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Taking some time off from the regular routine life becomes essential to rejuvenate soul and body. And nothing can be better than taking days off with your loved one. Escaping the mundane city life for vast white beaches or towering mountains or lush green forests can be the ideal way of spending some good time alone. That being said, Australia is a heaven for travellers and if you are in or around Sydney, there would be no dearth of romantic gateways for you and your partner. So, here, in this blog, we from Sydney Top Tours have brought to you the top 5 romantic gateways near Sydney that can be easily accessed.
Sydney: Lovers’ Destination
There is no harm in desiring a little romance in life. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy! So, if you are in Sydney, pack your bags and head towards some stunning location with a world-class ambience.
Sydney can be the lovers’ paradise. There is no shortage of romantic places in and around this Emerald City. Here you can find romance-inducing beaches, wineries, lush gardens, dense forests, luxurious dining options, and so on. The list is never-ending. The strategic location of Australia has made it the home of some exotic flora and fauna, which can be found in this continent only.
So, don’t wait for a perfect day to start your romantic trip and create one and head towards any top 5 romantic gateways near Sydney we have listed below, with your partner.
The top 5 romantic gateways near Sydney
At Jervis Bay, you would probably get the whitest sand you have ever seen. We are not saying this but the Guinness Book of World record, which states that this beach has the “whitest sand in the world”. Located only 180 km (3 hours’ drive) from Sydney, this place is an absolute paradise. Here, you can spend some time in the lap of a peaceful atmosphere surrounded by clear water, white sand, and suitability for swimming.
Here you can enjoy the sights of dolphins and if lucky, humpback whales as well. What more? The water of Jervis bay glows in the night due to the presence of Noctiluca- microscopic bioluminescent algae. This phenomenon, known as “Sea Sparkles”, or Bioluminescence is something you should not miss.
Location: New South Wales
How to reach there: Drive 3.4 hours from Sydney. Or, get down at Bomaderry Station and take a 40-minute bus ride to Huskisson. Or, jump into any Sydney tours leaving to Jervis Bay.
Things to do: Walk or cycle along the sandy beach, Dolphin Cruise, Boom Netting, Whale Watching Cruise, Trip to the Jervis Bay Passage, Visit Jervis Bay Botanic Gardens, Kayaking, Snorkelling.
Fest/ Event: The Jervis Bay Swim – November 20. Click here for more info
Located near Sydney but tucked away from its hustle, Port Stephens is just 2.5 hours’ drive from the city. Here you will find tranquillity and pristine ocean water. The white dyed sand of the beach offers itself as a picture-perfect paradise for beach lovers. You can carelessly lay back on the beach, take a leisurely stroll with your partner, visit the nearby national parks or taste freshly caught seafood while enjoying the pristine ocean water.
When here, do not forget to visit Australia’s very own patch of Sahara Desert- the famous Stockton Bight Sand Dunes. Here, you can try sandboarding, quad biking, and camel riding.
Location: Hunter Region of New South Wales
How to reach there: Drive along the M1 Motorway. Take the right turn at the end of M1, at the roundabout, and follow the ‘Hexham & Pacific Highway’ sign. Drive along with it and merge to the left lane taking the sign ‘Taree & Pacific Highway’. Look for the sign ‘Next Exit Richardson Road – Raymond Terrace/Nelson Bay’. Continue on the road, following the Nelson Bay signs, until you reach a roundabout. Then follow the signs to the destination of your choice! Or,
Take the Port Stephens day tour from Sydney. Or,
Things to do: Stroll along the beach, Sand Boarding, Quad Biking, Camel Ride, Dolphin Cruise, Snorkelling at Fly Point, Visit the Koala Sanctuary
What can be better than enjoying a day out with your partner into the pristine water and an island cut off from the mainland? Amazing isn’t it? So, if you are looking forward to experiencing it, you can visit Scotland Island in Sydney, Australia. This is a beautiful island sheltered by lush greenery and tall spotted gum (Eucalyptus maculata). But Scotland Island is not all about nature, as here you can enjoy blue water, cosy homestays, great food, and a romantic sunset.
If you are an adventure lover go for a short hike to the top of the island- Elizabeth Park.
Location: Pittwater, off Church Point
How to reach there: You can take the hourly ferry, water taxi, or private boat service from Church Point.
Things to do: Hiking, photography
Wines have always been associated with romance. The fragrance of this liquid has something in it to entice the senses. And if you are also a wine lover, head towards Boydell’s Escape, located in NSW. Often seen as one of the most luxurious and secluded romantic escapes, in NSW, Boydell’s Escape is an eco-lodge in the Hunter Valley. Boydell’s also offers luxurious accommodation facilities including an African safari tent. Draped in the rustic charm, it offers the visitors stunning views of the towering gum trees and surrounding area.
You can also choose to spend a few hours here at the restaurant and wine cellar. Book your table in advance to avoid any disappointment. When here, do not forget to taste Boydell’s award-winning wine paired with seasonal dishes.
Location: Hunter Valley, New South Wales
How to reach there: Self-drive from Sydney via M1, following the Cessnock/Hunter Valley Vineyards exit sign to Cessnock. Or,
Take a train from Sydney to Morisset Station. Then take a connecting bus to Cessnock. Or,
Hop into any day tour and wine tasting tour from Sydney and Newcastle.
Things to do: Wine Tasting, Stay in Safari Tent
Broken View Estate
Located in the Hunter region of NSW, Broken View Estate offers peace and serenity. Exclusively designed for couples, this country vineyard estate is a place to relax and rejuvenate. This estate is spread over 50 acres of land and has its own vineyard and saltwater pool. To unwind yourself choose to stay in any one of their 5 spacious bedroom villas. The experience would be unforgettable.
Do not forget to carry your camera along, as you are going to get plenty of snap-worthy views at Broken View Estate.
Location: Pokolbin wine country
How to reach there: From Sydney take the train to Awaba Station then take a taxi to Pokolbin. Or,
Self-drive directly from Sydney to Pokolbin.
Things to do: Wine Tasting, Leisurely strolls around the estate, Visit Hunter Valley Zoo, Hot Air Ballooning.