When you think about things to do in Sydney, it’s usually something outdoors that springs to mind. It makes perfect sense. Sydney is known for its great weather and stunning natural scenery. Take advantage of the gorgeous parks and waterfront views (and delicious food) available by packing up a picnic and heading to one of these spots for a perfectly relaxing day.
Blackwattle Bay Park hugs the shore all the way to Annandale, but we recommend exploring the shops and cafes in Glebe, grabbing some fresh food, then walking down to the park for uninterrupted views of the Anzac Bridge. Watch the city light up at dusk, and make sure to look up too - dozens of bats flock to the top of the Anzac Bridge at night.
The Royal Botanical Gardens are an ample oasis of greenery smack bang in the middle of the city. Perfect for some quiet time with your favourite book, even more perfect for a lush, romantic picnic. Immerse yourself in the exotic plants and flowers on show, as well as the incredible harbour views from Mrs Macquarie’s Point.
Robertson Park is tucked right next to Watson’s Bay, and is perfect for a relaxed day outdoors with the family. There are plenty of picnic tables, a fenced playground, and great views. Take the scenic walk, grab some fish and chips and gelato for lunch.
Wendy’s Secret Garden isn’t much of a secret anymore, but it’s still a spectacular spot and worth checking out. Wendy Whitely created the garden while she was mourning the passing of her husband, famous Australian artist Brett Whitely. Expect expansive views of the harbour and the North Shore, and lovingly curated flowers, ferns, and sculptures. True romance.
- Liv Steigrad for Ruby’s Residences.
Liv- Tender L Creative and Deb - a long term resident of Sydney.