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Things to do on Valentine’s Day on the Gold Coast in 2024

Dining options, activities, overnight stays and cruises for the finest Valentine's Day date in town.

Valentine's Day always seems to sneak up on us. Don't let it get the better of you this year. It lands (once again) on 14 February but we're preparing you for it with dinner options and activities that will "wow".

Here are some seriously hot tables as well as fun ways to spark the romance in your relationship if you're looking for inspiration or just left it to the last minute.

Restaurants offering breakfast and lunch

Three-Course Seafood Platter with Starter at Galaxy Seafood and Mediterranean Restaurant

Three-Course Seafood Platter with Starter at Galaxy Seafood and Mediterranean Restaurant from Groupon

Don't take chances this Valentine's Day. Instead, head to this highly lauded seafood restaurant and tuck into a 3-course meal filled with octopus salads, spaghetti prawns and more.

  • Location: Shop 6/50 Marine Parade, Southport
  • Price: $79.95 for 2
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Breakfast and Wine at Rainforest Retreat

Breakfast and Wine at Rainforest Retreat from RedBalloon

Enjoy a memorable and enchanting breakfast in the Tweed Valley. Toast to love with your significant other and enjoy the serene surroundings.

  • Location: Tweed Valley, NSW
  • Price: $1,440 for 2 people
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2-course Seafood Meal at Galaxy Seafood and Mediterranean Restaurant

2-course Seafood Meal at Galaxy Seafood and Mediterranean Restaurant from Groupon

Take them out for a lunch date with waterfront views. This 2-course meal features an entree or dessert and a main. Choose from beef, steak, snapper, garlic prawns, galaxy mussels and more.

  • Location: Shop 6/50 Marine Parade, Southport
  • Price: $79 for 2
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Cold Seafood Platter with Cocktails for 2 at Surfers Pavilion

Cold Seafood Platter with Cocktails for 2 at Surfers Pavilion from Groupon

Fresh seafood, good company and friendly service are what you get with this Surfers Pavilion meal deal. A sample menu includes freshly shucked oysters, chilled bugs, chilli mussels and kingfish sashimi.

  • Location: 30-34 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $64 for 2
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Things to do on Valentine's Day on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast and Photos

Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast and Photos from RedBalloon

Float across the land in a magical hot air balloon ride. Taking off right before dawn you'll catch unimpeded views of the Gold Coast or hinterland as the sun washes over them.

  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price: $377 per person
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Gold Coast Tandem Skydive

Gold Coast Tandem Skydive from Tripadvisor

There's nothing quite like a huge adrenaline rush to bring 2 people together. Fall for each other as you fall out of the sky on a thrilling skydive.

  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price: $425
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Glow Worm Evening Eco-Adventure from the Gold Coast

Glow Worm Evening Eco-Adventure from the Gold Coast from Tripadvisor

After work, surprise your love with a magical night inside a glow worm cave. As part of the tour you'll wander through the forest by torchlight, enter an ancient cave speckled with glow worms and go on a night safari in search of the forest's nocturnal creatures.

  • Location: Pick up from Gold Coast's main hotels
  • Price: $266.40
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Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise from finder.com.au

Sail with your Valentine during the most romantic part of the day: golden hour and sunset. A bar is available to buy drinks. Go on. You know you should.

  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $39
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2pm Afternoon Cruise

2pm Afternoon Cruise from finder.com.au

Take the afternoon off work to cruise down the Gold Coasts' most beautiful waterways. Afterwards there's plenty of time to explore the city before tucking into a romantic dinner.

  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $35
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Quack'R'Duck Road River & 4WD

Quack'R'Duck Road River & 4WD from finder.com.au

Romance schomance. Make your Valentine's Day gift fun with Quack'R'Duck. It's a vehicle that literally drives into the water and then "swims". You have to see it to believe it.

  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $35
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1-Day Ticket Entry to Dreamworld

1-Day Ticket Entry to Dreamworld from Experience Oz

Have some fun with your loved one today by hopping on as many thrilling rides at Dreamworld that you can handle.

  • Location: 1 Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera
  • Price: $105 per person
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Tickets to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Tickets to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from Experience Oz

Cuddle up to cute and friendly locals like koalas, kangaroos and wombats and snap shots of exotic alligators and snakes. Don't forget to time your day around shows and feeds for the full experience.

  • Location: 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
  • Price: $54.95 per adult
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Canungra Valley Food and Wine Trail Experience

Canungra Valley Food and Wine Trail Experience from Classbento

Take the day off for time for 2 on this private tour away from the city. On the itinerary are 3 wine tastings, romantic scenic lookout spots, a 2-course lunch and a meet-and-greet with some alpacas.

  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $229 per person
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Mystery Picnic in Tamborine Mountain

Mystery Picnic in Tamborine Mountain from Klook

Surprise your better half with a sweet spread and a picnic surrounded by the beauty of Tamborine Mountain.

  • Location: Tamborine Mountain
  • Price: $70 per picnic
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SkyPoint 1 Day Ticket

SkyPoint 1 Day Ticket from Klook

Share incredible 360 degree views of the Goldie from the top of SkyPoint. This ticket includes a $20 food and beverage voucher so you can chill at the bar, soak up the view and share in some good conversation, too.

  • Location: Level 77, q1 building/9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $31
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Gold Coast Hop On Hop Off Ferry Day Pass

Gold Coast Hop On Hop Off Ferry Day Pass from Klook

Keep things exciting and unpredictable this Valentine's Day and hop on this ferry which calls in at a variety of top tourist destinations. Fancy some art? Hop off at HOTA. Want to hit a theme park? Disembark at Sea World.

  • Location: Surfer's Paradise Appel Park Wharf
  • Price: $30
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Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour from Adrenaline

Explore the great outdoors on Valentine's Day with a kayaking and snorkelling trip. Snorkel with marine life, paddle across serene blue water, explore Wave Break Island and take in views of the city skyline.

  • Location: Biggera Waters
  • Cost: $79 per person
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Go Karting, Laser Tag and Indoor Climbing

Go Karting, Laser Tag and Indoor Climbing from Adrenaline

If you and your partner love playing games, go for go karting, laser tag and indoor climbing in a single trip this Valentine's Day. Whether you're going on a double date or you want to enjoy some friendly competition with your Valentine on 14 February, this bundle including go karting, laser tag and indoor climbing is a great option.

  • Location: 88 Siganto Drive, Helensvale
  • Cost: $77 per person
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Scenic Helicopter Joy Flight

Scenic Helicopter Joy Flight from Adrenaline

Go all out for Valentine's Day this year and take to the skies for a scenic helicopter joy ride. You'll get a bird's-eye view of the Gold Coast coastline and attractions including the Q1 Building and Jupiter's Casino.

  • Location: Gold Coast Airport
  • Cost: $402 per person
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Jet Boat Ride

Jet Boat Ride from Adrenaline

Be adventurous on 14 February and experience the thrill of a jet boat ride on the Gold Coast

  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $79 per person
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Tandem Parasail Flight and Boat Ride

Tandem Parasail Flight and Boat Ride from Adrenaline

Have double the fun this Valentine's Day with parasailing from 350 feet in the air and a 45-minute boat ride. The perfect Valentine's Day date for adventurous couples.

  • Location: Main Beach
  • Price: $180 for 2 people
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Penguin Antarctic Adventure at Sea World

Penguin Antarctic Adventure at Sea World from RedBalloon

Animal lovers can go behind the scenes for this very special encounter with Sea World's penguins.

  • Location: Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
  • Cost: $139 per person
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Escape room experience for 2 at Escape Hunt Gold Coast

Escape room experience for 2 at Escape Hunt Gold Coast from RedBalloon

Test your smarts and your ability to work together by cracking puzzles and solving crimes at this escape room.

  • Location: 2/162 Scarborough Street, Southport
  • Cost: $84 for 2 people
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Valentine's Day hotel and accommodation packages on the Gold Coast

Overnight stay at QT Gold Coast

Overnight stay at QT Gold Coast from Luxury Escapes

The QT is an absolute dream with modern features that drip with personality. Spend the night, spend a few nights.

  • Location: 7 Staghorn Ave, Gold Coast
  • Price: $897 per room per night
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Overnight stay at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Overnight stay at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort from Luxury Escapes

This luxurious stay has its own patch of private beach though if the weather isn't quite right there's an outdoor pool for you and your loved one to enjoy.

  • Location: 71 Sea World Drive Main Beach
  • Price: $382 per room per night
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Overnight stay at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Overnight stay at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise from Luxury Escapes

Stay close to the action and spoil your better half with an overnight stay at Crowne Plaza. It features 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa and a poolside restaurant and bar.

  • Location: 2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
  • Price: $595 per room per night
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2-Night Luxury Treehouse Getaway with Bubbly and Breakfast

2-Night Luxury Treehouse Getaway with Bubbly and Breakfast from RedBalloon

Private, romantic, unique. This staycation ticks all the boxes. Hidden among the subtropical forests of Tamborine Mountain this private treehouse escape features a king bed, spa, fireplace and outdoor balcony. Chocolates and sparkling wine will be waiting for you when you arrive and a breakfast basket will be delivered daily.

  • Location: Pethers Rainforest Retreat, 28B Geissmann St, Tamborine Mountain
  • Cost: $740 per package
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Top free Valentine's Day activities on the Gold Coast

  • Head down to the beach. Can't go wrong with a day out in the sun. We recommend Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach.
  • Take a stroll through the national park. This one is for all you romantics who love the great outdoors. Spend the day getting in touch with nature.
  • Bike ride along the coast. Grab some bikes and head to the coastal paths. Spend the day and catch the sunset (or the sunrise for early birds).
  • Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens. It's the date that has withstood the test of time, so pack up a picnic and head down to the park for a day with your significant other.

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