Dating on the Gold Coast and want to know where to find the best venues, outdoor spots and activities? The Cooly Hotel has got you covered!
Hike the Hinterland
Take a break from the surf and the sand and discover the magnificence of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Gorgeous scenery and easy access to a number of trails for both strollers and those looking for more of a challenge, it’s a great time for couples who love fresh air and adventure. And if you make a night of it under the stars, even better.
Kayak on Broachbeach
Travel the coast a different way. Hire a kayak on Broachbeach or even take the sunset kayak tour before enjoying a nice cool drink in the evening.
Rub a little salsa on it
Salsa classes are a fun, easy going date night idea that adds a bit of spark to just about any date, whether it’s new flame or an anniversary, Gold Coast Salsa can help rekindle the fire.
Let loose your creative streak with cheeky life drawing classes at Dust Temple. Held every first and third Thursday of the month, you’ll need to bring your own drawing materials but the class is only $20.
Love bites, Dracula style
For a cheesy night of fun- filled entertainment check the Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant. An evening of entertainment from ghost rides to oddball waiters and entertainment that runs the gamut of comedy, music and even puppeteering. If you’re looking for a fun date night that’s low pressure with easy laughs Dracula’s is a place you can really sink your teeth into.
Longboards are made for two
Is there a better place to learn to surf than the stretch of coast that boasts Surfers Paradise? Regardless of your skill level, there are surfing classes for everyone and what better way is there to make a unique memory with that special someone then catching a wave or two along the glittering Gold Coast.
Go far on a farm
Embrace a more natural way of life at one of the many Queensland farms just outside Goldie. Soak up the country air, grab some local and enjoy a different way of life. Perfect for a weekend getaway with your one true love (or the person that just might be).
Or enjoy a sip of bubbles
For the ultimate romantic gesture, nothing quite beats a wine and cheese tasting tour of Mount Tamborine. You’ll enjoy spectacular sights, savoury delights and the best wine in the region as you discover new areas of regional Hinterland just a short drive from the Gold Coast.
For those who don’t have the time to leave the coast, why not check out the organic farmers market at Miami State High School. Serving up stall after stall of fresh produce, from farm to fair, the Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market is a great way to kick of a day of wholesome, healthy activities.
Score high at Timezone
Take the pressure off and have a fun time with someone special at Timezone Surfers Paradise, a criminally underrated date spot. With everything from mini golf and dodgem cars to arcade games and challenges, you won’t find much more bang for your buck then this staple of Gold Coast entertainment.
And for lovers of a seriously good time, Putt Putt on Mermaid Beach is another fantastic, easy going venue where you can challenge your date to a bit of friendly competition.
Discover Gold Coast Italian style
Grab a pair of scooters, some supplies and a picnic blanket and do as the Europeans do. Spoil your date with a sunset scooter ride along the strip followed by a romantic beachside picnic.
Theme it up
Gold Coast’s trio of big time theme parks offer up excellent opportunities for fun-filled day dates. Get the blood pumping with roller coaster rides and games of skill at Movie World, Sea World or Dreamworld. Don’t forget to bring a hat!
Head on down to the Cooly Hotel
For a relaxed, casual date why not meet up at the Coolangatta Hotel. Enjoy a share plate and a glass of wine with good company and great tunes as you kick back and watch the sun set on another day in paradise.