Romantic things to do in Sydney

Sydney always sets the mood for romance. Here are just a few ideas for an unforgettable date in our city.

Pic: @samyeldham via Instagram

1. Walk by the water

Sydney Harbour is a pretty unbeatable backdrop for romance. Take advantage of it with a date by the water. Blackwattle Bay is a quiet spot with stunning view of the Anzac Bridge, while The Royal Botanic Garden boasts a spectacular location.

Blackwattle Bay

2. Get on the water

Feeling a bit more adventurous? There are a variety of ways to get onto the Harbour, from kayaking to stand up paddleboarding or swimming. Left your date-planning to the last minute? Hop on a Sydney ferry.

3. Watch the sun set behind Sydney icons

Regardless of how long you’ve lived in Sydney, you’ll never tire of seeing the sun go down from Mrs Macquaries Point.

Pic: @nellcavallo via Instagram

4. Pack a picnic

Picnics are a classic date for a reason. Pack a basket and head to one of our City’s beautiful parks.

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

5. Watch the stars

Gaze at the solar system alongside your significant other at Sydney Observatory.

6. Take in some theatre

Get dolled up and take your date to see a show. Bonus points if you head to one of Sydney’s most atmospheric venues, like the State Theatre, Sydney Opera House or City Recital Hall. See what’s on.

Sydney Opera House

7. Take a culture walk

Don’t just see the sights: learn about Sydney’s public art and history while you do so. Our free Culture Walks app offers a unique insight into our city. Download now.

8. Grab a meal

If all else fails, take your date to dinner. Check out food and drink events happening now.

Did we miss something? Share your date ideas on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, or tag #SydneyLocal.

Header image: Sam Yeldham

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