Travel Itinerary for Couples
A harbourside hideout set against glittering city lights is the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous just for two. You can stroll hand in hand to most of the local hideaways listed below.
An easy five minute walk up the hill will see you in the heart of cosmopolitan Darlinghurst. Embrace la dolce vita (and the pleasure of carbs) at A Tavola on Victoria Rd. Gaze into your lover’s eyes over Sydney’s best handmade pasta and then pop across the road for a scoop of deliciously edible Sicilian heritage at Gelato Messina. Live dangerously with a nightcap at The Victoria Room (try the Rose Petal Martini) or head to Darlinghurst Rd for a very serious drink at Eau de Vie. For Sydneysiders who live in the North, West or far South, why waste your hard earned cash on a cab home? Make a special night of it at Vibe.
Linger over a long buffet breakfast at curve cafe followed by a stroll around Rushcutters Bay. Ogle the super yachts, play with designer pooches and sip on a latte as you soak up the chic atmosphere of Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Head up the hill and turn right for a spot of Potts Point shopping. Pass quirky boutiques, bustling cafes and continue all the way down to Woolloomooloo Wharf to rub shoulders with celebrities such as Russell Crowe (he has a home in the building). Enjoy lunch overlooking the harbour at one of the classy restaurants that line the wharf (we love Velero) and then make your way to the Art Gallery of NSW, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Opera House for a bubbly at Opera Bar overlooking the Harbour Bridge. While you’re there, check out what’s showing in the Playhouse, Drama Theatre or Concert Hall – you might score some last minute tickets in Sydney’s most iconic building, the Sydney Opera House!
Shopaholics beware: you are 15 minutes from one of Australia’s best shopping centres – Westfield Bondi Junction. Hit the shops at “the Junction” on Saturday and then head to Bondi Markets on Sunday morning to soak up the laidback beachy vibe and snag some bargains. For the wow factor, pre-book (hint, hint) a sea plane from Rose Bay to Palm Beach where you are perfectly positioned to relish a long lunch at Jonah’s while taking in the spectacular views over beautiful Whale Beach.
Become intimate with the neighbourhood by exploring the surrounding suburbs. Wander down the main street of Double Bay for a beer at the iconic Golden Sheaf, ramble through the back streets of Paddington to check out top art dealers such as Richard Martin Art and pop out in Woollahra to worship wagyu at Victor Churchill’s, Australia’s premier boutique butcher."