Planning dates can get pretty tedious, especially when you’ve exhausted everything that you both like to do. Sometimes, it pays to to think like a tourist and do what tourists like to do: sightsee. You may be familiar with Sydney or it could be your virgin trip to this wonderful metropolis, but sometimes, you just need to see the city through fresh eyes to truly appreciate its appeal. We have put together a list of romantic attractions in Sydney that you just might make your next date.
Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
The Sydney Opera House is an iconic Sydney landmark whose photograph has graced countless webpages and instagram posts. However, have you taken a look at the bowels of the great Opera House? Take a minute to learn about its history and many other interesting facts that make this structure so important to this fair city. An hour-long guided tour will take you in and around the building followed by an immersive, surround-sound digital experience projecting the Opera House on a timeline.
You can choose to finish up this awe-inspiring tour with a meal at either Opera Kitchen or the famous Opera Bar. The Opera Kitchen is located beneath the famous sails and offers up a lighter meal throughout the day, from sandwiches to noodles. The Opera bar is situated in the lower concourse of the Opera House and serves up fabulous cocktails in addition to deliciously prepared food. They are both operated by celebrated Chef Matt Moran so you are assured of a satisfying feed, no matter which establishment you choose. Enjoy the gorgeous Sydney Harbour as you dine at these fine venues.
What better way to spend your afternoon than touring one of the most iconic romantic attractions in Sydney?
Fee: Tour the Sydney Opera House from AUD $43 per person.
Throw in a lunch at Opera Bar for AUD $80 and Opera Kitchen for AUD $75.70 per person. Check out the must-eats here:
*Please note that lunches at Opera Bar as part of the tour package will cease at the end of July.
Hawkesbury Pearl Farm Tour
Find out how your pearl jewellery came to be and visit the only pearl farm in New South Wales. Take your date on immersive pearl farm tour on the Hawkesbury, about two and a half hours from Sydney. Learn the history, the ins and outs of pearl farming, and how to grade these oceanic gems for jewellery.
Take some time out of the tour to appreciate the beautiful Hawkesbury River and its surrounds. Moreover, you will be able to peruse the jewellery made from the pearls in that very farm. Discover the wonders of the Akoya pearl and their distinctive oysters. You cannot go past the Hawkesbury Pearl Farm Tour if you want a date at one of the most precious romantic attractions in Sydney.
Fees: Immerse yourself in the pearling experience from AUD $85 per person.
Blue Mountains Tour
Visit the majestic Blue Mountains with this small group Blue Mountains Tour. Be prepared for an early start on an exciting day. The day might begin at dawn but you and your date will be ferried from the city to the mountains in a clean, comfortable coach. You will start off your day tour by enjoying the various lookouts around Jamison Valley and heading on guided walks through nature. Rejuvenate your soul breathing in the crisp morning air filled with the scents of Eucalyptus.
Follow this with a visit to Scenic World where you can let your inner child out and participate in three sightseeing rides. Take the glass bottomed cable car across the Valley or ride the steepest railway down to the forest floor below! Next, stop by the historic Mountain Hotel for a delicious lunch. After which, you will head to Featherdale Wildlife Park to meet some of Australia’s cutest native animals.
Finish off this wonderful day with a romantic cruise down Parramatta River straight to Sydney Harbour. Remember to keep your eyes open for the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Look no further for one of the more nature-filled romantic attractions in Sydney.
Fees: Head to the Blue Mountains on your next date for AUD $225 per person.
Whale Watching Cruise
Every year, whales migrate past Sydney in the great Pacific Ocean through the months of May to November. During that time, fortunate souls can take the opportunity to watch them frolic in the cold ocean water. Oz Whale Watching, run by Sydney Princess Cruises, takes one and all out to sea to catch these majestic creatures in their element.
Hop on board the Jerry Bailey, a comfortable and safe vessel built to ensure the most pleasant of cruises. You will then sail out the harbour, all the while listening to facts about these wonderful creatures. In the midst of this four hour cruise, you will be served either a hot breakfast or a barbecue buffet lunch. Most importantly, should the whales fail to show, you will be booked on another cruise out to ensure a sighting!
For one of the truly memorable romantic attractions in Sydney, you cannot go past a whale watching cruise with Oz Whale Watching.
Fees: Cruise out into the Pacific Ocean to whale watch for AUD $99 per person.
Attractions Combo – Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, and Wildlife Sydney Zoo
Sometimes the best way to spice things up is to act like a tourist for a day. Of course, Sydney being the metropolitan wonderland that it is, has a barrage of touristy things to do. Some of them, are located right in the heart of the city.
Madame Tussaud’s, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, and Wildlife Zoo are all within walking distance to each to other, making them the best combination for an exciting day out.
You can choose to begin with Madame Tussaud’s with their life-like statues of the rich and famous. This is your only opportunity to assist Superman in a rescue, or rub shoulders with the Queen of England. Join your date in a concert where both of you are the stars. What a star-studded start to an amazing date.
Sea Life Aquarium
Next, stop by the SEA Life Aquarium to catch the the little penguins waddling in their enclosure. After which, meet Pig, the resident Dugong then enjoy the various other marine animals such as rays and sharks. Explore the underwater wonderland above the sea.
Wildlife Sydney Zoo
Follow the trip to the aquarium with another to the zoo! Chock full of Australian Native Animals, get up close to kangaroos, wallabies and many more. This city zoo provides the best opportunity to learn more about the Australian Wildlife and get close to them. Interacting with these cute animals is certainly a highlight as you are winding down the date.
Sydney Tower Eye
Finish off a fun packed day with feeling like you are on top of the world! The Sydney Tower Eye offers you a bird’s eye view of the Sydney cityscape, all the way to the Blue Mountains. Subsequently, you might want to challenge your nerves by participating in the Skywalk. Who knows, your stroll on the outside of the tower might impress your date.
You will certainly have a date to remember at these romantic attractions in Sydney, whether you choose to visit them all or any number of them.
Fees: The combination passes start from AUD $58 per person for two attractions, AUD $70 for three, and lastly, AUD $85 for all four attractions.
One Day Thredbo Tour
If you need to plan a massive date during the winter months, you might want to consider this day trip to Thredbo for some fun in the snow. This is a date that begins the night before around 11pm and will end the next night around 10pm. Begin the trip by meeting the coach in Sydney and snuggle down in their reclining seats before arriving in Thredbo fresh and ready to roll in the snow!
Spend the next seven and a half hours experiencing the joys of winter sports. You can ski, snowboard, toboggan, or even just build snowmen. When you are ready to take a well-deserved break, Thredbo Village has a host of restaurants, bars and shops to aid in your relaxation.
As we all know, good things do have to end and soon it will be time to head back to Sydney in the coach. There will be a quick dinner break in the midst of the trip back so no-one will leave famished. A great end to an unforgettable day, this day trip to Thredbo is certainly one of the more fantastic romantic attractions in Sydney.
Fee: Spend a day at Thredbo for AUD $123.50 per person.
Private Sightseeing Bike Tours
Do you want to tour Sydney’s attractions but need something a little more private? How about needing to think outside the box for your proposal? You might want just want to consider booking a private bike tour. Not only is it private (just you two and the guide), you can customise your route.
Perhaps you two first met somewhere in the city, or maybe certain attractions mean something to the two of you. Include these special locations in your personalised bike route. Furthermore, throw in a lunch or a dinner to create an all-inclusive date. more importantly, the guide will work with you to plan the perfect event for you.
Of course, going on a private bike tour doesn’t have to be for any particular occasion. This is one of the best ways to spend some romantic time with your loved one while taking in Sydney’s best sights and burning off a few calories.
Fee: Organise your private bike tour for AUD $269 per person.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
The Bondi to Coogee walk is an iconic coastal walk that is beloved by locals for its gorgeous coastline and many cafes along the way. The entire hike is approximately six kilometres long and should take two to three hours to complete.
Along the way, take in the magnificent cliffs and crashing waves, broken up by pristine beaches and inviting baths. This walk is a great way to enjoy the sunshine and cool ocean breeze. Although, do remember to slip on some sunnies, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat before heading out so your skin doesn’t keep a painful memento of this date.
Taking a walk together is a great way to bond with your partner while the amazing views and refreshments at an easy reach makes it a fantastic location to do it. The Bondi to Coogee Walk is truly one of the best romantic attractions in Sydney.
Fee: It’s free! The walk, coastline and beaches are all public land and are open to all visitors.
There are just so many romantic sights and things to experience in Sydney. Let KKday provide some more inspiration for your next date in this colourful city.