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Valentine's Day in Townsville: How to plan the perfect romantic day

Valentine's Day in Townsville: How to plan the perfect romantic day

Valentine's Day in Townsville: How to plan the perfect romantic day


01 February 2024

February – the month of love. If you’re visiting or living in the Townsville region over February the 14th this year, take advantage of our lovely location, vibrant dining options, and incredible memory-making activities, and treat your significant other to a romantic Valentine’s Day, Townsville North Queensland style.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day in Townsville, read on and get ready to wow your other half.

Valentine’s Day with a side of  adventure

Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year by treating your special someone to a Valentine’s Day with a side of Townsville adventure. If you are early risers, bring in Valentine’s Day with a sunrise hike to the top of Castle Hill. There’s no better place to celebrate the start of the most romantic day of the year than watching the sky turn golden as the sun rises above the sea for another beautiful day in Townsville

Nothing says romance like exploring the ancient rainforest and glittering waterfalls of Townsville North Queensland. Enjoy a locally produced picnic by stopping by JK’s Delicatessen in Ingham for supplies and then head straight to the ultra-impressive Wallaman Falls. Australia’s highest single-drop permanent waterfall, enjoy a romantic picnic for two as you gaze down on the powerful falls or don your walking shoes and take the moderate hike to the rainforest floor below.

More of a sunset lover? We recommend surprising your other half with a scenic sunset sail with Big Mama Sailing (available from both Townsville and Magnetic Island) or an incredible sunset kayaking tour with Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks where you can soak up the last rays of the sun side-by-side.

Wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Townsville 

Your other half would rather get dolled up than jump on a kayak? We’ve got you sorted with our many decadent dining options. Our award-winning A Touch of Salt, Bridgewater and Shorehouse are guaranteed palate pleasers. If you’re looking for something different, meet the two newer, but no less exquisite, restaurants at ARDO, Marmor and Terasu where you can enjoy an ocean meets pasture menu at Marmor and a flavoursome Japanese infusion at Terasu. Be sure to book in advance to secure your place as all Townsville restaurants are likely to book out on Valentine’s Day.

Extend the love

Valentine’s Day isn’t limited to just one day if you don’t want it to be. Extend the love by treating each other to a few days at our world-class The Ville Resort Casino. Spend quality time together at the luxury resort’s multiple bars and restaurants, enjoy a romantic dip in the pool and take in the impressive views together over Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea

Rather be in the outback? Swap the city lights for the twinkling night sky and spend a few nights at the boutique heritage Kernow Charters Towers accommodation or the friendly Charters Towers Tourist Park. Both options are quaint and homely and allow you to escape from it all. The best part? You’ll be able to spend the evening enjoying a million-star view under the expansive outback skies.

Go all out this Valentine’s Day

Spend Valentine’s Day in the Townsville region showing your other half just how much you care by booking in at the incredible Orpheus Island Lodge. Situated a 30-minute scenic helicopter ride from Townsville (you’re already in with brownie points for this mode of transportation!), spend a few days relaxing with each other beachside at the exclusive Orpheus Island. Snorkel the pristine Great Barrier Reef, devour the delicious dining, rejuvenate at the Gwandalan Spa, and relax to gorgeous sun kissed mornings. It’s Valentine’s Day with a tropical luxury twist.

For more luxurious Townsville ideas, see: How to experience a barefoot luxury holiday in Townsville.

More of a galentines than valentines this Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Spend February the 14th with the girls and celebrate all things Galentines in Townsville. Start your night with a few cocktails at The Osk Bar, before eating out at Cactus Jack’s Bar & Grill and dancing the night away at Buzuka Restaurant.

And don’t forget

However you spent February the 14th, don’t forget to head to the shops the next day as the 15th of February is unofficially Discount Chocolate Day, after all!

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