Make Plans for Love

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In our hierarchy of needs, love deserves a spot right next to food, water and sleep. We can’t go without it! Georgia Beard shares her top destinations for the perfect Valentine’s Day date, where you can share the love with local businesses!

This Valentine’s Day, we want to make sure everyone feels adored. As we all know, relationships take effort, but we’ll spare you the struggle of planning the perfect date.

Whether you’re in the early hours of love or you’ve been doing life with your person for decades, the 14th of February is your day to dote on one another! Discover our guide to a Valentine’s Day date that meets both your needs!


Spark your Valentine’s Day with a reawakening of the mind and muscles through an early-morning couples’ workout, followed by an energy-boosting breakfast from your local eatery!

FS8 Coolum

FS8 Coolum’s all-in-one Pilates, yoga and tone session is a workout worth getting out of bed for! Watch the sun rise over the sea from the stunning studio space overlooking Coolum Beach as you hone strength, stability and flexibility together!

Read more about FS8 Coolum to discover your new fitness regime!

Flo’s Crêperie

After making their delicious debut at The Wharf Mooloolaba, the crêpes of Flo’s Crêperie are bursting with decadent flavours and fresh local ingredients. Warm up with a Complète, filled with a classic ham, cheese and egg combo! Or for galettes with an Aussie twist, try Après Surf with bacon, egg, cheese and avocado or the Hinterland Harvest with spinach, feta, mushroom and avocado.

Read more about Flo’s Crêperie to witness the crêpe revolution in our region!

The Wonky Loaf

This Valentine’s Day, The Wonky Loaf is baking with love! Until 9 February, pre-order the Wonky Valentine’s Macaron, made with light rosewater cream, fresh lychee and raspberries and topped with edible rose petals! Pick up in-store from 11 to 14 February and take home a crusty sourdough loaf or rich pastry!

Read more about The Wonky Loaf to get wonky wonders to your door!


Embark on an adventurous outing you can both enjoy! From spontaneous experiences to artistic events, cultural activities are always more enjoyable when you’re doing them with the one you love!

Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Plaza is celebrating love with a range of romantic gifts and experiences in-centre!

Spend $80 or more on Fashion, Beauty or Homewares to receive a FREE set of coffee cups and Share Love donation token, which you can use to vote for 1 of 5 local non-profit causes!

Sunshine Plaza’s Share Love partners include Smart Pups, headspace Maroochydore, Katie Rose Cottage Hospice, Wildlife SEQ Inc. and endED. Your vote will help these incredible organisations earn a share in $15k!

While you’re in-centre, make sure you stop by the beautiful jacaranda tree installation to celebrate someone you love. Simply create a special heartfelt message using the card and pens provided and attach your card to the hanging ribbon on the tree. Don’t forget to snap a photo and tag #SunshineCelebrateLove!

Read more about Sunshine Plaza to find out what’s on!

Venue 114

Experience arts and performance on a whole other level with your Valentine or Galentine in the seat next to you! There’s a host of events coming up at the Sunny Coast’s renowned entertainment hub, Venue 114.

Although no events will be showing over Valentine’s Day, secure two tickets to burlesque cabaret spectaculars – White Lies with Burlesque L’amour on 11 March and Untamed with Burlesque L’amour on 17 March!

The Magic Men All Star Show is back by popular demand on 20 April! This heart-stopping live performance is a one-of-a-kind show that tears up the stage with a high-energy atmosphere, smooth moves and a lighting spectacle guaranteed to make it a night out to remember.

Read more about Venue 114’s sustainable approach to performing arts!

Caloundra Regional Gallery

Whether your relationship is just blossoming, or your love is tried and true, there has never been a better date spot than an art gallery! Throughout February, peruse a diverse art collection at Caloundra Regional Gallery’s Latest & Greatest exhibition and connect over inspirational local creations.

Read more about Caloundra Regional Gallery’s investment in local art!

Frida’s Sip n’ Paint Mooloolaba

Book your Luxe Sip n’ Paint Valentine’s Day Experience at Frida’s Sip n’ Paint Mooloolaba! The artists will help you show your affection through the stroke of your brush and some cheeky BYO goodness.

On Tuesday 14 February from 6.30pm to 9pm, celebrate the special humans in your life as you paint Love Island! Your ticket includes a red carpet on arrival, a Frida’s apron, a blank canvas, paint brushes, glassware, ice buckets and a curated Valentine’s Day playlist to suit everyone!


After all that doting and devotion, you must be feeling ravenous! From the intimate to the casual, conclude your amorous escapade with an equally romantic dinner!

Bella Venezia

Soak up the elegant beach-side atmosphere and indulge in a romantic Italian affair with Bella Venezia, offering superb cuisine and a wine list to match from the VIP Booths or Fine Dining Room.

Read more about Bella Venezia to find out how they savour success!

Acqua Restaurant and Bar

As the sun goes down over the Pumicestone Passage, spoil your loved one with a Valentine Day’s Dinner at Acqua Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy a delicious two- or three-course set menu from 5.30pm! Make your reservation!

Pitchfork Restaurant

In the heart of The Village Peregian Beach, Pitchfork Restaurant is celebrating the sweet sounds of love with DJ Date Night on Valentine’s Day! Listen to old school vinyls with your loved one as you enjoy a three-course alternate drop menu, taking bookings from 5pm to 8pm.

We’ve partnered with Pitchfork Restaurant to deliver a paddock-to-plate and grape-to-glass experience at Celebrate Autumn, pairing three courses with Domaine Wine Shippers’ premium wines from the vineyards of Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy and Portugal on 10 March. Capture each other’s hearts and tastebuds with the gift of a ticket to this exclusive event! Book now!

Sole Restaurant

Sole Restaurant is the connoisseur of eye-catching plate presentation and even more dazzling tastes. Take your loved one on an ocean-to-plate dining experience this February for love at first bite!

Read more about Sole Restaurant’s secrets to sensational seafood!

Bask Eumundi

Bask Eumundi is renowned for their award-winning long, lazy lunches and A La Carte evenings! Experience this tropical dining dream with a new menu to taste and savour every week – just as decadent as your relationship!

Read more about Bask Eumundi’s Head Chef Jack Madden

Market Bistro 

Celebrate love with a gourmet European experience at Market Bistro. After a glass of Taittinger Champagne on arrival, enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu – think sourdough baguettes to start, entrées of half shell scallops and tortellini with confit duck leg, mains of baked snapper and eye fillet and a tiramisu dessert.

Read more about Market Bistro’s makers and shakers cooking up success!

Bocca Italian

Perched on the coastline at Bokarina Beach, Bocca offers a fresh take on the Italian classics with a menu designed for sharing – just like a traditional Italian feast! This Valentine’s Day, laugh and love over an A La Carte menu rich with Pane, Antipasti, Pasta, Pizza, Dolci and everything in between!


Freshen up your Valentine’s Day dinner with a splash of Mediterranean flavour at Spero! Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival followed by a three-course banquet style menu featuring saganaki, zucchini and carrot frittas, roasted lamb and lemon curd!

Read more about Spero’s Head Chef Justin Fitzpatrick!

Rice Boi / Giddy Geisha / Piggyback

Take your pick from Tony Kelly’s tantalising trifecta of modern Asian cuisine this Valentine’s Day! Saunter into Rice Boi or Giddy Geisha for a taste of funky Asian street food and quirky cocktails in a grungy fit-out, or discover the hottest new Asian fusion hub in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Piggyback.

Read more about Rice Boi’s Head Chef Nick Blake!

Dee Den

Overlooking the coast from a romantic, newly renovated Queenslander, Dee Den spices up your date night with a tantalising Modern Asian menu and refreshingly fun cocktails!

Read more about Dee Den’s recipe for serving up a local foodie sensation!

All’ Antica

For those who still do love the old-fashioned way, this local Italian trattoria meets every standard. Meaning ‘in the traditional way’, All’ Antica offers cuisine free from pretention and rich with quality homemade ingredients showcasing the diverse regions throughout Italy.

Palm Creek Estate 

Throughout the month of love, experience Unwined every Friday evening at Palm Creek Estate, ending the week with fine wine, tap beer, gourmet pizza and live music. As the afternoon shadows stretch into the twilight and the rolling lawns recede to the intimate mood of warm lights against the tall gums, it’s the perfect place to pop the question! If the answer is yes, consider booking a wedding in this secluded tropical paradise!

Read more about Palm Creek Estate for summertime soirées!

Tiffany’s Maleny

The Month of Love has arrived at Tiffany’s Maleny! As the high tea venue transforms into a restaurant for exclusive dates in February, indulge in the Fine Dining experience on 11 February with an à la carte menu and 2-hour seatings from 11am to 2pm or 5pm to 8pm.

On 12 February, enjoy the Sunday Long Lunch with a welcome beer or glass of wine on arrival and a feasting menu of starters, entrees, mains and desserts in 4-hour seatings from 12pm. Roam the beautiful grounds between courses, play lawn games, listen to wonderful live music and purchase from the newly refurbished bar throughout the afternoon!

Alan Dawes Private Chef

Enjoy a romantic evening at home with a fine dining degustation experience prepared by your own award-winning private chef this Valentine’s Day. Let Chef Alan Dawes surprise you with a custom menu celebrating the season’s best local produce paired with three hand-picked wines to complete your unique fine dining experience.

Your private chef will arrive with fresh local produce and prepare everything in the comfort of your home, serve you dinner and even do the dishes afterwards, leaving you to relax and enjoy your romantic evening together! Book now for two people inclusive of 6 courses and 3 wines for $620.


Valentine’s Day isn’t over yet! Keep the passion astir into the night with an indulgent glass of wine, a playful cocktail or a high-end mocktail!

Market Wine Store

For the month of February, Market Wine Store will be taking a dive into the romantic world of Rosé. Enjoy a variety of wine tastings and specials all month at the boutique bottle shop!

Read more about Market Wine Store’s summer sip recommendations!

Sunshine & Sons

Visit the Sunshine & Sons Distillery Door and say cheers to love with the distiller’s latest small batch gin. Inspired by medieval tree goddesses and nymphs that inhabited the Elder tree, the Pink Goddess boasts flavours of elderberry and lemon.

Read more about Sunshine & Sons to mix stunning spirits in your own backyard!


Drop by Sunnies Bottleshop to peruse and pick from Peregian Beach Hotel’s carefully curated selection of the finest wine, beer and spirits from all around the globe!

Smug AF

Want a deeper connection without the alcohol this Valentine’s Day? Keep it real tonight and stay Smug AF tomorrow with non-alcoholic cocktails! Order this month and receive 10% off their most romantic drink – the Cosmopolitan, fresh with non-alcoholic ‘vodka’, ‘cointreau’ and real cranberry juice. No code required!

Read more about Smug AF for their secrets of entrepreneurial spirit!


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