10 Sydney Experiences That Make Great Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Now don’t be a wuss this Valentine’s Day!

Leave the flowers blooming in their fields and the chocolate wrapped and on the shelf. (Well, maybe one small box??!!)

Give your beloved an experience to remember. There are so many fantastic things to do in Sydney.

I have had a great old time looking at some of the special treats that we can do in Sydney – some adventures and some pure indulgence.

Come on, parents, make some time for the two of you.

Find a babysitter and give each other the gift of time together doing something special.

Sydney experiences for valentines Day



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10 Sydney Experiences That Make Great Valentine’s Gifts

  1. Hire a kayak at Manly and paddle over to Store Beach with a picnic and your cossies: $85 for three hour hire
  2. Helicopter ride over Sydney for 20 mins:  $149
  3. Buy a ticket for The Sydney Skinny nude swim from Cobblers Beach on March 11th: $40 per ticket
  4. Tandem parasailing over the Harbour: $165 for two people
  5. Buy tickets for a show at the Sydney Opera House or Sydney Theatre Company... or the movies!  $20 – $150
  6. Lunch at one of Sydney’s fine restaurants and enjoy great water views too:  $130 – 170 for two
  7. Pack a breakfast picnic, with champagne, and watch the sun rise from Bondi, Coogee, Manly, Dee Why or palm beach – so romantic: $10 – 100
  8. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb: $158 – 363 depending on length and time of climb
  9. Glamp overnight at Cockatoo Island and explore the island: $130 – $155 for two people
  10. Seaplane flight and lunch at Jonahs at Whale Beach, go mad and spoil your wife or hubby with the ultimate Sydney treat:  $1071


Jonahs lunch seaplane

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The view from Jonahs

Man, I’d love to go up to Jonah’s. Paul and I once stayed there many years ago when we were in the midst of a very hard patch.

Our kind friends Kate and Steve who run Huskisson Bed and Breakfast looked after our then very little boys.  It helped pull us out of a disastrous spiral.

Mind you, I don’t think Paul would be thrilled if I spend over $1000 on a Valentine’s Day gift! Grounds for divorce!

A special time out for a picnic, a kayak around the Harbour, a lovely lunch, these sorts of experiences are worth a hundred bits of stuff… a bit of time away together with no kids is gold.


What are your thoughts for Valentine’s Day?

Do experiences beat goods and chattels for you?

Happy hunting (and smooching)

Seana xx



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Posted on: January 1, 2018


  • Reply February 9, 2016


    I so agree that experiences are far better than chocolates and champagne! Special places, special people, good food, thrill and excitement – it all helps build a strong foundation for any relationship. We might just hit the Great Outdoors this year, it’s the weekend after all!

    • Reply February 11, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Yes, great to be on the weekend. I might give my husband the gift of freedom and let him play golf on Sunday!

  • Reply February 9, 2016


    Yes it’s so handy that Valentine’s Day is on the weekend. I’m planning to give my beloved a gift of an experience. He’ll be in shock!

  • Reply February 9, 2016

    Jean | Holy Smithereens

    Wonderful suggestions! Doing activities together beats just doing the cliche dinner out 🙂

    • Reply February 11, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Yes it does, something that makes a memory…. mind you, chocolate are always welcome too.

  • Reply February 11, 2016

    Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    Some great ideas here, in only I was married to a romantic! Big love to you my friend xx

    • Reply February 11, 2016

      Seana Smith

      I know your pain… my husband really does love me but you’d be hard pressed to know it sometimes. Will romance blossom when the kids leave home?? We can only wonder!!

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