Are you planning a romantic getaway in Tropical North Queensland? Take your lover to one of these 12 idyllic date locations and let Mother Nature help you do the swooning.
1. Bernard Islands, Kurramine Beach
Sorry we didn’t mean to interrupt you, but who doesn’t love a good sunset! Bernard Islands, off the coast of Kurrimine Beach near Mission Beach is the perfect spot where you can enjoy the scenery without the crowds.
2. Cape Tribulation Beach House
Love is in the air and the trees at Cape Tribulation. Escape from the world and head into the heart of the Daintree Rainforest where you can get in touch with nature, put down your phones and reconnect. Long walks on the beach at sunset anyone?
In need of some adventure? how does swinging through the treetops sound? If you answered GREAT then make sure you pay Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours a visit.
3. Sunlover by Starlight
You might not believe us but you can have an overnight date night on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park! Treat your special someone to a glamping experience (camping in style) with Sunlover Reef Cruises. Wake up in the morning with your date (no escaping) and the local marine life of Moore Reef and jump in for a swim with the ocean all to yourselves.
4. Millaa Millaa Lookout on the Atherton Tablelands
Go for a romantic picnic at Millaa Millaa Lookout also known as McHugh Lookout on the Atherton Tablelands. Step up your picnic game and grab cheeses and chocolates from nearby Gallo Dairyland, throw in a bottle of wine and don’t forget the picnic blanket to earn extra brownie points.
5. Shayless Strawberry Farm
We think a road trip to Shaylee Strawberry Farm on the Atherton Tablelands is in order. Grab a strawberry soft serve for two or pick-your-own strawberries during September (weekends & school holidays). They are open 7 days a week from July to October, 9:30am-4:00pm – strawberries would go perfectly in a romantic spa bath.
6. Dunk Island
Couples who appreciate the better things in life can swoon at the laid-back Spit Bar on the chilled out, Dunk Island. How’s that for hospitality – have a cold beer while enjoying a bucket of prawns and watching the sensational sunsets at Dunk Island.
7. Undara Experience
What says romance more than a little weekend away and a road trip? Bundle your lover into the car (don’t forget tune worthy playlist) and head west of Cairns to the Undara Experience. Channel your inner adventurer and explore the world’s longest lava tubes by day before knocking your lover off their feet at Sunset Bluff, the most magical sunset location along the Savannah Way. We’re sure they can organise something a little more private should you have something sparkly to deliver.
8. Mareeba drive in
Want some brownie points for creativity – the Mareeba Drive In is the perfect choice. Sit in your car or if you have a ute, fill it with blankets and pillows and lay under the stars in the fresh air. Check the Mareeba Drive In website for upcoming movies.
9. Hot air ballooning
Floating above Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands in a hot air balloon sounds heavenly already, so adding the person you like will make the experience even better. What an extraordinary place to pop the question…hint hint.
10. Cocktails at Fitzroy Island
In need of a day adventure? Jump on a boat and take the 45-minute trip over to Fitzroy Island Resort, Queensland. Spend the day kayaking around the island, have few cocktails at the bar or go for a hike up Fitzroy Island summit (2.6km/3hrs return) and take in the views of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. If one day isn’t enough, stay overnight at the camp grounds or resort – whatever suits your style and budget!
11. Rex Lookout in Port Douglas
Now here’s a photo opportunity. Rex Lookout on the way to Port Douglas is a good pit stop to get a cute couple photo in front of the stunning costal view. Keep yourselves entertained by watching the hang gliders and paragliders using this lookout as a launch pad.
12. Private charter to the Great Barrier Reef
Couple Goals on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on luxury private Aroona Boat Charters. With everything taken care of, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the privacy of your own boat. You can even choose the destinations leaving from Cairns or Port Douglas.