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33 Cheap and Free Things to do in Sydney

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by lilbusgirl (subscribe)
http://3eggsfull.blogspot.com.au/
Published September 20th 2014
Discover Sydney in short amount of time and limited budget
1. Start with a free walking tour and discover Sydney.

2. Take advantage of the free 555 shuttle bus in the city centre and admire Sydney's buildings and streetscapes from a different angle.

3. Pack your own food and have a picnic at Hyde Park, also Australia's oldest park.

4. Absorb the gorgeous history of the Queen Victoria Building, don't forget to reach Level 3 and watch the clock chime on the hour.

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Queen Victoria Building


5. The Strand Arcade in Pitt St is another gorgeous building to peruse and window shop at the designer stores.

6. Walk along Oxford Street Darlinghurst to Paddington and pick up a few bargains.

7. Wander on foot across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point, mind the stairs though.

8. Explore the iconic Sydney Opera House.

9. Lie back and relax at Royal Botanic Gardens or have a seat at Mrs Macquarie's Chair and enjoy the water views.

10. Free guided walks from Royal Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre departing daily or follow a self guided themed tour.

11. Walk up the hill to check out artwork at Art Gallery NSW where the kids can have free performances on Sunday exploring art.

12. Family Funday, explore Sydney with unlimited travel on buses, train and light rail for $2.50 per person, under 4 years travel free. Purchase tickets from newsagencies, convenience stores, train and ferry ticket offices.

13. Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the view.

14. Discover Cockatoo Island, a UNESCO world heritage listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour and rekindle your sense of adventure.

15. Check out Pyrmont Growers Market at Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirramma Road held on the first Saturday of the month.

16. Peruse the Sydney Fish Market and enjoy fish and chips or have mud crab cooked up fresh. Maybe fancy a hand at cooking classes at the Sydney Seafood School.

17. Discover Darling Harbour with so much to see and do at your fingertips Wildlife Zoo, Sealife Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and cafes/restaurants and the Darling Quarter Kids Playground to keep the kids occupied.

Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour


18. Check out the National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, kids are free on select days.

19. Meander through Paddy's Markets to pick up a trinket or two or shop for food at "crazy hour".

20. Next door to Paddy's Markets is Chinatown for cheap eats or ramen.

21. Shop for bargains at Sydney's DFO, Birkenhead Point or factory outlets at Alexandria.

22. Weekend markets at Paddington, Bondi Beach and Rozelle.

23. Walk along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and spot a migrating whale from May to November.

24. Check out Sydney Olympic Park, the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

25. Discover Sydney's convict heritage and see remnants of history at The Rocks .

26. Wonder through Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) where entry is free and dine at the café upstairs and enjoy the view.

27. Under the distinct yellow sails you'll find the Rocks Markets selling arts and crafts, indigenous art ware, jewellery and lots more.

28. Whilst at The Rocks, check out the view from Glemore Hotel or have an emu and kangaroo pizza at The Australian Heritage Hotel.

29. Head out to Bondi Beach or check out the Bondi Beach Markets on Sunday weather permitting.

30. Have a go at barefoot lawn bowls at Clovelly with a cracker view to match.

31. Catch the train to Katoomba and wander down to see The Three Sisters rock formation.

32. Discover magical lush landscapes such as Chinese Garden of Friendship or Wendy Whitely's Secret Garden.

33. Enjoy the sun at lesser known beaches such as Balmoral Beach, and Clifton Gardens.
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Pyrmont Growers Market is not running any more.

Family Funday is only on Sundays
by Paulo (score: 0|3) 433 days ago
Great list, love suggesting Cockatoo Island and Bondi to Coogee to friends visiting!! Sydney is an expensive city, but there are plenty of cheap options too...
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by hello (score: 0|2) 911 days ago
Pyrmont Growers Market is not running any more.
by Paulo (score: 0|3) 433 days ago
The 555 bus doesn't run anymore.
by charl (score: 0|2) 411 days ago
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