Flowers, especially roses, are a romantic gift. However, they become even more so when combined with a romantic setting. Sydney is home to many beautiful harbourside rendezvous points. Most have spectacular views and provide options for all budgets.
Here are 5 such spots to visit with a nice gourmet picnic and a bunch of flowers:
1. THE MANLY TO SPIT BRIDGE WALK
The Manly to Spit Bridge walk is a romantic walk from the town of Manly along the harbour to the Spit Bridge. The walk has two parts, the Fairlight walk and the North Harbour walk. The first part is a gentle stroll along secluded beaches with fantastic views across the harbour towards Sydney heads and the open sea. There are many secluded areas and rock faces which are ideal for a romantic picnic.
For those after a more strenuous walk, the second part is more challenging but not too arduous. It also encompasses spectacular scenery with a beautiful harbour outlook. The walk offers a gentle scenic backdrop for a romantic afternoon.
2. SHELLEY BEACH
Shelley Beach is located a short walk from Manly Beach. It’s home to some cosy cafes and a small beach area underneath a rock cliff. The beach has barbeque facilities and coastline views of the entire northern beaches. It is a lovely spot for a long lunch or a cuddle on the sand with many private alcoves and quiet corners.
3. BRADLEY’S HEAD
Bradley’s Head, near Taronga Zoo, is a national park area with views over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. It is a popular spot to view fireworks on Australia day and New Year’s Eve. At other times it is a quiet place of contemplation and communion with nature. The gentle harbour breezes provide a musical backdrop for a romantic picnic supplemented by wine and roses.
For those who wish to walk amongst quaint coffee shops, look no further than Kirribilli. Located almost under the Harbour Bridge, it’s close to the city and a lovely spot for a long lunch. Combining the trip to Kirribilli with a walk across the Harbour Bridge is one of the most romantic activities available for lovers in Sydney.
5. BONDI TO COOGEE WALK
Sydney’s eastern beaches are a fairyland of open ocean and beautiful vistas. The Bondi to Coogee walk takes in several nice swimming spots and cosy eateries. The approximately 6-kilometre walk is popular with locals and provides a stunning backdrop for a romantic occasion. Combining this walk with flowers and a swimming date can be a wonderful way for lovers to cement their relationship.
Sydney is home to wonderful beaches and the world’s most famous harbour. It is also the home of several romantic spots for lovers to experience. Most of these areas cater for expensive and non-expensive tastes, and can provide opportunities for lovers to celebrate their love in a unique, safe and beautiful atmosphere.