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Free Things To Do In Sydney

Sydney is a great place to visit. This modern city is home to some of the world’s most famous attractions, such as the iconic Sydney Opera House. When visiting Sydney on a budget, the best way to enjoy your trip is to check out the many cheap things to do in Sydney.

attractions in Sydney that are worth checking out are the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi Beach, Lane Cove National Park, Parramatta Park, Art Gallery of NSW, and many more!

The best thing about visiting Sydney is that there will always be something free for you to do regardless of the time of the year. For instance, one of the free things to do in Sydney this summer is to visit the many free beaches that include the famous Bondi Beach, Palm Beach, and Shelly Beach. If you are traveling with your kids in tow, one of the free things to do in Sydney with kids is to have a picnic at the Parramatta Park, an idyllic park featuring 200 acres of land area.

So if you’re in the process of planning for a budget trip to Sydney, you better check out this list of free things to do in Sydney.

Free Attractions in Sydney

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Spanning one of the world’s largest harbours, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a masterpiece of construction. Upon its completion in 1932, the steel arch was the second longest in the world, with a span of more than 500 metres; soaring to a height of 134 metres above sea level, it remains the tallest of its kind. Nicknamed “The Coathanger” for its distinctive shape, the bridge has become the centrepiece of the harbour city, and a focal...

Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket

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  • It’s an entire day’s visit to the Taronga Zoo along the shoreline of Sydney Harbor
  • Discover different trails including the Kids " Trail, Australian Walkabout, Big Cats " Trail, and Reptile World and
  • Enjoy an amazing free-flight bird show and experience up-close views of koalas, owls, giraffes, and
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Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney is among the finest public showcases of flora in the world. In 1816, the colonial governor of NSW, Lachlan Macquarie set aside some 75 acres of shorefront as a preserve for the rich array of local and foreign botany. Intended as an exclusive garden for scientific study, the gardens were opened to the public 15 years later. Today, the gardens welcome around 3 million visitors every year.

Visitors can...

Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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  • An hour long guided walking tour around the Sydney Opera House with a knowledgeable and interactive guide.
  • The tour offers a great way to learn about the buildings rich history and the story behind the buildings design.
  • The Sydney Opera House is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and a building synonymous with Sydney.
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Bondi Beach

In the land of 10,000 beaches, no beach is more famous than Bondi Beach. Each year, more than 5 million visitors are riding its waves. And all year round, tourists from around the world flock to lay their towels in the drawn to this one kilometre arc of golden sand. The closest beach to the Sydney CBD, it acts as a magnet for many locals during the hottest days of summer; even in the coldest days of winter, surfers can be seen sand and bronze...

Madame Tussauds Sydney Entrance Ticket

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  • Meet with renowned artists at the Madame Tussauds Sydney
  • Pose for a personal photo-shoot to be on the cover of the cosmopolitan
  • Experience what live recording sessions are like
  • Meet with VIPs in the studios and participate in an augmented reality dance experience.
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Shelly Beach

Just a few minutes from the better-known Manly Beach, Shelly Beach is a unique location on the east coast of Australia, since it actually faces west. With a large reef also sheltering the beach from the heavy ocean swells, Shelly Beach is a small and secluded haven – perfect for a quiet picnic on the sands or a gentle swim in the ocean. These calm coastal conditionsmake ShellyBeach an ideal spot for scuba divers and snorkelers to explore an...

Sydney Tower Eye Ticket

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  • Entrance into the Sydney Tower Eye and admission to the Observation deck, the tallest point in the city.
  • The tower itself is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The building was designed by Australian architect Donald Crone and opened to the public in 1981.
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Housing a comprehensive selection of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, the Art Gallery of NSW is a must for art-lovers. Established in the late 19th century, it acquired works from European masters from Rubens and Canaletto through Monet and Cezanne to Picasso and Braque. Those seeking works of a more local flavour will find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and works from colonial Australianmasters like Tom Roberts and...

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Entrance Ticket

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  • Sydney Sea Life Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world.
  • It's home to over 12,000 animals and 650 different species from an array of habitats.
  • The aquarium is located in Sydney's Darling Harbour neighborhood, right in the city centre.
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Palm Beach

The most northerly of Sydney beaches, Palm Beach is far from the bustling crowd, yet only an hour’s drivefrom the CBD. Three kilometres in length, Palm Beach is among the most spacious of Sydney beaches, offering ample room to shake the sand off a beach towel without blinding other bathers. The natural beauty of the beach is offset at its northern tip by the historic Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse.

For many locals and tourists alike, Palm...

Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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  • Ride to the Taronga Zoo to discover over 2,900 animals at your own pace
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of Reach the zoo on a rocket ferry as well as a ride in the Sky Safari cable car
  • Observe the Sydney landmarks, such as the Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House from the cruise and the zoo
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Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off Cruise with Taronga Zoo entry

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  • Enjoy the freedom of a 2-Day Hop On Hop Off cruise pass allowing you to visit up to 5 famous harbourside precincts including Circular Quay, Shark Island, Manly, Watsons Bay and Taronga Zoo along with entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari Gondola.

    Cruise pass valid for two consecutive days, and Zoo entry valid on one...read more

Behind The Scenes: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Guided Walking Tour

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  • Tread the Path of Champions - unforgettable for locals, international visitors and sports fans of all ages

    This 90-minute BEHIND THE SCENES guided walking tour offers a dynamic, journey through the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) precinct and the SCG...read more

Featherdale Wildlife Park General Admission

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  • Discover Australian native animals including koalas, crocodiles, and penguins with your entrance ticket to the Featherdale Wildlife Park, located just a 45-minute drive from Sydney. The park features a natural setting that is home to more than 2,000 critters. Enjoy informative and entertaining wildlife presentations throughout the day, plus a cafe...read more

Small-Group Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Bus Tour

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  • Tour with a local guide through the famous Northern Beaches and Aboriginal heritage sites like Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
  • Seven-hour tour full of adventure, historical information and delicious lunch at Ocean Road.
  • Various stops on the Northern Beaches, National Park and other sites with present and past stories.
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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  • Five-hour tour through Sydney's most stunning views on board of a luxury sailing yacht.
  • Including a delicious lunch on board in one of Sydney Harbour's exclusive bays.
  • A maximum of 8 passenger is allowed ensuring personalized experience.
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Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

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  • 2.5 hour dinner tour around the Sydney Harbour with a 3-course a la carte meal.
  • Tour during the night to enjoy the marvelous view of the shinning lights at Sydney Harbour.
  • With live entertainment on board to spice up your evening.
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Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

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  • 2.5 hour tour with a six-course degustation dinner and unlimited wine, beer and other drinks
  • Tour around the Sydney Harbour in a luxury cruise.
  • With option to upgrade to Gold to get a seat near the window and enjoy the sight.
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