With the pandemic to be continued during 2022, this is the year of picnics friends. Lucky for us on the Gold Coast our weather lends itself to picnics all year round. In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, here our our recommendations for a fun, romantic and Covid safe picnic date. Order a picnic for two with your choice of wine from our website and hit the road for your date this Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to join our community for your chance to win a picnic for two in time for Valentine’s Day.
Hota Parklands & Ferry Ride
HOTA Parklands has a vast amount of huge shady, private picnic spots including a lake for a swim if you fancy a splash around. There is plenty of parking and shady walking paths meander from the car park throughout the parklands past the Art Gallery and Theatre. If you park on the northern end of the carpark you can walk onto the Ferry after your picnic lunch. Hopo Ferry Service leaves from HOTA between 9am-5.30pm everyday. Check their website for the timetable and ticket prices. A round trip will be 2 hours of blissful cruising on the broad water right up to Sea World and back again. Refreshments are available on board. Who doesn’t love a boat ride with spectacular views.
Beechmont Road Trip & Horse Riding
Beechmont is a picturesque road trip, only 30 mins from the Gold Coast city centre. Feel the tensions from the week melt away as you drink in the tree lined winding roads, mountain top views and dairy farms pegged on rolling green hills. Rosins Lookout Conservation Park is a perfect picnic spot with breathe taking views out to the Gold Coast skyline. Live vicariously through the para gliders who sometimes launch from this spot. Explore the gorges by horseback with Equine Group Horse Riding. You’ll feel like you have been on a week long retreat.
Currumbin Creek & Kayaking
Under the enormous Moreton Bay Figs is the most beautiful beach on Currumbin Creek mouth, only metres to the ocean. Only a few metres to the beach from the carpark and plenty of shade for a picnic so you won’t need anything but your picnic basket and towels. At one end of the beach is Currumbin Boatshed Bait and Tackle, open daily for you to hire kayaks or SUP boards and let the good times roll.
Yatala Drive-In Movies
Transport yourselves to the romantic 1960’s when Drive-In Movie lots were THE place to take your date. Watch a movie under the stars with your partner in crime over a picnic and make some memories. Yatala 5 Star Drive-in Cinema is one of the few remaining drive-in movie lots in Australia, right on our doorstep playing classics and new releases. Fantastic for a date night with small babies sound asleep in the back. Remember to bring a portable FM radio if you plan to sit outside your car under the stars. Visit Five Star Cinemas website for movie times and ticket prices.
Long Tan Park Road Trip & Swim
A 40 minute drive away from the Gold Coast city centre is Long Tan Park in Currumbin Valley. If the drive alone isn’t jaw dropping enough the memorial park is something out of a story book, like an enchanted forrest with a bubbling creek running through it, this is the ultimate picnic spot and perfect for a swim. It’s never over run as most head to Currumbin Rock Pools only 200m further along. This is a romantic spot to come up with big dreams, swim, eat and start over again. Enjoy.