Top Things You Can Do in Sydney for Free
Are you visiting family or friends in Sydney soon? You surely have spent much on your plane tickets and visas, you would want to save where you can save some money. Lucky for you, you do not need a large budget to go around and enjoy Sydney. There are many activities that you can do for free, yet will still let you enjoy the beauty that is Sydney. So pack your bags and bring some sweet and spicy bagoongand other delicacies for your loved ones.
Here are some things that you can do to enjoy the city for free.
Take a Beach Walk in Sydney
One of the popular activities in Australia is taking long and scenic beach walks. There are so many breathtaking coastlines in Australia that it would be a big shame if you missed them. Here are some of the best and scenic coastal walks that you can try. Walking is good for health, plus the spectacular views can smooth and calm your weary heart and soul.
- Bondi to Coogee Walk.It is one of the most popular coastal walks that you can take in Sydney. You get to see the best beaches in Australia, enjoy stunning views of the ocean, and have some coffee in the cafes along the way.
- Spit Bridge to Manly Coastal Walk.This 10-km walk gives you a beautiful view of Sydney Harbor. You can stop by at Clontarf Reserve for a picnic, barbeque, and some swimming.
- Federation Cliff Walk.This 5-km walk gives you a breathtaking view of the Tasman Sea. You can also walk along the wooden walkway in the Diamond Bay Reserve. The walk can last only up to one hour and a half, but the views it will give you are beyond spectacular.
- Rose Bay To Watsons Bay Walk.This 8-km walk, which can last for 3.5 hours will take you through some secluded and beautiful beaches, parks, and beautiful harbor views.
- Royal National Park Coast Track. One of the hard beach trails, this popular trail covers a challenging 26 km distance from Bundeena and Otford. This iconic coastal walk will allow you to witness magnificent lookout points, swimming holes, waterfalls, and secluded beaches.
- Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk. This easy and enjoyable 6.5-km walk will let you see Bradleys Head, secluded beaches, and scenic bays.
- Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk. This easy and enjoyable walk will take you only one hour. It is a short and sweet walk that will let you bask in some gorgeous beaches and incredible coastlines.
- Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk. Probably the most iconic and the hardest coastal walks you can take in Sydney. The Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk covers a staggering 80 km and can take you up to 6 days to finish. The walk itself is not that hard. You can choose to subdivide the whole length into smaller coastal walks.
Visit St. Mary’s Cathedral.
St. Mary’s Cathedral is a historical structure as it stands on the exact place where the first Catholic church in Australia was built. This magnificent structure looks like the grand, gothic churches of the medieval times. After Sunday mass, you can take a free tour of its crypt, which has what is considered as one of the world’s finest and most beautiful mosaic floors.
The crypt is a sanctuary for Australias’ foremost Catholic leaders. The place, though it is a masterpiece and a popular venue for special events, remains a solemn and sacred site.
Have a Picnic at Centennial Park.
Also known as the People’s Park, Centennial Park is a 180-hectare open space for some outdoors fun. It is the perfect place for some picnic and BBQ. Explore exotic and native flowers in the park’s lovely gardens, and the park’s grasslands and woodlands. It is a great place to bond with the people you visited in Sydney. Check out the free events in the park that you can enjoy.
Explore Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage.
The Rocks Discovery Museum is home to archaeological artifacts that tell the story of the Aboriginal people. The museum is a very small 1850’s sandstone warehouse, but full of interesting displays and historical items. The museum showcases the history of The Rocks in four exhibits, namely the Warrane, Colony, Port, and Transformations. The place is perfect for kids because of its interactive displays and unique media exhibition. The best thing is, it is free for everyone to explore.
Enjoy Sydney’s Weekend Markets.
Soak in Sydney’s popular markets. You do not need to buy anything to enjoy the shopping strips in Sydney. Visit Paddington Markets, The Rocks Markets, Bondi Markets, and Rozelle Collectors Markets for some vintage and unique finds.
You do not have to spend much to enjoy a new place at its purest and most authentic form. You can still enjoy much of what Sydney has to offer without breaking the bank.