While planning a trip to Sydney, Australia, one usually expects a lot of expense. As the saying goes: sometimes the best of things are free in this world. Same can be said of Sydney, known for its natural beauties and holding many options which will not cost you a cent. The seven most fun and free things to do in Sydney are mentioned below.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
It is impossible to visit Sydney without a trip to the Sydney harbor bridge. This landmark of Australia is the largest bridge of the world. Though a climb to the top of this bridge is quite costly, you can always opt for a walk on the pedestrian way along the eastern edge of the bridge to experience breathtaking views.
Sydney Opera House
The second most important landmark is the Sydney Opera house that is also a must-to-do on every tourist’s list. Seeing a show might cost quite some money but from outside the complex is free to explore and provides many photographic opportunities. On special occasions there are also free shoes for kids.
Royal Botanic Garden
The 74-acre garden is the oldest scientific institution in the country with a free-guided tour. Here you can find a variety of native and exotic plant with a special emphasis on preserving the aboriginal heritage. Moreover, this garden is located along the Sydney harbor giving it a peaceful ambiance as well as photo-worthy views of the bridge and the Opera house. Sculptures and public art are also displayed throughout the gardens.
Art Gallery of NSW
Sydney is home to many excellent art galleries and the Art gallery of New South Wales is the best of them. This is a five level gallery with rotating exhibitions, films, shows and many other things. This gallery gives a free one-hour tour daily. Other than this we have other notable galleries like the Museum of Contemporary Art showcasing the finest collection of contemporary art from around the world.
Walk from Bondi beach to Coogee beach
This is a very popular and fun filled activity that includes a 4-mile walk from the Bondi beach to Coogee beach. The walk takes you along the beautiful coastline across various parks and four different beaches: Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte and Coogee. The path consists of boardwalk and a lot of uphill terrain filled with most beautiful natural sceneries.
Sydney Olympic Park
Host to 2000 Olympic championship and 2003 rugby world cup, this park is still home to many sporting events. Spread across a large area this park is covered with biking and walking trails and dotted with beautiful picnic spots here and there. There are also occasional free events for kids, which can be confirmed beforehand.
Many weekend markets like the famous Paddy’s markets are totally free and fun to explore with some amazing souvenirs and gift options. There is something for everyone in the family and is also a good way to kill a lazy weekend roaming around the streets exploring local crafts from all over Australia.