Splash! Try a summer swim at the Rock Pools... south end of Newport Beach. Careful of high tides and rough conditions, this is a rock pool built into the ocean - sometimes it feels like a wash cycle!
The Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema – every summer in the Botanic Gardens, snuggle up together under the stars to watch the latest summer blockbluster or an old romantic classic... Breakfast at Tiffany´s, anyone? See www.moonlight.com.au for the programme.
Government House, located in the Domain and overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House, is the most sophisticated example of a Gothic Revival building in New South Wales. Admission is free.
Pastizzi... YUM!!! Check out the iconic Maltese Cafe... Crown Street, Darlinghurst. Great traditional pastizzi and coffee... sit in and enjoy or takeaway to a nearby quiet spot to indulge alone.
Order a martini, and two mysteriously appear... the famous 2 for 1 deal at Bank and Kuleto´s in Newtown on Thursday nights... save a buck while still treating your date to a classy night out!
Get your weekly meat fix with $9 Steak Night every Monday at The Slipp Inn (cnr King & Sussex St) – loud, brash pub vibe with chips on the side!
Check out the Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge. Now it may not be the Bridge-climb, but it won’t cost you $300! $19 will get you both in and up the 200 stairs to the lookout, where you can learn the history of the Bridge we all know so well. Take your camera to capture the awesome view from 87 metres above the harbour!
Browse the Weekend Markets... your choice of The Rocks, Paddington, Glebe, or Bondi markets where you will find designer and arty pieces, coffee and breakfast... all the ingredients for a perfect early morning date!
Drink in some culture at Art After Hours at the Art Gallery NSW - romantic jazz music, educational talks and multimedia set the scene for a perfect (free!) night out!
By far the most fun form of PT ever! Take a Ferry Ride... There are heaps of places to go! Get a takeaway coffee and sit on the top deck with the wind in your hair. Sydney Ferries for more info.
Take your date for a comfort food fix at Harry´s Cafe De Wheels in Woolloomooloo – A-ma-zing Pies and peas with a view to boot! Open early 8am and closes late... really late! We recommend the chicken and veggie one!
Spend a sunny day reading together with a picnic in the Botanical Gardens and enjoy the quintessential Sydney views of the harbour before you walk around the opera house...
Terry Hills Tavern Trivia. Enjoy Trivia every Tuesday at Terry Hills its free and you might learn more about your date than you thought!
Check out the latest events held at church by the bridge in Kirribilli. www.cbtb.org.au Hang out in some of the great cafe's in the area as well.
Picnic together at one of Sydney’s historic lighthouses, where the surrounding parks are picturesque and the atmosphere is romantic.
Blacktown is full of mysteries... take the ghost tour from the historic St Bartholomew’s church on Saturday nights once a month. For $10 per person, have the wits scared out of you as locals recount stories from the old cemetery and the witness accounts of the troublesome ghost that haunts the church... Bookings through Blacktown City Council on 02 9839 6087.
A private karaoke room for two... what could be more fun than that? Go during happy hour for cheap karaoke which will leave you enough budget for a few drinks to get the confidence up... then serenade each other with the likes of Summer Nights, I Got You Babe and all the other cheesy duets you can find! www.echopoint.com.au
Learn to Tango or Salsa at the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Download the gift certificate from their website to get the first lesson free! Then you can shout your date a drink and some tapas once you’ve worked up an appetite! www.arthurmurray.com.au
Borrow or hire a bodyboard and head to Bondi for some fun in the surf together!
Spend a lazy Sunday playing Bocce with your sweetie over $15 jugs of sangria at the Gazebo Wine Garden in Elizabeth Bay. Every Sunday from 4pm! www.gazebowinegarden.com.au
Spend a lazy day together at the famous Bondi Baths. At only $5 each for entry, you’ll have enough left over for the Early Bird dinner special - Angus Rump steak with salad and chips at Icebergs Bistro afterwards! www.icebergs.com.au
Hilarious trivia every Wednesday at the Old Fitzroy Pub - and kick-arse $9 curry laksas to boot! www.oldfitzroy.com.au
Get all literary with your sweetie at a Glee Books author event or book club meeting, then go and whisper sweet nothings to each other over a latte www.gleebooks.com.au/events
Treat yourselves to an assortment of ouzomezedakia (little platters) at the very tasty Perama Greek restaurant in Petersham. Priced from $5.50 each, the menu has heaps to choose from and word has it that the cheese and spinach filo pie is to die for! www.perama.com.au
Every Wednesday from 8pm is Crab Racing night at the Friend in Hand pub in Glebe – take your date, place some bets and get CRABBY! www.friendinhand.com.au
Open mic poetry reading happens every Tuesday at the Friend in Hand pub at Glebe – write your sweetie a sonnet, haiku or a limerick and dedicate it to them... if you dare! www.friendinhand.com.au
Take the beautiful and scenic Coogee to Bondi walk. Miles and miles of wildly beautiful coastal cliffs, bays, and breath-taking beaches. Linger at the Waverly Cemetery and stop by for ricotta pancakes at Jenny´s Cafe in Bronte. It´s a relaxing walk with plenty of opportunities for conversation, photo ops, and places to sit, rest, cuddle, and take in the view. You´ll want to do it again!
Sunday 20th December 2009 CAROLS UNDER THE BRIDGE, Bradfield Park Kirribilli. Pack a picnic and together enjoy the festive season under the Harbour Bridge. www.cbtb.org.au
Head to woolies and buy 30 bucks worth of bbq meat, chips and dips. Bring your favourite wine from home and go to Harrow and Plough Park located in Western Sydney for a romantic picnic!
Take a nice stroll around the Bay Run. Grab a lovely cuppa at Birkenhead Point along the way.
Try a huge meal at Bavarian Beer Cafe in MANLY on the wharf. Great views and cheap meal Snitzel challenge tuesday its only $15.00 for the biggest meal you'll ever have. and they give you a free shot too for attempting to eat it. YUM
Come with your sweetheart to 'I Heart Kirribilli Art Exhibition' Monday 22nd Oct - Friday 29th Oct, 2011; open 9am - 9pm. (Friday night has tasty desserts for sale). more info: www.iheartkirribilli.com
Go to the classy "Chelsea Hotel" for a $8 quality rump steaks with your dream girl. Chat over the nice quality value meal and play a $2 pool? What a night.
Try Dragonboating in Sydney Harbour.See the city from water level doing a sport which is fun for guys and girls from 16 to 70. First three sessions are free. Gear all included in the session and lesson before you get out there amongst the glizty Sydney watercraft.
Art After Hours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There are loads of free film screenings, talks and musical performances as part of the program.
Fish and Chips at the Beach. Do the 4km Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk then have some tasty fish and chips. Make sure to time your beach walk just right to watch the sun set and then cuddle up.