11 Experiences Not To Be Missed In Sydney On A Budget

Sydney, Australia

Article by WTN? Community member Dan Elson

Bondi to Coogee Walk

Why?!

  • Free to do (though it costs to get from CBD aka: Central Business District, to Bondi!)
  • A classic
  • Perfect for summer months
  • Top Tip: Its a long walk, and most enjoyable when its sunny, so best for summer months or a really nice weather day! Take a bottle of water with you!
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Why?!

  • Free to do
  • Easily walkable from CBD
  • A Must Do When In Sydney!
  • Amazing snaps opportunities
  • Top Tip: Its long bridge, you only need to walk half way to get some decent snaps of the harbour and Opera House!
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Sydney Opera House

Why?!

  • Free to do
  • Easily walkable from CBD
  • A Must Do When In Sydney!
  • Amazing snaps opportunities
  • Top Tip: Different experience during the day and night, explore both times!
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The Rocks

Why?!

  • Free to do
  • Easily walkable from CBD
  • Reasonable priced bars and food places that are amazing
  • Small time feeling within such a large city
  • Top Tip: Head over and explore during Happy Hours for cheaper food and drinks!
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Luna Park

Why?!

  • Its free to enter but be aware of the $10 per ride cost though!
  • Small time theme park located within public transport from CBD
  • Enjoyable fun day in the sun!
  • Top Tip: Go during the week to avoid the crowds!
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Bondi Beach

Why?!

  • Its free to do apart from public transport!
  • Easily accessible within 30 minutes from CBD with public transport
  • It’s a beach, near a CBD in Australia – need I say more?!
  • Ideal place to spend the day when the sun is shining!
  • Top Tip: Go on a Sunday all trips only $2.50!
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Stay in a hostel

Why?!

  • Cheaper than hotels, and provide you with easy walkable access to CBD
  • Enjoy the backpackers experience and meet travellers from all over the world!
  • Top Tip: Recommend staying YHA & Wake Up Hostels for value for money, clean, meet new friends and most enjoyable. The Pod (If you can get in!) is good for those who don’t want to party or that bothered about meeting people!
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Darling Harbour

Why?!

  • Free to do
  • Walkable from CBD
  • Restaurants and bars including Hard Rock Cafe!
  • The views – excellent snaps opportunities!
  • Top Tip: Looks different during the day and night, a must visit at both times!
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Manly Beach

Why?!

  • Free to do apart from the transport on a ferry
  • Lovely beach to spend the day in the sun
  • Its another beach but just as nice as Bondi Beach!
  • Top Tip: Try and head over during the week for less crowds!
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Happy Hours

Why?!

  • Take advantage of Happy Hours so you don’t get stung with the alcohol prices (as much!)
  • Most hostels offer good quality more value food, and Happy Hours to wash it all down – Get in Scary Canary before 6pm weekdays for $6 pints, steak, chips and salad is always on for $10 and its awesome!
  • Top Tip: Download the app HappiestHour to find these!
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FREE Walking Tours

Why?!

  • Free to do
  • Explore the city for free, and get some extra knowledge
  • Make new friends
  • Top Tip: Most hostels host these, stay at one like Wake Up and these run every week!
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Meet the Author: WTN? Community member Dan Elson.

After quitting his 9-5, Dan left the UK in pursuit of something more. Since then, he has travelled to North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He writes about his travels on IAmDanElson.com, where his mission is to inspire others to travel the world!

4 Comments
  1. Awesome! Thanks WTN for featuring me! Hopefully this will inspire more people to travel to Australia, Sydney and the rest of the world!

    Thanks again!

    1. We also hope it will help more people to make the most difficult step, buy plane tickets and go explore Australia!

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