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20+ things to do to on Valentine’s Day in Brisbane in 2020

Looking to woo and surprise your better half on Valentine's Day? We know a few unique options in Brisbane.

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Valentine's Day doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg - these ideas start at just $57. But of course if you're one to go all out (hello, hot air balloon rides!), we've got something for you too.

We've found some of the most sweet, fun and unique date-night ideas that should suit just about anyone's taste and budget in Brisbane for the most romantic day of the year... and we're sharing them with you right here. Whether you're celebrating a little early or over the weekend, there's something for everyone.

Valentine's dinners and lunches in Brisbane

Kookaburra Queen: City lights dinner cruise

Kookaburra Queen: City lights dinner cruise from Adrenaline

There's little that can compare to experiencing the city lights on board the Kookaburra Queen while having dinner and enjoying the live music.

  • Cost: $79 per person

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  • Otto Brisbane: Six-course seafood dinner for two

    Otto Brisbane: Six-course seafood dinner for two from RedBalloon

    Make this a special night our with an exceptional dining experience at Otto. Complete with views of Brisbane River and Story Bridge, naturally.

    • Cost: $195 for two
    • Details: This isn't available on Valentine's Day but is available on Friday 15 February and all weekend long, which might be more ideal.

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    Proud Mary Brisbane: 2-3 course meal

    Proud Mary Brisbane: 2-3 course meal from Experience Oz

    Treat your special someone with a sumptuous lunch or dinner at Proud Mary Restaurant (formally Watt) while capturing the beauty of Brisbane River.

    • Cost: $57 per person
    • Details: This voucher isn't valid on Valentine's Day 14 February, however it is valid on Friday 15 February as well as the weekend of Valentine's Day where you can take your time dining and spend the afternoon at nearby attractions such as Brisbane Powerhouse.

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    Room With Roses: Brunch with sparkling wine for two

    Room With Roses: Brunch with sparkling wine for two from RedBalloon

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Brisbane and enjoy a breakfast or brunch in the unique surroundings of Room with Roses. Guaranteed to make anyone feel like a princess.

    • Cost: $100 for two people
    • Details: Available Monday - Saturday. Bookings available from 9.30am to 11.30am

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    Progressive dinner with drinks and transfers for two

    Progressive dinner with drinks and transfers for two from RedBalloon

    Experience the ultimate dining experience at not one, not two but three of Brisbane's best restaurants. And all in just one night. You'll hop from one to another building up a 3-course meal and you'll do it all via a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle transfer.

    • Cost: $550 for two people
    • The meal: Entree at The Lighthouse Restaurant, main course at OTTO Ristorante and dessert at The Summit Restaurant
    • Details: This experience is only available Monday-Wednesday so while you can't enjoy it on Valentine's Day you can get in a few days early.

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    Sirromet Winery: Tour and Tasting Tour including Lunch

    Sirromet Winery: Tour and Tasting Tour including Lunch from Viator

    Take a day out of the Valentine's Day weekend to explore one of the best local wineries: Sirromet. It's not just about clinking glasses with this tour which walks you through the winery, lets you taste its best drinks and finishes it off with a two-course meal on the Tuscan Terrace overlooking Mount Cotton.

    • Cost: $147 for 2 people
    • Location: Tour starts at Sirromet Winery Cellar Door

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    Things to do on Valentine's Day in Brisbane

    Youi Thai massage and spa

    Youi Thai massage and spa from Groupon

    Pamper yourselves with relaxing full body massage, milk foot bath, exfoliating foot scrub, facial or foot massage and more.

  • Cost: $79 per person

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  • Painting class for two

    Painting class for two from Groupon

    Learn art together and create an art worth remembering as a couple. Includes an instructor, equipment and more.

  • Cost: $53 for two

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  • Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS – Cabinet des curiosités show ticket

    Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS – Cabinet des curiosités show ticket from Ticketmaster

    Watch an outstanding performance from Cirque du Soleil. From classic, breathtaking acrobatics to historic circus styles, audience will surely enjoy every minute.

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    West End to Broadway show ticket

    West End to Broadway show ticket from Ticketmaster

    Enjoy and experience world class musical performance from West End to Broadway this Valentine's Day.

  • Cost: $70.30 per person
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    Sunset kayak tour with drinks

    Sunset kayak tour with drinks from RedBalloon

    Be dazzled by stunning lights as you kayak across the calm waters and gorgeous views melt the 9-5 away.

    • Cost $75 per person

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    Hot air balloon ride over Brisbane with breakfast

    Hot air balloon ride over Brisbane with breakfast from RedBalloon

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with once in a lifetime experience: floating over the CBD and its surrounds in a hot air balloon. This experience lasts one hour and includes breakfast, a commemorative flight certificate and the option to participate in the balloon inflation and deflation.

    • Cost: $330 per person

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    Sunset helicopter tour with champagne for two

    Sunset helicopter tour with champagne for two from RedBalloon

    Hearts will flutter as you witness Brisbane's city lights illuminate as the sun sets below the horizon from your seat in this private helicopter ride. It was made for two.

    • Cost: $499 for two
    • Includes: 15-20 minute private flight, glass of champagne each
    • Details: Available Sundays only

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    American smoking BBQ cooking class

    American smoking BBQ cooking class from Adrenaline

    Bring your loved one to an American BBQ cooking class to learn the secrets of cooking up a mouth-watering BBQ. They so say the best way to the heart is through the stomach.

    • Cost: $140 per person
    • Includes: 3-course meal plus refreshments
    • Available: Sundays only

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    The Point Brisbane Hotel: Sunbed hire plus fruit platter for two

    The Point Brisbane Hotel: Sunbed hire plus fruit platter for two from RedBalloon

    If a staycation isn't your thing then this is the second best well, thing. It's includes sunbed rental for 2, a fruit platter and non-alcoholic punch, towels, poolside service, on-site parking and discounted meals.

    • Cost: $99 for two
    • Details: Hire is for a maximum of 4-hours

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    Valentine's Day hotel packages in Brisbane

    Overnight Yacht Stay with Meals and Fine Wine - For 2

    Overnight Yacht Stay with Meals and Fine Wine - For 2 from RedBalloon

    Wake up to water views - quite literally - by booking this overnight yacht stay. It comes with the whole package - from meals to a bottle of fine wine to share.

    • Includes: Overnight accommodation on a multi-million dollar yacht, peach picnic, tapas-style food, fine wine and beverage and a hot cooked breakfast.
    • Cost: $2,950 per stay

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    2 Night Winery Escape with 8 Course Dinner and More - For 2

    2 Night Winery Escape with 8 Course Dinner and More - For 2 from RedBalloon

    Steal away for the weekend and make for the beautiful grounds of Sirromet Winery. This hotel package has it all - including lake views and an incredible 8-course dinner with matching wines.

    • Includes: Two night stay, breakfast, eight course dinner with matching wines, behind the scenes tour, wine tasting and two bottles of wine.
    • Cost: $1,524 per stay

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    Mystery 2-night getaway package with flights for 2

    Mystery 2-night getaway package with flights for 2 from RedBalloon

    Even you won't know what lies ahead when you close your eyes and book this mystery getaway. All you know is that it'll be domestic, include accommodation for both nights and airport transfers. Details are provided 2-3 days before you take off. Now that's a surprise.

    • Cost: $1,100 for two people

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    2 Night Glamping Tent Hire - For 2

    2 Night Glamping Tent Hire - For 2 from RedBalloon

    Sleep under the stars in luxury and comforts inside your very own glamping tent. This hire means you can prop your tent up wherever you like - from your favourite local holiday spot to your backyard.

    • Includes: Two night tent hire, bedding, lighting and furnishings, mosquito and bug netting, tent lock, delivery, set up and packdown in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane region.
    • Cost: $550 per stay

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    Overnight stay with minibar at NEXT Hotels Brisbane, including breakfast

    Overnight stay with minibar at NEXT Hotels Brisbane, including breakfast from RedBalloon

    Feel as though you're on holiday without venturing too far out by booking this overnight stay at NEXT. It includes breakfast the following morning and four minibar items.

    • Includes: Luxury overnight stay, breakfast and 4 minibar items included and complimentary WiFi, movies and lounge access
    • Cost: $261 per room

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    7 low-key things to do in Brisbane for Valentine's Day

    • Catch a movie at Brisbane's Moonlight Cinema.
    • Drive up Mt Coot-tha for a romantic lookout over the city.
    • Hold off on celebrations until the weekend so you can indulge in the foodie senses at Eat Street Markets (on every Friday and Saturday night).
    • Go snorkelling in Scarborough
    • Combine romance, nature and exercise when you soak up the sun from a paddle board.
    • Cool your jets at the local beach.

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