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Fun Date Ideas For A Night Out In Brisbane

Ditch the standard dinner and movie, Brisbane has so many fun date night ideas on offer.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Sure, drinks and dinner is a fail-safe date night option. But sometimes it's fun to think outside the box and mix things up when you're getting to know that special someone. Thankfully Brisbane has a lot more on offer that will help break the ice on a first date or might even teach you something new about your partner on your regular date night. Start your night with a romantic stroll or a drink at an intimate bar before heading out on one of these fun activities across the city that will get you out of your comfort zone for a little while.

Hijinx Hotel

Hijinx Hotel

If you haven’t yet checked out FunLab’s newest addition to the roster, we highly recommend booking in for a play (or should we say… stay) at Hijinx Hotel. This fun, interactive and high-energy games arcade at Westfield Chermside will release your inner child as you solve puzzles, identify mystery songs and shoot hoops as fast you can as you travel from room to room in the hotel. It’s such a fun date idea to try something new with your partner and work together to top the daily high score sheet.

Once you’ve tried all the rooms, pop out to the bar for a feast and some very inventive cocktails to round out the perfect date adventure.

Westfield Shopping Centre, Gympie Road, Chermside

GoBoat Brisbane

GoBoat Brisbane

Ever wanted to take a little boat out for a spin? Now you can, because with GoBoats there is no boat licence required. Pack some snacks and bring your pup to one of our favourite fun new date ideas in Brisbane. You can have your very own private picnic on the water as you coast along the River at a leisurely pace.

You’ll enjoy the best sights from the Brisbane River, like the stunning riverfront homes that line the Bulimba and Wynnum sides, to the leafy riverwalk of Teneriffe and of course, the iconic Powerhouse.

194 Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead

Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours

If you’re searching for a fun date idea with a spooky angle, why not take your boo (ahh!) on a ghost tour? Historic Australia is led by Jack Sim, a cultivator of all things mysterious, creepy and unnerving. Jack and his team have been running the notorious Boggo Road Gaol since 1998 and have since expanded to take crime tours and ghost tours through some of Brisbane’s most infamous destinations. Explore Boogo Road Gaol at night, traipse through the Toowong Cemetary or even take a coach ride through Brisbane to learn about haunted sites. It’s a good excuse to hold hands and feel the thrills and chills with your partner on this fun date in Brisbane.

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The perfect place for a date, whether it's the very first or you’re looking for something new to do on a Friday night with your long-term boo, head down to Netherworld! Tucked into a quiet corner of the valley, this quirky bar & diner is stuffed full of board games, arcade games and curiosities to explore in your own little corner of the bar. They’ve got a slew of craft beer and creative cocktails to try, as well as an impressive American-diner-style menu of eats for veg-heads or carnivores alike. It’s definitely an easy, fun date idea for your next romantic night out on the town that you can repeat time and time again without getting bored!

186 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Lumber Punks

Lumber Punks

If you’ve got a bit of pent-up energy, why not try your hand at axe throwing? Don’t let their Viking-like energy get you wrong - the very friendly Lumber Punks team will teach you the tricks of this very unusual, but extremely fun sport and will have you splitting boards in no time. You’ll get your very own lane for throwing and can enjoy an array of refreshing non-alcoholic drinks while you play. You can bring your own food, or order delivery meals to snack on during your date night too - axe throwing is hungry work! Limber up and head on down to Lumber Punks for your next fun date night out in Brisbane.

4 Ferry Road, West End

Mt Coot-Tha Hike

Mount Coot-Tha Hike

If you’re the get-up-and-go type, a hike is a fun way to be out and about in nature on your next date. Mount Coot-Tha is a short fifteen-minute drive west of the Brisbane CBD and is home to many walking trails that will get the blood pumping. 

If you’re not feeling super athletic, a stroll around the botanic gardens is a delightful way to spend your Saturday. Once you’ve wandered and worked up an appetite, head to a cafe for a hearty lunch with an incredible view of the city!

Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-Tha

Angelo's Pasta

Cooking Classes

Nothing brings you closer together with someone than trying to navigate a recipe together and fortunately, Brisbane has plenty of cooking classes to choose from! Whether you opt for something sweet or savoury, there’s something so humble and refreshing about getting back to basics and learning to craft something new together with your date. Take a scroll through our guide to the best cooking classes in Brisbane to decide which dish you and your date will craft on your fun date night out!

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Want to add a little competitive edge to your next date night? Oche is one of the newest additions to the metropolis of quirky venues in Fortitude Valley and they bring interactive darts games to the table! Book your own private lane and let the good times come to you; with a console to select your game challenge as well as the menu of delicious meals and fabulous cocktails. It’s certainly a unique and fun new date idea that will make for a memorable night.

111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

Holey Moley

Holey Moley

The go-to for many a first date, Holey Moley is a great place to get to know your Tinderella or Tinderfella. This unique putt-putt course can be found in a few locations, but our favourite putt-stop is in the heart of Fortitude Valley in an old church turned night club, turned fun date night spot. Holey Moley is well known for its quirky decor showcasing scenes from various pop culture contexts, as well as its dangerously delicious cocktails. Don’t forget to get the obligatory Instagram picture on the Simpsons couch… just a little something to remember your first date by.

25 Warner Street, Fortitude Valley


Kayak the Brisbane River at Sunset

This one already has our hearts skipping a beat! If your date is somewhat of an adventurer, why not book a sunset kayak on the Brisbane River? Float along the pristine waters alongside one another and take in the running views of the city from a whole new perspective.

We highly recommend doing the Twilight Kayak Adventure Experience at 6pm which includes wine and cheese after your session. Upon return to dry land, relax in a riverside marquee with a delicious grazing board and a selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. 

Departs from the Story Bridge or South Bank

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Santuary 

Fallen for an animal lover? This one's for you! Just a 20-minute drive from Brisbane's CBD lies the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can make new furry friends with the koalas, feed the kangaroos and get up close and personal with dingoes. Your visit also includes a professional photo with a koala so you and your date will go home with a cute keepsake from the adventure. 

708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket

Arcadium Adventures

Arcadium Adventures

An escape room date could make or break your relationship… proceed with caution. Just kidding! The Arcadium Adventures crew will whisk you away into an immersive and fantastical realm of mystery, magic and intrigue to ensure you have a night full of curiosity, exploration and riddle-solving. Once you step downstairs into the basement, you’ll enter the intriguing world of Arcadium Adventures. We highly recommend sipping a cocktail from their extensive and creative menu to begin your night, before solving your way around the five escape room challenges that await you.

The Basement, 97 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill

City Winery

Wine Workshops

If you and your partner are partial to a drop, why not try a wine-tasting or a wine blending workshop? And we have just the spot for it - the beautiful City Winery! With their central location in Newstead, a winery experience need not take you far away from the city. Choose from a wine blending workshop, a winery tour and tasting, a wine and food pairing experience, or a dry-aged beef experience to truly indulge in all the culinary delights that the City Winery team have on offer. It’s a fun date night idea that also gives you the opportunity to try something new and learn loads while you’re at it!

Multiple locations.

Frida's Sip N Paint

Frida’s Sip & Paint

For a date night that’s a little bit more spesh, why not visit Frida’s? This luxe paint & sip studio has carefully curated a premium experience for the local Brisbane community, without losing sight of their core value: having fun! No need to be the next Picasso to impress your date, as professional artists will guide you in crafting your very own masterpiece. You can bring your own food and drink to make this fun date idea the perfect night out, with your very own custom picnic, made with love.

219 – 233 Given Terrace, Paddington

Margarita Margarita

Make Your Own Margies 

Don't fancy going out after all? We've got just the thing! You quite literally can't go wrong with Margarita Margarita's mixers. They've done all the hard yards to nail the flavours so you just have to add the fun bits and alllll of the garnishes. They have a guava, classic, passionfruit, pineapple, jalapeno and blood orange flavour to choose from. We recommend grabbing some of their artisan salt flakes for added pizzazz. 

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If you’re looking for more fun date night ideas in Brisbane, why not check out our event guide to see what’s on in Brisbane? There’s always something fun happening, just around the corner! Or if you’re ready to take on a day trip, we’ve found the dreamiest one-day adventures from Brisbane to make your next date one to remember!

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