Sometimes you want to do something that’s not only romantic but fun too. These activities should help you get the most out of your time in Sydney with your partner. From the sophisticated and artistic to the simple and free, they strike the right balance between enjoyable and enchanting.
- Cosy up at an outdoor cinema
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When it’s summer in Sydney, that’s when the outdoor cinemas return. Moonlight Cinema runs from December to April Fool’s Day in Centennial Park’s Belvedere Amphitheatre, while St. George Open Air Cinema lights up Sydney Harbour with a backdrop of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Bring a blanket and get close.
- Dine at the 360 Bar
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Want to enjoy a romantic dinner in a truly unique location? 360 Bar has seasonal food, award-winning wines, sophisticated cocktails and – best of all – uninterrupted views of the city, just like the name suggests. Open for dinner from 5pm to 9.30pm, so you can watch the sun go down with some drinks or wait until the city’s all lit up.
- Cruise along the Harbour
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Sydney’s Harbour is one of its most beautiful sights. Even better, it barely costs anything at all to take a ferry ride along its colourful shores. Start at Circular Quay, the home of the Sydney Opera House and the city’s main terminal for ferries. Catch a ferry to Luna Park, Lane Cove or Taronga Zoo and stand in the outside section with the wind in your hair as you watch the landmarks go by.
- Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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If you’re the kind of couple that loves adventure, don’t just look at the Sydney Harbour Bridge – scale to the summit of it! Dawn, day, twilight or night, you can venture up the stairs of the bridge’s outer rim all the way to the spectacular view from the summit. If you’ve been meaning to pop the question, this is a pretty good place to do it.
- Visit the Sydney Opera House
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You can’t go to Sydney without seeing this famous and awe-inspiring attraction. Better yet, go on a date at the Opera House and enjoy a night of classical music, a night of contemporary music or a night at the theatre. It’s a must-do in Sydney anyway, but it’s also one of our fun romantic places to visit in Sydney.
- Visit an Art Gallery
Want to go somewhere cultured and leave with something interesting to discuss? Sydney has several free art galleries including the Art Gallery of NSW, where almost 30,000 items are divided into seven major collections in the beautiful spacious halls of a classical-style Greek building. Perfect for artistically-inclined couples looking for some inspiration.
- Get away to Milk Beach
Source: Andrew Gregory; Destination NSW
Sydney’s beaches are crowded, right? Not necessarily! Milk Beach, Vaucluse is a secluded beach right out the front of Strickland House that, despite its remote location, has impressive views across the sea to the city.
- Wander the Chinese Garden of Friendship
Source: Phillip Quirk; Destination NSW
A secluded escape in the heart of the city, the Chinese Garden faithfully recreates one of China’s traditional gardens, complete with koi swimming in lakes, waterfalls and exotic plants, a teahouse with Chinese tea and a wall featuring two dragons.
- Go market shopping
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A nice low-key romantic Sydney activity for a chilled-out weekend morning. With markets in The Rocks, Glebe, Balmain, Chinatown and more, there are plenty of choices to pick from if you want an authentic hand-crafted souvenir or breakfast and coffee together.
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The potential activities don’t stop with these ten. If you need more fun romantic things to do, spend time in a late-night bar, walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach or take off for a romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains.