Top things to do on the Gold Coast for Couples

Whether you’re wooing someone new or keeping the romance alive, here is a guide to some of the best date ideas on the Gold Coast (tip: save the link so you always have ideas on hand, making you look like super cool and organised!)

Skypoint Observation Deck

Stunning views accrue extra brownie points when it comes to dating, so take your date to Skypoint Obervation Deck. Keep things chilled and enjoy the 360 degree views over a bite to eat and cocktails from Seventy7 Cafe & Bar, or go on an open-air adventure and take on the Skypoint Climb, rewarding yourselves with a cocktail afterwards! Plus, it’s the closest you’ll get to shouting your love from the rooftops.


Kayak the Canals at Sunset

Fall in love with each other and the beautiful Gold Coast as you set off on a tandem kayak from the heart of Broadbeach. Kayak the Gold Coast will set you up with everything you need for a romantic evening on the water so all you’ll need to do is find a secluded portion of beach, roll out a picnic blanket and enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer and a selection of nibbles.


Wander through a Winery

Vineyards always hold a certain romance and while most people think of the beach when they picture the Gold Coast, there are also a handful of beautiful wineries that are worth a visit. Head to Cedar Creek EstateCanungra Valley VineyardsWitches Falls Winery or Mount Nathan Winery to name a few.


Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

Leave the coastline behind and head to Mt Tamborine, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges, ancient landforms and Songbirds Rainforest Retreat. Set on 50 acres of lush rainforest, Songbirds was recently awarded one Chef’s Hat by the Australian Good Food Guide. With two, three and four course options, as well as a five or eight course tasting menu with matching wines, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know each other over your meal.


Hot Air Balloon


Scenic Helicopter Flights

If you’re looking to see the best of the Gold Coast from an unforgettable vantage point, these helicopter flights from Sea World offer an amazing way to capture the magical experience of flying high over the Gold Coast and surrounding hinterland. Choose from a range of available helicopter flight lengths and options, ranging from a short “taste test” 5 minute flight over the Broadwater all the way up to an epic 30 minute flight down to the Tweed Coast. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll come away with some outstanding photographs of the Gold Coast’s various highlights, be it the iconic golden beaches, shining city skyline, vast blue waterways or lush green hinterland.


Play Around

No matter how old you are, a visit to King Tutts in Surfers Paradise or Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach for a game of mini golf is always going to be a good time! And the best news – they’re open until late so you can play a round before you head home to play around.


Drive In Movies

Steam up your windows with your date at the only drive-in movie theatre left on the Gold Coast, Yatala Drive-In Theatre. If it’s a warm night, pack a picnic rug so you can spread out under the stars, otherwise fill the car with blankets and pillows and snuggle down (wink, wink). There’s even a 50s-style American diner where you can grab a hotdog and choc top, or fill a picnic basket with delicious snacks and drinks.


Go on a Road Trip

The Gold Coast’s hinterland’s subtropical rainforests seem far removed from the glitz and glamour of Surfers Paradise. Create an awesome playlist of songs you both love (and can sing along to) and head to the hills for a drive through scenic forests, cliffs, gorges and waterfalls. Stop along the way for coffees, baked goods, roadside fruit and vegetable stands, wine tasting and anything else that takes your fancy.


Tamborine National Park


Watch the Sun Rise

With 56 kilometres of coastline, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to romantic spots to watch the sun rise over the Pacific. Our picks for the best spots for #coupleselfies are the jetty at Southport Spit, Broadbeach, Burleigh, Nobby’s Beach and Currumbin. ;Grab some fresh juices and acai bowls and enjoy the fresh salty air and sound of crashing waves. Plus the early morning ocean breeze will give you a great excuse to snuggle closer.


The Gold Coast Art’s Centre

The Art’s Centre Gold Coast offers up a veritable feast of options with everything from comedy shows to concerts, live theatre to the latest movies, which means you’re bound to find something to tickle both your fancies. Plus The Arts Cafe is the perfect venue to have a meal, coffee or glass of wine before a film or performance.


Hot Air Balloon

Take your love to new heights and float like a cloud as you witness the sunrise climbing over the unforgettable panorama of the Gold Coast skyline. Check out Hot Air or Scenic Day Tours for hot air balloon flights over the Gold Coast.


Whale Watching

Each year, humpback whales undertake their annual migration from Antarctica to babymoon along the coast. As well as seeing these majestic creates up close, you can feel the wind in your hair, salty air in your lungs and recreate the king of the world’ scene from Titanic. Don’t forget to take a camera to catch the whales and those windswept couple shots!

This post has been expanded since its original publication on Destination Gold Coast.