Going on a trip with your longtime partner this year? Whether you’re from another city or another country, it’s undeniable that Sydney is an ultimate destination not only to feel touristy but also to ask the hand of your future spouse. Also known as the Emerald City dubbed by playwright David Williamson in his Sydney-set play, Sydney is home to iconic landmarks, abundant food, and cultural scenes.
Port Jackson, in particular, is teeming not only with beautiful beach fronts that lend its sands as comfortable spots for viewing sunsets that adorn Sydney’s awesome skyline, the ultimate example of well-maintained greenery that harmonizes with sky-scraping urbanization. Its sophisticated infrastructure that makes inter-island navigation also makes a day of sightseeing worthwhile for a vacationer.
Without a doubt, this port, also known as Sydney Harbour, facilitated trade and tourism for Australia for many years. It remains the destination of choice for vacationers, even more so for couples whose love is in full bloom.
We know that for any first-time travelers to Sydney, coming up with the best itinerary can be challenging with the overwhelming amount of places you can visit and things you can do. This is true even with Harbour City, which stretches for approximately 12 miles alone. What more if you’re about to propose to your love and you can’t afford to mess it up?
Learn how you can plan this trip of a lifetime. You can make this one of, if not the most, memorable trips in your life just before you officially tie the knot. Here are some sights and activities you can insert in your Sydney trip to make it the best of the best, well, aside from that unbeatable dreamlike moment of pulling that ring out and kneeling before your partner to profess your love.
Stay the Night in Pier One
Strategically located close to the Harbour Bridge, Pier One is one of the most popular choices for accommodation in the area. Despite being nestled in the hustle and bustle of the Port, Pier One offers the coziest accommodation overlooking a view of the picturesque city that meets water and sky. It also houses two high-end restaurants that offer private dining for an opportunity to make more intimate moments over food and beverages.
Harbour Bridge Hike
If you two lean more toward the adventurous type, then hiking Sydney’s Harbour Bridge would be a piece of cake but still a breathtaking experience. To give you an idea, this bridge boasts a 440 feet above-water height with a pedestrian walk that’s free to traverse. But, you can also sign up to be accompanied by a climbing team to ascend the bridge’s whopping arches for a grand view of the Port from above.
As if the view isn’t already breathtaking, you can consider proposing to your love when you’re on top. Do note, though, that you can’t bring anything on your climb and, instead, you can have a member of the climbing team keep your ring until you’ve arrived at the summit and the time is ripe for popping that life-changing question. If you think it’s too early, you still have the rest of the day to indulge in other views before the big moment.
Private Boat Cruise
Perhaps, there’s no better no-brainer way to enjoy the Harbour experience than to cut through its cooling breeze and water. Rent a private boat for a BBQ date night. Enjoy not only the ever-changing views from the vehicle but also a variety of activities while onboard. Take pictures, feast on scrumptious entrees, sunbathe, play games, or snorkel at one point. You’re sure to enjoy the exclusive experience.
If you’re on the trip with close friends and family, having them on the boat trip would also be a great opportunity to propose. Having everyone important witness this milestone of a moment for you and your love and bless your union makes the moment more joyous. You can coordinate the plan with boat staff, and they’ll be pleased to halt the boat where the view is optimal for a romantic mood.
Pack a Picnic and Wait for Sunset
There are spots by the Harbour that’s perfect for seeing the sunset, letting the dusk creep, witnessing Sydney unleash its incredible night skyline. The Tarpeian Precinct Lawn and the not-so-Secret Harbour Walk, for instance, lend you a view of the Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House. The bayside ambiance is difficult to beat. Make it even better by pulling the ring out of your pocket and get that sweet “yes” before spending more of the young night snuggled into each other’s arms in the crisp wind.
Those have been our carefully curated list, although we know there’s more to Sydney Harbour that can’t be relished in a single day. Nevertheless, we’re among those rooting for a successful and stutter- and mishap-free proposal. Until then, we hope you enjoy planning your trip out and make it the best for your one and only.