Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Sydney

May 7, 2012 by

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Romance in Sydney

Romance in Sydney

In Sydney there is plenty to do and see; with excitement all around, beautiful views and a never ending list of attractions, events and activities. With everything that Sydney has to offer, it may be overwhelming to try and find the best things to do with that special someone. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 romantic things to do in Sydney!

1. Dine on Sydney Harbour

Watch the sunset aboard a luxury motor yacht or a majestic Tall Ship in Sydney Harbour as you sip champagne and enjoy a gourmet meal.

Book a Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise

2. Take in a show at the Sydney Opera House

Don’t just take a photo! Surprise your loved one with tickets to the latest show at the Sydney Opera House. It’s not all opera you know…

3. Dinner with a view

There’s no end to the fine dining you can enjoy in Sydney. Explore the award-winning restaurants in Sydney’s historic Rocks area, Darling Harbour or Woolloomooloo Wharf.

4. Cocktails from on high

Try the sophisticated Blu Bar at 36 Levels Above Sydney for extensive panoramas; the Opera Bar for alfresco drinking near the Sydney Opera House and Café Sydney on the fifth floor of Customs House in Circular Quay.

5. A room with a view

If your wallet can take a hit for the sake of romance, book a night in a Sydney Harbour-facing room. Top hotels include Four Seasons, Shangri-La, Intercontinental and Quay Grand.

6. Find a secluded harbour picnic spot

Grab some picnic goodies and a bottle of wine and find a spot to call your own. Little Manly Beach, Watsons Bay and Nielsen Park are a good place to start.

7. Explore the trails of Sydney National Park

A little further a field; the trails, ocean beaches and freshwater lagoons of Sydney’s closest park are ideal for nature-loving romantics.

8. Wine Tasting in the Hunter Valley

Explore Australia’s oldest wine growing region and get tipsy with your sweetheart on a wine tasting tour of this beautiful area just two hours northwest of Sydney.

9. Cuddle up in Katoomba or Blackheath

Enjoy an overnight stay in the Blue Mountains, only 90 minutes from Sydney. Visit the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and the Scenic Skywalk before retiring to your cozy couples retreat.

Book a Blue Mountains Deluxe Small Group Eco Tour from Sydney

10. Sydney hot air balloon or plane ride

What can be more romantic than taking in the city’s landmarks from above with your favorite squeeze? Champagne anyone? Check out these Sydney Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours.

Learn more in our Sydney Insider’s Guide 

- Emma McMahon

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One Response to “Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Sydney”

  1. Lynette Tinson Says:

    It is a shame that most of the activities listed are very expensive options. There are many other things that you can do in Sydney and other places that are romantic without being expensive. For example, having cocktails in the happy hour times in lots of places, visiting art galleries and museums together, walking along the beach and visiting most of the vantage points in the Blue mountains for free. Avoid the Three Sisters in Katoomba, very expensive parking.

    Also look for deals or offers on restaurants, often cheaper to eat out at lunchtime and opt for eat-in options at nighttime. If you want to spend time on Sydney Harbour, opt for the ferries, go to Manly or Watsons Bay and eat out or have a relaxing drink in these beautiful places. Have a picnic at Mrs Macquarie”s Chair on the harbour.


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