Where to go for Valentine’s Day dinner in the Gold Coast 2021

Plus, activities, overnight stays and cruises for the finest Valentine's Day date in town.

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Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on us. Don't let it get the better of you this year. It lands (once again) on 14 February but we're preparing you for it with dinner options and activities that will "wow".

Here are some seriously hot tables as well as fun ways to spark the romance in your relationship if you're looking for inspiration or just left it to the last minute.

Valentine's Day dinners in the Gold Coast

4-course Middle Eastern lunch or dinner for 2 at Mecca Bah

4-course Middle Eastern lunch or dinner for 2 at Mecca Bah from RedBalloon

If you two love to try something new then Mecca Bah offers North African and Moroccan cuisine with a modern twist. Spice up that date night here.

  • Includes: Four-course middle Eastern meal for two and a glass of wine
  • Price: $110 per person
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Romantic beach picnic

Romantic beach picnic from RedBalloon

Surprise your loved one with a romantic beach picnic with a secret photographer to capture your special moment. Hint: this might be the PERFECT time to pop that big question.

  • Includes: Food hamper and a bottle of Piper Heidsieck champagne
  • Price: $790
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Ragdoll Dining: Cocktails and cheeseboard

Ragdoll Dining: Cocktails and cheeseboard from Groupon

For a bit of casual dining this Valentine's Day, head down to Ragdoll for some drinks and cheese.

  • Includes: Two cocktails and grazing board
  • Price: From $42 for 2 people
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Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant: High Tea

Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant: High Tea from Groupon

If you're after sweet and simple then a high tea is perfect for this upcoming 14 February.

  • Includes: High tea with sparkling wine
  • Price: $89 for 2 people
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Sightseeing cruise with buffet lunch

Sightseeing cruise with buffet lunch from RedBalloon

Sit back and relax as you take in the magnificent views and informative commentary as you cruise along Surfers Paradise and beyond all while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. Tour is with Wyndham Cruises.

  • Includes:Two-hour cruise with buffet lunch
  • Price: $65 per person
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Things to do on Valentine's Day in the Gold Coast

Penguin Antarctic Adventure at Sea World

Penguin Antarctic Adventure at Sea World from RedBalloon

Animal lovers can go behind the scenes for this very special encounter with Sea World's penguins.

  • Includes: 45-minute penguin experience and a souvenir photo to take home with you
  • Price: $125 per person
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Snorkelling on Wave Break Island

Snorkelling on Wave Break Island from RedBalloon

Spend half a day at the beach, diving into the blue and swimming among the sea life at Wave Break island.

  • Includes: Return transfers, all snorkelling equipment and guides for the four-hour experience
  • Price: $69 per person
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Hot air ballooning over the Gold Coast with champagne breakfast

Hot air ballooning over the Gold Coast with champagne breakfast from RedBalloon

Make this a memory they'll cherish for a lifetime as you soar high above the Gold Coast and Hinterland in a romantic hot air balloon. The views are breathtaking. Plus, you'll celebrate the trip with a champagne breakfast at the end.

Price: $299 per person

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Sunset guided kayak adventure

Sunset guided kayak adventure from RedBalloon

Paddle into the sunset, literally, beside your better half as you explore Surfers Paradise's canals. Then, cap the day off with a glass of wine, before heading off to dinner, naturally.

  • Includes: Two-hour guided kayaking tour and glass of wine
  • Price: $55 per person
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Escape room experience for 2 at Escape Hunt Gold Coast

Escape room experience for 2 at Escape Hunt Gold Coast from RedBalloon

Test your smarts and your ability to work together by cracking puzzles and solving crimes at this escape room. It's great for new couples to have fun or old ones who have been collaborating with each other for years.

  • Includes: One-hour Escape Hunt experience for two and refreshments after the game
  • Location: Escape Hunt Escape Room, Southport, Gold Coast
  • Price: $84 for 2
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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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Sunset or mid-day sailing cruise for 2

Sunset or mid-day sailing cruise for 2 from RedBalloon

Choose between a sunset or mid-day cruise and relax for two hours as you sail the waters of Gold Coast. Love is definitely in the air.

Price: $158 for 2

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60-minute in-home massage

60-minute in-home massage from RedBalloon

Treat your special someone with a relaxing 60-minute massage in the comfort of their own home. Who can hate on that?

Price: $199

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Valentine's Day hotel and accommodation packages in the Gold Coast

2 nights at Q1 Resort and Spa

2 nights at Q1 Resort and Spa from RedBalloon

Unwind at the iconic Q1 Resort, Australia's tallest residential building. There has never been a better excuse to go all out.

  • Includes: Two nights' accommodation, chocolates and wine upon arrival and breakfast on one morning.
  • Price: $695 per room for 2 nights
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2 nights at Pethers Rainforest Retreat

2 nights at Pethers Rainforest Retreat from RedBalloon

Switch off your mobile phone, leave the iPad at home and head for the sub-tropical hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. This is a two-night stay with absolutely nothing to do. Isn't that wonderful?

  • Includes: 2 nights' luxurious accommodation, chocolates, sparkling wine and daily breakfast basket.
  • Price: $620 per room for 2 nights
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Top free Valentine's Day activities in the Gold Coast

  • Head down to the beach. Can't go wrong with a day out in the sun. We recommend Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach.
  • Take a stroll through the national park. This one is for all you romantics who love the great outdoors. Spend the day getting in touch with nature.
  • Bike ride along the coast. Grab some bikes and head to the coastal paths. Spend the day and catch the sunset (or the sunrise for all the early birds).
  • Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens. It's the date that has withstood the test of time, so pack up a picnic and head down to the park for a day with your significant other.

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