WHY YOU DON’T NEED TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY TO ENJOY SYDNEY

In June 2015, Sydney was named the 11th most expensive country in the world.

Sydney is an expensive travel destination – even for its locals. But that’s not quite true if you know what to look for. In fact, a lot of Sydney’s best attractions ARE FREE.

I guess it depends what sort of attractions you like, but if you’re not the type to visit places like Aquariums and Museums, keep reading. My favourite type of travel is the type that lets you discover the country you are in, through history, landscapes and beautiful scenery. As I’ve spent so much time here in Sydney, I’ve learnt where some of the best places to visit are…

10 Free Attractions:

  1. Stroll around the Sydney Opera House and the Botanic Gardens
  2. Walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  3. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
  4. Hike up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse and take in the views
  5. Take the Manly to Shelley Beach Coastal Walk
  6. Discover Circular Quay and The Rocks
  7. Take a walk at Home and Away’s Summer Bay
  8. Take the bush trail to Collin’s Flat Beach
  9. Take a bushwalk in Manly Dam
  10. Stroll through Paddington Markets

For more details on these attractions, click (here)

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10 Attractions for $20 or less:

  1. Explore Royal National Park
  2. Take in the views from the Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout
  3. Snorkel at Shelley Beach, Manly
  4. Paddleboard for an hour in Manly
  5. Take a ride at Luna Park with great Sydney Harbour views
  6. Take in the panoramic views at West Head Lookout, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park
  7. Swim at Bondi’s Icebergs
  8. Take a day trip to Katoomba
  9. Take the Manly Ferry and explore Kings Cross or Wooloomooloo
  10. Discover historic aboriginal carvings in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

For more (here)

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Where to eat: Any backpacker knows how to survive off of cheap meals – usually it just consists of buying your own groceries and making your own meals. In any situation, even at home – it wouldn’t be cheap to go out for every meal, so why expect this overseas as well? Some hostels provide free BBQ nights and breakfasts that consist of cereals, toast and beverages.

Where to stay:
Hostels

  • Kings Cross Backpackers ($26 dorms)
  • Bounce Sydney ($33 dorms)
  • Wake Up! Sydney Central ($36 dorms)
  • Sydney Harbour YHA ($43 dorms)

Budget Hotels

  • Hotel ibis budget Sydney East
  • Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street
  • Leisure Inn Sydney Central

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