St George Open Air Cinema
St George Open Air Cinema boasts spectacular harbour views not to mention and a bar and restaurant, making this the most impressive cinema experience on the market. Although the 2000 seater grandstand may not be the most intimate date experience going, there’s no denying the ambiance of cinema al fresco; bring a blanket and snuggle up as the sun goes down, taking in the breathtaking surroundings while watching all the newest film releases. Tickets cost between $36-38; booking in advance advised. The venue is also wheelchair accessible.
Bed & Breakfast Harbour Cruise
All aboard a luxury yacht for an intimate overnight harbour cruise along Sydney’s impressive city-side waterways. Sydney by Sail offer three packages which all boast romantic bliss at varying prices. All packages include a gourmet dinner served on the water, a private overnight evening anchored at one of Sydney’s most secluded bays (where the skipper will depart for the night) followed by breakfast the following morning.
Grab the picnic blanket, a bottle of wine and some nibbles, this date spot brings romance back to basics with tourist-free unspoilt views of the Sydney skyline. Moore Park is but three kilometres from the city; start with a walk from Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) and end with a climb of the Moore Park Hill; cosy up for a stunning sunset in the silence of the park’s solitude.
The Baxter Inn
Voted number 12 in the The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2016 as well as the Best Bar in Australasia 2016, The Baxter Inn is a hidden gem; smooth and sultry with dim light and killer cocktails. Arrive early and nab a seat at the bar to watch the bartenders design their very own concoctions before your eyes. This intimate Sydney bar is the perfect place to squeeze up close as other punters push past trying to get a look at the whisky collection that boasts over 600 bottles.
The Baxter Inn. 152-156 Clarence Street. Sydney. Australia. (02) 9221 5580
Ferris Wheel Dining
Luna Park’s Ferris Wheel fine dining experience is on the tip of the tongue for every couple just waiting to indulge in culinary delights at new heights. Launching October 15th 2017, The Deck – as the new ‘restaurant’ will be called – offers couples and groups the chance to enjoy a private carriage dining experience, with spectacular sunset views of the harbour, Sydney Bridge and Opera House. Carriages cost $399 per couple for an artisanal menu of freshly shucked Sydney oysters, twice cooked lamb shoulder and fingerling potatoes with truffle mayonnaise.
Escape the crowds and day trip to one of Sydney’s secluded beaches such as Shelly Beach, located in the sleepy Northern Beaches town of Manly, just a stones throw from the CBD. This Sydney day-trip is the perfect way to spend a romantic afternoon. Hop the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly which only takes 30 minutes; once in Manly grab some picnic supplies and a bottle of vino and make way to Shelly beach for an al fresco dining experience surrounded by golden sand and crystal blue waters. It also has two free electrical barbecues for those wishing to up their date dinner game.
‘Roar and Snore’ at Taronga Zoo
Taking date night to new heights, this romantic (and unusual) date idea has been beguiling courting couples since its inception! Indulge in a night under the stars at Taronga Zoo; slip into a slumber with the sounds of wild animals calling on your door step. Yes, this is all possible at ‘Roar and Snore’ at Taronga Zoo. Enjoy luxury style glamping in exquisite private tents with stunning views of the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the CBD, after an evening of camp-side culinary delights. All of which has followed a day of up-close encounters with some of the zoos most interesting species. This romantic and quirky date idea definitely won’t be one to forget. Tickets range between $301.50-$335 per person.
Taronga Zoo. Bradleys Head Road. Mosman. Sydney. Australia. (02) 9969 2777