Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Australia

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Australia

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Australia

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  • Meioestreich
    Australia10 contributions
    Its gleaming Danish design has made it a symbol of cultural excellence and inspiration. From the moment you set eyes on it, you can feel the grandeur of the building and the possibilities it holds. Inside, you can experience world-class performances in a variety of genres, from opera to ballet to musicals. The building itself is a marvel of engineering, with a series of curved shells that are perfectly balanced and designed to capture the light and create an awe-inspiring atmosphere.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • MikeFo
    Brighton, UK1,049 contributions
    We had the luxury of enjoying views of the harbour from multiple angles both from land and sea, and whichever way you look it is stunning, so iconic
    Written 25 October 2023
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  • SingaporeSusan88
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    Sydney is NOT a cheap place. But this ferry system was cheap, clean, fun and efficient. My pick would be to take the ferry out to Mannly beach. Great beach and great trip.
    Written 24 November 2023
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  • Chaindognz
    2 contributions
    Brilliant free ...tram round the inner city..took a few wrong turns ...no worries jump on another tram. A great way to see parts of the city
    Written 15 November 2023
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  • Teacake_Taster
    Chesterfield, UK1,053 contributions
    Good: Caught the Free Blue CAT bus to King’s Park and walked through the botanical gardens. Loads of different Australian plants and various birds. Great views over the river towards Perth and Fremantle.
    Not so good: Very busy at the weekend. Some interesting sculptures. Really liked the Australian women path.
    Written 26 October 2023
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  • _a_duenki
    Canton of Zurich, Switzerland9 contributions
    I enjoyed an unforgettable walk over the Sydney harbour bridge. Amazed by the beauty of the architecture of the bridge. I also loved the excellent view over Sydney itself and especially the very best view over the Sydney Opera House. There is also a possibility to climb over the bow of the Harbour Bridge, of course with safety equipment. Climbing over the bridge will cost something. Just walking over the bridge is free.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Aussie_2012
    Melbourne, Australia827 contributions
    Stunning foreshore area in the heart of Brisbane. This area is over 30 years old but it is truly a beautiful place filled with so many places to visit from vegetarian gardens, a beach and pools, bars and cafes, stunning gardens, markets, cultural and exhibition centres and walkways. Takes about 20 minutes to walk the length but you'll be stopping so frequently so you could easily spend hours here. It's clean, peaceful and amazing to visit right in the heart of the city.
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Cruiser56063675527
    Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
    Amazing walk took longer than recommended time, so much to see, we were fortunate that sculpture by the sea was on. The views and beaches are magnificent so many people and it was a Tuesday weekend would be too busy
    Written 1 November 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,678 contributions
    We enjoyed our visit to The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Farming Museum in Echuca. The museum is only open on weekends, but will open on weekdays by appointment. My friends made an appointment to visit on a Thursday afternoon. What an amazing place! The owner collects all kinds of stuff, much of which is related to beer. He was so enthusiastic about his collection when he gave a presentation. His collection is quite large. I was able to ring the bell that marked the last lap of races in the 1956 Olympic Games, which were held in Melbourne. The collection includes the world's rarest beer can. Neil, the owner, was a wonderful host and I highly recommend a visit.
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Claire N
    Lincolnshire, UK22 contributions
    Fun tasting session- fabulous selection of unique wines. Lesley was so knowledgeable and engaging- a great find and thoroughly recommended!
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Gail H
    2 contributions
    We love visiting Kies for wine tasting. All the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable which makes it a relaxing experience. A great choice of wines to suit every taste too. Highly recommend.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • Jay H
    1 contribution
    Four of us visited on a Friday afternoon and had a great time. The wines were delicious, the views amazing and the overall experience was laid back and very comfortable. If you are tired of pretentious wine testings then this is the place for you. Enjoy.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • Lisa P
    Wollongong, Australia15 contributions
    If you are into Military vehicles and history, this is the place for you. An amazing collection of vehicles and artefacts on display. We enjoyed our visit here.
    Written 18 November 2023
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  • Amy D
    King of Prussia, PA241 contributions
    Don't miss going to the kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs. It was one of the top things I did in all of Australia. The story about how the sanctuary got started and all they do to save baby kangaroos is amazing. You will get to see kangaroos close up and your admission helps them to continue to save kangaroos. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire visit and I learned a lot about kangaroos. Support this important sanctuary and the work they are doing.
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • s w
    Greater London, UK6 contributions
    Definitely one for thrill seekers, get up close and personal with large crocodiles, see them fed by the knowledgeable and entertaining guide, Connor, even get to hold Harley the 3yo croc and meet the founder John!!
    Understand why the farm is key to the survival of wild crocs.
    Amazing experience
    Souvenir shop and restaurant.
    Written 13 November 2023
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