Lovebirds in South East Queensland: Things to do

QT Gold Coast is a great place to get your romance on this Valentine’s Day

Hey you fellow loved up cutie pies! With Valentine’s Day upon us we’re being bombarded with  ‘‘his’ and ‘her’ gift guides everywhere we go. How many of those gifts that you got from your exes ended up for re-sale on site like Gumtree (shh … I promise I won’t tell)? I always believe that going for an unforgettable experience together as lovebirds worth much more than a thousand useless gifts.

My Mr and I are pretty lucky duck to be living in this glorious part of Australia that’s called South East Queensland, where we’re never short of spectacular places and activities to do as lovebirds. Here I’m sharing my insider tips here to inspire you on 10 lovey-dovey things to do in South East Queensland where everyday is Valentine’s Day.

  1. Private moonlight dessert cruise on the Noosa River in a Venetian inspired gondola. The tranquillity of Noosa River will for sure leave your other half jaw-dropped to the floor.

  2. Stand-up paddle boarding in Currumbin Creek on the Gold Coast. Be sure to have GoPro cams to record all the splash and actions for some memorable moments.

  3. For those art fans lovebirds, head to Brisbane’s Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA) on the beautiful South Bank. The Gallery hosts a modern restaurant by the river bank which makes it a destination on its own.

  4. Cupping session for two at Campos Coffee in Brisbane to learn about the art of coffee making from crops to cups.

  5. Tuck in to some fresh fish and chips or succulent seafood at Redcliffe in Brisbane while watching the pelicans play.

  6. Grab two kayaks and head to the Brisbane River near Fig Tree Pocket where you’ll be playing with the catfish. Don’t have a kayak? Hire one at Riverlife Adventure Centre in Kangaroo Point.

  7. Cuddle up in the back seat of your car with piles of throws and cushions watching movies under the moonlight at Yatala Drive-in Theatre.

  8. Seafood buffet for two at QT Hotel Gold Coast will for sure impress any foodie lovebirds. Did anyone say all-you-can-eat freshly steamed dumplings and barbeque pork buns?

  9. Meet the resident wallabies, platypus and tree frogs at Walkabout Creek at The Gap – this is the best kept secret for animal lovers as entry is absolutely free!

  10. Go glamping at the Scenic Rim hiring a restored vintage caravan  with your retro picnic sets.

I guarantee these experiences are anything but ordinary – now just pack up and get going with your beautiful date this Valentine’s Day. Where are your favourite places to play in South East Queensland for lovebirds? Be sure to share your ideas in comments.

Written by Juliet S – Storyteller on, the Lace n Ruffles girl with a vintage soul and incurable wanderlust who knows her beautiful backyard South East Queensland back to front.

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