11 Things To Do in Sydney for Private Couples

We've compiled this list of unique things to do in Sydney that don't require interacting with too many people, other couples or group settings. These activities are based on wanting a private couple to be able to get out and do something, but still be able to remain private.

Harbour Bridge Audio+Puzzle Tour

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  • Outdoor 'escape-room' style puzzles
  • Audiobook quality commentary
  • Deep historical insight into the bridge and it's construction

Paid: $39 per tour kit, suitable for up to 3 people

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Location: Dawes Point and surrounds

Suitable for: Teenagers, Geocachers, Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples

This Sydney Harbour Bridge Tour has been put together by a former Bridgeclimb climb leader/guide, and offers detailed information and Sydney Harbour Bridge facts, as well as entertaining stories and facts about the bridge and it's construction. A great way to learn about the bridge and have some fun at the same time!

Go and see a movie in comfort

  • A larger-than-life experience, with a massive screen and surround sound
  • A temporary escape from daily routines, offering a chance to relax and be entertained
  • Most cinemas now offer reclining seats as standard

Paid: Tickets are typically about $20 per person

Duration: Typically 2 to 3 hours

Location: Various shopping centres around Sydney

Suitable for: Kids, Teenagers, Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

Going to the cinema offers an immersice big-screen experience that transports you into captivating stories, providing an escape from reality and a chance to share emotions with a collective audience, or just your partner. It's a sometimes forgotten activity that combines entertainment, nostalgia, and the joy of discovering new worlds on the silver screen.

Visit the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Circular Quay

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  • Showcases an ever-evolving collection of modern artworks
  • Hosts thought-provoking exhibitions that challenge perspectives and spark conversations
  • Situated by Sydney's iconic Circular Quay, the museum's prime location treats visitors to stunning harbor views

Free: Free to enter, although some exhibits have additional costs

Duration: Normally from 1 hour to a few hours

Location: Circular Quay

Suitable for: Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney captivates visitors with its ever-evolving collection of cutting-edge artworks, offering a dynamic exploration of modern creativity across various mediums. Situated by Circular Quay, its prime location provides not only artistic inspiration but also breathtaking views of Sydney's iconic harbor.

Do the world famous Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

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  • Stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean, with its cliffside paths providing panoramic views
  • Escape the urban hustle and immerse yourselves in the tranquility of nature
  • Stroll along picturesque trails, past rock pools, and through lush green spaces

Free: No cost associated with this walk

Duration: Typically 2 to 3 hours, including stops

Location: We recommend starting at Coogee and finishing at Bondi for food, drink

Suitable for: Kids, Teenagers, Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

On the Coogee to Bondi walk, you'll be treated to breathtaking coastal vistas, shimmering blue waters, sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and lush greenery. The path takes you past iconic landmarks, rock pools, and inviting cafes, offering a vibrant blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and the soothing sounds of the ocean. It is easily one of the best ways to spend a stunning Sydney day.

Fly a kite and feel the wind in your strings

  • Affordable to get started
  • Gets you outdoors and enjoying nature
  • Very calming and can take advantage of windy weather

Free: Entry level kites are $5 for single line, $30 for dual line

Duration: From 10min to couple of hours

Location: Any suitable local park or beach

Suitable for: Kids, Teenagers, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

Flying a kite is a fantastic way to spend some time in the outdoors for people of all ages. There is something so calming and soothing about having a kite just floating in the wind, and if you take a dual line kite (aka "stunt kite") then it can be quite exhilerating as well. There's no better way to make use of a windy day out in nature.

Visit a gaming arcade like Timezone

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  • Plenty of games to choose from
  • Suitable for all ages, and in all weather
  • See what prizes you can score from tickets

Paid: Games start from just $2

Duration: From 1 to a few hours

Location: Various locations accross Sydney (incl CBD)

Suitable for: Kids, Teenagers, Young Professionals, Adults, Seniors

Tired of playing the same old video games at home? Why not up the ante with a trip to a Timezone arcade near you? It's video arcade games galore where you can smash some high scores! From arcade classics to next-level immersive virtual reality games, there’s something for everyone at Timezone.

Go and relax the muscles with a Thai Massage

  • Relaxing way to spend time together
  • Perfect after a long week or day of exploring
  • Thai massage has an invigorating effect on the body's energy pathways

Paid: Massages normally start about $70 per hour per person

Duration: Typically 1 or 1.5 hours

Location: Located in most suburbs of Sydney

Suitable for: Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

People are drawn to Thai massages for their unique blend of relaxation and invigoration, with the combination of gentle stretches and rhythmic pressure providing a soothing yet energizing experience that promotes both physical and mental well-being. The massage's ability to release tension, improve flexibility, and enhance vitality makes it a cherished choice for relaxation and revitalization.

Go ten-pin bowling at somewhere like Strike

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  • Casual fun and competition while being active
  • Food and drinks available usually
  • Fun and relaxed setting for couples, families, and groups to enjoy each other's company

Paid: Games are typically $10-$15 per person

Duration: Normally 1 to 3 hours

Location: Various locations around Sydney

Suitable for: Kids, Teenagers, Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

No fun was spared in the creation of bowling venues in Sydney. In addition to bowling, most places typically have a bar, restaurant, food options etc, as well as other activities on site like laser tag arenas, karaoke and escape rooms for when you need more thrills.

Rent bikes and ride along Manly Beach

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  • Beautiful beachfront promenades
  • Both bay and surf side beaches
  • Plenty of flat areas to ride around

Paid: From $22 an hour for a cruiser, or $48 an hour for a tandem bike

Duration: From 1 to 3 hours

Location: Manly Corso, Beach, Wharf

Suitable for: Teenagers, Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples

Riding bikes in Manly Beach offers a perfect fusion of coastal beauty and active exploration, allowing riders to soak in the breathtaking ocean views while enjoying the freedom of cycling along picturesque trails and vibrant streets. It's an invigorating and immersive way to experience the charm of Manly, combining adventure with the serene coastal ambiance. Plus, it's fairly flat around the Manly area so it shouldn't be too strenuous either.

Drive the scenic route to Wollongong past the Sea Cliff Bridge

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  • Drive through stunning nature in the Royal National Park
  • After the Sea Cliff Bridge, enjoy the small towns that dot the coast
  • Only a couple of hours from Sydney, finish in the convenient Wollongong

Free: Free to drive through, although you pay if you want to stop in the National Park

Duration: About half to a full day, depending on stops

Location: Driving route past the Royal National Park, Sea Cliff Bridge, and Stanwell Park

Suitable for: Kids, Teenagers, Geocachers, Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

Driving the scenic route to Wollongong via the Royal National Park, Stanwell Park and the Sea Cliff Bridge is a fantastic experience, offering a mesmerizing journey along coastal roads that reveal stunning ocean views and dramatic cliffside landscapes. This route blends the thrill of driving through the twists and turns of the national park, with the tranquility of coastal beauty, a road trip that captures the essence of the Australian coastline.

Find some Geocaching puzzles

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  • Challenge yours wits
  • Explore new areas
  • Easy to get started

Free: There is free caches, and can pay for premium for extra ones

Duration: From 30mins to 6 hours

Location: Available all over

Suitable for: Kids, Teenagers, Geocachers, Young Professionals, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

Geocaching is like a maintained, worldwide, community scavenger hunt, where people have hidden "caches" at various locations, and then your job is to use the app to go and try and find them. Geocaching is a great way to explore a new city or area. One of our favourite things to do is to set out to find a number of caches in a new area, as it often helps us find hidden spots as well!

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