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Things to do in Sydney at night : A destination guide for groups

Sydney is full of interesting things to do both day and night. If you are looking for things to see and do with your group in the evenings, there are plenty of great options in and around the city. From sports to the arts, from ghost tours to observing the stars, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Here is a list to get you started with plenty of things to see and do as a group in Sydney at night.

Join in Trivia Night at one of Sydney’s Pubs

A fun group activity is attending the one of Sydney’s pubs for trivia night. You’ll find a trivia night scheduled for nearly every night of the week. Use your unique knowledge of popular culture, celebrities, politics, the weather, you name it! Bond with your group over this fun activity and drinks! You may just walk out of the pub with a meat tray or a pack of Tim Tams! Whether your team wins or not, you’ll have an enjoyable experience!

The Rocks Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl

Head to The Rocks for a great night out with your group. First journey along the cobblestone lanes into the hidden areas of the birthplace of Australia during a Ghost Tour where you will hear stories of murder, hangings and hauntings from the days of the convicts. Your group will even learn of recent sightings and strange phenomena that occur today. After everyone is spooked, why not calm down with a little pub crawl in The Rocks. Tread in the footsteps of the convicts as you share drinks in four of Sydney’s oldest pubs including The Orient. Make sure to visit the Glenmore for rooftop drinks complete with incredible views of the Sydney Harbour.

Visit a Karaoke Bar

Karaoke always makes for a great night out with a group! There’s always the one person who shocks everyone with their incredible hidden singing voice. Then there is the person who is too embarrassed to grab the microphone but after a few drinks they sign up for every song. Karaoke brings out laughter and amazement. It is a guaranteed fun evening! There are a few bars in Sydney where you can rent a room for your group and let your singing voices lose!

Strike out at the bowling alley

Bowling will always be a fun activity for groups to enjoy. Split your group into teams and show off your skills at your lane. When you aren’t the center of the attention as you aim for a strike, bowling is a great opportunity to catch up with team members over snacks in between the games. If bowling brings back your groups inner child’s sense of fun and if you aren’t ready for the night to end yet, Strike Bowling also has laser tag, karaoke and an escape room!
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Show your support at a sports game

Sydney is so big that it has many sporting teams to choose from. Take your group to cheer on a Rugby or AFL team over beers and snacks. In the summer, an evening cricket game is also a fun option. Special games like Australia VS New Zealand rugby and cricket games are great to plan for. Check with the venue and see if they offer special rates for your group.

Plan a visit to Vivid

Annually from May to June, Sydney lights up in a colourful extravaganza! Buildings, landmarks and shadows are illuminated to reveal a hidden world of magic. Enjoy the Vivid Light Walk with your group and use the Vivid Sydney app to help plan your journey and take the time to explore the more than 65 light installations that transform the city. A major highlight of Vivid includes the world-renowned projects on the Sydney Opera House sails. Vivid is one of Sydney’s most famous and beloved festivals, so plan a visit with your group for an experience that you will never forget.

Enjoy a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise

For a really special night with your group, a dinner cruise on the harbour is a must! Dress up and make your way on to the cruise as you sail away into the sunset. Admire the beauty of the Sydney harbor over tapas and drinks. Head inside for a sit-down dinner but still enjoy the views of the city skyline and lights all around you. The night is what you make of it. Enjoy a dance upstairs or use the time in between meals for a presentation. It truly is a magical experience.

Watch a theatre performance

Sydney’s art scene is thriving and there are plenty of theatre companies around. Organise a night out to one of the performances as a group. See a ballet produced by the Sydney Dance Company. Of course, seeing a show at the Sydney Opera House is another option. If a smaller venue is more of what you are after, look into shows put on the Sydney Theatre Company and the Seymour Centre.

Dinner with a view at Café Sydney

After a wander through the Botanical Gardens or Circular Quay with your group, head over to Café Sydney for a dinner with a view! Nestled on the rooftop of the Customs House, this stylish restaurant offers an enticing menu of local meats and seafood. Make sure that you book in advance for a table on the outdoor balcony so that you group can soak in the incredible views of the harbour.

Tour the Sydney Observatory

Visit this heritage-listed site in the heart of The Rocks. Start your tour with Aboriginal astronomy before climbing up into the famous telescope domes and exploring the sky with experienced guides. View the stars, planets, the moon and stars the telescopes. Afterwards, explore the universe in a 3D space theatre or step under the dome of Sydney Planetarium.

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