The coolest date ideas this Summer

We’ve already convinced you that Summer is the best season to date – but we understand that as the barometer rises, daters have a serious need to find some crisp ideas in order to impress. Well look no further, because we have some of the coolest (see what we did there) date ideas to wow this Summer.

Lighthouse walk at Palm Beach

Not all date ideas have to include forking out the big bucks, with some of the best views in Sydney being taken in by those willing to seek them out. Located on the northern beaches lies Palm Beach and overlooking this beautiful part of the world sits a lighthouse. It’s a steep walk to the top, but trust us - it’s worth it, and in our books climbers should even receive a victory kiss for making it to the top. The walk can be topped off with a dip, or even a bite to eat. It’s all up to you. Check out the view for yourself, and we dare you to tell us the climb isn’t worth it.

Manly Ferry ride + lunch

The Manly Ferry has been a Sydney institution for aeons, and it’s probably one of the best ways to get from one side of the harbour to the other. Not only is it picturesque, but you get to skip the traffic and in 20 short minutes you’ll find yourself on the Northside. Why not top off the journey with a meal? There’s plenty of places to visit, but we recommend the 4 Pines Brewery, as it’s the best place to get a cold pint and a good feed.

When wine and art combine

If you’re looking for a different way to beat the heat, maybe Cork & Chroma is the place for you. Located in Surry Hills in Sydney and Montague Road in South Brisbane, this is the art studio that allows you to BYO your own bottle of wine to enjoy while you paint a lovely picture. During the session, the group is accompanied by a professional artist, who will guide you on your creative journey and at the end of it, you walk away, potentially a little tipsy, and with a painting you created. This way your date will always have something to remember you by.

Ice-cream making class

While ice-cream and summer go hand-in-hand, why not take the experience one step further by attempting to make it yourself. There are several locations where this can be done, but the undisputed kings of Gelato, Messina, are now offering ice-cream making and connoisseur courses. Lasting three hours, not only do you get to learn all the tricks of the trade, but you also get to walk away with the Messina that you made from scratch. Did you just say: “Best.Date.Ever”. We know.

Taronga Zoo

When was the last time you went to the zoo? If you can’t remember the answer, then it’s been too long. With beautiful views of the harbour and adorable animals (now with baby Meerkats), it’s definitely not just a place for the kids. In our opinion there’s no better place to go exploring on a date.

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