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Top Free Things to do in Sydney

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by Justine Crowley (subscribe)
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Published February 19th 2012

You will be surprised, there are quite a few simple and creative things to do in Sydney that keep you quite fit, and that do not cost the earth. First and foremost, think the Royal Botanical Gardens and The Domain. Immerse yourself in nature; walk, run, jog or have a picnic here and admire the beautiful plants and animals nearby. Also take a walk along and underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the other end near Luna Park, or do the same at Sydney Olympic Park.

These activities are great for families, singles and couples alike. Okay, you might have to pay for the travel, but to lessen the travel cost, get a My Multi ticket to get around during the week, and remember, you are still covered for the weekends. Plus with the Family Funday Sunday fares, each family member gets unlimited travel on all public transport types in Sydney for only $2.50 per person.

Other great free activities to do in Sydney include visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There are a few free exhibitions that enable you to indulge yourself in some quality art. Other great free activities include the Sydney Observatory and the Sydney National Park at Bradleys Head.

What do you think? What are the best free things to do and appreciate in Sydney? Looking forward to your discussions on this one.

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Why? For simple things to do alone or with others in Sydney
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Where: Various locations in Sydney
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Apologies, you can either walk underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Pier One or near Luna Park at Milson's Point, or walk around Sydney Olympic Park; they are two different options :) I agree, Sydney's ferries are fantastic :) Justine
by Justine Crowley (score: 3|1116) 2847 days ago
You seem to be suggesting you can walk underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge at the Sydney Olympic Park. Is this possible?
"Also take a walk along and underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the other end near Luna Park, or do the same at Sydney Olympic Park. "
by mecha (score: 0|7) 2851 days ago
The Sunday Family Fun Day $2.50 tickets are just fantastic. Have used them a couple of times. Catching a ferry is just as much fun rain or shine and you can get off anywhere do a little exploring and hop back on the ferry to find the next interesting stop. Also is a wonderful opportunity to get some really good family photos.
by rampa (score: 1|24) 2848 days ago
Make the travel part of the fun. Take the train up the Central Coast. Get out at Cowan and take a hike through the bush down to Jerusalem bay. Go one more stop to Hawkesbury River and wander around the marinas and riverside reserves. And then head further north towards Woy Woy passing through the Brisbane Waters National Park and its brilliant water and bush views. All can be done on the $2.50 ticket.
by john5 (score: 2|160) 2846 days ago
The Iron Cove Bay walking trail is a lovely afternoon walk around Iron Cove. Start and finish at Iron Cove Bridge. A great flat loop around the water with cycle path as well almost the whole way around.
by kirst (score: 0|2) 2512 days ago
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