10 of the most Romantic things to do near The Rocks


Want to create excellent holiday memories with your significant other whilst on holidays in Sydney? Seeking to combine leisure and pleasure together? Good, then read on to discover the ‘10 most romantic things to do near the Rocks’ and you and your lover will be ready to roll…

Dinner @ Quay Restaurant

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Quay Restaurant easily lives up to its name as one of Sydney’s most exclusive dining establishments. Find it harbourside in the elite Sydney dining dress circle. Note; the floor staff are faultless and the dishes are perfection incarnate. Chef Peter Gilmore certainly runs a tight ship here, which is evident by the high quality dining experience awarded to guests of Quay again and again.

Sunset Drinks at the Opera Bar

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Got your heart set on a sharing a few city drinks at sunset? Chasing spectacular Sydney Harbour and Opera House views in one? If you answered yes, then a twilight date at the Opera Bar is by far one of the most romantic things to do in the area. Make sure you get a photo of you both with that magic Sydney backdrop to treasure forever.


Intimate Italian Cuisine

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There’s something about Italian food that enlivens the senses, yes. The heavenly aromas and tastes of an Italian kitchen are well known to inspire the greatest of love stories. Caminetto at the Rocks is a veritable institution for pasta aficionados. Book a table for two and enjoy the company of your lover, complete with an authentic Tiramisu.


The Royal Botanic Gardens

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How’s the serenity! Visitors adore the sprawlings manicured lawns of the Royal Botanic Gardens. She’s a real pretty spot to relax with your partner when the Spring flowers are in bloom. Tip; take a picnic lunch and a bottle of fine wine to share and celebrate your love.


Finger Wharf, Woolloomoolo

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There’s alfresco dining options galore at Finger Wharf. Take your lover out on the town and explore the waterfront surrounds, before selecting from the many bars and eateries tempting you in.


Harbour Bridge Climb

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Don’t just talk about making memories together, do it! A Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is a divine way to see the city highlights from above. Sure, it might take a bit of time but it’s one heck of a way to take a walk on the wild side. NB: Harbour Bridge Climb tours are offered at night too.


Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art

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The Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art aka the MCA is an architectural masterpiece inside and art. The museums layout is expertly designed to display exhibitions in a creative and engaging way. Notable art critic Mr Richard Dorment has this to say about the place ‘The MCA epitomises Australia’s thriving modern art scene. In some ways, Sydney’s MCA is Australia’s equivalent to Tate Modern’. So, take your date out for some high brow action at the MCA.


Cruise Life

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To the sea! Sydney by night is a spectacular sight. In fact it’s super romantic to set sail together under the stars. Book a Sydney Harbour Cruise and embark on an evocative and scenic voyage. Add champagne and you’ll have yourselves a cruise life affair to remember.


Walk this Way

Explore the mix of colonial and contemporary buildings throughout the myriad of laneways in the Rocks district. Sydney is an undeniably beautiful city and a sweet stroll around the historic streets nearby to the Russell Hotel only enhance its allure. Simple pleasures indeed.


Showtime at the Sydney Dance Company

Surprise your significant other with an evening show at the internationally lauded Sydney Dance Company. The skills, athleticism and all round energy that the dancers harness on stage is phenomenal to witness up close. It’s located adjacent to the Sydney Theatre Company at Walsh Bay, so be sure to check their calendar of events out too.