Destinations

The Bachelor inspires a summer of romance

Hannah Edensor

Less than a week has passed since Bachie Sam Wood chose Snez ‘Parmigiana’ Markoski as his chosen one, and already we’re at a loss with what to talk about in the tea room at work.

Yes, we know, the highly anticipated Bachelorette is on its way, kicking off on Wednesday at 7.30pm (Channel Ten should pay us for this coverage!), but still, we’re missing old Woodsy on our screens.

So to keep the romance alive, we’ve got a new fascination to keep us going in the meantime: the date destinations.

While it’s role in the Bachie was far less prominent compared to the glittering dresses and less than subtle shots of Sam without his shirt on, NSW played a strong role in making us envious of the many bachelorettes and their lavish dates.

So with the help of Destination NSW, we’re cementing the pretty state as the ultimate romance destination of the summer, and giving you a foolproof guide to the most magical ‘Bachelor style’ dates in NSW – which we hope will result in a ‘rose’.

Pash on a BridgeClimb  

Take love to new heights with a climb to the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb.

This unique Sydney experience is a fantastic way to see Sydney through new eyes while enjoying uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour.  If you’re feeling the love at the top, perhaps you’ll attempt to break Nina and Sam’s record for the longest kiss!

Source: news.com.au
Source: news.com.au

Hit the harbour

With beautiful Sydney Harbour as your dating playground, the best way to explore is by luxury boat.

Offering skippered charters and overnight romantic packages, EastSail will cruise you around Sydney Harbour, anchoring for lunch in a secluded bay while you and your loved one relax on the deck and soak up the sun with a bubbly in hand.

If you really want to ramp up the romance charter La Dolce Vita the stunning wooden Italian speedboat on which Sam whisked Snezana away on.

Source: Herald Sun
Source: Herald Sun

Love is in the air

Lucky Lana had the opportunity to see Manly from the sky by Parasail, an exhilarating way to see the Harbour and spend some quality time with a date!

After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of Manly’s beachfront restaurants Daniel San or Manly Wine to soak up the carefree beachside atmosphere.

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Source: tenplay

Fight for your love

Hailed as one of the most hilarious group dates on the show, Bubble Football is just as fun to watch as it is to play. Like regular football, just with players encased in giant bubbles, find a group of friends (or fellow romantics) and leave it to The Football Factory to provide the bubbles, balls and laughs.

Source: tenplay
Source: tenplay

The need for speed

As seen on the notorious ‘Groundhog Date’, get your hearts pounding with a 45-minute extreme adventure on Sydney Harbour with Thunder Jet boat.

This wet and wild experience will take you out to the extremes of Sydney Heads where you’ll enjoy slides, spin, sweeping fishtails and power brake stops!

Dry off afterwards at the world-famous Opera Bar where you can wine and dine right on the water’s edge while taking in a classic Sydney sunset over the Harbour Bridge.

Source: everything australia
Source: everything australia

It’s getting hot in here

Heat up the romance like Sam and Snez in Australia’s oldest wine region with a sunrise hot air balloon ride where you’ll take in the scenery of the Hunter Valley from above.

Enjoy a champagne breakfast afterwards at local favourite Peterson House before heading out on a gourmet food and wine trail to taste local olives, cheese, chocolate and did we mention more wine?

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Flying high

Bec’s date saw her test her aerobatic abilities at iFly Downunder, where you can enjoy indoor skydiving without ever having to jump out of a plane!  You’ll step inside one of the world’s largest glass flight chambers  where wind generators will lift you into flight together.

Source: that's what she said
Source: that’s what she said

Competition heats up

Love a little healthy competition like Emily? The newly built Luddenham Raceway offers 2 outdoor tracks for go karting providing the perfect excuse to get the adrenalin pumping in an electric atmosphere with your date.

Finish the day with a romantic film at the Skyline Drive In, complete with a 50’s style retro diner.

Source: yahoo
Source: yahoo

And if aaallll of that fails to woo your love, you can always try an old faithful, introduced to us by Australia’s sweetheart Heather Maltman.

Jelly wrestling:

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