You would think that there would be plenty of places in Sydney for a romantic kiss, and you’re right. But some are better in theory than in practice, like kissing on top of the Harbour Bridge. Sounds romantic, almost magical if you get to be on the bridge climb during sunset. But in reality, you’re wearing a jumpsuit, a safety harness and you’re chained to a group of people.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of places in Sydney where you can get that kiss in with a truly iconic or mesmerising setting.
1. At sunset
Not so much a place, but a time.
Even still, the sun’s rays as they are setting do touch upon a fair part of Sydney’s harbour and locking lips as the day’s colours turn golden is one surefire way to get yourself a memorable kiss. Just take a peek at all of these gorgeous sunsets over Sydney to give yourself an idea of what could be.
But, where to go to find the perfect place as the sun sets over the Emerald City?
Observatory Hill is one great choice with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at any time of the day and even more special come sunset. You could also head to the Dr Mary Booth Lookout Reserve on the north side of the harbour for phenomenal hues. Take a peek over here for our full list of spectacular lookouts of Sydney.
Bar 83 in Sydney Tower does special sunset packages so if you’re a fan of bubbles and oysters, you can set the mood right as the sun dips below the horizon.
If you really don’t want to be disturbed, then you can visit one of the many national parks around Sydney, like Ku-ring-gai and walk to America Bay for this epic spot below.
2. In a garden
Parks and gardens are for starry-eyed lovers. And Sydney has plenty of parks and gardens where you can find some peace and quiet and, more importantly, the perfect moment for a kiss.
If you’re not looking to go far, then head down into the Paddington Reservoir Gardens but due to its proximity and popularity, you might be surrounded by others. Stay the day, though, and you’ll surely find a time to kiss.
You could also make your way to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden. Yes, it’s popular, but it is also staggeringly beautiful with plenty of nooks you can find to hide from prying eyes.
Otherwise, you could head out west to Auburn’s Botanic Gardens or Cooper Park in Double Bay.
3. On the water
Sydney’s best feature is the harbour. It’s so picturesque that it even has its own webcam streaming live images 24/7. You can get out into the middle of the harbour on kayak, on a paddleboard, on a sailing ship, a jetboat or one of the many Sydney ferries; however, we don’t recommend a kiss on an adrenaline-pumping jetboat.
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4. On a walk
To get the best Sydney experience, you’re going to have to walk because this harbourside city is loaded with trails that do more than just take you from point a to point b. For an easy stroll that takes you past sweet picnic spots and beautiful beaches, hit up the Hermitage Foreshore Walk which also takes you past Strickland House—the 1850s harbourside villa near Milk Beach.
Another walk, and one with a clear destination in mind, is the Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk with, you guessed it, a picture-perfect lighthouse to backdrop your smooch. The lighthouse sits at Sydney’s most northern point, Barrenjoey Head, and offers those who trek up to it 360-degree views.
5. On a coastal lookout
Although it’s not whale-watching season right about now, there’s something about looking out at the ocean that can mesmerise and enchant. To get that feeling, head to one of these coastal lookouts with the guy or gal you want to kiss and watch the motion of the ocean stir you into an embrace and then lock lips.
6. Beneath the stars
Look up at the huge “balls of gas burning billions of miles away” and show your starry-eyed lover what they mean to you. Sydney has got more than a few phenomenal places where you can see the stars at night despite being a major city.