If you’re planning a trip to Sydney for a group of people, you may be trying to work out which attractions you want to include in the itinerary. In Sydney, there really is something for everyone, so it’s important you do a little research to work out which attractions are going to be most appealing to the group.
To give you a starting point, we’ve pulled together some ideas of key attractions in and around Sydney that are ideal for a small group to visit.
Around the city
Within the CBD there’s a wealth of attractions to choose from, starting with spending a day exploring the many historic buildings, museums, churches and galleries scattered throughout the city. If you’re looking for some retail therapy, there’s plenty of options at the Strand Arcade, the Pitt Street Mall and Westfield Sydney, or pay a visit to the grand 19th century Queen Victoria Building.
Sydney is all about the harbour, so no visit to Sydney is complete without taking the opportunity to soak in a bit of harbour-side scenery. Circular Quay provides a great starting point, where you can hop on a ferry to take in the views of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House from on the water. If you want to get a birds-eye-view, you can even choose to climb the bridge, or you could also visit the Sydney Tower Eye to enjoy a good vantage point.
Darling Harbour is also filled with attractions great for small groups, like the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Sydney Aquarium, Chinese Garden and Wildlife Sydney, or you can simply relax over a nice meal at one of the many restaurants enjoy the local street performers.
Spending some time exploring The Rocks historic precinct is also well worth it, as is a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s chair, offering spectacular views across the harbour to the bridge and Opera house. Other great ideas also include a trip to Paddy’s Markets, Chinatown, the Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach or The Gap Lookout.
A visit to the Blue Mountains is a favourite among day-trippers, offering the opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy some breathtaking scenic views. Katoomba is the main town in the region, also offering several near-by attractions including the Three Sisters rock formation overlooking the Jamieson Valley, or the the many attractions including the Skyway, Cableway, Walkway and Railway at Scenic World. You may also like to explore the Jenolan Caves, or if the group is after a close encounter with some Australian animals, the Featherdale Wildlife Park could be a great idea.
If you prefer the coast to the bush, a road trip south along the scenic Princes Hwy could be a great option. If you have the time to travel further beyond Woolongong and Port Kembla, coastal townships like Kiama, Norwa and Mollymook/Ulladulla will give you a taste of the local coastal lifestyle, or travel a bit further to Pebbly Beach where you may even be able to spot some Kangaroos on the beach!
The easy way to get around Sydney in a group
Once you’ve chosen which attractions the group would most enjoy, you’ll need to work out how to transport everyone around. If you want an easy, hassle-free way to transport the whole group around while in Sydney, hiring a minivan could be a great option.
Instead of fussing with confusing public transport networks or costly taxi’s where you’ll need to split up into smaller groups, a minibus allows everyone to travel together in comfort. Whether you’d prefer a charter or self-drive service, minibus hire allows you to customise your itinerary to ensure you get to experience all the attractions on your list, without any of the fuss.
Find out more about hiring a minivan or minibus for your group trip to Sydney.