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Exploring Sydney on a Budget

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by Justine Crowley (subscribe)
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Published February 27th 2012

Whether you are a local living in Sydney, or a Sydney visitor, there are a few simple and creative things you can do to enjoy and experience the best that Sydney has to offer on a budget.

Firstly, cook more meals rather than eating out all the time. Register your details on a couple of discount sites, such as Groupon to buy discounted restaurant vouchers and plan your nights out with such restaurants at least 2-3 weeks in advance.

Many cool bars in Sydney also have happy hours where you can buy quality drinks, such as cocktails, fairly cheaply. If you are a visitor to Sydney and you are budget conscious, then book your accommodation in a serviced apartment as opposed to a hotel, especially as serviced apartments have a fully equipped kitchen to enable you to buy groceries and cook your own meals.

Cooking is like driving a car (and sometimes following a recipe step by step) - you do not need to be a master chef these days to cook simple dishes.

Taking in the major Sydney landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House come for free. Or for even more of a thrill, catch a Sydney ferry that takes you right underneath the Harbour Bridge, and you will feel like you are in Sydney Harbour heaven.

There are many free events on in Sydney for locals and visitors to enjoy, such as free attractions at Darling Harbour and free art exhibitions around the city. For more free things to do in Sydney, then please click here.

If you are a bit short on cash, and you still want to enjoy what Sydney has to offer, then further inspiration can be found by clicking here.

Enjoy the best that Sydney has to offer.
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