Choose your Amazing Race

Choose from one of our prepared Sydney courses below or talk to us about a private group route especially for you. All of our courses are easily walked & are designed for all fitness levels.

Botanic Gardens

This is one of our most scenic courses, its a great course to really take in all that the Botanic Gardens has to offer, while learning a few things a long the way. We meet you at Governor Phillip Fountain (entrance to the gardens off Macquarie Street) and take you on a wonderful journey through the gardens.

Please note a permit is required at additional costs for this course.

Hyde Park

This is a great course for those located on the South East fringe of the CBD. This course has the most walking involved but its a great course that takes in some of the cities most popular sites. The course starts in Hyde Park on the corner of Park & College Streets.

The Rocks

The Rocks is by far one of our most popular courses and is also a great way to take in all the famous laneways of the rocks and the breath-taking views around Circular Quay. This course starts at First Fleet Park right near the Ferry terminal. If you want to see the city from some spectacular vantage points then this is the course for you!

Darling Harbour

Starting in front of Star Casino, this course includes historic Pyrmont & Darling Harbour. This course is quite easy walking, with great finishing options to enjoy a relaxing beverage at the end.

Coogee Beach

This is a brilliant course for teams staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee or located in the Eastern Suburbs. Featuring stunning scenery, the route is focused around the beach and headlands which can finish in any number of excellent venues.

Kirribilli

This is such a stunning course that is great for those that live & work on the Northside, or for those companies located in North Sydney. Starting off in Watt Park, this course features all that Kirribilli has to offer, breath-taking Harbour views, beautiful parks & lots of great little streets & laneways to get lost in.

Manly

This course is one for those who either live & work on the Northern Beaches or for those who want to come & discover one of Sydneys best kept secrets….Manly! This course suits the beach lover & takes in all the sites of Manly, from the harbour-side beaches to the headlands & spectacular Manly surf beach. Our team meets you on harbour beach, near the Surf n Slide Park, where your race will begin.

Parramatta

Commencing in Parramatta Park, near the BankWest stadium, this course lets you explore the peaceful Parramatta Park & all its hidden gems. This course also lets you explore nearby streets & laneways where you can find lots of clues & race to your next checkpoint.

Chatswood

Absorb the culture in busy Chatswood as you wind & weave your way through the busy streets & vast shopping arcades to locate & crack your next clue.

Barangaroo

Starting in the picturesque Barangaroo Reserve, this stunning course winds its way through the hustle & bustle of Barangaroo. Take advantage of the newest area of Sydney with loads of trendy cafes & pubs to finish your race off at.

Hunter Valley

This stunning race is located in the Hunter Valley & takes in some of the beautiful vineyards & gardens around this stunning part of the world!

This race is slightly different where you use your own mode of transport to get around between the checkpoints.

The Amazing Race Active

The Amazing Race Active is a specially designed race meant for gyms, active clubs or sports groups and starts and ends at your club or business.  It is the Amazing Race – for the fitter competitor!

We come to you and design a completely custom race around your area meaning that you can make the most of your membership.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Sydney Amazing Race is operated by Sydney’s leading team building activities supplier,
Team Bonding – ABN 17 643 606 866. Team Bonding has been operating in Sydney since 2006 and offers over 20 events, of which the Amazing Race is the best seller. See www.teambonding.com.au

We also operate in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Yes absolutely!

We love working with private groups to make their special occasion even more unique. The Amazing Race is a great way to celebrate a special birthday, hens/bucks party & everything in between.

We will work closely with you to customise the race to enhance your race experience.

For more information and our enquiry form

We strongly recommend that teams wear comfortable clothing & footwear. We also recommend that teams leave handbags & personal items at their office as we are unable to leave them at the start of the race.

ABSOLUTELY!

We love it (and encourage it) teams to dress up. We generally use colours to determine the different teams, we would be happy to send through the list of colours for you race prior to your start so you can tell the teams their colours to dress up in.

Team Bonding is based in the Sydney metropolitan area & we also have teams in Melbourne (www.amazingracemelbourne.com.au) and Brisbane (www.brisbaneamazingrace.com.au)

There are 8 Amazing Races currently available; City Botanical Gardens, Hyde Park, City Rocks / Circular Quay, Cockle Bay / Darling Harbour, Parramatta, Kirribilli, Manly & Coogee Beach.

We can also customise a course for you if you contact us on 1300 468 326.

We can start at any time after 10am and before 2.30pm (winter) and 3.30pm (summer). For safely reasons, we do need to finish the race before dusk.

Yes, we can run the Amazing Race with teams as small as 8 people.

We cater for all sized groups, from 8 people to 200+ people.

In order to adhere to COVID restrictions, we may seperate a large into smaller groups so that each person can still have a fun, exciting Amazing Race while keeping everyone safe.

If a person can manage to walk for about an hour they will be fine with the Amazing Race. The course for the Botanic Gardens Amazing Race is relatively flat, as are Parramatta and Cockle Bay, whilst the others; Pyrmont / Darling Harbour, Manly and Kirribilli have a couple of manageable hills and stairs. The Rocks course is quite hilly & does contain a number of stairs.

We have had people of all ages and sizes enjoy the Amazing Race. For people that don’t feel they can walk the full way, we can take them from the start to a mid checkpoint and they can pick up their group for the last sections.

We do offer customised races, however please contact us on 1300 468 326 to discuss logistics as we may already have a planned course near your location that we can help you with.

Our outdoor activities are certainly favourites with our clients and 90% of the time the outdoor option is great and teams have a brilliant time.  However with both storms and heatwaves a factor, we do need options in place to deal with bad forecasts.

In most cases with light rain / showers or temperatures up to 36 degrees we go ahead with the Race as planned.  We have some simple concessions for comfort, such as undercover checkpoints and short cuts if needed. From time to time teams do complete the Race wearing light jackets and really enjoy it.

We routinely do a weather check 48 hours prior to the event and if the forecast is unfavourable we will consult you.  There are generally 3 options up until 36 hours before the event; a) go ahead in “stand by mode” or b) change to our indoor activity, either Laugh a Minute or Indoor Paparazzi  (a venue is required) or c) postpone to an alternative date without penalty.

If you choose “stand by” mode and it is raining heavily at the start point or around the time you are leaving, we consult the radar, take a vote and generally go inside to do the indoor alternative activity (subject to a pre arranged venue being available).  If the weather is really bad on the day and your team does not want to go ahead with anything, we do need to invoice our direct staff costs so our team can be paid for the day.  We retain your deposit as a credit and will re run the event on an alternative date agreeable to both parties.

Bottom Line: If there is somewhere we can go, we will have an alternative indoor activity prepared and ready to go.

Safety of participants is of paramount importance. Our staff carry compact first aid kits. We also ask the teams to stay together at all times and take care of each other.

All checkpoints are staffed and teams have a mobile number for any problems that arise. Before heading off, our staff ask for a contact number for each team. Participants are always given a choice regarding tasks and no one is forced to do anything they may be uncomfortable with.

We can create a new race in a location of your choice at an additional cost of $1,000 + gst (excludes travel time greater than 45mins from Sydney metro area). The only proviso is that the actual area is readily walkable and has some interesting places to go.

Please call us on 1300 468 326 to discuss your thoughts.

You book via a confirmation email with your chosen event, date, numbers, venue and timing included, plus your company details for invoicing purposes.

Upon receiving this confirmation of your event we will invoice a 20% holding deposit due immediately. 9-10 out from the event you will be invoiced the balance which is due on the day after the event.

We accept direct debit payments or credit cards, via our secure Xero / Stripe payment facility. We take Mastercard and Visa.

The 20% deposit is non-refundable, however we do use this as a credit towards a future team bonding event.

You are welcome to transfer this credit to any of our team bonding events – see www.teambonding.com.au

All preparation, team identifiers, folders, printed materials, games equipment, facilitation and Team Bonding travel costs are part of the price. We give the winning team pretend gold medals or miniature trophies.

All costs at your finish venue are at your own expense & are not included in Team Bonding’s price.

Sydney Amazing Race’s parent company, Team Bonding carries a $20 million Public Liability insurance. During the race participants are covered by their own WorkCover provisions.

Every team is unique so in most cases we do make tweaks to personalise your event. We need to stay within the basic structure but we can add specific messages, choose activities that work with a theme, emphasise your values plus some teams create their own quiz style activity to include. If you have ideas please call to discuss. You may end up with the best of both worlds, great value, proven courses and popular activities with your own themes and ideas front and centre. Call on 1800 GO TEAM to discuss your ideas.

Some courses (Botanic Gardens, Coogee, Manly, Cockle Bay) are suitable for wheelchair users. We have included in the past vision impaired participants (with assistance), hearing impaired, intellectually disable, people with back, knee and ankle injuries and advanced pregnancy. We work with you to ensure all team members feel included and those that need a little special attention do not affect the enjoyment and outcome for their team.