Sydney Harbour Bridge has magnificent (free!) views (Eustaquio Santimano)

7 things to do for free in Sydney

23rd January 2011

Travelling on a budget? Make the most of Australia's most popular city with these 7 free things to do in Sydney

For the ultimate money-saver down under, combine a budget bed with these freebies...

1. See free films

The Darlo Bar hosts free weekly showings of cult classics on its rooftop every Tuesday night – with free popcorn!

2. Be in the audience

A variety of TV shows need people to clap on cue. Tickets are free, on a first-come-first-served basis – for info check the programmes on abc and Channel Nine.

3. Take a hike

Walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge – it's a lot cheaper than going over the top! Carry on to Manly; the 11km walk takes in some great sights.

4. Get into art

Tuesdays to Thursdays, commercial galleries hold previews with free nibbles. There are also a free galleries; try the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

5. Enjoy lunchtime music

Catch a free concert at the Conservatorium of Music.

6. Tour Government House

This elegant colonial residence (within the Royal Botanic Gardens) offers free guided tours, Friday to Sunday.

7. Admire Gothic architecture

Take in the glory of St Mary's Cathedral, open 10am to 4pm; join a free tour – Sundays at noon.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login or get more from Wanderlust - register today!

 Your Comments (0)

MAKE IT HAPPEN

loading...

Key Facts

  • Australia

    Australia travel guide, including map of Australia, top Australia travel experiences, tips for travel in Australia, plus where the best Outback experiences in A

  • Australia, East Coast

    East Coast Australia travel guide, including map of East Coast Australia, top East Coast Australia travel experiences, tips for travel in East Coast Australia

  • More Experiences

Destinations

Advice

select
select
select
select
Departure date:
Open the calendar popup.
Return date:
Open the calendar popup.
Date flexibility:
Spin UpSpin Down
Search

Need some travel planning inspiration?

Simply select the destination you’re interested in or the activities you’re looking for and we’ll send your request to a select panel of tour operators.

Each operator will respond to your request individually. Your details remain private and are not disclosed to any partners unless you decide to proceed with a booking. Enjoy!

Search
Email

Wanderlust in your inbox

Wanderlust sends out regular email newsletters – be the first to know about web exclusives, competitions, hot offers and travel jobs. Register today!





I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions

Submit