From birthdays and graduations, to anniversaries and honeymoons, Sydney has incredible experiences to celebrate special milestones with your loved ones. Create lasting memories with bucket-list experiences like climbing the Harbour Bridge, soaring over Sydney in a seaplane and enjoying fabulous dining experiences. Here’s the ultimate itinerary to mark your milestone moments in Sydney.
2:00pm: Check-in to the State Suite at QT Sydney
Arrive at QT Sydney and indulge in the State Suite with city views and modern interiors with a heritage twist. Take advantage of your private balcony, rainwater shower and luxurious king size bed.
2:30pm: Settle in with a spa treatment at SpaQ
Start your celebrations with a treatment at SpaQ. Recharge with the Weekend Warrior package including a coffee and sea kelp scrub, massage and facial therapy to leave you feeling reinvigorated.
5:30pm: Sip sky-high cocktails at Blu Bar on 36
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink high above the harbour at Blu Bar on 36. One of the city’s most iconic and sophisticated bars, Blu Bar on 36 serves creative cocktails against a backdrop of uninterrupted Sydney views.
7:00pm: Dine at one of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants, Quay
Savour the eight-course tasting menu at Quay for a memorable milestone evening. Chef Peter Gilmore heroes beautiful local ingredients in his inventive nature-inspired dishes, creating a magical dining experience sure to impress.
10:00am: Enjoy a Sparkling High Tea at The Tea Room QVB
Located inside the opulent Queen Victoria Building, The Tea Room QVB’s Sparkling High Tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, petit fours, sweet and savoury pastries, scones with preserve and clotted cream, tea or coffee and a glass of Australian sparkling wine. Afterward, hit up high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermes.
12:00pm: Hop on a seaplane to lunch at Jonah’s
Make your way to Rose Bay and depart on an aerial tour of Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches on your way to Jonah’s at Whale Beach for an epic dining experience. Enjoy a decadent multi-course lunch overlooking the ocean, then take a return seaplane ride back to the city.
4:30pm: Relax at your hotel or try the famous Strawberry Watermelon Cake
Don fluffy robes and slippers as you refresh at your hotel with room service snacks and drinks. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with the world’s most Instagrammed cake, the Strawberry Watermelon Cake, from Black Star Pastry located just down the road from QT Sydney.
6:30pm: Spend the evening bouncing around Barangaroo House
11:00am: Keep the celebrations going at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
BridgeClimb Sydney offers a bucket-list experience and the perfect way to celebrate a major milestone. Climb to the summit and be rewarded with 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour.
2:30pm: Celebrate with Messina ice cream and a stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden
Once you’ve conquered the bridge, treat yourself to a scoop of the new Neapolitan from Messina in Circular Quay – a gin, vodka and whisky ice cream in partnership with Archie Rose Distilling Co. You deserve it. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the lush Royal Botanic Garden.
5:30pm: Close out your milestone Sydney Playcay with Captain Cook Cruises
End your celebratory weekend with a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour with Captain Cook Cruises. Embark on the Gold Penfolds cruise including a six-course meal, live music and dazzling views.
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