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Top 5 ideas for group activities in Sydney

Sydney is the perfect place for groups to experience plenty of unique and exhilarating activities. Whether you are looking to experience an escape room, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or indulge in some competitive bowling, Sydney has it all. We have put together 5 group activity ideas in Sydney that you are certain to love.

 

Public transport connections are available throughout Sydney. All of our group activity ideas on this list have directions from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. For those nearby the hotel we’ve included walking directions, while those slightly further afield have public transport directions. No matter if you have a small group or a large group, Sydney caters to everyone.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. While it is impressive enough from beneath, nothing quite beats the view from above. One of the most exhilarating group activities available near the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park is the bridge climb.

 

When you arrive to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, you will be given all of the equipment that you need before being briefed. Making your way up the bridge, you will be presented with unprecedented views over some of the most stunning scenery Australia’s biggest city has to offer. The tour leader will provide insights to the bridge history right up to the modern day.

 

Reaching the summit of the bridge takes you 134 meters above sea level giving you 360 degree panoramic views of greater Sydney. You will also have a group photograph taken, along with being given a free bridge cap and a certificate of achievement. This is one of the most exhilarating group activities that you can take part in in Sydney and is well worth the two to four hours it takes to climb and descend.

 

Directions to Sydney Harbour Bridge from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park

 

Walk from hotel to station, will take about 8 minutes, 550 m

 

Head northeast on Byfield St

Slight left to stay on Byfield St

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Waterloo Rd

Turn right toward Waterloo Rd

Turn left onto Waterloo Rd

Turn right

Macquarie University Train Station will be on the left

 

From Macquarie University Station - 26 minutes

 

Train T1 - Penrith Via Chatswood takes 26 min (9 stops) from Platform 1

Get off at Milsons Point Station

 

Walk for about 1 minute, 140 m

 

Head east and then turn right toward Burton St

Turn left onto Burton St, then turn right

Take the stairs near Sake Restaurant

The bridge will be in front of you, follow the path to beneath the bridge.

 

Address: Bridge Climb Sydney, 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000

 

ParaPark Escape Room

Escape forums are one of the most enjoyable group activities on the face of the Earth, and parapark escape room in Macquarie Park does not disappoint. Parapark Escape Room is Sydney’s original escape room and is located less than a 25 minute walk from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. The activity takes approximately 60 minutes from when you enter the room.

 

The group has to work together to solve various different riddles and puzzles and gather all of the clues to escape from the locked room before the timer runs out. A minimum of two people are needed to be able to participate. The maximum size of anyone group is 6 people. The venue has twin rooms which is perfect for pitting two teams against each other. The twins are identical in every aspect, including the layout, the puzzles and the escape solution.

 

Being the original and the best escape room in Sydney, it is strongly advised to pre-book your experience in advance. Is your group smart enough to escape? The only way to find out is to take the challenge.

 

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park - 24 minutes

 

Head southwest on Byfield St for 200m

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lyonpark Rd for 72 m

Continue onto Giffnock Ave for 42 m

Turn left toward Waterloo Rd for 190 m

Slight right onto Waterloo Rd for 600 m

Turn left onto Lane Cove Rd/A3 for 11 m

Turn right onto Waterloo Rd for 220 m

Slight left to stay on Waterloo Rd

Go through 1 roundabout, continue for 400m

Turn right onto Wicks Rd

Destination will be on the left after 86 m

 

Address: ParaPark Sydney, 2/119 Wicks Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, Australia

 

Macquarie Ice Rink

For more than 30 years, Macquarie Ice Rink has been an iconic playground for those who love to hit the ice. General admission into the ice rink for adults is $22 and $20 for kids under 16. Skate hire is an additional $5. For groups of 15 or more adults, the price is $19 per person. Conveniently located in the Macquarie Centre, which is Sydney's largest urban shopping centre, reaching the ice rink is easy from the Holiday Inn Macquarie Park.

 

The ice rink is Sydney's only full-size olympic rink and can accommodate roughly 2,000 people. It is open everyday of the year except for Christmas Day and it's the perfect place to cool off from the heat of the day. If you want to combine a nightclub with ice skating, the Friday disco night is an absolute must. Bust a few moves to the latest dance and pop beats while enjoying the laser show and fog machine. The Friday disco night runs throughout the year from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. except for school holiday times.

 

Once you have finished skating about, why not head into the Macquarie Centre for a bite to eat and a little bit of retail therapy. With everything all under one roof, it is one of the best places to enjoy a group activity in Macquarie Park. Bookings are not required in advance for the disco nights and reaching the ice rink takes as little as 7 minutes.

 

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park - 750 metres

 

Head northeast on Byfield St

Slight left to stay on Byfield St

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Waterloo Rd

Turn right toward Waterloo Rd

Turn left onto Waterloo Rd

 

Address. Macquarie Ice Rink. Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring Rd &, Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, Australia

Bowling, Laser Tag and Karaoke

What group doesn't love bowling, laser tag and karaoke? Strike Bowling Macquarie Park has it all, along with the addition of an escape room. The venue is located just 750 meters away from the Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park and makes for a fantastic group experience, day or night.

 

There are 10 bowling lanes and a laser tag arena spread out over two floors. Karaoke rooms and several escape rooms are also included in the venue, making it one of the most versatile group attractions in Sydney. Why not begin with a few games of bowling where are the lights are down low and the beats are up high? The escape rooms feature three different challenges. Moonshot is a space station themed escape room, forensic puts you hot on the heels of a serial killer, and jailbreak sees you trying to break out from behind bars.

 

Laser tag will have your group battling it out amongst mind blowing props and unique soundscapes. To finish off, head to one of the private karaoke rooms, enjoy a few drinks and take turns and belting out your favorite songs. The fully licensed bar makes this a great place to head for the evening and plenty of delicious food is available. It is recommended to book your group activities online in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park - 750 metres

 

Head northeast on Byfield St for 150 m

Slight left to stay on Byfield St for 29 m

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Waterloo Rd, continue for 180 m

Turn right toward Waterloo Rd for 12 m

Turn left onto Waterloo Rd for 230 m

Turn right onto Herring Rd for 130 m

Slight right, continue for 33 m

 

Address: Strike Bowling Macquarie, Waterloo Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park is the ultimate group activity destination. Located just 47 minutes away from the Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park via public transport, it is the perfect place to explore. The permanent orienteering course is a great way to explore the park area. Another popular group activity is cycling the cycle tracks at the Olympic Park. If you don't have a bike, not a problem, bikes are available for hire everyday on-site and are the perfect way to navigate the park.

 

The laser clay pigeon shooting is one of the most enjoyed group activities near Macquarie Park. Using authentic 12 gauge shotguns that have been converted to fire laser beams, test your aim and shooting skills and watch as everyone competes on the computerised leaderboard. If you are making a day of it, archery is the perfect activity to combine with the laser clay pigeon shooting.

 

Once you have finished up with your adrenaline-fueled activities, grab a bite to eat at  Cafe at Waterview, Pablo and Rusty’s or Abattoir Blues. There are always plenty of sporting events happening at Sydney Olympic Park. Whether you want to enjoy a few fun group activities, cycle around the park or simply soak up the vibrant atmosphere, this is the destination to head to.



Public Transport Directions - 47 minutes

 

From the Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park, walk for about 6 min , 450 m

Heading northeast on Byfield St, take a slight left to stay on Byfield St

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Waterloo road and make a U-turn

At Waterloo Rd opp Byfield St take the bus M41 toward Hurstville for 18 stops

Get off at Rhodes Station, Concord Rd, Stand B and walk for about 6 minutes

Head south on Concord Rd/A3 toward Mary St E and then turn right onto Mary St E

Continue onto Blaxland Rd. Turn left toward Walker St and then take the stairs

Take a slight left onto Walker St

Bus stop will be on the right

At Rhodes Station, Walker St, Stand C, take the bus 526 toward Burwood for 16 stops

Get of at Dawn Fraser Ave after Edwin Flack Ave and walk for about 3 mins , 240 m

Head northeast on Dawn Fraser Ave toward Olympic Blvd

 

 

Sydney Olympic Park. New South Wales 2127, Australia

 

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