One of the world’s most glamorous cities, we look at the best romantic things to do in Sydney for a weekend getaway for couples.
With plenty of romantic activities, numerous luxurious hotels, superb cuisine and exciting art scene, Sydney is a dreamy destination for a romantic weekend getaway for couples. Offering an opportunity to experience different sides of this beautiful city and soak in its romance, elegance and luxury it just takes a little planning for a romantic weekend you will always remember. From chic hotels and restaurants, to thrilling air experiences and luxury cruises, your romantic weekend getaway in Sydney comes complete with love, romance and glamor.
In this guest post, Marie, a Sydney resident offers her suggestions of the best romantic things to do in Sydney.
A Breathtaking View of Sydney from the Air
To fully appreciate the awe-inspiring panorama of Sydney view it from the air. Rarely is anything more romantic and thrilling than a dinner for two among the clouds with the most breath-taking views of Sydney. The Sydney Seaplanes Fly and Dine delights with a lovely flight along Sydney’s Northern Beaches to Palm Beach and a delicious lunch at Jonah’s including fine Australian wines.
An Extravagant Cruise on Sydney Harbor
If you want to experience the Sydney Harbor in style, one of the best romantic things to do in Sydney is an exclusive yacht cruise. Just sit back and enjoy the views of the Sydney Harbor while sipping champagne. With only 15 passengers, this luxury harbor cruise experience attracts both locals and tourists. All you need to do is relax, enjoy the scenery and keep up with the constant flow of champagne.
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The Elegance of the Sydney Opera House
The iconic Sydney Opera House is simply a must-see site for arts and culture lovers who want to get their fix while in Sydney. Join a lovely backstage tour to see behind the scenes. However, one of the most romantic things to do in Sydney and the best way to experience the true elegance of Sydney Opera House is to attend one of its shows. Regardless of whether you love opera, cabaret or contemporary music, you can find something to your tastes. End your night with refreshing cocktails at the Opera Bar and enjoy the views of Sydney.
A Romantic Dinner for Two in Sydney
Sydney has no shortage of fine dining venues perfect for a romantic dinner for two. For a dramatic view overlooking Bondi Beach, try Iceberg’s Dining Room and Bar.
Sydney has two restaurants appearing on the 2016 San Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants List, Quay and Sepia. With fantastic views of the Sydney Opera House, Quay is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner for two. Peter Gilmore, the exec chef at Quay also runs Bennelong, the restaurant at the Sydney Opera House.
With many other fine dining options in Sydney, a romantic dinner will make your weekend getaway perfect. Make reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Where to Stay in Sydney: Beautiful Accommodation Options for a Romantic Weekend Getaway
The Luxury of the Langham Sydney Hotel
Consistently rated as one of the best and most luxurious accommodation options in Sydney, the Langham Sydney Hotel has been a popular choice among famous actors, musicians and even royalty. The spa and swimming pool with a starry ceiling provides relaxation. Book a stylish suite overlooking the harbor or the spacious Observatory Suite, the crème de la crème of hotel accommodation options complete with your own fireplace, kitchen and private wine cellar.
The Charms and Arts of the Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale
The vibrant, contemporary neighborhood of Chippendale has become the heart of Sydney’s art and culture scene. Old Clare, a stylish art hotel in Sydney occupies two heritage-listed buildings. This stunning hotel has unique décor and authentic charm. Try the Art Deco pub and chic Automata restaurant where you can try a delicious dish of steamed hapuku with roe emulsion and wild nori. Nearby is the White Rabbit Gallery with contemporary Chinese art complete with tearoom to enjoy some tasty dumplings. After dinner stroll along the vibrant Chippendale streets and soak in the lively atmosphere.
A Night of Partying at The Establishment
If you would like a lively hotel, The Establishment is a great choice for a boutique hotel, great dining and cocktails complete with nightclub all under the one roof. With a central location in Sydney’s CBD you can walk to everything.
The hotel is a former ironmonger warehouse and historical building, the George Patterson House. The rooms and décor are contemporary and every comfort, including the latest in technology, are provided.
Harbour Rocks Hotel
A 59-room boutique hotel in the historic Rocks precinct of Sydney, providing easy access to the Sydney Harbor. For a real treat book the Harbour View Suite offering stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. You may not want to leave your room!
A romantic weekend getaway in Sydney offers some unforgettable memories. With its glamorous hotels, deluxe cruises and chic restaurants, Sydney delivers on both romance and luxury.
If you are looking for other ideas of what to do in Australia we have plenty of suggestions for Melbourne and Tasmania and an upcoming post on the perfect itinerary to explore Australia.
About the Author
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favorite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Most of her free time at home she spends walking her labrador retriever named Max. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.