1 July 2011
A Dating Guide to Sydney
If you are looking for romance, a beautiful setting and a great lifestyle, you can’t beat the Harbour City. Here, you can find multiple dating opportunities or fall in love once, for a lifetime.
‘Sydneysiders’, as they call themselves, take great joy in boasting about their city and all it has to offer, especially when it comes to impressing their date! With over four million inhabitants Sydney is the largest and most vibrant metropolitan area in Australia and is home to the famous Sydney Opera House. Sydney Harbour is the world’s largest natural harbour with imposing views of the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west. Natural beauty abounds around this beautiful city with numerous national parks, bays, inlets, stunning beaches and rivers within a stone’s throw of the city.
A different neighbourhood, a different vibe
When dating in Sydney, Impress your date by taking them on a ‘date with a difference’. Take them on a ferry ride across Sydney Harbour to Taronga Zoo or the Manly Corso or stroll through the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour. Each Sydney neighbourhood has its own distinct personality, make sure you head to the one most suited to you (and your date!):
Northern Beaches: gorgeous beaches, laid-back lifestyle and home to some of Sydney’s top hated restaurants
Eastern Suburbs: Home to the world famous Bondi Beach this area of Sydney is a star spotters dream. A must if you’re out to impress your date
Inner West: attractive nightlife, cafés and restaurants, be sure to visit Newtown to experience some of Sydney’s best priced restaurants along King Street
Outer West: Rich with history, this area boasts some of Sydney’s oldest buildings. Make a day of it by catching the Rivercat out to Parramatta to take in the sights
Blue Mountains: The perfect weekend escape from the city! The Blue Mountains is bursting with quaint B&Bs, art galleries and natural beauty
Sydney City: Paddington, Surry Hills and Oxford Street host myriad excellent restaurants and bars. These inner city enclave are uber cool and happening – your chances of impressing your date in this area of Sydney are high!
Sydney prides itself on its appreciation of the arts. You and your date could get tickets to the Sydney Festival, Tropfest or even the final of Australian Idol! For something a little different you could sit front row at Australian Fashion Week or take in a performance from Opera Australia, the Sydney Symphony, or the City Recital at the stunning Sydney Opera House.
Sydney is a sporting city
Sydneysiders love their sports! And with a climate like this, why wouldn’t they? The city has everything from nine National Rugby League teams to horseracing (Randwick Racecourse) and netball. The two of you can also take in the NRL Grand Final, the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race or for a very active date, take part in the famous City-to-Surf fun run from the CBD to famous Bondi Beach (make sure you profess your love on ‘heartbreak hill’). The city and surrounds is teaming with foot and bike paths, so you can walk, run or ride to your heart’s content.
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