Top 10 Free Things to Do and See for Backpackers in Sydney

Sydney, Australia's gem, is a city brimming with iconic landmarks, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty. However, exploring this magnificent city doesn't always have to come with a hefty price tag. Welcome to our guide on the top 10 free things to do in Sydney! From basking in the glory of sun-kissed beaches, trekking stunning coastal walks, to immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of art and history, Sydney has a plethora of cost-free experiences that cater to all types of travellers.

  1. Visit the Opera House

    The Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in Sydney. You can take a free tour of the building, or just enjoy the view from outside.

    Sydney Opera House by Tiff Ng
  2. Explore the Royal Botanic Garden

    The Royal Botanic Garden is a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the scenery. There are also free guided tours available.

  3. Take a Stroll through Chinatown

    Chinatown is a vibrant and bustling area of Sydney. You can find great food and experience the culture for free.

  4. Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales

    The Art Gallery of New South Wales has a fantastic collection of art, including works by Australian artists. Admission is free.

  5. Explore the Rocks

    The Rocks is a historic area of Sydney with cobblestone streets and old buildings. You can explore the area for free and learn about its history.

  6. Watch the Sunset at Bondi Beach

    Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Sydney. Watching the sunset is a free and beautiful experience.

    People Gathering Near Swimming Pool by Belle Co
  7. Take a Walk across the Harbour Bridge

    You can walk across the Harbour Bridge for free and enjoy the stunning views of Sydney Harbour.

  8. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has a great collection of modern art. Admission is free.

  9. Explore the Australian National Maritime Museum

    The Australian National Maritime Museum has a range of exhibits about Australia's maritime history. Admission is free.

  10. Take a Ferry to Manly Beach

    You can take a ferry to Manly Beach for free with an Opal card. The ferry ride is a beautiful way to see Sydney Harbour.

    Yellow and Green Boat on Water by Spencer Lee

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