Ditch the cliché box of chocolates
1. Swim at Milk Beach
One of Sydney’s most romantic secret beaches, Milk Beach is a secluded stretch of white sand in Vaucluse. Take a dip together then walk the track to the historic and magnifi cent Strickland House. FREE.
2. Rose Bay: in a kayak built for two…
Discover Sydney’s beautiful harbour. For a shared experience to remember, paddle your way to a toned upper body in a double kayak from Oz paddle ($40 to hire for the first hour). Tingira Reserve, Cnr Vickery Ave & New South Head Rd, Rose Bay 2029. Wed–Sun 7.30am–3pm.
3. Go tandem at Sydney Olympic Park
Finish each other’s sentences? Cycle in sync? Hop on a tandem bike and explore the 35 kilometres of parklands, pathways and trails at Sydney Olympic Park. Shop 1, Bicentennial Dr, Bicentennial Park 2127. Mon–Fri, 8.30am–5.30pm. One hour: $25
4. Learn the Lambada at Latin Dance Australia
Move a little closer, sway those hips and work up a sweat with a private dancing lesson for couples ($110–$150 for one hour) at Latin Dance Australia. Try the passionate Lambada and find out why it’s the ‘forbidden dance’...
5. Admire the view on the Cremorne Point Walk
Get a little out of breath (no, not that way!) as you walk Cremorne Point, taking in the stunning natural and historical sights from Shell Cove to Mosman Bay.
6. Share a stick of fairy floss at Luna Park
Go halves on a stick of fairy floss and scream off the sugar high (and the kilojoules) on the giant spinning Disk’o at Sydney’s iconic amusement park. Ride passes $10–$44.95.
7. Watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s alfresco in Centennial Park
What could be more romantic than walking hand in hand through the park? Spend the afternoon in the beautiful surrounds of Centennial Park then snuggle up to watchthe Audrey Hepburn classic under the stars. Moonlight Cinema. $14–$32.
8. Picnic at Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden
Nestled between Clark Park and the railway tracks overlooking Lavender Bay, Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is the perfect hideaway for a cosy picnic. Clark Park, Lavender Bay 2060
9. Get messy stomping grapes at Crooked River Winery
Feel the grape juices between your toes as you stomp up your heart rate at Crooked River Winery, just 1.5 hours from Sydney, and raise funds for the local children’s hospice at the same time. 11–26 Feb. Stomping $10 per person.
10. Enjoy a pampering night in
Stock up on some luxury oils, such as the aromatic Essensual Massage Oil from Aromatique Essentials, and dim the lights. The harder you massage, the better the workout. $64 incl postage.