We know finding new fun date ideas in Sydney might feel a bit difficult to come up with. But, we’re here to help you find some unique places to visit in Sydney, which don’t revolve around an awkward dinner date.
You’ll find everything from cheap date ideas in Sydney, to anniversary date ideas in Sydney and of course date night ideas in this post. Even if you’re just looking for some fun things to do in Sydney with your friends, or romantic things to do in Sydney, make sure you read this whole post.
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1. Go On A Unique Sydney Crime Tour
It might not sound like your average date idea in Sydney, but the Sydney Crime Tours are actually really popular for our fun date ideas in Sydney! Expect to be taken around The Rocks in Sydney on a 90 minute tour as you’ll discover some of Sydney’s most unexpected crimes and history which will leave you totally shocked!
2. Try SUP Yoga In Manly
Get your balancing skills on and spend the morning doing SUP yoga in Manly! This surely will be one of best first date ideas in Sydney to consider! When the class is over, grab some breakfast and spend the day hanging out in Manly together. If you’re looking for things to do in Manly, we’ve got you covered!
3. Have Breakfast With Alpacas
It doesn’t get much better than finding cute date ideas in Sydney such as going for breakfast at an alpaca farm! Based in Central Coast, it will sure be a memorable date you’ll go on as you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the loveable alpacas and feed them as well!
4. Bring Out Your Adventurous Side
Love The Amazing Race? Well, here’s your chance to compete in a similar game at your own pace with Adventure Clues. You’ll not only be able to race to the top of the leaderboard, you’ll also discover loads of hidden gems in Sydney. Did I mention it’s super budget friendly too?!
Adventure Clues is a cryptic self-guided scavenger hunt game in Sydney as well as a popular date idea in Sydney. You’ll have the chance to stop off at loads of awesome hidden bars in the city.
Here’s a chance for you and your date to have a laugh and work together to reach the top of the leaderboard!
5. Sail Into The Sunset On A Tall Ships Cruise In Sydney
There are loads of sunset cruises to go on but which one is right for you? Here’s some of our favourites.
One of the best things we’ve ever done in Sydney was go on a Sydney Harbour Tall Ships Cruise which literally feels like a massive pirate ship. We took full advantage of the free wine and canapés and had an awesome time as we sailed around the harbour during sunset.
If you’re looking for something extra special to do in Sydney – like ideas on where to propose in Sydney – check out THIS private tour which comes with a seafood dinner!
If you really need to break the ice, go on a wine tasting tour at Urban Winery in Sydney next door to Centennial Park. You know what’s great about it? You get six glasses of wine in one hour. That’s right. SIX. If that doesn’t break the ice then I don’t know what will!
7. Bring Out Your Adventurous Side And Go Canyoning
If you’re looking for ways to impress your date in Sydney, you absolutely must go canyoning in Blue Mountains. You’ll be given the opportunity to build your confidence by abseiling down a 5 metre drop and up to a 30m drop throughout the day. Expect to swim in caynons and have an incredible day. This canyoning in Blue Mountain trip is one of the most popular Airbnb experiences in Sydney!
When you arrive you’ll have everything waiting there for you including, beach chairs, an umbrella, picnic blanket, a bottle of sparkling wine AND a choice between a seafood platter or an antipasto board. Sounds amazingly romantic if we say so ourselves, and one of the best date ideas for couples in Sydney!
9. Learn About New Cultures In A Unique Food Tour
Try something completely different and go on an Airbnb Experiences foodies tour around some of the newest refugee communities in Australia. If you love exploring new cultures then this could be one of the best fun date ideas in Sydney to consider.
Expect to try good from Afghanistan, Syria Persia and Turkey. This three and a half hour tour starts in Merrylands, near Parramatta. Fear not, you can take the train if you need to.
12. Take A Seaplane Or Helicopter Flight Over Sydney Harbour
We’ve been fortunate enough to experience both a seaplane and helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour and we must admit both are absolutely amazing!
A 30 minute seaplane flight will take you out from Sydney Harbour and over to Palm Beach. Just wait until you get over to North Head and fly past the cliffs – it’s a sight you won’t forget. This experience costs around $300 and is one of the best fun dates ideas in Sydney you need to know about!
We loved the helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour. It takes you right over the city and even over the Sydney Harbour Bridge which is an amazing experience in itself. A 20 minute flight will take you right over to Bondi Beach and is cheaper at around $190 pp.
I used to see the sunrise kayakers on Sydney Harbour when I went for my morning run when I lived in Kirribilli. It was always something I wanted to do as it looked so peaceful and beautiful. Make sure you check out this sunrise kayak tour, it looks absolutely wonderful and would make one of the best fun date ideas in Sydney.
Most people will have heard about the MCA or Art Gallery of NSW, but what about the rest? There are so many amazing art galleries in Sydney, so we’re here to show you our favourites. We recommend checking out the beautiful Brett Whiteley Studio, then pop down the road to Burke Street Bakery afterwards for one of their famous croissants and a coffee afterwards.
Or you could head over to White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale (pictured) and have a picnic in Central Park opposite afterwards.
15. Grab A Cheap Eat At Spice Alley
We know you’re probably not interested in dining out anywhere but Spice Alley has a really relaxed feel so you can pick and choose the Asian cuisine and have a quick bite to eat, rather than going for a sit down meal. There are some wine bars around the corner to continue on with afterwards if you’re looking for cheap date ideas in Sydney.
16. Go On A Street Art Tour In Sydney
Did you know there are some awesome streets in Sydney covered in world class street art? This two hour street art tour will take you to all of the lesser known spots and will end the day with a craft beer, a perfect way to start your evening on your date.
17. Have Fun At A Cooking Class At Sydney Fish School
There’s nothing more romantic than going on a cooking class date! Good news is, Sydney Fish Market run seafood cooking classes which last around three hours. This is a great way to work together with your date and find out if there’s any chemistry between you!
You’ll get to eat the food with a glass of vino at the end! You never know, you might be taught by one of the top chefs in Australia like Mat Moran!
If you’ve not been inside the Sydney Opera House before, why not take your date out for a special occasion. It’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and really spoil them.
We love this Sydney Opera House package which includes dinner at our favourite restaurant – Bennelong – as well as a private VIP tour of the Sydney Opera House. It finishes with the best seats to watch a performance right inside the Sydney Opera House. What a night!
19. Check Out The Amazing Antique Shops In Sydney
One of the best fun date ideas in Sydney is checking out the amazing antique shops in Sydney! Head over to either Mitchell Road Antiques, Lunatiques or The Design Ark in Randwick and you could easily spend hours checking out some amazing vintage finds!
20. Adventure Tour To Ku-ring-gai National Park
Become a tourist in your own city and take a day trip to one of Sydney best loved National Parks! This eight hour Ku-ring-gai National Park tour will take your paddle boarding or kayaking, on a guided bush walk and is limited to a small group around Ku-ring-gai National Park. Best of all, you’ll be picked up in the middle of Sydney so you don’t need to drive there. What a unique fun dates ideas in Sydney!
One of the best fun date ideas in Sydney you must tick off your list, is the Japanese Bath House in Blue Mountains. It’s really inexpensive, plus you can stay in the accommodation at the bath house if you wish. We were blown away by the amazing hidden gem we found in Blue Mountains and couldn’t think of a better date idea in Sydney if we tried!
22. Check Out The Secret Bible Garden In Palm Beach
Don’t worry if you’re not religious, the Bible Garden in Palm Beach is a little slice of heaven (no pun intended!). This secret garden has absolutely beautiful views of Palm Beach, it’s no wonder we saw a couple get engaged here. There are some lovely benched to sit and admire the views away from the crowds, a perfect date idea if we say so ourselves! There’s even a bible next to one of the benches to read if you fancy it.
23. Build A Terrarium In Sydney
Looking for fun things to do in Sydney for couples? Why not try something completely different and learn how to build a terrarium? This is a great way to break the ice without feeling too awkward. With various terrarium classes in Sydney to choose from, you won’t only be supporting local Artists, 5% of your booking goes to Dementia Australia.
24. Watch The Sunrise In Bondi
If you’re looking for some simple fun date ideas in Sydney, try something really simple and watch the sunrise in Bondi. Honestly, it’s an amazing and free romantic date idea in Sydney which you’ll love. Simply walk along the Bondi to Bronte walk and you’ll find some quieter spots to enjoy the sun rising over the ocean.
25. Discover The Awesome Faversham Lane In Marrickville
We randomly found Faversham Lane in Marrickville while trying to find a vintage shop in the area. Painted by British artist, Stuart Sale, you’ll find a whole street he’s used to practice his art outside of his studio. It’s become a bit of a homage to famous faces who have inspired him throughout his life.
Pop by Luso Liquors at the end of the road to be greeted by a hilarious Portuguese couple who seriously know their wines. Pick up some of the best wine in Sydney, all imported from Portugaul for good prices.
26. Catch Dinner & A Movie At Govindas
Govindas in Darlinghurst is a bit of an institution and has been operating for over 40 years! Serving up an authentic vegetarian Indian buffet, get a cheap dinner before heading into their small screen cinema to watch a latest movie release. Did we mention you’ll be able to kick your shoes off and lie back to watch the movie? It’s one of the best date ideas in Sydney!
27. Try Indoor Skydiving At iFly In Penrith
We loved iFly in Penrith and even though we were huddled with a group of 10 year old boys (it must have been a birthday party), we had a great time. If you have a fun sense of humour, you’ll love the indoor skydiving experience at iFly in Penrith!
28. Cycle Around Centennial Park
Did you know you can hire bikes in Centennial Park. Feel like you’re escaping the city and bring your date for a peaceful cycle around the park. You can stop off at one of the many restaurants located in the park for a spot of lunch if you like.
29. Learn Trapeze In Sydney
Thrill seekers look no further! Learn a brand new skill and have fun at Sydney Trapeze School! A one off class costs just $70, and if you love this taster session, you could sign up for a 10 week course together, helping you spend more quality time doing things you love.
30. Find Our Favourite Picnic Spot In Sydney Harbour
We always used to go to the Tarpeian Precinct Lawn on a Friday night after work for a picnic. It’s located above the Sydney Opera House, giving you the perfect views to watch the sunset over Sydney Harbour Bridge. We think this is one of the best picnic spots in Sdyney!
If you’re for doing a bit of exploring around Sydney but don’t want to travel far, check out our favourite secret gardens around Sydney! Make sure you bring a picnic with you and you’ll find some of the best romantic date ideas in Sydney! We love Wendy’s Secret Gardens, Lex & Ruby’s Garden and so many more!
Head out on a bush walk in The Royal National Park and go swimming in the Figure 8 Pools! The one hour walk is beautiful and makes a fun date idea in Sydney! We recommend starting off early so you can make the most of it before the crowds turn up.
33. Go Indoor Rock Climbing In St Leonards
Indoor rock climbing in St Leonards is definitely a new date idea in Sydney to consider! We’ve been to Climb Fit and loved how massive it is! It’s a great way to gain trust with your date as you need to team up and do this experience in twos. If you really enjoy it, consider a four week course to take part in together.
34. Look Up At The Stars At Sydney Observatory
I remember us going to Sydney Observatory and thinking how amazing it really is. It’s got to be one of the most romantic date ideas in Sydney! You’ll learn all about the stars and go into Australia’s most accessible telescope domes.
35. Go Whale Watching On A Sailing Boat
Between May to November you’ll be able to experience the incredible whale migration, where 30,000 whales pass by Sydney. We recommend going on a romantic sailing boat as the experience sailing back to Sydney Harbour at sunset is absolutely amazing. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend it!
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