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13 Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

13 Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

Travelling to Sydney with your loved one? We’ve put together an ideal bucket list of the top fun things to do in Sydney for couples.

Getting Around Sydney + Tips

Getting around Sydney couldn’t be easier. There are generally 3 options:

By Public transport with Opal Card:

If you are visiting Sydney and the surrounding regions, an Opal card is the most convenient and affordable way to pay for your fares on public transport.

You can use an Opal card on the metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services. 

The card acts just like a ticket, except you keep it, top it up and simply tap on and tap off at either end of the journey.

Opal cards are available to purchase at many convenience stores and newsagents around Sydney. Click here to find your nearest retailer.

There is no charge for an Opal card, however the minimum top up is $10 for an Adult Opal card and $5 for a Child/Youth Opal card.

By Hop On Hop Off Bus:

There are also standard buses and bus routes that can get you just about anywhere in the city.

However, there is also of course the famous Sydney & Bondi: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Tour.

This is always popular among tourists, and a is great way to see many famous landmarks around the city at ease.

By Tour:

Some of the best days out we’ve had in Sydney have been on private tours.

So for those short on time, or those that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

From food tours, to river cruises and pub crawls, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the capital of New South Wales!

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

WHAT TO PACK

DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D

Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod

Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50

Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket

Coogee Beach Bondi To Coogee Walk Bondi To Coogee Coastal Walk

Lauren hanging out at Coogee Beach

1. Sydney Opera House For Sunrise

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia itself.

We recommend you to visit early in the morning, so you can enjoy a moment together in front of one of the most iconic monuments in the world.

It’s not only one of the top fun things to do in Sydney for couples, but anyone can equally enjoy the famous opera house. At sunrise, a moment of peace and quiet before the hustle and bustle comes in, is something you’ll remember forever. 

If you want to get the most out of your visit to the Sydney Opera House, you can either attend one of the 40 shows available per week, or wine and dine in the beautiful restaurant overlooking all the best parts of Sydney.

Book your Sydney Opera House activities: Sydney Opera House: Tours & Tickets

Sydney Opera House Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

2. Walk The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Create an experience to remember by taking a slow stroll across the very famous Harbour Bridge. 

There is a pedestrian walkway on the eastern side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge that offers some of the best views of Sydney Harbour. Access to the walkway is completely free!

It’s 1.5km one way, and takes roughly 15-30 minutes, depending on how many times you stop to take photos.

If you’re looking for something specific, or a special way to remember your Harbour Bridge experience, check out these tours.

We walked the from one side of the bridge to the other, stopping to admire the Opera House and Circular Quay on the way. On our return, the sun began to set. It was certainly one of the most memorable moments in Sydney. 

However, if you want to push it even further, you can try the bridge climbing experience! You can check out the info and prices here. 

Book your Sydney Harbour Bridge activities: Sydney Harbour Bridge: Tours & Tickets

Sydney Harbour Bridge Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

3. Enjoy A Picnic At Dudley Page Reserve

Dudley Page Reserve is a park in the eastern suburbs with breathtaking, panoramic views of Australia’s favourite icons; the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

At Dudley Page Reserve, you can experience a peaceful moment outside of the city, all made fun by a picnic and a sunset.

It might not be on your usual fun things to do in Sydney for couples list, but it’s a great local spot that we happened to find, thanks to our Australian friends. 

Not many first time Sydney tourists will know about Dudley Page Reserve, so definitely take up on the opportunity to get the perfect Sydney backdrop photo.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

Dudley's Page Reserve Sydney Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

4. Walk The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Trail 

The Bondi to Coogee walk is one of the most popular scenic routes in the country. With locals and tourists flocking daily, it makes for an awesome day out with breathtaking views.

We started the walk bright and early to avoid the tourist rush throughout. It was an enjoyable way to start the day, passing only joggers and early morning dog walkers. 

It’s a fairly flat and straight forward walk, sticking to the coast with slight up hill walks in parts.

It takes roughly 2 hours without stops! Although you’ll probably want to dip in the baths/ocean along the way and take plenty of photos.

We saw Sydney in a completely different light on the Bondi To Coogee coastal walk, and we definitely recommend you experience this side of Sydney.

For more info, plus convincing photos, click HERE for our full Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk blog.

Book your Bondi Beach activities: Bondi Beach: Tours & Tickets

Bondi To Coogee Walk Bondi To Coogee Coastal Walk Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

5. Spend A Sunset At Mrs Macquaries Chair

To reach Mrs Macquaries Chair you’ll want to head back towards Circular Quay. From Circular Quay there’s a beautiful walk through the Botanical Gardens that you follow to get there.

It’s normal to find a gathering of people around the rocks at golden hour, because it gives a great view of both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

It’s also super popular destination for photographers Sydney bucket list.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

Mrs Macquarie's Chair Sunset Sydney Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

6. Take A Sunrise Swim At Bronte Baths

Bronte Baths Sydney is sheltered from the ocean, yet still filled with its salty waves. It’s an ideal place to go for dip anytime from sunrise through to sunset.

The pool is big enough for those advanced swimmers to practise their lengths, and also shallow enough in parts for families to take their youngsters.

If you take the plunge at Bronte Baths, we must warn you that the temperature may just take your breath away. It’s pretty damn cold but too refreshing not to take a dip, and definitely deserves a spot on the fun things to do in Sydney for couples list!

Click HERE for our full Bronte Baths Sydney – A Complete Guide blog.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

Bronte Baths Sydney Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

7. Watch The World Go By At Bronte Baths Viewpoint

Stop for a spot of lunch overlooking the whole of Bronte Beach. It was one of our favourite places in Sydney, which is why we highly recommend you to add it to your fun things to do in Sydney for couples list.

The colours of blue compliment the coastline from above and this viewpoint seems to be a pretty popular Instagram spot in Sydney. 

Simply head to the end of the walk way past the Bronte Baths and climb up the rocks to find it!

Bronte Baths is similar to the very popular Bondi Icebergs Pool, although this gem is completely free.

It’s also a great alternative to spend the day with friends and watch the waves crash against the rocks, whilst soaking in the Australian sun.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

Bronte Baths Sydney Bronte Beach Viewpoint Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

8. Spark The Adventure At Luna Park

We know you came to this blog to find the ultimate fun things to do in Sydney for couples, and here you have it!

Popular for people of all ages, Luna Park is the most iconic amusement park in Australia.

Full of rides and attractions, you’re guaranteed an evening of fun. Plus, come sundown you’ll have spectacular views of Sydney Harbour lit up at night.

So if you’re young at heart, this is certainly one of the most fun things to do in Sydney for couples.

Book your tickets in advance here, and get unlimited access to all the rides and attractions of Luna Park!

Just be sure to check the closing times before you make the journey. It’s usually 4pm Mon-Thur, and 10pm Fri-Sat.

Book your Luna Park tickets: Luna Park Sydney: Unlimited Rides Pass

Luna Park Sydney Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

9. Walk Through The City Hand In Hand

Aside from the beaches, and iconic landmarks, Sydney is also know for it’s huge city and stunning skyscrapers.

We believe there’s nothing more epic than wandering beneath mile high buildings with no end in sight. A Sydney bucket list wouldn’t be complete without taking in the beauty of the city.

George Street is the main street leading through the centre of Sydney’s CBD. There are an abundance of shops, malls and souvenirs stalls.

However, just around the corner is Darling Harbour. Easily walkable to, it’s more of the fine dining area of Sydney and is another beautiful spot to enjoy dinner with a view.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

George Street Sydney City Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

10. Sunrise At Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is arguably the most famous beach in the world.

You’ll have to get up early if you want to experience some quiet time at the empty beach, because during the day, this stretch of coastline packs out to the max.

Bondi Beach is popular for surfers, morning joggers and of course tourists as soon as the sun comes out! You may even want to book a Bondi Beach Surf Lesson!

There’s so much to see and do in the Bondi area, making it undoubtedly one of the top fun things to do in Sydney for Couples.

Book your Bondi Beach activities: Bondi Beach: Tours & Tickets

Bondi Beach Sunrise Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

11. Experience The Epic Blue Mountains Together

The Blue Mountains National Park is an absolutely huge region of mountain ranges and even villages. There are endless trails, waterfalls and viewpoints scattered throughout.

The best option for visiting the Blue Mountains is to rent a car for the day. That way you can explore the region at ease as there’s a lot of grounds that you can cover.

It is possible to take a train from the city – the train from Central Station in Sydney takes approximately 2 hours to reach the mountains, and costs roughly $6.80 each way using an Opal card.

There’s also the option of the Blue Mountains Hop on Hop off pass.

The most famous tourist attraction are the three sisters, which you’ll likely want to take photos of. However, Lincoln’s Rock is also an unbelievably breathtaking viewpoint.

The lack of tourists and peaceful, panoramic views makes it one of the top fun things to do in Sydney for couples.

The ground beneath you is covered in markings, dates and love hearts, all left by couples. Some even dating back to 1970’s.

Although it’s a good hour drive from the city, it’s definitely top of most tourists Sydney bucket list.

Click HERE for our full Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains – A Complete Guide blog.

Book your Blue Mountains tour: Blue Mountains: Tours & Tickets

Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains Sydney Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

12. Walk The Barrenjoey Lighthouse Trail 

Barrenjoey Lighthouse is an epic viewpoint and well worth a journey if you have some spare time in Sydney. 

You get to see the amazing viewpoint of Palm Beach if you take the plunge and conquer this easy peasy trek.

Fun fact: Palm Beach is the area in which the Australian television series ‘Home And Away’ is filmed. The town before the Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is instantly recognisable as ‘Summer Bay’ from the show.

Those that are big fans of the show can even book the Official Home and Away Tour to Summer Bay.

If you’re lucky, you may even catch some filming take place on the day you visit. Unfortunately we didn’t, BUT fortunately we had the place to ourselves.  

Click HERE for our full Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk – A Complete Guide blog.

Book your Sydney Tours: Sydney: Top Tours & Activities

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk Palm Beach Sydney Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

13. Relax And Have Fun At The Endless Beaches

Being a first time tourist in such a hectic, exciting city will completely take it out of you.  So obviously, one of the top fun things to do in Sydney for couples is to treat yourself to some beach time!

There’s no doubt that by the time you’ve conquered your Sydney quest, you’ll want to find a beach and soak up the beautiful Australian sun.

Any single beach in Sydney will be perfect for just that.

If you scan through the photos in our Bondi to Coogee coastal walk blog you’ll see many different beaches on the stunning coastline of Sydney. It’s hard to pick just one!

Book your Bondi Beach activities: Bondi Beach: Tours & Tickets

Bronte Beach Sydney Fun Things To Do In Sydney For Couples

Where To Stay In Sydney

Luxury – Four Seasons Hotel Sydney – Overlooking Sydney’s historic Rocks area, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers free WiFi, a bar, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. Located in Sydney’s CBD Central Business District, it features luxurious rooms with panoramic views over the iconic Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. Each room offers an LCD TV, an iPod docking station and free toiletries. There’s also a 350 square fitness centre that includes a relaxing sauna. Guests can unwind in the hotel’s therapeutic spa and wellness center, which offers skin treatments and relaxing massages. Airport transfers are available upon request.

Mid-Budget – The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Located in Sydney CBD, The Fullerton Hotel features an a la carte restaurant, a bar and access to a fitness centre. It boasts luxurious rooms with unique decor as well as a flat-screen TV. Some rooms offer the most stunning city views and guests can enjoy free WiFi in public areas. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is 15 a minute walk from both Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

Budget – The Village Bondi Beach – The Village Bondi Beach is just just a 2 minute walk from the world famous Bondi Beach and offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms. The hostel is a 20 minute drive from Sydney Harbour and a 25 minutes drive from Sydney Airport. Markets, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within a 2 minute walk from the property. Facilities include guest laundry, kitchen, TV room, lounge room and a private bathroom. There is a bus stop located at the end of the street with easy access to the city. Free WiFi also is available with a limit of 500mb per day. You can pay for extra wifi too!

For other places to stay in Sydney you can check the latest prices here.

Emma

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Hey guys, absolutely love your work and both of you. Watching your stories is my favourite time of the day! What transport did you use to travel around Sydney?

Charlie & Lauren

Thursday 19th of September 2019

Hey Emma, aw thanks so much! So the best option is to buy an Opal card! It's a tap on/tap off service available on most public transport (buses, ferries and trains) in Sydney!