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Botanic Gardens Course Information

Thank you for booking an Amazing Race team event. If you scroll down you will see details of the meeting point. This link has information for attendees, many clients forward this with other information.

What to expect

This will be an enjoyable event to bond with your team mates. It includes just over an hour of walking, regularly punctuated by short activities, lots of fun and laughter and some surprises. The facilitators keep the event casual and make sure no one is pushed too hard, physically or otherwise.

Thousands of other teams have loved the event and I’m sure that you will too. The total time will be a shade over 2.5 hours, generally finishing with a drink and sometimes food (you will be directed to the finishing venue that has been chosen as part of the event).

Physical requirements

First and foremost it is a fun event, anyone of average fitness will enjoy the activity as it is not particularly physically challenging. Whilst many teams choose to walk briskly, there are breaks from physical activity in shady spots when tasks are being completed. If you would enjoy going for a walk on a Sunday you can easily complete this Race, plus there is the option for anyone pregnant or recovering from a serious injury to be involved as they can generally skip a short section and take a shortcut to reduce the walking distance, or you can rest for longer periods. (You must let the facilitators know if you plan to take this option).

Clothing and footwear

Casual or smart casual clothes are best, some people wear workout gear. Footwear is important and we do recommend trainers (especially for the ladies – as flat shoes can be uncomfortable for walking). We are not able to carry anything on your behalf, so please avoid bringing bags, especially laptops or even handbags if possible (light backpacks are best if you do have things to carry). Also, please bring your own bottle of water. However, if you forget water, it is not life threatening as most of the courses have places to get a drink from bubblers.


Directions to the meeting point for the start of the race

You are completing our “Botanic Gardens” course. The meeting point is the Botanic Gardens off Macquarie Street. The gate we use is an imposing stone and wrought iron gate accessed from the driveway of Conservatorium of Music on the north (Opera House) side – so steer yourselves to the Conservatorium of Music driveway, look down towards the Opera House, find the gate and you shouldn’t get lost.

We will meet you under the big fig tree just inside the gate for team warm ups – we wear blue shirts so we are easy to spot.

If you are early, we will be close by, we rarely get to the start with much time to spare. If you are coming by taxi or bus, ask the drivers to drop you on the driveway of the Conservatorium of Music. If you are planning to drive, the best carpark (given they are all expensive) is under the Sir Stamford Hotel, accessed from Alfred St and the Opera House Carpark is also good.

Sydney Amazing Race Botanic Gardens course information starting point

Gates are at the left of the Conservatorium and we will be just inside under one of the big shady trees.

Sydney Amazing Race Botanic Gardens Team Bonding activities