Unlike many other slow-paced corners of the world, Sydney does not lack versatile options for having fun, especially for couples. Whether it is a new watersports competition, an art exhibition or a road-trip, this city always has some new event on the horizon.
Depending on your preferences, you can fill your days with long relaxing strolls along the beach, or daring adventures both in the wild and in the city.
As a pair of adventure enthusiasts, and lovers of this iconic city, we’ve compiled a list of our absolute favorites when it comes to organizing your fun time. Let’s take you through our top fun choices in Sydney, and prepare you for the time of your life!
Visit the Royal National Park
An endless source of Zen, healing energy, as well as adventure activities, the Royal National Park is just a ride away from Sydney’s CBD (central business district), and perfect for nature enthusiasts. You can start with a picnic, surrounded by the tranquil greenery. Next, hike over the coastal path, which is a staggering 26 km long. You can opt for just a single section or have an occasional break.
The entry fee is only $12 per day per vehicle, and you can stop by any of the barbecue-friendly spots, sunbathe on the beach, take a bike ride, or even organize a weekend stay with your better half in the Reids Flat Cottage.
Climb the Harbor Bridge
The climbs are organized in small groups, so make sure to book your spot in advance. Each climb takes a while unless you want the express version. There is a wide range of prices, including some that go over $300, so save up and take the climb!
Awaken Your Inner Child
Has it been a long time since you’ve carelessly jumped and goofed around like a kid? No matter your age, a perfect way to have fun and spend your day laughing and getting surprisingly tired is to visit a grown-up-friendly trampoline park in Sydney where you can unleash all that positive energy.
Purchase an all-day pass for $35. Just spend an hour or two jumping around, flipping, and bouncing. You will most likely end up wanting to book your next visit as soon as possible. Just so you know, every 10th visit is free! Why not use this perfect chance to remember that invaluable feeling of being a kid, with not a single care in the world, because that is precisely what you will get when you spend a few hours monkeying around.
Go to Luna Park
Another way to inspire your childlike energy is to visit Sydney’s famous amusement park, Luna Park, with its retro sections and modern rides. For just $52, you can get an all-day pass and enjoy those rides that are suitable for your height and age.
Once you get past the creepy clown entrance, you’ll be immersed into a timeless world of rides such as the old-fashioned carousel. The crazy rotor and the devil’s drop are just a few of the exciting rides that await. Come get lost in the mirror maze and travel in a space shuttle. Finally, you can wrap up your visit by having a nice refreshing drink and a meal in some of the cafes.
Ride a Hot-Air Balloon
The Hawkesbury Valley flight on a weekday costs $259 per person and includes a bus ride to the balloon, souvenir photos, a certificate, insurance and about an hour of flying above the city and enjoying a spectacular view.
These are just a few among many of our favorite things to experience in this majestic city that will bring a lasting smile to your face, give you invaluable moments of memory and make your fall head over heels in love with Sydney!
Gabriella Diesendorf is a freelance writer from Australia and a devoted mother of two kids, two cats, and one large dog. She loves badgering about pets, green lifestyle choices, and parenting techniques, and if you mention attachment parenting, she will bore you to death.