Dates for all Types: Top 8 Things to Do in Sydney

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Sydney is a city full of unexpected opportunities for those looking to impress their significant other, whether for an exciting first date or something a little ‘off the beaten track’ for a weekend trip, Sydney never runs out of great ideas. We have compiled a list with our top ideas for every type of couple.

Top Dating Spots in Sydney


There is no shortage of fantastic food in Sydney, with top restaurants boasting eclectic types of cuisine and culture. For singles finding it difficult to choose just one restaurant for the first date, a food tour is the perfect activity. hosts all kinds of culinary experiences for those who love the gastro life, from chocolate walking tours for chocoholics, to food night safari tours, and scavenger hunts. We love the idea of their Dumpling Bar Tour, celebrating and sharing the best of Asian Street Food right here in Sydney.

Sporty Types

Couples who consider themselves a bit of a musketeer and love to act out the swishing moves of a joust during any action movie can take it off-screen at Sydney Sabre Centre. A 90 minute introductory class to Fencing lets couples get active, and includes all the equipment newbies will need, plus expert instruction and unlimited matches.

Animal Lovers

There is hardly anything cuter than kittens, and the Sydney Catmosphere Café Explorers Viewing Sydney from the sky is a truly unique experience, especially from the comfortable vantage point of only 1,000 feet. Sydney Seaplanes gives adventurers exactly that. It may be a bumpy ride in a cosy plane which only seats 6, but with views of the harbour, the opera house, the playful dolphins and the gorgeous skyscape, who will even notice? Visitors are well advised to stop at the terminal for champagne and oysters to finish off the date in romance and style.


There is a reason why the Sky Terrace Bar has a reputation as Sydney’s hottest roof-top bar. Gorgeously designed cocktails, quirky attractions, stunning views and a delicious menu take the hard work of planning the date entirely off of your hands. It’s impossible not to have fun and laughter while dancing the night away in the warm Sydney air. It won’t just be the atmosphere that is truly electric.


Why not head outside and away from the museums and galleries with an insight into Sydney’s street art? The Inner West Tour is an in-depth look at the back streets of Enmore and Newtown, discovering wall-tagging, graffiti, and off brand artists who have become famous through their powerful designs on the walls of the city. Learning the sounds and sights of the underground art culture, participants will also be shown the coolest galleries, bars and shopping hotspots along the way to enhance this unique experience.


Paddington Markets on a Saturday is a heaven for shopaholics. Over 150 stalls selling food, clothes, art, jewellery and homeware are on display, with a thriving atmosphere and some brilliant haggling to be had. Inspired by creativity and design, visitors can pick up some serious bargains and enjoy people watching in the bustling throng. These products won't be found in any shopping mall, which makes the experience even more interesting with live music and delicious street food from the International Food Court.


The Golden Age Cinema, unlike the regular local multi-screen, shows classic movies, cult films and cheap seat specials throughout the week, complete with a comfortable bar for before or after the show. Thursday and Saturday nights the bar boasts live music, and there's no entrance fee.

Singles should make sure to follow our top tips for approaching someone in a bar, and be heading out on dates in no time.

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