Ahh, Sydney. Like that perfect guy or girl you’ve had a crush on ever since you can remember. Ridiculously good looking, just the right amount of cool and with heaps of hipster attitude. Now you’re here, let us guess, you’re falling madly in love. You’re past the point of no return.
Here’s some unreal Sydney date ideas to take yourself on… like heading inland to the beautiful Blue Mountains or catching waves on Bondi. Head to our Backpacker store to find out more.
BONDI SURF LESSON
The adventure gods have spoken, ‘Thou shalt surf!’
Visiting Australia and not at least trying to surf is what we call ‘travel heresy’. And the punishment? Deportation. You’ve been warned, Paddlepusses! Bondi Beach, Sydney’s coolest suburb, is the only place for urban surfers to ride. We’ve sought out the best instructors on the sand to deliver lessons morning, noon and night. In groups no bigger than five, you’ll learn surf awareness and safety, paddling techniques and should be standing up doing 80s Breakfast Club fist pumps by lunchtime. Bump me, bro.
Inclusions: Low participant to instructor ratio of maximum 5:1, all equipment, including soft safe surfboards so there’ll be no nasty faceplant-board related nosebleeds, wetsuits, UV vests, sunblock and zinc.
Dear Instagram followers, we apologise in advance for the fomo that you are about to receive. (Not you vertigo suffers, you’re safe from fomo this time – stay grounded, you guys).
Welcome to easily the best views in Sydney/Australia/the Southern Hemisphere. It looks like this…
Insane 360° panoramas, buff professional guides, a smug photo momento, sexy Top Gun flying suits, hat hair. Every backpacker’s dream.
Departs: Daily (choose a dawn, day, twilight or night climb)
Includes: Professional climbing leaders, certificate, group photo, all gear, climbing hat.
Backpackers, you will not burn up if you leave Bondi’s hallowed traveller grounds!
Less than two hours from the city, enter a World Heritage world of blue-tinged mountains, chiselled sandstone lookouts and wild kangaroos. Take a 1.5 hour hike to Wentworth Falls, wolf down a picnic lunch, go for a dip in a wild swimming hole (summer only) and finish off with some killer selfies at the famous Three Sisters lookout. You’ve got the choice to go on a day trip, or an overnighter…
BLUE MOUNTAINS DAY TRIP
Departs: Daily in summer; Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun year-round
Includes: Return transfers from Sydney, picnic lunch, local guide, guided hike, beer/wine/or soft drink on return to Sydney. Then you can carry on with the new mates you’ve made, and drag your tired, Blue Mountaned-out butt back to your Bondi dorm bed at 3am like usual.
Includes: Air-con minibus, train, Aboriginal legends talk, bushwalk, koalas, one breakfast, one lunch, one friendly guide and a night in a multi-share art-deco hostel.
Already in Sydney? You lucky thing.
FIND US: 841 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
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