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. They have a lot of natural wonders to visit, historical landmarks, and architectural feats that will surely delight every visitor. You might have several items on your list of things to do in Sydney that would cost you a lot, but you might want to consider doing activities that are cheap or won’t cost you any penny. Here are some of the 10 Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney, Australia.

Top 10 Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney, Australia

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

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

This is one of the most 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 annually and attended by more than 1.2 million people. 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 at the south of Sydney, it is the world’s oldest surviving purposed 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 by tourists 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 one of the most important public galleries and is the fourth largest when it comes to the whole of Australia. It features a café, restaurant, library and archive, study room, gallery shop, centenary auditorium, and domain theater.

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

Now you may ask, why is this considered as a heritage island? Discover Cockatoo Island is significant because it has the nation's most extensive record of shipbuilding during the 19th century. Since 2005 it has been hosting several major events as well.

Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia
View from Sydney Harbour Bridge

7. Explore Darling Harbour

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

8. Check out Sydney Olympic Park

Now although it is part of the suburb in the inner west of Sydney, the Sydney Olympic Park is still being used as a facility for cultural and sporting events. With the availability of extensive parklands and commercial establishments, it is a must-see spot for tourists.

9. Check out some of Sydney's beaches

Sydney is known for breathtaking beaches and these can be found within a 10 kilometers radius from the heart of the city where you can go and have incomparable waterside dining, find cafes and bars, and energetic night-life. The white sand and the warm sun would definitely invite you and make it difficult to leave.

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 that sells clothes, books, jewelry, and produce.


Exploring Sydney on a taxi is quite expensive. If you don’t want to spend too much on taxi fares, getting a car rental service is a good idea. By renting a vehicle you can reach all attractions you want to visit, get around easily and fast, all without breaking the bank. You can find many car rental services in Sydney. So after you purchase your plane tickets, this is the next thing that you should handle.

Want to add some more free and cheap things to do in Sydney? Feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you very much!

© Ace Paragoyo


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