Gold Coast Romantic Escapes
There are plenty of opportunities on the Gold Coast to show your romantic side.
Go for a sunset walk along the beach, dine in one of the numerous award-wining restaurants, or picnic by a waterfall cascading from the mountain top.
If you need a bit more inspiration, here are few ideas that you will really appreciate.
For more romantic ideas, have a look at our Top 10 Romantic Gold Coast Activities
If you're looking for a fun night out that's inexpensive, a little quirky and definitely retro, head to the Yatala Drive-In. Two giant screens present the latest release movies in a unique, nostalgic and friendly environment.
Watch the cars roll in with their headlights dimmed, boots full with cushions, blankets and outdoor furniture. The hub of activity is the candy bar, filled with the smells of tasty hot dogs, buttery popcorn and the all-time favourite choc-tops.
|EFTPOS & credit card facilities at only available at the cafe. Please take enough cash to pay for entry.|
|Where:||100 Jacobs Well Road, Stapylton (off the Pacific Motorway (M1) at Yatala North Exit 38).|
|Phone:||+61 (0)7 3287 2930|
For unquestionably the ultimate views of the Gold Coast, visit the Q1 Observation Deck. Board the express elevator for a trip 230 metres above the Surfers Paradise glitter strip.
Explore the viewing area, which features fascinating facts about the area, the tower's construction and how Q1 compares to other other tall buildings around the world. Marvel at the feats of engineering that were undertaken in the construction of this architectural monument.
Relax and soak up the spectacular panoramic views while you enjoy coffee and cake from the cafe, or enjoy a cocktail from the extensive list at the Skybar. Take advantage of the Skyhigh Studios during your visit and create the ultimate souvenir of your visit to Q1 and the Gold Coast. On the ground floor, you will find the Q1 retail store offering a wide range of quality homewares, holiday memorabilia, apparel and gifts.
|Where:||Q1 Building, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise.|
|Phone:||+61 (0)7 5582 2700|
|Website:||Q1 Observation Deck|
It's time to fly. Feel the thrill and excitement as you float like a cloud above the magnificent panorama of Surfers Paradise. Watch the sun reflecting off the myriad of canals and waterways and view the surrounding forest-covered mountains of the Gold Coast hinterland. This is truly the most spectacular flying area in Australia.
Experience the serenity of flight as you become the wind - this is the unique sensation of hot air ballooning. You will be transported on an aerial nature walk by the world's oldest and most romantic form of flight. Your flight will last approximately 1 hour but your memories will last a lifetime!
|A complimentary pick-up and return service is available from local accommodation providers.|
|Where:||13 Lakeview Drive, Carrara|
|Phone:||+61 (0)7 5578 2244|
Sit back, relax, and experience the Gold Coast at a different pace. Lose yourself on a romantic ride for two aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage.
Soak up the electric atmosphere of Surfers Paradise before coasting up the beachfront Esplanade. Feel the breeze in your hair as the carriage winds its way through Main Beach, past the chic cafes of Tedder Avenue and back along the Esplanade.
Ideal for joyrides or special occasions, Giddy Up Tours will offer you a journey you'll never forget.
|Tours last for around 35 minutes.|
|Where:||Starting point: Outside Mini Putt mini golf course, corner Cypress Avenue & Gold Coast Highway (beside the Bungee Rocket)|
|Open:||Tours run approximately every hour from 6.00pm until midnight, Thursday to Sunday|
|Phone:||+61 (0)4 0181 0334 for bookings or more information|