By Aiza Mabayag
The Land Down Under offers a lot of places – all exciting and impressive – where tourists can truly enjoy. Apart from the interesting climate and terrains in Australia, Sydney is a true mecca for those travelling on a tight budget.
Sydney activities for free!
For those who are visiting Sydney, we came up with a few suggestions on what you can do around the city without spending.
Fortunately, there are a lot of things to do in Sydney without even spending a dime. Sydney is a wonderland where plenty of outdoor adventures and activities would cost you nothing. You will surely bring home with you fond memories of your visit at The Harbour City.
1. Walk through Hyde Park
You can take a walk through Hyde Park (oldest Public Park in Sydney) and commune with Mother Nature
Take plenty of pictures in this gorgeous 40-acre green field located in the heart of Sydney. Hyde Park is surrounded by the most worthy free activities you can do in this city. Make it your jump-off point to go to these places.
2. Free guided tours
There are free guided tours in Sydney This is a perfect way to explore and discover the history and secrets of the city with personal accounts from the locals. It works similar to what you will have on a free walking tour in Europe. You will simply join an organized group of people for a 3-hour walking tour. No fees are needed. However, you may show your appreciation to the guide with a simple donation.
3. Appreciate the iconic Sydney structure built in 1898
The Queen Victoria Building is open to visitors from 9 am til 6 pm. This is a vibrant complex with 150 shops, cafes, and retail stores as well as restaurants all scattered in all four floors.
4. Spend some time with Mother Nature in the Royal Botanical Gardens
This stunning and breathtaking garden is one of the best things to see in Sydney. And it is for free! After taking a selfie near the Sydney Harbour Opera House, you can proceed to walk through The Royal Botanical Gardens. This is a piece of paradise in the city of 30 hectares of
This stunning and breathtaking garden is one of the best things to see in Sydney. And it is for free! After taking a selfie near the Sydney Harbour Opera House, you can proceed to walk through The Royal Botanical Gardens. This is a piece of paradise in the city of 30 hectares of spectacular display of plant and flower life for people to experience some respite with Mother Nature.
5. Bondi to Coogee Walk
For those outdoor junkies, the Bondi to Coogee Walk is your perfect place for a free beach frolic! This is not really a physically strenuous walk. All you have to do is simply bring some refreshments with you.
6. Visit to Aboriginal heritage sites
You can have a taste of the famous Aboriginal heritage sites in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks’ Red Hands Cave. For some picnic experience, you can proceed to the Resolute picnic area.
7. Tour of St Mary’s Cathedral
Get lost in the splendour of St Mary’s Cathedral and its majestic Gothic architecture. Witness the mesmerizing glass panels and the pipe organs inside.
What is it like to live in Sydney?
Since Sydney is dubbed to be one of the best cities in the world, in terms of cost of living, it can get a bit costly. High standards and comfort always come with a price tag.
If you really are after a world-class lifestyle, Sydney is the place to be. Sydney is famous for its sunny and warm climate. Its strong economy assures people who want to move to Australia a brighter future.
Sydney is home to diverse groups of nationalities. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 census, about 28.5% of Australia’s approximated resident population was born from other countries. People from the United Kingdom are the biggest migrants in Australia followed by those from New Zealand, China, and India. While Filipinos now ranked as the 5th largest group of migrant communities.
When you are bound for Sydney on your next weekend adventure and you do not want to break the bank, you must be scouting for activities in Sydney which are affordable.
Although Sydney may have been dubbed to be the second most expensive city in the world, if you do your research well, you will find free things to do any time of the year.
You do not need a fat wallet in order to enjoy the glitz and glam of Sydney. You can definitely enjoy Sydney for free!
AIZA MABAYAG is a 33-year-old registered nurse from the Philippines who is just as passionate about writing and painting. When she’s free, she writes for a home improvement blog.