In conversation on Reddit user kthuluu came up with some more cool ideas for dates on the cheap in Sydney
1. The Darling Harbour Canals. My favourite place to go! Between the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the harbour, there is a tiny system of canals built near the playground. Go after dinner hours, when the trees are lit up.
2. Student society events: Plenty of uni clubs and societies hold regular movie nights/dinners/socials and only charge a minimal joining fee. These can be romantic too 🙂
3. Picnics : On any cliff in the Eastern suburbs, in The Domain, at the Hornsby Lighthouse, on the lawn of the Sydney Observatory… the further away, the longer the adventure (and vegemite sandwiches are much more romantic overlooking the Karloo Pools).
just a few more here to keep your options open