Sponsored post by Anna Dewinter
Sitting on the Tasman Sea, the city of Sydney is an exciting mix of old and new offering ample opportunities for couple to explore and enjoy. Steeped in history, and yet still at the cutting edge of Australian café culture, in my experience Sydney is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, with sights and attractions to excite and inspire.
Romantic Places to Visit in Sydney
I have some magical memories of Sydney - its unique identity makes it a great place to explore with a loved one. As a big fan of Sydney as a destination for a memorable romantic getaway I would recommend:
Sydney Harbour Cruises – take a boat from Circular Quay and enjoy the stunning cityscapes from a whole new perspective. Sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge that is in itself synonymous with the city and enjoy the icon Sydney Opera House from another angle. Sunset dining cruises or champagne evening tours are my top tip for couples wanting to enjoy this exciting opportunity in an even more intimate atmosphere
Sydney Botanical Gardens – sitting on Farm Cove and overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour are the Sydney Botanical Gardens, one of my favourite spots in Sydney and the perfect setting for a romantic stroll. Foodies should try an al fresco meal at one of the selection of eateries while everyone will enjoy discovering the world class collection of plant life and flowers.
Outdoor Cinema –Sydney plays host to a number of outdoor film screening across the summer months, allowing film-loving couples to catch their favourite films in an exciting new setting. I’d definitely opt for the intimacy of a sundown screening in an amazing Australian setting over an indoor cinema seat any day of the week.
Bondi Beach – this Sydney surfing beach offers a delightful destination for couples looking to relax and enjoy each other’s company on New South Wale’s stunning shore. I’d say head for Bondi if you want time out from the demands of city life.
Darling Harbour – visiting couples can hop the Sydney monorail from the downtown area and spend a day at Darling Harbour, with a great atmosphere that I think is perfect for a day-trip date. I love the numerous bars and bistros and superb shopping opportunities.
Romantic Day Trips from Sydney
While Sydney itself has a lot to offer, the city also makes a great base for visiting other areas. I would recommend that anyone in town for a few days arranges car rental so they can choose from a number of magical day trip destinations to be enjoyed “a deux”.
Blue Mountains – I adore the Blue Mountains and defy anyone not to be moved by a trip to this magical area. Less than an hour’s drive outside Sydney this stunning natural setting is perfect for spending time with a loved one. The range offers a romantic backdrop to time together with its amazing vistas across spectacular scenery.
Hunter Valley – If you enjoy a glass of wine as much as I do then this world renowned wine region makes a great day trip out of town. A popular destination for weddings, the Hunter Valley offers exceptional year round romantic daytrips. Explore the vineyards and enjoy a lunch or dinner in one of the many fine dining restaurants on offer in the area.
Anna Dewinter grew up with a desire to see the world. After many travels she found herself able to speak several European languages and at university in Norwich in England. She is currently working as a manager of freelance journalists at purecontent.com, which sources quality content for great websites.