Romantic Getaway to the Sutherland Shire

By Shire Scout
22 January, 2024

The Shire's Ultimate Romantic Hotspots And Activities Unlocked

From 'Lady and the Tramp' style pasta moments to sunrise beach walks, we've got the inside scoop on the most swoon-worthy spots and activities in Sutherland Shire. Here’s the lowdown on where to eat, chill, and get a little artsy with your special someone.

Sip and Savour

Giro Osteriaa couple sitting at Giro Osteria restaurant Cronulla

Kick off your love fest at Cronulla’s Giro Osteria. Dimly lit, Giro exudes cozy, intimates vibes, with plates of pasta that scream romance. Start with their iconic Apple Martini, then make your way through some starters. Our pick? The Arancini and Antipasto. For mains, think Pasta Con Ragù, Gnocchi Napoletana, and Cacio e Pepe – it’s a cheesy wonder served straight from the cheese wheel itself.


Make a grand gesture with a booking at Sealevel. Chic interiors, stunning views over North Cronulla Beach, and a menu that's a modern Australian dream is bound to score you some points. Seafood's the star here, so splurge on that famous Seafood platter and say a big yes to the lobster. Trust us, it’s a game-changer. BYO? You bet; 7 days a week.

Papa Js

For a nightcap that’s both classy and cool, Papa Js is your go-to. The place is all dark, luxurious vibes, perfect for those deep convos over a drink. Their near-endless, adventurous cocktail list is a conversation starter in itself!

Jensensdelicious food at Jensens Restaurant Kareela

Want a date night that oozes style? Jensens is your spot. Every corner screams chic, from the plush booths to the marble lined bar. The menu changes with the seasons, so there’s always something new to try. And if you can, grab a seat by the fire – it’s the most romantic spot in the house.

Get Outdoors

Sunrise walk along the Esplanade

Start your day with some magic and enjoy a sunrise walk along the esplanade. From Greenhills to Oak Park return is our favourite route and the perfect way to kickstart a day of romance.

Enjoy a sunset picnic at Salmon Haul

Relax as the sun goes down with a laid-back picnic at Salmon Haul. Make it extra special with takeaway from one of Cronulla’s local faves. We recommend Green Shiso for your sushi fix, Notaras for fresh seafood, or Fishbowl for one seriously good salad bowl.

Explore Audley

For a dose of adventure, Audley is your spot. Sip a coffee, hire a canoe, or just soak up the nature. Continue the fun and get active among the many trails and swimming holes of The National Park.

Unplug and Reconnect

Get Dirty at Part Time Ceramics

Fancy getting a bit messy with your other half? The Date Night Wheel Throw workshop at Part Time Ceramics is a blast. Play with clay, laugh, and create something together. Remember to bring your favourite drink to make it even more fun.

Unwind at Rimba Sweat

A wellness experience that feels like a Mediterranean retreat by the sea, Rimba Sweat features five private infrared saunas, each complete with its own shower. Share your sauna suite with your other half and immerse yourselves in a blissful state of rejuvenation.

Book a Couples Massage at Endota Spa Cronulla

Wrap up your getaway with a couples massage at Endota Spa in Cronulla. It’s the ultimate relaxation and a sweet end to your romantic adventure.

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