Free Things to Do in Sydney, Australia

Free Things to Do in Sydney

According to data that was made available to the public by Airbnb, Sydney is now ranked as the second-best tourist destination worldwide for the year 2023. In third and fourth place, respectively, are the cities of Melbourne and Auckland. Perth, too, made its debut on the list, coming in at number nine.

Free Things to Do in Sydney 2024

1. Royal Botanical Gardens

Explore the natural wonders of Sydney at the Royal Botanical Gardens – A Free Things to Do in Sydney Australia. Being one of the world’s leading botanic gardens and a heritage-listed site, it boasts over 30 hectares of fauna that reflect the diverse beauty of nature. Being in the vicinity of the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions.

More Info: www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/our-organisation

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2. Coogee to Bondi Walk

It is the most famous hiking trail in Sydney. Spanning over 6 km connecting Maroubra and Bondi Beach, it falls through some of the most spectacular beaches in Sydney. In addition to the breathtaking taking views of the sandy beaches, it also contains cafes, parklands as well as secluded coves. 

More Info: www.sydneycoastwalks.com.au/bondi-to-coogee-walk

3. Sydney Opera House

Explore architectural masterpiece of the Sydney Opera House – A Free Things to Do in Sydney, Australia. Being an icon of Australia, it is a multi-venue performing arts centre which hosts well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. It is one of the most famous and distinctive buildings in the 20th century with magnificent views over the Sydney Harbour.

More Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/our-story/sydney-opera-house-facts.html

4. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Being Australia’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia as well as the world, it is the ideal place to enjoy diverse events and exhibitions. 

More Info: www.mca.com.au

5. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Nicknamed the “coathanger”, it is another icon in Australia. Spanning over 500 m, with a staggering weight of about 53000 tons of steel, it is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. Offering magnificent views of the surrounding areas, it is another tourist attraction. 

More Info: www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-city/sydney-harbour/sydney-harbour-bridge

6. St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney

Being a landmark in Sydney, it is yet another place which is free to view. It is a welcoming destination for churchgoers and as well as tourists alike.  

More Info: www.stmaryscathedral.org.au

7. Street Performers at Circular Quay

Avid with a large number of street performers, it is the ideal place to go for a stroll. It is a street theatre hot spot and one of the best places in Australia to enjoy street performances. 

More Info: www.lemonicks.com/australasia/australia/sydney/street-performers-at-circular-quay

8. Art Gallery of NSW

Being considered the premier art institution in Sydney, it houses Australian as well as international art. But not being just limited to art, it also holds lectures, free films, and talks.

More Info: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

9. Opera Bar

It is an iconic bar in Sydney with overviews of the picturesque Sydney Opera House and the infamous Harbour Bridge. With free daily live music, it is one of the best places to enjoy music.

More Info: www.operabar.com.au

10. Hyde Park

Hyde Park,  a heritage-listed site, is the oldest park in Australia. Housing over 500 species of fauna, it is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty of nature. In addition, the park hosts several cultural events throughout the year.

More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Park,_Sydney

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