Guess who’s back, lovers. That’s right, we’re doling out dating pointers differently by blatantly generalising people so that it’ll be easier for our readers to find what they’re after.
From fitness lovers to the introverted lovers, here you should find exactly where to take your date based purely on their interests. Godspeed, lover boy.
The Old School Lover
Traditionalists don’t need to go down the tired old route of a movie and a goddamn picnic for a great date. Simply hit up the Mt Coot-tha lookout which is perched just above Brisbane city to enjoy the sunset and city skyline whilst scoring some serious brownie points. If the great outdoors isn’t your thing then opt for a spot of dining with a view at Alchemy Restaurant & Bar which overlooks the riverside of Brisbane CBD.
The Fitness Junkie
Being a fitness freak in the city doesn’t leave you many options. Or does it. Make sure you grab your date who is equally as fit as you for a spot of bike riding around Brisbane’s River Loop. Loser buys dinner. If you’re up for a serious hike take your date hiking through Springbrook National Park to discover rock pools and cool waterfalls. It’s also just 45 minutes drive from the Gold Coast.
The Foodie Hypebeast
One of Brisbane’s most lauded eateries also comes with an open air dining experience. With killer contemporary decor and a kitchen serving up a refined Modern European menu, Rogue Bar + Bistro is a true diamond in the rough in Brisbane’s unassuming industrial area. If you’ve got room for more dessert, swing by Cowch Dessert Bar for something creatively indulgent. Your foodie date will thank you later once they’re happily fat and fulfilled.
Those who don’t bode well with noise and big social gatherings can opt to impress with a little help from art at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. With spectacular installations and exhibitions to explore, you and your date won’t even notice the other visitors around you. Conversation starters? You’re looking at one around every corner. Brisbane also boasts some of the country’s most impressive farmers markets so make sure you take your date on a round of foraging. The most popular being Jan Powers Farmers Market or the West End favourite, Davies Park Market.
The High Maintenance
Glamping doesn’t get any better than at the Nightfall Wilderness Camp. The ultra luxurious nature experience is located inland from the Gold Coast but is absolutely worth the stay for those who want to treat their date to something special – like not getting eaten by a bear. The luxe safari tents here can be found perched beside the crystal-clear Christmas Creek and Lamington National Park. Facilities and appointments include king-size beds, organic linen, rain-head showers, meal baths, a fireplace and micro-kitchen.
Those who enjoy some loving over a good tipple can hit up Brisbane’s Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar. It’s all about the atmosphere and vibe here as you get to know your date in the warm glow of the city’s skyline.
The Night Owl
They say not to swim at night but they certainly didn’t say anything about taking a sneaky dip at dusk. For those who like an adventure when the sun goes down, hit up the Cedar Creek Falls for a romantic swim away from the crowds who tend to flock to it on weekend. Your senses will be rewarded.
The Early Riser
Artie & Mai is one of the hottest brunch spots in Brisbane with contemporary decor to boot. If your date is an early riser they’ll be thoroughly impressed with the hanging plants and kitchen which does all day breakfast and craft beer. Beer for breakfast? If you’re in that kind of relationship, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t.