Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And if you’re looking to plan something different for you and your date or mates in 2o22, then you’ve come to the right place. Brisbane is full of awesome things to do for the most romantic time of the year. We’ve compiled a list of unique V-day plans you can enjoy: some on Valentine’s Day, and some around that time (just in case you’re busy on the 14th).
1. Catch a romantic flick at W Brisbane’s float-in cinema
For 3 nights over Valentine’s, W Brisbane is set to transform the WET Deck into an epic float-in cinema. This means you’ll be able to kick back in an inflatable recliner lounge with your date and enjoy a romantic (and totally unique) night at the movies. On February 14, Crazy Stupid Love will play on the big screen, followed by How To Be Single on February 15, and then The Proposal on February 16. Tickets are priced at $55 per person and you can snag a couple here.
If you’d like to go all out, you can book a night’s stay at W Brisbane and add romantic extras to your room such as champagne truffles, chocolate-covered strawberries, rose petals, and more.
When: February 14 – 16 @ 7pm
Where: W Brisbane, 81 N Quay, Brisbane City
Price: $55 per person + booking fee
2. Attend this Valentine’s Candlelight Special
The program includes “Fantasy Overture” from Romeo and Juliet, “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca and “True Love Waits” by Radiohead performed by a string quartet from members of the Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra.
When: February 18
Where: St. John’s Cathedral
Price: From $29ppGet your tickets to this special romantic edition of Candlelight here
3. Learn to blend your own wine at this awesome workshop at City Winery
If you and your Valentine both love your wine, so why treat yourselves to the ultimate wine blending experience on February 13? Learn all the tricks of the trade as you’re guided through the art of wine blending. Discover everything from blending techniques through to how to achieve the perfect taste or texture. Put your new knowledge into practice by concocting your own blend, then bottling, sealing and labelling it ready to take home and enjoy with your date. You can book tickets here.
When: February 13
Where: City Winery, 11 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley
Price: $138 per person
4. Tantalise your taste buds with a Valentine’s Dinner at Three Blue Ducks
If food is the way to their heart, look no further than this special dinner date at Three Blue Ducks. Apart from the stunning views over the Brisbane River, you’ll be treated to a three-course feast and a glass of champagne on arrival. Think crisp zucchini flower, grilled prawns, roast lamb rack with sides and a chocolate parfait to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can make a reservation for the Valentine’s Dinner at Three Blue Ducks here.
When: February 14 from 5.30-9pm
Where: Three Blue Ducks, Level 3/81 N Quay, Brisbane City
Price: $150 per person/$130 per person for the vegan menu
5. Drink cocktails and see circus acts
Valentine’s doesn’t have to be all roses, love hearts and adoration. Instead, it can be dazzling delights and designer cocktails on a Wednesday night.
The Cirque Illusionaire Spectacular at LaRuche Cocktail Lounge brings together some of the city’s most captivating, comical and charming performers including acrobatics, burlesque, comedy and magic. They do sharing platters as well, so you can do dinner, drinks and a show all on the one spectacular night.
When: Wednesday 16 February
Where: LaRuche Cocktail Lounge
Price: From $65.50Treat your partner to a visual feast.
6. Cuddle with some adorable border collie puppies on Valentine’s weekend
Collie & Co. in Samford is offering up the chance to cuddle with puppies for Valentine’s weekend this year. The popular café is known for their puppy play pen, which is home to some of the most adorable furry friends. For $150 per person, you’ll get 45 minutes in the Puppy Cuddle Yard with their precious border collie pups, alongside a delectable platter for two filled with house-smoked eats such as beef short ribs, chicken wings, brisket, pulled pork, and more. Vegetarian options are also available.
All Valentine’s Weekend bookings also come with a glass of champagne on arrival and polaroid photos to take home. You can secure a spot for you and your date here.
When: February 12 – 13
Where: Collies & Co, 14 Main St, Samford Village
Price: $150 per couple / $75 per person
7. Go out for a full day of fun in the Scenic Rim
Surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks, the Scenic Rim is a thriving rural paradise complete with wonderful waterfalls, lush bush walks and plenty more stuff to do, like going on a Farmgate Adventure where you will collect all the ingredients you need to cook a lovely roast dinner (wine or cider, too).
You’ll get to meet growers, farmers and producers, and hear about all the local farming practices and sustainability initiatives while on your day out and about the countryside.
Where: Scenic Rim
Price: $95ppLeave the city behind for a day and spend it exploring far and wide.
8. Treat yourselves to a special winery experience at Sirromet Wines
When: February 12 – 13
Where: 850-938 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton
On Pineapple Tours’ chauffeured wine tours you’ll get to stop off at scenic lookouts and visit three family-run boutique wineries for a day of tastings and lunch prepared and cooked by an award-winning chef.
Wineries included in your tour are the five-star rated Hampton Estate Winery, the minimal interventionist Witches Falls Winery and the stunning and picturesque Cedar Creek Estate Winery. You can also include a stop at Tamborine Mountain Distillery for a sample of some fine spirits.
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Mount Tamborine
Price: From $140pp
10. Set up a romantic night at home with these decadent Valentine’s Day bon bons from Gelato Messina
Yes, Gelato Messina is mostly known for their drool-worthy gelato. But now, they’re serving up these luxe Valentine’s Day bon bons, handmade to perfection. In each box, you’ll get 12 choccys: 4 Peanut Pralines, 4 Macadamia & Coffee Pralines, and 4 Hazelnut Praline. So why not take Valentine’s Day at home to the next level this year? Nice home-cooked dinner, romantic movies on the couch (with chocolate), followed by…
Anyway, you can nab a box for $45 here.
11. Let your creativity run romantic at this V-Day Paint ‘N’ Sip Night
Unlock your inner Picasso at this special Paint ‘N’ Sip night on February 14. Starting at 5.30pm, bring your date or your friends and learn to paint the “love birds” so you take the painting home as a memory. It’s also BYO drinks and food on the night, so you can enjoy a cheeky vino whilst getting creative. You can book tickets here.
When: February 14 at 5.30pm
Where: Studio 1, The Myer Centre, 91 Queen St, Brisbane City
Price: $29 per person
12. Get a taste of Spain at this riverside joint
Did someone say sangria on arrival?! Yep, Rico’s Bar & Dining is doing just that for their Valentine’s Day dinner event on the 14th. Alongside your complimentary glass of sangria, dig into a tapas style menu and be transported to the coast of Spain while you enjoy a special night on the waterfront with your date. Tables are filling up quick, so secure your spot here.
When: February 14
Where: 45 Eagle St, Brisbane City