Although “Netflix and Chill” is a popular date night idea for many couples (your dirty birds 😏), the pandemic has changed how people view going out and late nights. As restrictions ease up, heading out for dinner and a glass of wine or two is the ideal fun date night activity for couples.
However, for those who want more than just to eat at fancy restaurants, there are many other things to do. Couples looking for new ways to enjoy the night off will enjoy these romantic date night ideas. Here are some fun date ideas that you and your partner will enjoy:
A Scenic Picnic In Mt Tamborine
Picnics are common, especially in parks during the day with a basket of cheese and crackers. However, to spice things up, why not bring the picnic to the view of the sunset and mountains on top of a hill?
A scenic picnic is a dinner date with a view—somewhere you can bring your partner to enjoy each other’s company and time together. Although it’s not as fancy as it sounds, what matters is the time spent together—along with good food, great wine and a cracker of a view.
Some of our favourite picnic spots up in Tamborine are:
- The Knoll Section
- Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens
- Tamborine National Park
- Guanaba Park
- Rotary Lookout
- Sandy Creek
Paint and Pour - The Best Date Night Idea
Paint and Pour or Paint and Sip is a great date night idea, combining the power of wine and the creativity of painting and is so much fun. Couples can book a guided session and let their imagination do all the work with a glass of wine in one hand and a brush in the other. Paint and Sip classes are the perfect first date idea as it is an activity that helps break the ice and stimulates conversation. By coming to a Paint Juicy session, we offer a much more upbeat experience than other paint and pour venues again, making those first date jitters disappear.
For a more intimate paint and sip date night, couples can now do a virtual online Paint and Sip class at home where you can have all the drinks you like while chilling at home. It is a bit different to our live sessions, it is a great chance to spice it up and have a quiet night together.
Date Night Cooking Class
What better way to start the night than challenging each other in a cook-off in a date night cooking class locally on the Gold Coast? Couples have a chance to prepare a few courses and at the end, sit down with vino in hand to enjoy their creations. A cook-off is ideal for people who cook dinner together, and the competition could spice things up in more ways than one.
To turn up the stakes, prepare a challenge for every meal cooked and make sure to make it difficult for the other half to do so, preventing them from doing better at cooking. Through a cycle of a few dishes, couples should enjoy the long night with a happy stomach.
Check out these amazing cooking classes on the Gold Coast:
- Tamborine Mountain Cooking School
- Double Zero in Broadbeach
- Salt Meats Cheese in Surfers Paradise
Amusement Park Date
Being on the Gold Coast, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to amusement parks and when you want to let your hair down, this is a great date idea!
Make sure to checkout the special night events at many of the amusement parks which are the perfect fun date night idea.
Great amusement parks on the Gold Coast:
- Wet n Wild
- Sea World
- White Water World
If you are all fancy schmancy, a dinner cruise as a date day or date night is an amazing idea.
Picture this, a leisurely water cruise along the Gold Coast waterways or out into the ocean, eating amazing food, drinking a few glasses of bubbles
Some amazing dinner cruises on the Gold Coast:
- Sea World Cruises
- Gold Coast Gondolas
- Champagne Sailing Cruises
- Wydham Cruises
An escape room challenge is a great way for couples to bond over a common goal. An escape room is high energy and at the end, you will both feel accomplished. Date day or date night, this is even a great team building activity as well!
Some local Escape Rooms on the Gold Coast:
- Escape Hunt
- Padlockd Escape Room
- Epic Escape
If wine tasting is more your thing ~ much like us, then a Gold Coast Wine Tasting is a must do on any couples list. You may not know but the Gold Coast and the Hinterland has many great winery spots to get your lovely selves to:
- O'Reillys Canungra Winery
- Albert River Wines
- Sarabah Estate Vineyard
- Witches Falls Winery
- Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery
- Mount Nathan Winery
If a comedy show is another fun date night idea to tickle those funny bones and get a laugh with your date.
There are many spots around the GC that have comedy evenings such as HOTA, The Star and many of the clubs. Just jump onto your favourite search engine to locate one for you!
A great one for groups but also an epic date night out, a trivia night is the perfect common goal for a couple to achieve together.
There are ample places in and around the Gold Coast to have some date night trivia fun, and if it is your thing, check these out below:
- Parkwood Tavern
- Mermaid Beach Bowls Club
- Vinnies Dive
- Bine Bar and Dining in Nobbys Beach
- Southport Sharks
- Precinct Brewing Co
- Currumbin RSL
Coffee Shop Date
Coffee is good in the morning but better at night. Spend the weekend sipping iced or hot coffee and enjoy the conversations that will follow. It’s best to get to know your partner over a cup of coffee and become closer to each other as a couple.
Every night could be the perfect date night. However, keep in mind that an excellent date night shouldn’t be expensive. Instead, it should be something worth remembering—something that can make a great story one day.
Paint Juicy has paint and sip sessions for couples on the Gold Coast. Come along soon.