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7 Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Sydney

Christine Knight

Stuck on ideas for romancing it up this Valentine’s Day? Sydney has made it super easy for love to bloom in the city with these easy-to-organise ideas that will show your partner how much you care.


Picnic in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

Get the best view in the city for a fraction of the price of a fancy restaurant. Pack up a picnic basket with delectable food and set up your blanket on the lawn overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Fish and chips on the beach

Take a ferry to gorgeous Watson’s Bay and pick up some of the best fish and chips in town from Doyle’s At The Wharf. Meander along the beach and find a spot in the shade to sit and admire the view while enjoying time with your loved one.


Get ghostly at night

There’s nothing like a fright to bring a couple closer together, so take your partner to the Quarantine Station at Manly for their Ghostly Encounters tour, together with a delicious pre-tour dinner at the Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant & Bar.


Glamp it out

Snuggle up under the stars on stunning Cockatoo Island with one of their glamping packages. Watch the sunset over Sydney Harbour while you sit back, raise a glass of bubbly and enjoy the serenity.


Movie under the stars

It doesn’t get more romantic than seeing a film with the best view in town. The St.George Open Air Cinema is showing the Australian premiere of Pork Pie for Valentine’s Day, so pick your seats (don’t worry, they all have the best view in town!), grab a bite to eat and a glass of sparkling as the sun sets on the harbour and movie begins.


Five-star Staycation

Need a place to escape the kids? Or just looking to make your partner feel like a real Bae for a night? Check out Ovolo Woolloomooloo! Tucked on the ever popular Cowper Wharf, this hotel will give you all the bells & whistles to treat your partner right. Oh…and did we mention all them amenities (breakfast, mini-bar, happy-hour, late checkout etc.) are all free with your room?


Dinner on the beach

For a fancy meal out on the water, there is no other choice but Icebergs Dining Room And Bar at Bondi Beach. Perched on top of the Icebergs Surf Club, hovering over the ocean pool, the restaurant has prime position for spectacular ocean views, plus an Italian menu that is sure to please.



There you have it! How to successfully eat out with your baby or toddler in 7 easy steps. Good luck – may the odds be ever in your favour.

Christine Knight is an Australian travel writer and blogger. When she’s not chasing her energetic five-year-old through Sydney’s inner west, you’ll find her “researching” her way through the best high teas in the city.