Brisbane Romance Holiday Guide

If you’ve ever seen the film 9 1/2 weeks, you’ll know that food and romance can be a wickedly fun combination – not to mention a little sticky between the toes. Of course, we only have 3 days. But in Brisbane, there’s a fridge full of ways for playful couples to blend life’s two most deadly and delicious sins.

Day 1: Discover the city’s famous sights, hidden treasures and wonderfully fresh, clean air:

  • Hire bikes from the Cycle Hire Brisbane at the Botanic Gardens, explore the streets using the provided maps and then dismount your trusty steeds back at your hotel for no extra charge.

  • Experience beauty on a beast with a Gourmet Picnic Harley Trike Tour for 2, out to Mt Tamborine and Mt Barney, including delicacies and champagne.

  • Synchronise yings and yangs over Asian fare at the Garuva Hidden Tranquillity Restaurant, where you sit on cushioned rugs at low tables and get cosy amongst the intimate surrounds.

    Day 2: Rise early and see the world from a different angle, and a different culture:

  • Begin the day floating on sunrise with a Ballooning and Vineyard Breakfast experience, including gourmet hot breakfast and balloon chase.

  • Take a private dance lesson at Smooth Move Dance, who specialise in up close and personal latin styles such as Salsa, the dance of spicy sauce, or in your case, saucy spice.

  • Compliment a swanky meal with some outstanding wines at e’cco—Philip Johnson’s modern Australian bistro that has collected more awards than Tom Hanks mantelpiece.

    Day 3: Complete your trip with some pampering, lunch in the vineyards and perhaps just one tiny, little wafer thin mint for monsieur and mademoiselle, oui?:

  • Wind your senses with a Day Spa for Couples including facial and pedicure.

  • Learn all about the history of Sirromet Wines—just 30 minutes away— on a winery tour complete with a private tasting of 6–8 wines. Dash off into the fields for an even more private cheese and wine luncheon for two or book in to the award winning restaurant.

  • If you haven’t gone and spoiled your appetites at lunch, the degustation menu at French Restaurant Montrachet would be a wonderful parting gesture. However, if you’re having trouble digesting the Meaning of Life, poke at a soufflé and clink glasses to a holiday to remember.

    Recommended hotels:

    At the very central Hilton Brisbane, the ice cool Below 7 lounge bar, Atrium restaurant, tennis court and latest in therapy treatments await, such as Vibrosaun Aromatherapy— numero uno amongst Italian jetsetters we’re told.

    Snuggle up at the Treasury Hotel, with its lab bar modern Australian cuisine restaurant serving up a scorching premium wine list. And with a few glasses of Dutch courage under your belt you can then nip across to the in-house casino.

    You’ll feel like Aphrodite and Adonis at the Brisbane Marriott, with its Grecian-inspired pool deck, day spa and lounge that offers evening drinks and canapés.

  • 4 self rated
    1 Marco Polo Drive Mandurah 6210 Australia

    Sebel Mandurah is an ultra-modern 4-star hotel providing luxury accommodation and views of the Quays and Estuary. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness room. This property also off...more

    4 self rated
    551 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill Brisbane 4000 Australia

    The Park Hotel Brisbane is a 4 star hotel located opposite Roma Street Parklands in Spring Hill. It offers modern and spacious accommodation overlooking historic Spring Hill or the Brisbane CBD. It is...more


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