Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Sydney

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Sydney

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Sydney

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  • John Mills
    Benson, AZ473 contributions
    My wife and I and another couple were lucky enough to get the last few seats available for the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra tour at the Sydney Opera House. We sat in what would normally be the choir loft, but let me tell you they were superb seats. I wish other venues would make the effort to put seats there like Sydney Opera House does.

    The only down side is the restrooms are on the ground level and it’s quite a walk from the choir loft to get there. The concert was supposed to start at 2030, but didn’t till 2045 because they wouldn’t open the seating gates till 2015. No way you can seat that many people in 15 minutes. The concession stands didn’t open till 2020, causing more people to be late.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • John Mills
    Benson, AZ473 contributions
    Easy to find using the intercity light rail. After arriving at the Circular Quay (key), it’s an easy walk around the harbor
    Written 28 November 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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  • _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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  • BG94
    London, UK17 contributions
    Beautiful gardens with tropical plants! Overlooking Sydney Opera House and free. Highly recommend a visit - it was one of our favourite bits!
    Written 15 November 2023
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  • Birdflip
    Newcastle13 contributions
    Very good swimming and surfing and very safe with soft sand and life guards. Nice shops nearby. The water is warmish and so clean you can nearly drink it.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • CJay
    Temecula, CA166 contributions
    Great location for an evening stroll. Had the opportunity to have Easter lunch there too. Great atmosphere with many restaurants to choose from. Definitely worth the stroll.
    Written 29 November 2023
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  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand807 contributions
    Queen Victoria Building - grand heritage olde-worlde, iconic copper-domes, stained glass, 5 level of shops bedecked with Christmas cheer, giant Xmas tree in the interior. The Great Australian Clock (astronomical) hangs suspended from the ceiling – amazing. Elegant high-end shops, restaurants, cafes, white-red-green baubles exterior Xmas tree, lit up at the night - retail-therapy time. Will visit again soon. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.)
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • SingaporeSusan88
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    This was a nice area. It was best to go when you visit near circular quay. But for me, the shops were a little expensive and take care when choosing a restaurant. Some are just expensive tourist traps.
    Written 24 November 2023
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  • reeceyb
    Chichester, UK1,584 contributions
    Nice walk from round the bridge and the rocks to circular quay onto the opera house and into the gardens you see the best bits of Sydney in one walk
    Written 17 October 2023
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  • Denis F
    Dublin, Ireland36 contributions
    Saturday the 25th of November was part of the Black Friday weekend and the temperature in Sydney was 20 with persistent rain. Paramore were playing a concert across the road. There was no better place to go than the Gallery of New South Wales. I spent three full hours in the gallery. The gallery is a beautiful building. There is a fantastic selection of Art in the gallery. My favourite was Picasso's Nude in a rocking chair. A must visit on a trip to Sydney.
    Written 25 November 2023
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  • MikeFo
    Brighton, UK1,049 contributions
    Ferries, the train, tram all converge on the quay, from which there are great views and numerous coffee shops, eateries too
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand807 contributions
    Took the train and bus to Bondi - head for the beach at Bondi, when we visit Sydney. Beach, glistening ocean still draws the crowds, the life-saver statue is a reminder, though, of caution. The Bondi Pavilion has been updated and has undergone an amazing transformation. Not been to Sydney in a long time, we'll come again soon. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.)
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Charlyncy12
    Manila, Philippines387 contributions
    We enjoyed a wonderful day having lunch at the boutique hotel restaurant with a wonderful view, good food albeit no service , and spending time walking around , laying down on the grass and dipping our toes in the water. The view of the famous bridge, CBD , but also seagulls and what nature has best made it a perfect day .
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • EGRoss85
    Dumfries and Galloway, UK79 contributions
    I spent about 5 hours here. It was a lovely sunny day and is a wonderful location.
    The range of craft to visit is fantastic. The guides were so knowledgeable and keen to answer questions. I was even given the opportunity to go aboard the boat sailed by the first woman to have sailed unaided round the world in 1988 which was something I remember happening and was inspired by at the time.
    Lunch was simple and delicious sat looking at yachts. What’s not to love?
    I loved the shed 7, which I imagine some miss but as a keen dinghy racer in the UK I was intrigued to see how boat design had develop in Australia.
    Written 2 October 2023
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