Love it up in the city this February
It’s February – and we've decided that just one day devoted to love is not nearly enough, so are instead dedicating the whole month to the sweet stuff. And with a selection of romantic city rendezvous on offer and an array of loved up activities to consider, isn’t it time you took your love to the next level?
For the adventurous couple
Not a fan of the candlelight dinner and would prefer to share a thrilling and truly unforgettable experience with your loved one? For a view like no other over the glistening city of Brisbane, why not book in for the Story Bridge Adventure Climb? Enjoy panoramic views of the city and look out to Moreton Bay and beyond as you ascend the iconic bridge with your lover. Or, why not submerge into the adrenaline-charged waters of SEALIFE Aquarium in Melbourne, and experience the Shark Dive Xtreme where, together, you and your partner can scuba with sharks, turtles, stingrays and other majestic creatures of the deep. For the Sydney bound, explore all the magic that the Sydney Harbour has to offer on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Rose Bay Aquatic Hire has a large range of the latest aquatic equipment to rent, and the awesome part is you can bag a cheap date with rates starting at just $25 per hour. If something more exhilarating is on your radar, take a high-speed offshore thrill ride from Circular Quay to Bondi aboard one of Ocean Extreme’s flying jet boats. The ride will tick off city sightseeing in a flash and allow plenty of time for canoodling by Australia’s most romantic harbor.
For the culture-seeking couple
If music be the food of love, then play on, dear darlings! Enjoy the sumptuous performance of Opera Australia’s Carmen live in Sydney Harbour at the Harbourside Stage. Watch as the sun sets behind the stunning city skyline, and see the stage come alive with a vibrant, electrifying show filled with lively song and dance. There are fireworks too, so it’s really quite the ideal setting to sneak in a smooch or two while you listen to this passionate production. For the Shakespeare lovers, pack your picnic rug and head to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne to catch The Australian Shakespeare Company’s rendition of Twelfth Night in a picturesque, outdoor setting under the stars. The play’s comical storyline, filled with unrequited love and all kinds of mischievous mayhem, will be sure to leave you and your lover laughing away well into the night. Brisbane-goers can meanwhile step back into the ‘50s with Ladies In Black, a homegrown musical set to hit the stage at QPAC Playhouse over the month of February. With its witty soundtrack, charming storyline, and dazzling costume designs, this production is sure to be a hit if a light-hearted night at the theatre is what really rocks your partner’s socks.
For the casual couple
Couples looking for a revitalised take on the classic dinner-and-a-movie combo should skip the local cinema and head outdoors post-dinner for an enchanting cinematic experience that’s still super low-key. Brisbane and Adelaide Moonlight Cinemas are screening a range of charming films over the month of February, from classics such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Dirty Dancing, to recent releases and advanced airings including LA LA LAND, Fifty Shades Darker and Hidden Figures. For an open-air music gig that’s just a little bit different, Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo and Twilight at Taronga in Sydney are showcasing some seriously top-notch musical acts throughout February and early March, featuring live performances from Jet, Killing Heidi, George, Paul Dempsey, and Warpaint to name a few. Bring your own picnic hamper or purchase a gourmet one upon arrival, then lie out on the lawn together as you enjoy the live entertainment in the unique zoo surroundings. You’ll even get free park entry before the show starts, so you and your loved one can wander through the grounds and glimpse all the native and exotic wildlife that call the zoo home.
For couples looking to take their love to the next level this month, we're offering a selection of romantic deals across our city hotel portfolio. Stay in the heart of Brisbane from $120* per night, Sydney from $375* per night, Adelaide from $220* per night, or Melbourne from $210* per night.
* Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability. Rate applies to lead in room types and are valid as at 6 February 2017.