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Top 15 Free Things To Do In Sydney For Travelers

12th Mar 2013

Sydney has plenty of free activities, so many that you don’t really have to open your purse to have a good time in this great city. All you need to know is where to go, and what to do. Surely we don’t have to tell you how to enjoy yourself for free?!

  1. Shuttle Through The City: The 555 shuttle bus can be used free of cost in the city center. It’s a great way to hop on and hop off at different places, exploring Sydney/s great landmarks and quaint streets and by-lanes on foot.
  2. Wander Through The Botanical Gardens: Walk through 30hectares of lush greenery, filled with tropical plants, ponds, green lawns and shady trees that cast their shadows over Sydney Harbor.
  3. Explore the Art Gallery of NSW: Enjoy free Sunday performances. There’s drama,storytelling events, music events and mime events to enjoy here.
  4. Visit the National Maritime Museum: Here you’ll be exposed to fascinating displays of jet-powered hydrofoils,dugout canoes and the biggest collection of historic naval vessels from Australia’s colonial period.
  5. Explore the Sydney Olympic Park: Many of this park’s attractions are free. Enjoy a picnic, ride your bike on the quaint cycle tracks, and take pictures of the Peace Monument, a huge sundial. The park has many water features that’ll keep the kids happy.
  6. Visit Parramatta Park: This is a World Heritage Listed park, where colonist convicts grew food for themselves. The park has fun playgrounds for children, plus a large formal rose garden containing rare heritage roses.
  7. Visit Scheyville National Park: The history of European occupationis carefully preserved in the woodland ecosystem’s wildlife and plantlife species. You can enjoy picnics and barbecues, walking trails, horse riding and so on here.
  8. Attend the Sydney Royal Easter Show: Enjoy watching more than 14,000 animals on display, and taste the best Australian. You can shop; enjoy carnival rides and tons of free entertainment at the Sydney Olympic Park.
  9. Visit Bradley’s Head: Walk through the gentle bushlands here and enjoy great views of Fort Denison, Sydney harbor Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and Taronga Zoo.
  10. Visit Clark Island: Picnic to your heart’s content on Clark’s Island, only a few miles from Sydney Harbor. There are free picnicking and barbecue facilities here, including drinking water and toilets.
  11. Explore The Rock Lookout: Trek up to this lookout in the historic Mulgoa Valley in the Blue Mountains National Park. Take a camera with you and capture some of the unbelievable views of the Nepean River.
  12. Visit the North Head Sanctuary: Enjoy the breathtaking views of untouched bushland and fascinating historical sites along the 10 kms of beautiful walks and bike-riding paths.
  13. Explore the Bundeena and Maianbar Art Trail: Explore the artist’s studios enjoy watching them at their work. You can shop for paintings, drawings, woodcarvings, decorative pottery,prints, glassware and jewelry.
  14. Explore Paddy’s Markets: Here you can find vendors selling everything from produce, to clothes, to handmade artifacts to jewelry. You can spend many blissful hours exploring these markets.
  15. Visit the Long Reef Beach: Enjoy Sydney’s most attractive northern peninsula beach. There’s a stunning golf course here and a protected aquatic reserve under the protected reef for you to enjoy.

Gen ambition is to travel to every exotic beach in the world and take pictures of them. He’s currently checking out Australian beaches courtesy of Adrenaline.

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