30+ things to do on Valentine’s Day in Sydney in 2020
Discover swoon-worthy ideas for the perfect Valentine's Day date.
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There's no better excuse than Valentine's Day (14 February) to surprise that special someone with a romantic gesture.
From candlelit dinners to a sailing trip, we've got a few ideas on how to spend Valentine's Day that are not only exceptional but can be organised up to the wire.
Breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurants for Valentine's Day
Nick's Seafood: Seafood dining experience for two from RedBalloon
Take your better half out on a lunch or dinner date for a feast of fresh seafood and the ultimate waterfront view at Darling Harbour.
Adria Bar: Chandon breakfast for two from RedBalloon
Start your date with a sumptuous breakfast for two at Chandon and then either while the rest of the day away strolling around the Harbour or with an activity for two.
- Price: $80 for two
BYO beach picnic for two from RedBalloon
Celebrate Valentine's Day in a different way with this romantic picnic on a secluded beach. Book the date and a ferry will pick you up from Manly and drop you off at a secluded beach where chairs, tables and beach lounges await. All you need to do is bring the picnic.
Magistic Cruises: Sydney Harbour dinner cruise from Experience Oz
Luxury, views and deluxe cuisine all come together on this ultimate dinner cruise. It includes a three-course meal and three hours of harbour views.
Sydney Tower: Buffet lunch or dinner from Experience Oz
Be a tourist for the day and marvel over spectacular views of Sydney over lunch or dinner at Sydney Tower Buffet Restaurant. Sure, it's a little cheesy, but it's a fun date out on the town.
Cyren Bar Grill Seafood: Mediterranean dining experience for two from RedBalloon
Treat them to a three-course meal of Mediterranean delights at Cyren as you drink up the views of the harbour – and the wine.
The Meat and Wine Co: Dinner at Barangaroo for two from RedBalloon
Experience the steakhouse dining of Meat and Wine Co with your loved one in the heart of Barangaroo. They'll be wowed by this scrumptious three-course meal and the venue's superb service and you'll be wowed by how affordable it is at just $64 per person.
Pilu: 5-course degustation at Freshwater for two from RedBalloon
Make the escape from the 9-5 to the tranquil suburb of Freshwater to dine in the award-winning Pilu at Freshwater. What waits for you and your sweetheart is a five-course Italian degustation for two.
Catalina Rose Bay: Lunch or dinner for two from RedBalloon
Skip a day at work or book this one in for a weeknight and settle in for a delicious night of high quality, local seafood in Rose Bay. This isn't available on Valentine's Day but can be used any other weekday in the week.
Valentine's Day sailing packages on Sydney Harbour from AnyBoat
Choose from a wide variety of romantic sailings or cruises on Valentine's Day. It's the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Sydney BridgeClimb for the ultimate experience from Groupon
Get to the top of the world with your partner and experience a 440-foot climb with an expert guide.
Les Misérables show ticket from Ticketmaster
Fan of theatres? Les Miserables is the perfect go-to this Valentine's day. Experience an outstanding and emotional performance about passion and more.Check availability
Sydney Opera House tour with tasting plate for two from RedBalloon
Explore and learn about Australia's most iconic attraction. It includes sightseeing to the theatres and a delicious tasting plate at the Opera Kitchen.
2-hour tandem bicycle hire in Manly from RedBalloon
Three words: Cutest date ever. Hire your two wheels and ride the promenade as you explore Sydney's secluded Collins Beach and waterfall, Manly Lagoon and more together.
Go horseriding in Badgerys Creek from Adrenaline
It's the stuff that movies are made of: riding off on horseback with your sweetheart. This is great if neither of you knows how to ride as you'll get an hour session learning the ins and outs. All skill levels are catered for, so if you're more proficient than your other half, that's OK too.
Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Aquarium for two from RedBalloon
Take your romance to the extreme and dive deep at SEA LIFE for a shark encouter. A theory class and scuba skill session are included and you'll come in contact with all manner of marine life including grey nurse sharks, seven gill sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles and hundreds of exotic fish.
Self-guided double kayak tour in the Royal National Park from RedBalloon
Take a day away from Sydney with this kayaking adventure for two among the natural surroundings of this National Park. Our suggestion? Bring a picnic along to make a full day of it.
Taste of Tuscany Italian cooking class with wine from RedBalloon
Hightail it to the Sydney Cooking School in Neutral Bay for a few hours of fun and to skill-up in the kitchen. Together, you'll learn the tricks of the trade and whip up authentic Tuscan dishes that are so much more than pizza and pasta.
Learn how to make chocolate from Adrenaline
Do this one together or do it for your better half and then surprise them with a box of chockies made from the heart.
Hot air balloon ride in Hunter Valley from Adrenaline
This one might be a little out of Sydney, but it's that once-in-a-lifetime experience that they'll never forget – especially when you catch that bird's eye view of Hawkesbury Valley.
Helicopter scenic flight for two from Adrenaline
Treat your special someone with this 30-minute private helicopter for 2 and be amazed by views of Sydney as well as views of Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Flights depart from Bankstown Airport.
Seaplane romantic beach picnic for two from RedBalloon
Plan the ultimate surprise with this secret romantic picnic which sees the two of you fly to Palm Beach by seaplane for a gourmet lunch on the sand.
Rainforest retreat with breakfast and wine from RedBalloon
Enjoy a 2-night getaway at a creekside cabin surrounded by pristine Australian rainforest where you can take a forest walk or have a glimpse of the local glow-worms.
Luxury retreat with breakfast from RedBalloon
Escape out of the city to Mollymook where the bush meets the sea, gourmet dining is serve and a luxury relaxation perfect for Valentine's Day.
Hunter Valley getaway from RedBalloon
A 2-night getaway at Block Eight Hunter Valley where you can relax on the deck of a secluded vineyard. Package includes an afternoon tea, daily breakfast, 6 bottles of estate-grown wine and more.
Hunter Valley 2- to 3-night stay for 2 with wine plus late check-out from Groupon
Appreciate nature on Valentine's Day with a stay at Hunter Valley Retreat. Enjoy country-style meals and other activities, including horse riding, wine tours, helicopter rides and more.
Mystery getaway with flights for two from RedBalloon
Take travel to a whole new level by not knowing where you're heading! The package includes a quality accommodation, airport transfers and security to ensure peace of mind.
Waterfall Springs Retreat: 2- to 3-night stay for 2 from Groupon
Treat yourselves with a relaxing luxurious stay at Waterfall Springs Wildlife Sanctuary. With various food options available, animal sightseeing, wineries and more – it's a perfect, unforgettable date for lovers to unwind.
Blue Mountains: 1- to 3-night stay for 2 with breakfast, wine and late check-out from Groupon
Take a step to the deep valleys of the Blue Mountains. If you're in for a hike or sightseeing to the magnificent views, this lush valley is the go-to place. Nearby cafes and bookstores are included along with adventurous activities like canyoning, golf and more.
The Langham: Overnight stay for two from RedBalloon
This is the stuff of Instagram posts. It's a 5-star hotel in Sydney's historic Rocks precinct and is absolutely breathtaking. It also absolutely screams "Valentine's Day present". Book in a Deluxe City View Room, complete with a welcome bottle of sparkling wine on arrival here.
Retro drive-in: Movie plus overnight stay in Blacktown from RedBalloon
Take a step to the left and back in time at Skyline “Happy Days"-styled drive-in and settle in for a movie under the stars in a gold grass deck chair or from the comfort of your own car. This package includes two tickets to the movies, an overnight stay at Atura Blacktown and breakfast the following morning.
Free things to do on Valentine's Day
- Have a picnic at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Valentine's Day doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to impress. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful city views.
- Head down to the beach. There's nothing like some fun in the sun and what a better way to spend the day than with some sand and sea.
- Relax at Bicentennial Park. Take a stroll out west with a visit to the park. Bring some bikes and enjoy the waterfront views.
- Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. Trying to get to know someone? Skip the clichés and take this four-hour (or two-hour) walk while admiring the views (or your special someone).
- Take a hike. If you're after something more outdoorsy, then why not spend the day taking a hike down through the Blue Mountains.
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