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Surprising Dates In Sydney

16 Feb 2018

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No matter how many trendy restaurants there are to try or must-see movies to check out, the dinner and movie combo can get a bit dull. But when you live in one of the greatest cities in the world, there’s no reason to feel limited in what to do; we’ll show you how you can court your love across Sydney with surprising, fun dates this Valentine’s Day.

Horse Riding – Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley

When it’s a cloudless, sunny Saturday, you don’t want to waste time indoors. Why not do a day trip out of Sydney to Glenworth Valley (just an hour’s drive away) and explore some of the valley’s most breathtaking country scenery? Even better – do it on horseback. At the Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, you can spend 2 to 6 hours on a leisurely ride through the valley. Beginners are welcome, and experienced riders have the option to explore without a guide. There’s even an option that includes a gourmet picnic – what’s more romantic than that?

Art Class with Wine – Cork and Chroma, Surry Hills

You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy an art class. For a date with a dash of creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, there’s no better activity than the painting sessions at Cork and Chroma. You and your partner will be taken through a step-by-step instruction of how to paint your masterpiece. And the best part is you get to do it while sipping on wine. Cork and Chroma is BYO so don’t forget to bring along your favourite bottle! 

Stand-Up Comedy – Comedy Store, Moore Park

If you’re on a date, you definitely want to be having a good time. To bank on a night of guaranteed laughs a minute, you’re best off planning a night at the Comedy Store. From Thursday to Saturday you can book in for an evening of light-hearted hilarity, with a showcase of 10 world-class performing comedians. This is a fantastic choice for an ice-breaker first date or to simply unwind together after a long day at work; laughter really is the best medicine.

Roar and Snore – Taronga Zoo, Mosman

To pull out all the stops this Valentine’s Day, Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore is a romantic escape like no other. Sleep in gorgeous safari styled tents complete with hardwood floors, electricity and a double bed, along with stunning views of the Sydney harbour. In the evening you’ll be treated to a buffet dinner followed by a zoo night trek. Wake to the beautiful sunrise on the harbour and sound of the animals stirring. Luxury accommodation with beautiful wildlife; this is a date made to wow.  

Whale Watching – Sydney, NSW coast

From May to November, Sydney is blessed to witness the migration of the whales along the NSW coast. These phenomenal mammals are a truly spectacular sight to see and it’s the perfect event to plan a date around. There are countless options on offer for whale watching – for an up-close experience you can book a cruise, and there are plenty of walking trails and tours to choose from. For a date free of spending, why not walk the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk and bring your binoculars for whale-spotting along the way?

If you’d prefer a more traditional styled date, check out this list of Sydney’s best cocktail bars.

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