Make your next night out an unforgettable one with these fun and equally romantic date night activities in Sydney!

What makes a date night unforgettable? Is it the name of the bottle of wine you shared? The silly joke you just didn’t understand? Or that bland experience at your go-to restaurant? For us, we know that it’s none of these things. Instead, a memorable date night is made up of a memorable experience. Something that couples can do together as partners for the first time. An experience where they can excitedly tell others to do and, more importantly, in years to come, will still remember.

So, if you’re wanting to spice up an anniversary, a special occasion or just a date night on the weekend, read through our list of the 10 most fun and romantic date night ideas in Sydney that are sure to impress!

<strong>Art Gallery of New South Wales</strong>
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Art Gallery of New South Wales

For an inexpensive date night activity, why not head over to the Art Gallery of New South Wales to relish in the wonderful works by world renowned artists? With collections from artists such as Ian Abdulla, Publio de Tommasi, Dawidi Birritjama and more, you and your special someone can spend hours wandering through the many exhibitions available. Open late on Wednesday nights, the Art Gallery of New South Wales also has an in-house cinema that showcases a rotating list of classic films.

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Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000
<strong>Clay and Sip Pottery Class</strong>
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Clay and Sip Pottery Class

Get creative and crafty with this Clay and Sip Pottery Class thanks to Print Paint Pot in Artarmon. Perfect for those with zero experience, simply book ahead of time and bring along whatever drinks you’d like to down. Over the course of the class you’ll be guided through some basics before you twist and turn your piece of clay into something spectacular. Don’t forget to bring along a camera for photo opportunities as you and your special someone recreate that iconic Ghost scene!

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53 Dickson Ave, Artarmon, NSW 2064
<strong>Cooking Class</strong>
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Cooking Class

They say that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. So, why not turn up the heat next date night with one of the most romantic things to do in Sydney: a cooking class for two! Thankfully, our friends over at ClassBento have hundreds of cooking experiences to pick and choose from. Spend your evening making delicious dumplings, awaken the senses with fragrant Indian dishes or, twirl your way through pasta-making classes. Swoon and then spoon into your delicious creation for an unforgettable and educational date night.

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<strong>Drag Show</strong>
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Drag Show

Karaoke, trivia, bingo, showgirl performances and viewing parties. What do these five things have in common? Sydney’s best drag queen clubs. For a fun and quirky date night in Sydney, look no further than Sydney’s finest establishments that will have you hooked from the moment you step in. A quintessential and equally glittery part of Sydney’s nightlife, drag queen clubs are the perfect destination for any couple looking to party their night away. Guaranteed to make you and your special someone laugh  and sing-along, this will be one date night to remember!

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<strong>Happy Endings Comedy Club</strong>
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Happy Endings Comedy Club

Love and laughter go hand-in-hand. So, if you’re looking for a fun date night activity in Sydney, why not check out Happy Endings Comedy Club in Potts Point, the home to world-class comedians. Open Friday and Saturday nights only, Happy Endings Comedy Club is like a New York City style jazz cellar with a dose of uncontrollable laughter. Grab a drink and laugh your night away!

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154 Brougham St, Potts Point, NSW 2011
<strong>Holey Moley</strong>
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Holey Moley

Who doesn’t like mini golf? With nine locations plotted in and around Sydney, Holey Moley is one of the most fun date night activities that you’ll have with a golf club. Putt your way through 18 holes of increasingly quirky themes including a Vincent Van Gough painting, a Monopoly game board, and a Forrest Gump inspired course. While the faux green may be tiny, you’re sure to have big fun with a special someone. Holey Moley is a hole-in-one for any date night in Sydney!

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The only thing that gets the heart racing like first love is throwing a steel axe half-way across a room. At MANIAX, get ready for an action-packed date where you’ll feel like a Norse God. And, like any Norse Myth, there’s plenty of alcohol to indulge in. Even if you don’t hit a bullseye, MANIAX is a fantastic way to get the adrenaline going while also getting to know a bit more about your lucky someone. Promising to be a fun date night in Sydney, MANIAX is a unique experience every couple must try in 2024!

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9-11 Jabez St, Marrickville, NSW 2204
<strong>Picnic for Two</strong>
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Picnic for Two

Name something more romantic than a picnic for two. It’s the experience where you can make it as casual or as luxurious as you’d like. Better yet, it’s the one activity you can enjoy at any point of the day – whether you laze underneath a tree during the day or listen to the crashing waves of the sea at night. Simply choose from one of Sydney’s most romantic picnic spots, pack some nibbles, lay out a blanket and you’re good to go!

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<strong>Retro Cinemas</strong>
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Retro Cinemas

Lights, camera, action! If your relationship can sometimes feel as if it should be the next big romance film, why not treat your special someone to an experience at the big screen? We’re not talking about your local establishment, instead you can experience the true charm of the city at one of the most unique cinemas in Sydney. Sydney’s retro and boutique cinemas are classical, invigorating and make the film watching experience a bit more special. Showing classics and modern new releases, grab your partner, book your seats and settle in with some popcorn!

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<strong>Smash Room City</strong>
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Smash Room City

Smash or pass? Are you stuck on ideas for a fun date idea in Sydney? Then break plates rather than hearts at this unique experience less than 30 minutes out of Sydney’s CBD. So how does it work? Book you and your partner in, pump up the music, grab your crate of breakables, choose from one of three weapons of choice and smash away! Play solo or as a duo and get ready to release stress, feel the moment and, most importantly, have fun!

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Unit D4/161 Arthur St, Homebush West, NSW 2140

For an interactive meal or a cool cocktail at a quirky bar check out this list of the 10 Coolest Themed Restaurants in Sydney to try. For a night of charm and endless entertainment swing through this selection of the Best Burlesque and Cabaret Shows in Sydney.

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This article was first published on February 12 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on April 29 2024.
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