About Kirsty S
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Feb 2015
I have travelled extensively through Southeast Asia. I know Thailand and Malaysia particularly well, but also love Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. I travel to this part of the world whenever I can, sometimes on a short trip while on route to Australia, and sometimes for extended periods of time so that I can really get beneath the skin of a particular area – whether I’ve been to that spot before or not. I've spent a lot of time in Bangkok – it's a fascinating melting pot of a city where there's always something new to explore. I also love Hanoi and have explored it both independently and as part of an organised tour. More than anything, I love discovering something new while travelling and sharing it with those who have the same passion for travel as I do. I’m a bit of a foodie and never get bored of the beach.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Theme Parks
Flea & Street Markets
What could be more romantic than sharing a gondola with your loved one on the big Wheel of Brisbane, with dazzling views of the river and the cityscape? To up the romance stakes, take a spin on the wheel at night. (Although, if you do visit during the day, be sure to take a romantic stroll around the stunning South Bank Parklands while you’re there.)
For a Friday or Saturday night date, take your partner on a foodie adventure at the Eat Street Markets. Soak in the atmosphere as you stroll hand in hand among the collection of stalls featuring a veritable melting pot of different cuisines, drinks, and other delights.
A trip to Moreton Island is an incredibly romantic escape from the city. Here you can choose to do as much or as little as you like, as you take in the long stretches of golden sand and wonderful wildlife that calls the area home, including dolphins and turtles, to name just a few.
If you’re looking for something extra special, you can’t go far wrong with a hot air balloon ride at dawn. Enjoy panoramic views of Brisbane as you float along, followed by breakfast with champagne at a beautiful vineyard. This is as about romantic as it gets. (Marriage proposals entirely optional.)
A good, old-fashioned drive-in movie should up the romance stakes, and that’s exactly what you’ll get if you head over to the Yatala Drive-In Theater in Beenleigh. Take your own food, recline those seats, then sit back and enjoy the show.
The riverside City Botanical Gardens is a romantic natural oasis right in the heart of Brisbane. It features a number of sculptures and ponds and is perfect for a scenic stroll, with plenty of places to stop for refreshments along the way.
Dinner for two overlooking the river really is a must-do romantic experience in Brisbane, and this superb French restaurant fits the bill perfectly. The service is impeccable, the food is sublime, and the views reach over the river and towards Story Bridge. Perfect.
It’s not a popular spot for marriage proposals for nothing! Impress your other half with a Story Bridge climb and marvel at the sweeping views of the Brisbane cityscape from the top.
Truly one of Brisbane’s most scenic spots, the Mount Coot-tha Lookout offers incredible views of the sprawling city and beyond. Take a picnic or eat at the restaurant while you soak up the atmosphere and those jaw-dropping views. On a clear day you can see for miles.
There are a number of beautiful parks in Brisbane, but Roma Street Parkland is particularly special. It is in fact the world’s largest subtropical urban park, and is incredibly extensive and impeccably maintained. Right near the CBD, this is the ideal place for a romantic wander through some of nature’s best work.