Ready to set down the takeaway menu and finally be the person in the relationship that conquers indecisiveness? Had enough of pretending to be happy when your partner suggests another Game of Thrones marathon? Whether you’ve been together for years, you’re in that awkward are-we/aren’t-we stage, or it’s a date you wish you’d swiped left on, here at HCS we’ve got you covered for the best date ideas that are sure to impress!
From excitement filled adventures to relaxing evenings, take your special someone on a date they won’t forget and enjoy being #couplegoals for at least one night.
Roar & Snore at Taronga Zoo
Bradley’s Head Rd, Mosman
Have you been wanting to take your partner on an exotic getaway but don’t have the savings or annual leave to make it a reality? Not to worry, now you can experience the delights of an African safari camping under the stars whilst being surrounded by animals without even having to book a flight!
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is offering an experience like no other, allowing you to eat with the Elephants and wake up to the sounds of the Sea Lions in your very own, architecturally designed tent. You can go behind the scenes to learn the secrets of the zoo and what it takes to look after the animals, all the while enjoying views of the Harbour and the Opera House.
This idea is perfect for those couples who are adventurous and willing to give anything a try, as well as those that are comfortable with eachother’s bed hair and morning breath.
Are you an adventurous lover of food who wants some serious brownie points? Well then get ready to completely hand over your date to the gods of mystery and fine dining at Secret Foodies, where the less you know the funner the experience is.
This dining experience is quite literally like no other, with the venue and the cuisine being a complete mystery until two hours before the start time.
Sound confusing? We’ll walk you through it. Start by booking an event (we’d go for the ‘taste of the Barossa’ option) where the only information you’re provided is the date and start time but the exact location is only revealed two hours before the event.
The only thing that won’t be a secret is how much fun you’ll have…
Indoor skydiving at iFLY Downunder
123 Mulgao Rd, Penrith
Talk about taking your relationship to new heights! This adrenaline filled experience will leave your mouth dry and your body shaking – and we’re not just talking about the good-bye kiss!
For the adventurous couple, iFLY Downunder is providing people with the opportunity to recreate the sensation of skydiving without having to fly up thousands of feet in the air.
Guided by qualified instructors, experience the floating sensation inside a giant glass tunnel filled with a column of air so strong that your hair will get that ‘just hurtled through the air like a pinball’ look and your face might be permanently changed to resemble that of a bulldog with a lot of excess skin. But hey, at least you’ll always have the memories even if you don’t *cough* manage to get photos.
Feel trapped at Escape Hunt Experience
4/393 George St, Sydney CBD
Get lost in love with this all immersive date idea! The Escape Hunt Experience provides multiple rooms to puzzle out, featuring assassins, robbers and secret missions that will have you both holding hands and scratching your heads.
DISCLAIMER: Be prepared to get frustrated when you think you’re too stupid to figure it out but then become exhilarated when you do figure it out and realize that all those years of schooling have finally paid off.
We should mention that you should absolutely make sure you like the person you take on the Escape Hunt Experience because if you can’t figure it out, you might be stuck with them until you die or someone finally lets you out, whichever comes first.
Go stargazing at Sydney Observatory
1003 Upper Fort St, Millers Point
Maybe your relationship is written in the stars? There’s only one way to find out and that’s by looking at them! Make your way to the Sydney Observatory and enjoy an evening under the night sky.
Using telescopes, explore the stars, the planets, Saturn’s rings, the solar system and the moon all the while getting swept away by the magic of the twinkling lights and the possibility of love.
Located high on a hill overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge, the Observatory includes an educational theatre, space-related exhibits and a rotating roof.
Prepare for an unforgettable night and put it this way, if your date isn’t going well you can always wish upon a star that it’ll improve.
By Kate Gazzard