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Sydney is a great place for meetings, conferences and events. Once the work day is over, you will have ample time to discover some of the best things to see and do in Sydney… with many being within 20 minutes of the hotel.

 

At Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park, our meeting room offers a cosy and comfortable venue with a modern and stylish aesthetic. Everything you need to make your meeting go with a bang is included, such as digital projectors, plasma TVs, whiteboards, free high-speed Wi-Fi and more.

 

If you’re making a weekend of things or enjoying an overnight stay as part of your meeting or event, we’ve got you covered with the best things to do in the surrounding area. After all, Sydney is one of those places made for exploring alone or with colleagues.

Lane Cove National Park

Sometimes, the best way to relax after slugging it out in the meeting room is by enjoying Mother Nature at her finest.

Spread out over more than 370 to hectares, Lane Cove National Park is popular with locals and visitors alike. Extending from East Ryde to Pennant Hills, get back to nature and enjoy breathing in beautifully clean air away from the city. If you are traveling as part of a group, taking on the 10 km Riverside walk is a great way to get a little bit of team bonding in.

 

Inside Lane Cove National Park you will also find cycling and jogging paths, picnic areas and walking tracks. Sometimes, the best way to relax after slugging it out in the meeting room is by enjoying Mother Nature at her finest. Best of all, reaching the parklands takes just five minutes by car from Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park.

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Museum of Ancient Wonders

Step inside a world of more than 4,000 ancient artifacts from Rome, Greece and ancient Egypt. 

As the name suggests, the Museum of Ancient Wonders is filled with intriguing and historical artifacts made to blow your mind. Step inside a world of more than 4,000 ancient artifacts from Rome, Greece and ancient Egypt. 

 

Each of the exhibitions aims to deliver unique perspectives and narratives that uncover the deep historical beliefs, religions, lifestyles and technology of some of the world’s most advanced ancient civilisations.

 

Located in Macquarie University, the Museum of Ancient Wonders offers unprecedented access to some of humankind’s earliest creations. Reaching the museum takes just 10 minutes via public transport or is a leisurely 20 minute walk from Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park.

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Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

For those who appreciate flora and fauna from the tropics, Latitude 23 is home to orchids, ferns and lilies from Southeast Asia, Asia and Africa.

Less than a 30-minute train ride from Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park, Sydney’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens are an amazing place to soak up the sweet perfume of over 1,800 varieties of roses from around the world.

 

For those who appreciate flora and fauna from the tropics, Latitude 23 is home to orchids, ferns and lilies from Southeast Asia, Asia and Africa. You’ll also find two fantastic restaurants at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens that make use of homegrown herbs in their dishes.

 

If you are traveling with colleagues and looking for somewhere beautiful to enjoy an al fresco lunch, here is the place to head. Grab a picnic box from the Botanic Gardens Cafe, sit yourself under the towering tree canopies, and dig into a delicious selection of food and treats.

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Laser Tag, Bowling & Escape Rooms

If you are in Sydney for a team-building experience, then this venue is the perfect place for a day filled with bonding fun.

Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park is located just 750 meters from Strike Bowling. Naturally, there is much more than bowling on offer here. If you are in Sydney for a team-building experience, then this venue is the perfect place for a day filled with bonding fun.

 

Kick off your day in one of the three escape rooms where your gray matter will be put into action as you try to work out how to escape from the locked room. Each room comes with its own theme, ranging from an out-of-this-world space station to prison break styling.

 

Laser tag is always a winner and it’s a great way to pit your colleagues against each other. Then head on over to the bowling lanes to strike a few pins before finishing off the day with a few tunes in the private karaoke rooms.  If a fun day out is what you’re looking for, this is one of the best places to go.

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Golf Galore

Take out your office-related stress with a few holes in one of Sydney’s most stunning golf courses.

For many business professionals, meetings and events wouldn’t be the same without at least a few rounds of golf. Fear not, just 3km from Holiday Inn Express Macquarie park is North Ryde golf club.

 

Take out your office-related stress with a few holes in one of Sydney’s most stunning golf courses. But if golf isn’t really your thing, there’s still a good reason to visit here, and that’s for the clubhouse. 

 

Kickback with a soul warming drink or two while watching your colleagues and friends battle it out on the golf course. Who says you have to be a professional golfer to enjoy the perks of the clubhouse? Nobody. That’s who.

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Sydney Olympic Park

Grab an espresso and a bite to eat and watch the world go past and forget about work for a while.

Sydney Olympic Park is a great place to get out and about and soak up some rays in your free time. Throughout the year, plenty of concerts, sporting events and festivals are held at this iconic outdoor area.

 

Spend an afternoon making your way around Sydney Olympic Park at a leisurely pace. Take in the sights and sounds of locals and visitors enjoying everything that’s on offer here. Grab an espresso and a bite to eat and watch the world go past and forget about work for a while.

 

For those with a real passion for sports, several private tours of the stadium and sporting grounds are available. As with all tours, it’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Macquarie Ice Rink

A major skating playground, the Macquarie Ice Rink has also operated as a training facility for national, international and Olympic competitors.

Put on your skates and head over to the iconic Macquarie Ice Rink located in Macquarie Shopping Centre. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a total newbie, you’ll find that skating can provide you and your family with hours of fun.

 

A major skating playground, the Macquarie Ice Rink has also operated as a training facility for national, international and Olympic competitors. Several championships and seasonal events take place here every year. Learn all about upcoming events on the official website. If you’d like to teach the young ones how to skate like the pros you can sign up for the Learn to Skate Program. 

 

Macquarie Ice Rink is conveniently located close to Holiday Inn Express Macquire Park (a 10-minute walk/4-minute drive from the hotel).

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Macquarie Centre

From Zara to Myer, Sephora and Zimmerman, Macquarie Centre has it all. The centre is also big on entertainment and dining.

Just a short 5-minute walk from Holiday Inn Express Macquire Park, this huge shopping centre is one of the best in the whole city. Satisfy your inner shopaholic and shop to your heart’s content at the centre’s 380 stores. 

 

From Zara to Myer, Sephora and Zimmerman, Macquarie Centre has it all. The centre is also big on entertainment and dining. Within the mall’s premises, you’ll find a movie theatre, a bowling alley, a gaming arcade and ice rink—there’s something for everyone! 

 

When it comes to food, there’s a huge range of restaurants for all sorts of taste buds: from large food courts to restaurants with a variety of international cuisines. You will truly be spoilt for choice here.

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ICC Sydney

Some of the largest exhibitions, conferences and theatrical performances take place here every month. 

The International Convention Centre in Sydney opened its doors in 2016. It’s one of Australia’s largest exhibition and entertainment venues. Some of the largest exhibitions, conferences and theatrical performances take place here every month. 

 

Stay updated with the latest events and performances on the ICC by keeping an eye on the official website. You can save time and avoid stress by easily booking your tickets online. The new convention centre is only a 20-minute drive from Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. 

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The Grain Thai

Enjoy devouring dishes of seafood fried rice, pad Thai, the world famous Thai green curry, and the ever increasingly spicy papaya salad.

If you feel like heading out from the hotel for a bite to eat, this hidden gem has some of the most authentic and delicious Thai style street food in Sydney. Located just a 5 minute drive away from Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park, generous portions, authentic Thai decor, and friendly service all await.

 

Thai dining is all about socialising with friends, family and colleagues, and The Grain Thai does not disappoint. Enjoy devouring dishes of seafood fried rice, pad Thai, the world famous Thai green curry, and the ever increasingly spicy papaya salad. Sample a bottle or two of Chang beer or indulge your sweet tooth with an intoxicating Thai milk tea.

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Meeting Every Expectation

For the savvy business traveller, a wide choice of comfortable, well-designed rooms awaits. Work, play and stay in one location – Macquarie Park.

Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park is located in North Ryde, just a stone’s throw away from Sydney CBD. Discover a quieter side to the city that comes with its own attractions and experiences to enjoy. 

 

When holding your meeting or conference at Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park, why not take advantage of our large selection of rooms and suites suitable for all budgets. Enjoy an amazing nights sleep in well-appointed, modern and comfortable rooms in the heart of North Ryde and be ready to start your workday the right way.

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