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Brisbane: a city full of romance

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Brisbane is a great city for dating. Whether you’re living here as an expat, enjoying a long holiday or just passing through on your travels, if you’re looking for a great romantic spot to take your partner, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Brisbane is one of the cities with the highest quality of living in the world, so it’s no wonder it attracts people of all ages and nationalities looking for good weather, cultural landmarks and excellent social opportunities. A romantic city that’s home to outgoing locals, Brisbane offers many fantastic dating spots that shouldn’t be missed.

If you’re here on your own, the famous Australian hospitality means people are open to meeting foreigners with a view to forming relationships, so that date will never be far away. Another option is to look for compatible singles online…

Here are some great ideas for dates round Brisbane…

Queensland Art Gallery

The Queensland Art Gallery is located on the south bank of the Brisbane river. Next to Queensland Museum, it is Queensland’s most prestigious art institution and the country’s leading art museum.

One of the most exciting exhibitions currently running is the collection of more than 300 drawings, prints and illustrated books by celebrated French artist Henri Matisse, which is running until 4 March.

Another must-see exhibition is the incredible art installation of Yayoi Kusama, entitled Soul Under the Moon, which is designed to reflect her life-long hallucinations through the use of light and will be exhibited until 11 March alongside some of her other installations and sculptures in Look Now, See Forever.

Day Cruises

Day cruises offer something for everyone, whether you want to feed dolphins face-to-face or see the magnificent whales. Another popular cruise is the island adventure tour at Tangalooma, which offers a unique experience for those seeking an unforgettable day out. It’s also an excellent opportunity to meet new people.

Catamaran on sandy beach

Picture credit: kimandcyril

Get Sporty

As soon as you set foot in Australia, there’s an immediate sense of healthy air and a desire to get fit. If you’re in a new city, country or continent, it’s only natural to want to make use of such wonderful weather and long hours of daylight by releasing some endorphins.

Sport and exercise is a big part of Australian culture and an excellent way to meet people and feel better about yourself. If a jog along the beach isn’t what you fancy, there are plenty of other options. In your local area you’ll be sure to find teams for all levels of rugby, cricket, soccer and netball.

The Riverlife Adventure Centre at Kangaroo Point also offers rock-climbing, kayaking and abseiling for the braver exercise fans, and rollerblading, cycling, or even riding a hot-air balloon over the city are fun options for a romantic yet active day out in Brisbane.

Enjoy the Cuisine

Brisbane offers some of the best seafood in the country, and with all the exercise available, everyone should be allowed to indulge a little. The city is dotted with award-winning restaurants such as Wilson’s Boathouse or Gambarro’s.

Anyone who’s ever spent time dating in Brisbane will know the city is full of great romantic spots for dinner. But if you don’t think a candlelit dinner will suit, an excellent choice for a first date is the Good Food and Wine show, for which you can buy tickets at just over $20 and spend a day sampling foods from incredible local and international chefs.

 

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