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10 Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney, Australia

Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia

Sydney, Australia is definitely one of the best cities to travel to, not only because they have a lot of natural wonders to visit, historical landmarks, and architectural feats that will welcome you during your stay.

You might have several items on your to-do list that would cost you a lot, but you might want to consider doing activities that are cheap or won’t cost you one penny.

Here are some of the 10 Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney, Australia.

Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia
Sydney Opera House

10 Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney, Australia


1. Go for a stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge


This is one of the iconic views in Sydney which connects people from the central business district and the North Shore.

It is often called as The Coathanger because of its shape. Its main attraction is the viewing platform where tourists could use the telescopes available.

2. Get up close to the iconic Sydney Opera House


It wouldn’t be Australia without the Sydney Opera House. Being one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings, it holds several performances and attended by more than 1.2 million people annually.

Whether it’s from a distance or up close, grab the opportunity to capture this glorious site.

3. Visit the Royal National Park


If you are a fan of nature then this one will make you drool. Located in the south of Sydney, it is the world’s oldest surviving national park.

Make sure to check out the park highlights which are: Audley, Jibbon Point, Eagle Rock, Garie Beach, Wattamolla Beach, Figure 8 pool south of Burning Palms, Werrong Beach, Lady Carrington Drive, and North and South Era beaches.

4. Lie back and relax at Royal Botanic Gardens


This is a major botanical garden located in the center of Sydney. It is mostly visited because it is near a lot of the famous landmarks and best of all, it is open every day and is free of charge.

5. Walk up the hill to check out artworks at Art Gallery NSW


This is the most important public art gallery and is the fourth largest in Australia.

 Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia
Art Gallery of NSW. Image source: Wikipedia

It features a café, restaurant, library and archive, study room, gallery shop, centenary auditorium, and domain theatre.

6. Discover Cockatoo Island, a UNESCO world heritage listed island


Now why is this a heritage listed island you ask? It is significant because it has the nation’s most extensive record of shipbuilding during the 19th century. Since 2005, it has hosted several major events as well.

 Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia
One View from Sydney Harbour Bridge. Image source: Sydneyexpert.com

7. Explore Darling Harbour


This is just adjacent to the CBD and is in the heart of Sydney. There is a lot to mention when it comes to the attractions and public facilities that this landmark has such as the Harbourside Shopping Centre, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Star Casino and Entertainment Complex, Sydney Aquarium, and so much more.

 Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia
Darling Harbour in Sydney. Image source: photographyhotspots.com.au

TRAVEL TIP: Sydney is a top destination for almost every visitor to Australia. There are many different Sydney accommodation options spread throughout the city.

The Harbour area is one of the popular locations. There, you will find everything fromhostels to five star hotels, depending on your needs and budget.

You may also consider renting or buying a campervan for more adventurous travel around the city or nearby places

8. Visit Sydney Olympic Park


Situated in western of Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park (so called after the year 2000 Sydney Olympics) is still being used as a facility for cultural and sporting events.

With extensive parklands surrounding it and many commercial establishments, it is a must-see spot for tourists.

9. Chill out some of Sydney's beaches


Sydney is known for breath-taking beaches and these can be found within a 10km trip from the heart of the city. Go and enjoy the clean sand and seas. Or, indulge in incomparable waterside dining, cafes and bars and energetic night-life.

 Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia
Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach at dusk. Image source: jrrny.com

10. Weekend markets at Paddington, Bondi Beach and Rozelle


These are just to name a few. There are a lot of markets that you can try out which are open at specific times where you can see stalls which sells clothes, books, jewelry, produce and much more.

Want to add some more free and cheap things to do in Sydney? Kindly leave a comment below. :)

Note: This was written by one of our contributing writers.





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