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The most adventurous dates in Sydney

Nothing says love like an adrenaline rush

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One need not leave the city to take a date on an adventure; there are numerous experiences and venues on offer both out - and indoors in Sydney, from kayaking in the Rose Bay, to flying to a romantic picnic via seaplane, to escaping from a locked ‘military bunker’ in the Rocks...

  • Sport and fitness
  • Swimming

See Sydney’s beauty from the water by lending a kayak. You and your date can float along together on Sydney’s glorious waters, taking in the views and getting to know one another. Sydney's got plenty of places to hit the water, from deep gorges and dense bushland to sandy beaches and wandering creeks – you're spoiled for choice. Keep in mind the bottom half of your body will likely get wet, so don’t forget to bring a towel in your bag, plus a hat and sunscreen, of course. If you're anything less than a seasoned expert, we recommend booking a guided tour. We’ve rounded up tours and hire companies dotted all around our emerald city here.

  • Things to do
  • The Rocks

Those looking for thrills needn’t look any further than Paniq Room, which hosts escapist adventures in a historic building in the rocks. If you choose ‘Supercell 117’, you and your partner (and potentially friends) are locked in individual cells, and need to work out how to free yourself before the guards arrive. ‘Sen3s’ finds you trapped in a magician’s house, where tricks and illusions make escape difficult. In the ‘Godfather’ room you must race against the clock to solve a Mafia problem before the Rat is revealed and you sleep with the fishes; or maybe the sounds of distant drumming will lure you into the ‘House of Jumanji’. Will these trials bring you closer together? There’s only one way to find out.

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One can take a guided tour of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding areas by seaplane — truly an experience for a date, although don’t forget to check how your companion feels about heights. The ‘Romantic Picnic’ tour flies over Sydney Harbor and Macquarie Lighthouse, and then onwards over Manly, following the coast around to the very tip of the Northern beaches, before turning around and crossing over Lion Island. It sets down at the secluded Hallet’s Beach. Dine, swim and soak up the sun before your flight home. Rose Bay.

Those looking for a truly weird and wonderful way to spend the day outdoors can try Jet Pack Adventures. Strap yourself to a water-powered jetpack and fly across the surface of Penrith Lakes (the site of some of the Sydney 2000 Olympic water events). It’s not a typical date idea, sure, but it’ll be a day neither of you will forget any time soon. 

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  • Things to do
  • The Rocks
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There’s nothing more romantic than a good view out of the water, and with Harbour Bridge Climb, you and your date will find yourself 134m above sea level after ascending the arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It may not be for those with an aversion to heights, but for those who do love a thrill and the outdoors, what could be more exciting? The Rocks.

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