racing. 

Plan a Brisbane Staycay

For those looking to infuse a little romance into their relationship, nothing quite beats a spontaneous staycay or romantic getaway. Crystalbrook Vincent, located in the Howard Smith Wharves precinct, offers stylish and sustainable five-star accommodation with romantic views of Story Bridge and Brisbane CBD. Couples can take to the hotel’s glamorous rooftop bar, Fiume, for share-style bites and sunset cocktails overlooking the city.

Catch a show at QPAC

If romance is ignited through sharing memorable experiences, then a trip to Queensland Performing Art Centre (QPAC ) should be top of your list.  The state’s leading live performance venue is the perfect place to cosy up and embrace a little culture with a variety of options from showstopping musicals and theatre productions to opera, contemporary dance and comedy shows, and a range of theatre bars, cafes and bistros to help create the perfect date night. 

A Group Of People Walking Through A BuildingCredit to: Tourism and Events Queensland

Breakfast at Mews

For early-rising couples that love to seize the day, nothing beats a morning bite or leisurely breakfast at laneway-inspired Mews, perfectly positioned in Howard Smith Wharves. Start your romantic day in Brisbane with a Mimosa, Breakfast Martini or fresh Single Origins coffee in a stylish waterfront setting. Take your pick from Mews’ produce-led menu, featuring Coffee and Hazelnut Hotcakes, classic Eggs Benny, Apple Crumble French Toast and stracciatella on house-made focaccia, topped with a chilli fried egg.

Brisbane Sunset Spots

Brisbane is widely known for its spectacular sunsets, and the city isn’t short of picnic spots, riverside restaurants and rooftop bars to watch as the night falls and the city lights come to life. Pack a few nibbles and drinks and make your way to Mount Coot-tha, Kangaroo Point or Wilson Outlook for some of the best sunset views in Brisbane. Or take your pick of casual or fine-dining options along the river from South Bank to New Farm and the popular Howard Smith Wharves. 

Kangaroo Point Adventures

For adventurous couples, there is no shortage of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities in Brisbane. Thrillseekers can scale the cliffs at Kangaroo Point with a twilight rock climbing adventure or take in the stunning views before abseiling down. Kangaroo Point also has kayaks to rent, perfect for relaxing paddles down Brisbane River as the sun sets over the city. And for a little added romance, pack a picnic hamper or fire up the barbecue at Kangaroo Cliff Point Park for a romantic afternoon or dinner date.  

A Couple Of Men On A RockCredit to: Tourism and Events Queensland

Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Brisbane River is the true heart of the city, winding its way through the suburbs with romantic spots at every turn. If you are looking to spark a little river romance, one of the most popular things to do in Brisbane is hopping on one of the city’s famous dinner cruises. There are plenty of cruise options on offer, complete with seasonal buffet dinners, drinks packages and onboard entertainment so you can dance the night away while marvelling at the city sights, from the Botanic Gardens and Kangaroo Point Cliffs to iconic Story Bridge.

Wineries Near Brisbane

Nothing says romance more than sipping wine in a dreamy country location, so why not plan a weekend day trip, heading an hour south of Brisbane to Witches Falls Winery? Located on Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterlands, Witches Falls Winery offers a one-hour wine-tasting experience that includes six pours, with a separate artisanal cider tasting available on request. Grab a bottle, select from a range of locally-produced cheeses, relishes, patés, and other nibbles and find the perfect picnic spot amongst the vines.

Story Bridge Climb

The Story Bridge Climb is another one for the adrenaline junkies and couples looking to step outside their comfort zone. Early birds can get their hearts racing with a 4am dawn climb, taking in the 360 degree views as the sun starts to rise over Brisbane. The 2-hour sunset climb is one of the most popular climbs while the full moon climb is perfect for the romantic at heart.  

A Person Walking On Story Bridge Adventure ClimbCredit to: Tourism and Events Queensland

Romantic Accommodation in Brisbane

Ready to set out on your romantic adventure? Take your pick of luxury one or two bedroom accommodation with spectacular & romantic views of  the Howard Smith Wharves & the Story Bridge at Crystalbrook Vincent.