Five top-notch (and not boring) Brisbane date ideas for this week
Tired of the classic nightly movie and dinner combo? U.S. too. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new things to do, scouring the city for non-boring activities in Brisbane – ones that are guaranteed to take your next date way beyond the beers made before. at pub. Whether you’re taking someone on a second date or going your 100th with your partner, we’ve got some awesome (and, yes, cute) ideas for dates this week, no matter how much money you have. spend. Just think of us as your cultural wingman. Please.
DISCOVER THE STREET ART OF THE CITY — OR JUST THE CITY
If movies have taught us one thing about romance, it’s the joy of a date. Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy directed the before sunrise, before sunset and Before midnight trilogy about it, and Chris Rock tried his hand with top five, too – and yes, the list goes on
Brisbane is full of places to walk, so you won’t be short of options. And, even though you and your other half have hit the pavement together more than once, our city keeps changing and evolving – so spotting new additions to the city is part of the fun.
That said, we’re particularly smitten with the idea of moseying, gossiping, and feasting our eyeballs on Brissie’s thriving street art scene. You’ll get to know your city and your walking partner better — and you’ll always have something interesting to talk about.
LESS THAN $50
PUT ON YOUR SKATES
This summer, when we tell you and your partner to lace up your skates at HOTA, the home of the arts, we’re not just recommending that you visit the venue’s massive new art gallery as soon as you can. In fact, we literally mean lacing your boots on wheels, as the Gold Coast spot transforms its concert lawn into a roller skating rink.
The pop-up is open to skaters of all ages — Xanadu fans and Whip it devotees included. Here you’ll also be riding with Surfers Paradise as your scenic backdrop (because there’s so much more to do on the Goldie than just hitting the beach).
Hours of operation change daily until rink closes on Sunday, January 23, and adult admission will cost $18 each.
PAIR COCKTAILS AND ITALIAN APPLIANCES BY THE RIVER
A taste of the Mediterranean took over Riverbar and Kitchen this summer, with the Eagle Street Pier spot hosting an Italian-themed pop-up through late February. Every day of the season, you and your favorite person can sit under umbrellas, take Peronis in the beer cart, relax in the Amalfi-inspired decor and enjoy the river views. And, if you round up the gang and pretend you’re all on vacation, you can all sip a spritz of beer, Aperol, orange, and lemonade.
You can also treat your taste buds to Italian bites, with the menu changing every month – starting with pancetta croquettes, trevally crudo and octopus bruschetta in December.
Admission is free, but it is recommended to reserve a table in advance.
LESS THAN $100
PICNIC ON THE RIVER WITH YOUR DATE, YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR DOG
Picnicking by the water in Brisbane is a tried-and-true way to spend an afternoon – but now you can picnic over the water too. The latter is thanks to Danish company GoBoat, which sails its dog-friendly 18-foot-long vessels from Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek.
The company aims to make the whole of boating more accessible to everyday people, and its Scandinavian-designed vessels are slow, easy to use and do not require boating licenses, allowing for fun and hassle-free browsing sessions. . Each GoBoat has a central picnic table that seats eight people (and all necessary snacks and drinks).
And they’re even affordable enough to fit your budget – just BYO food and drinks, recruit friends to make it a double or even triple date, then hop on board, with a GoBoat session starting at around 15 $ per person per hour.
CUDDLE A KOALA
When Brisbane first went into lockdown in 2020, watching cute animals via live streams became an essential activity. In fact, it was one of the ways we all added joy to our days. We’ve had no stay-at-home rules for nearly six months now, but there’s no reason you can’t apply the same idea to your next date.
Everything looks rosier when there’s a cuddly creature around, after all. This holds true even when things turn out pretty good anyway, like any time you spend with your significant other should. So make the trip to Lone Pine, get up close to the wildlife, and you and your date can cuddle a koala, hold an owl, touch snakes, and spot everything from kangaroos, wombats, and echidnas to birds of prey, turtles, and even Tasmanian devils.
And no, there’s nothing wrong with playing tourist in your own town – or getting nostalgic if you haven’t been to Lone Pine since you were a kid.
Top image: Kangaroo Point via Tourism and Events Queensland.
Posted on January 11, 2022 by