Looking to visit Australia and spend time in the country’s most famous city: Sydney? Good choice! After all, this destination, without a doubt, is the most popular, complete and unrivaled in the entire land of kangaroos, especially when it comes to culture, entertainment and quality of life! Thinking about the adventurers on duty, we’ve put together some super cool tips for those who want to enjoy and, at the same time, save money in Sydney!
Just do a little research on Australia, which is sure to fall in love with the country, its people and its culture! It’s even difficult to choose an itinerary or a single destination there, given the huge variety of attractions, but, indisputably, Sydney stands out and is a mandatory stop.
We’ll explain why! First, because of its privileged location, in the southeast of Australia, where the climate is marked by stability (not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter). Other than that, the city has beautiful beaches (including some cool spots for surfing), a unique lifestyle (very high vibe), lots of fun (bars, restaurants, parks, etc.) and lots and lots of culture for all tastes and pockets.
Ah, finally, Sydney has excellent educational institutions for those who want to study abroad, or simply study during the months of hanging out (yes, the Australian government allows tourists to study there for up to 3 months, without needing long-term visas duration).
How to save money in Sydney?
Regardless of the purpose of your trip (study or leisure), saving in Sydney is entirely possible, as the city has a plethora of free or low-cost attractions.
For those who are interested in studying in sydney, the good thing is that the student visa gives permission for paid work, and there is nothing better than having a salary in the local currency, right? But whoever goes only as a tourist can relax too! Below, we have separated some unmissable tips on how to enjoy Sydney spending little. Check it out!
There is no lack of good beaches in Sydney and, of course, all free! Starting with the most famous beachfront in the city: Bondi Beach. It is only 10 km from the center and is frequented by the youngest and hippest crowd in the region. It has cool bars, cafes and restaurants and there’s also a super cool 6km trail to Coogee, another part of Sydney’s coastline.
Another mandatory stop, on this same crossing, is Bronte Beach, a perfect spot for surf lovers. But for those who are not ready to face the waves, there is a 30m ocean swimming pool, for the use of locals and tourists, completely free of charge. Too angry!
Finally, there is also Manly Beach, Tamarama and Dee Why, which are also beautiful beaches and very close to the city center. If you enjoy walking or cycling, you can enjoy each one of them without having to scratch your pocket with transport!
Queen Victoria Building
Much more than a simple shopping center, the QVB is a beautiful historic building, one of the most important in the city. It opened in 1898 and, since then, the mall has undergone several renovations and adaptations, becoming one of the coolest tourist spots in Sydney.
In addition to the architecture, the grandeur and variety of stores draw the attention of those who visit the place. The tour, by itself, is already a good option and can yield beautiful photos, especially of the largest suspended clock in the world, which is in the center of the gallery. But it is also perfect for those who enjoy shopping (with very attractive prices, especially from famous stores) and also for eating.
The city’s postcard cannot be left out of Sydney’s budget tours. After all, it is one of the greatest “works of art” in modern architecture and the setting (especially at sunset) is simply extraordinary.
The main bridge, connecting the city center to the northern region, is no less than 1,150 meters long and has one of the best views in all of Sydney. It’s no wonder that every day the place is packed with people taking pictures, admiring, exercising, and even climbing to the top (in this case, you have to pay a fee of around AU$15).
The Rocks Market
One of the coolest and perfect tours for anyone looking to save money in Sydney is The Rocks Market. It is a kind of “fair” that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays in The Rocks region and brings together crafts, art, music, food and culture for all tastes.
It takes place on Playfair St, Jack Mundey and George St. From 10 am onwards, the movement starts and the market lasts until around 5 pm. Ideal tour for a full day.
There’s a little bit of China in Sydney and it’s really worth checking out. After all, it is a very fun tour, which, in addition to good photos and fun facts, can yield a nice savings. There is a market (Paddy’s Market) with a variety of shops and products of Chinese origin, as well as restaurants and snack bars with the best of oriental cuisine and all with very attractive prices. To get there, just get off at the central metro station and walk for 15 minutes.
Anyway, these are just a few tips on how to save money in Sydney, but we know that there is still much more to explore in the city, without needing to scratch your pocket too much. Sydney is complete and fascinating and it takes a lifetime to get to know it in depth! But for now, an exchange or a tourist trip is enough to fall in love with the most famous Australian destination of all!