Queensland Inspiration for couples!

1 April 2016

There’s a holiday to suit every couple in Queensland, where Australia shines. Enjoy endless choice of adventure, nature, culture and more when you visit the many regions of Queensland.

The Gold Coast

If you and your partner love a mix of adventure combined with great local eateries, incredible night life and world-class shopping outlets, then you need to visit the Gold Coast, famous for fun and so much more too!

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The GC is littered with an incredible bar & restaurant scene. Grab a bite and an exquisite cocktail from one of the hottest bars on the Gold Coast – QT Hotel’s, Stingray Bar & Restaurant - a distinctly chic ‘Californian oasis’ on the Gold Coast with an acclaimed Mexican themed menu. Or join in the festivities at the very cool Miami Maketta night markets. Offering a fantastic concoction of street food and live music every Friday & Saturday, this place is a hidden local gem in an open air arty-industrial fused laneway.

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For the active-relaxers, there is endless choice; from stand-up paddle boarding through the waterways of the Gold Coast, to the world-famous theme parks that will ensure your holiday is action packed. Get a Kodak moment with your favourite characters at Warner Bros. Movie World and try out the SUPERMAN ESCAPE rollercoaster where you go from zero to 100km per hour in only 2 seconds! If that’s not enough, splash out at Wet’n’Wild’s ‘Aqua Loop’ where you wait upon a trap door that drops you down a 40-foot adrenaline pumping free fall drop into a transparent looping slide. Or why not escape the theme-parks and see the sun-kissed Gold Coast from the sky, with a romantic hot air balloon ride.

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For those who prefer to clock up some retail therapy, visit one of the many outlet precincts including Pacific Fair, Robina Town Centre or Harbour Town.

The Sunshine Coast

Recharge & relax in the Sunshine Coast – with its laid-back lifestyle, and surrounded by pristine beaches, rivers, and natural wonders, you won’t want to leave!

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Couples looking for the perfect food & wine experience will be at home with the colourful variety of cafes and restaurants that source fresh ingredients and talent from their own shores. Experience the serenity of the Noosa River with a visit to the iconic bistro, Noosa Boathouse. This place encapsulates the relaxed luxury lifestyle of Sunshine Coast with its waterfront location and award-winning menu. Act like one of the locals and dabble in Australia’s premier artisan market – Eumundi Markets every Saturday and Wednesday. Promoting all things local and unique about this region, you’ll enjoy the stunning range of handmade crafts, art, food and entertainment.

Take in the natural beauty that surrounds the Sunshine Coast with an intimate coastal walk from Golden Beach to Point Cartwright, or a must-do is a visit to Fraser Island, the idyllic World-Heritage site, and the world’s largest sand island. If you are after a little more adventure in the great outdoors, you can explore the Noosa Everglades with your loved one on a guided kayak tour.

Tropical North Queensland

This tropical region is known for some of the world’s greatest natural wonders its resort style lifestyle and warm temperatures. A gateway to the colourful & lively Great Barrier Reef; snorkel and dive through the beautiful coral, or try one of the outer majestic islands such as Green Island or Fitzroy Island. For an ultimate reef experience, jump on a reef cruise so you have more time for exploring.

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For a unique rainforest experience, visit the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. It collides with the Great Barrier Reef in a magical way, making it one of the most diverse eco-systems. For the ultimate adventure, try Jungle Surfing. Zip line 20 metres in the air through the trees as you fly from 6 different canopy’s, with the best view of the life, and the essence, of this gorgeous place.

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Cool down with cocktails and sample delicious local produce, including fresh seafood, in Port Douglas at the multi-award winning ‘On the Inlet Seafood Restaurant’. This seaside restaurant is a must when visiting Port Douglas. For a livelier act, try Trinity Beach Tavern, where local food meets local entertainment with warm sea views.

For a local hidden gem, take a day trip and drive to Crystal Cascades, the secluded freshwater swimming hole hidden among huge granite boulders in the Barron Gorge National Park. Crystal Cascades is only 20mins from Cairns and is fed by a series of pristine waterfalls.

As the cooler months are upon us this is the perfect time to head to the sun and warmer temperatures of Queensland. Let us know your Queensland must-do’s!

Alisa Cassidy

Alisa Cassidy is a well travelled blogger with a passion for seeking out the next big food trend, an authentic cultural experience and adrenaline filled adventures. Always ready for a selfie and a good hashtag, you can expect to have a good case of wanderlust after these reads.