40 Best Date Ideas on the Gold Coast
Netflix and chill is so 2016! When staying in and watching movies just doesn’t cut it anymore, get inspired and try one of the many options available for your next Best Date Ideas on the Gold Coast! There is so much to be discovered and enjoyed, and will definitely spice up your love life.
1. BBQ with a View
Try something new and discover the round boat hire thanks to Coasting Around where there’s an esky to keep your wine and snacks chilled or a BBQ station with charcoal fire on request. Glide on the water as you completely unwind and relax, surrounded by the best views!
2. Drive & Drink
Travel the winding roads of the Gold Coast Hinterland to Tamborine Mountain with Mustang Tours Gold Coast. Soak up the beautiful scenery of the scenic rim as you relax in the back of a classic 1960’s Convertible Mustang, travelling your way to the 5-star Witches Falls Winery where you will be able to taste award-winning wines with accompanying cheese. Or perhaps you’d prefer to picnic beneath the spectacular waterfalls, canyons and rainforests of Springbrook National Park in Mustang Sally style? Customize your own tour to suit you and your beloved.
3. Pamper Together
A couple that pampers together, stays together! Mobile Massage & Beauty will come to you, so you can feel revitalized and reinvigorated in your own environment. Treat yourself and your partner to some well-deserved spa pampering– without having to go anywhere. Your therapists will indulge you in the full therapy experience complete with relaxation music, hot towels & feet exfoliation. Your body (and your partner) will thank you for this truly thoughtful experience.
4. Adventure Duo
For that couple looking to try something new and exhilarating, we can’t think of anything better than riding a Waverunner jet ski in the surf! Jet Ski Safaris provide tours where you are able to weave your way up past beautiful Islands, beaches, sandbars and mangroves for a truly thrilling experience.
5. A Touch of Gold Class
Old world romance meets modern luxury at Pacific Fair’s Event Cinemas Gold Class. Put your feet up on the extra roomy recliner seats, and have your personal waiter come and spoil you on request- from champagne, or desserts for two. As the lights dim, watch the whirlwind of Hollywood’s stars on the big silver screen. The cinema is always a perfect for any date on any occasion.
6. Soar to New Heights
Take your partner’s breath away as you float above the Gold Coast in a hot air balloon. Watch the sunrise engulf the city as you soar above the horizon in style. Truly a bucket list affair, Go Ballooning is an unforgettable and memorable experience you will both truly adore. Upon landing, there’s the option to celebrate with a 5-star buffet breakfast at Sheraton Mirage with views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
7. Ahoy There Sailor!
Cruise the Gold Coast waterways and explore the scenic canals with a boat hire just for the both of you. Rent a bowrider or half cabin with Capri Boat Hire where you’ll have dolphins swimming in your wake and you can explore the nearby islands of Wavebreak or South Stradbroke- the perfect oasis for a private picnic.
8. A Cave of Lights
Found only in Australia and New Zealand, glow worms are rare and fascinating creatures. With Tour GC, you’ll be able to visit World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park, which boasts Australia’s largest population of glow worms. Explore the mossy subtropical rainforest in the still darkness with a torch in hand, and arrive at a cave illuminated by glow worms and their breathtakingly beautiful light. Afterwards, gave into the night sky and stargaze at the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere.
9. Water Lovers
Gold Coast Watersports provide a variety of water activities set from parasailing, fly-boarding, jet ski hire, boat hire… all located in the Broadwater, parallel to Sea World, Marina Mirage and the prestigious Palazzo Versace, where you can enjoy a delicious award-winning lunch afterwards.
10. Wind in Your Hair
Escape the city traffic and feel carefree again with the wind blowing in your hair, and hands wrapped around your lover’s waist. Explore the ocean roads of the Gold Coast with Surfers Paradise Scooter Hire, stopping by roadside attractions, boutique shops, nature walks, beautiful beaches, wildlife refuges and view spectacular outlooks. Or Fun 4 Hire is great for both scooter or Segway hire, letting you discover the ins and outs of the Gold Coast, no matter if you are a resident or tourist, you’re bound to feel young at heart with this playful date activity.
11. Reel in a Catch
There’s simply no place better to wet a line than on the Coast. You can choose to take a tour through the canals and Broadwater or take your adventures outside in the Pacific Ocean for some deep sea fishing thrills! Whether your experienced or newbies to the fishing game, a Gold Coast Fishing Charter has your back!
12. Sail Away
Aboard this beautiful catamaran tour, the stunning Gold Coast Broadwater is your playground. During the day you will enjoy spectacular views and access to pristine beaches and isolated islands. You will both feel rejuvenated and revived as yo sunbake on the deck and dive into the clear blue water with Sailing in Paradise.
13. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Learn something new together and try giving wakeboarding a go at Gold Coast Wake Park!
14. Surfs Up
Anyone can now experience the thrill of surfing and you won’t believe how easy it is with Get Wet Surf School. Spend the day out with instructors as you catch some waves, and they will take photos to guarantee you some great memorabilia and laughs from your day out.
15. Under the Sea
Be a real mermaid when you book in with the Queensland Scuba Diving Company. Get PADI certified and learn how to scuba under the ocean, getting close with amazing sea creatures.
16. Thrill Seekers
Experience full 360° spins, high-speed drifting, in a high-speed jet boat experience! Paradise Jet Boating adrenaline packed rides are famous for the unique combination of jetboat thrills and adventure mixed with stunning scenery & sightseeing.
17. Escape to Serenity
A short scenic journey into Byron’s hinterland lies a faraway magical place, Crystal Castle. Walk among gods through the famous Buddha Walk, lined with rose quartz, hand-carved statues and home to four-metre blessing Buddha.
18. Magical Evening
Witness some of the world’s most impressive Las Vegas-style grand Illusions LIVE on the Gold Coast with 5 time champion of magic and Australian Entertainer of the Year, Master Illusionist Matt Hollywood. He’ll shock, stun and amaze you with an action-packed evening of mind-blowing entertainment.
19. Be Action Heroes
Themes like Stunt School, Movie Stars, Gladiator Training, Spy School, Corporate Commandos, Ninja School, Stunt Academy Kids, Motorcycle Control School have all proven popular at the Gold Coast Stunt Academy.
20. Foodie Paradise
Looking for that new hip jive place or simply lovers of gourmet food? There are so many markets on the Gold Coast to discover. Eat, drink, play, listen to live music, laugh, dance, live and love. Walk through an array of stall vendors as string lights illuminate the way. Take off your shoes and dance to the live music from local artists. Taste food from around the world, perhaps sharing a decadent dessert for two, or sipping on a craft cocktail.
21. Above the Trees
Walk 35 meters high above the rainforest canopy with Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and view the majestic strangler figs and ancient trees to rare orchids and the spectacular panorama.
22. Wine & a Log Fire
Award-winning wineries and top-class restaurants, country markets, festivals and events, a whole host of accommodation choices including romantic couples’ cottages and B&Bs await you on Tamborine Mountain!
23. Competitive Pair
No matter how old you are, there is something for everyone at iPlay Pacific Fair. Fitted with drift dodgems, a 9D cinema, 4 bowling lanes, laser tag, all your favourite arcade games, a licensed cafe and seating AND it’s very own Baskin-Robbins, you’ll be in for a real experience!
24. A New Reality
Holoverse is a completely new type of experience which places you inside a holographic world. Imagine being able to gain superpowers, visit alien worlds, and make new holographic friends, all from the safety of your own personal Holoverse Pod.
25. Ninja Warrior in Training
Experience Australia’s biggest & best indoor action adventure park, Bounce! With 4700sqm of wall to wall action, enjoy the interconnected floor wall and trampolines perfect for your ninja warrior training.
26. Harvest Some Splendor
Discover fruit you’ve never even heard of before at Tropical Fruit World. Enjoy the scenic drive to this fruit farm, and learn about the 500+ fruits on offer. Afterwards, you can enjoy mini-putt golf, flying fox ride, free sporting and games equipment – or just relax.
27. Trills of Nature
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World is a hidden treasure of panorama- waterfalls, ponds, colourful plantings and aviaries full of exotic parrots and birds that will land upon your shoulder. The gardens boast the backdrop of the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains wondrous view. Enjoy a Devonshire Tea in one the gazebos or bring your own picnic lunch.
28. Hole in One
King Tutt’s Putt Putt is the ultimate mini golf experience located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, open til late every night. Their fully themed courses will take you on an incredible journey. Experience their ancient Egypt with Glow in the Dark Caves or marvel at King Kong and the ferocious dinosaurs.
29. Mingle with the Famous
Come Face to Face with your Favorite Celebrities in Life-Size Wax Form at the Wax Museum in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Plus You’ll Get to Enter the Chamber of Horrors – If you Dare!
30. Rollercoaster Madness
31. Snow Me Over
Gold Coast Mini Snow Park is the ideal place to try out a variety of winter sports and activities all year round. They use artificial equipment to simulate the sliding surface of snow while avoiding the problems of getting cold and wet.
32. Kids at Heart
Whether it’s rock climbing, laser tag, the meathook, or go-karts, Game Over is the ultimate indoor entertainment hub that will have you both feeling young at heart.
33. Crazy Couple
The Sling Shot Park you know as you take your seat this is no ordinary ride. Your mind is racing your heart is beating like a drum and your throat is dry 3.. 2.. 1.. whoosh! The Sling Shot holds 2 people at a time with a video camera attached to capture your expressions as you are ejected 80 meters up into the air.
34. Bang Bang
Go shooting pistols in a safe environment with Southport Indoor Pistol Club. Learn how to handle pistols safely, take aim, and fire! A fun and new experience you will both be talking about for months!
35. I Believe We Can Fly
Tick skydiving off your bucket lists with Gold Coast Skydive or Skydive Australia. It’s the big daddy, the adventure and rush by which all others are measured. Amazingly, the buzz of free fall is an easy and safe experience. Simply breathtaking!
36. The Race Is On
Get behind the wheel of a go-kart and put your driving skills to the test! There are a few go karting facilities to choose from on the Gold Coast, but you’re guaranteed to feed your need for speed at any one of them!
37. Revenge of the Nerds
Test your battle of wits and knowledge at one of the many trivia nights on the Gold Coast! It’s a great way to pick your brain, have fun and some laughs, indulge in some good food and maybe take home a prize.
38. Culture Fest
Check out the latest events at HOTA, the Home of The Arts (formerly known as the Gold Coast Arts Centre). There’s always something happening, from theatre to musicians, comedians, art exhibits, and cultural events!
39. On the Green
There’s nothing better than the great Australian outdoors, so why not make the most of it! Take a freshly packed lunch and head to one of the many parks on the Gold Coast for a romantic picnic.
40. Dining Out
The Gold Coast is home to hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars, so it can be overwhelming at times choosing where to eat your next meal. We’ve listed our favourite places to dine and composed a guide to the best restaurants on the Gold Coast.