You can do many of them without breaking the bank or, if you're clever, combine entry tickets to save money. So, if you’re visiting Sydney and want to see as much as you can without spending a small fortune, have a look at our top 6 must do’s in Sydney on a budget.
1. Circular Quay
Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay is a gateway to many other parts of Sydney. Simply walk along the foreshore and soak up the spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, stop and have a bite to eat or a drink in one of the many bars and restaurants, or catch a ferry over to Bondi or Manly, Sydney’s most iconic beaches.
2. Sydney Tower Eye
What better way to see the entire city and one of the world’s most famous, natural harbours, than from the tallest building and observation deck in Sydney? Boasting 360 degree views, it’s a great view at any time of day but nothing quite beats watching the sun set over the city skyline. Sydney Tower Eye's interactive screens and giant telescopes can help you spot famous Sydney landmarks.
3. Bondi Beach
This world-famous beach of golden white sand stretches over 1km and is so popular with tourists that it even has its own TV show filmed there. Bondi Beach buzzes from dusk until dawn, full of swimmers, surfers and sunbathers by day and becoming a lively nightlife spot in the evenings.
4. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Conveniently located next door to each other in Darling Harbour, right in the heart of Sydney city, are WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. At the zoo get up close to all of your favourite iconic Australian animals such as koalas, wombats, kangaroos and even a huge saltwater croc. At the aquarium, you’ll find many species of marine life including sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles and a beautiful resident dugong, named Pig.
A visit to these must-see attractions is great value when you take advantage of the two attraction pass. You’ll get tickets to both for just $25 per attraction when you purchase online!
5. Free Walking Tours
A great way to explore Sydney’s sights and discover secrets of the city is by going on one of the many free tours that are available. There’s many guided tours such as I’m Free Walking Tours, or download a free tourist map so you can explore at your own pace.
6. Madame Tussauds
The world famous Madame Tussauds is also conveniently located on Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Think it’s just a wax museum? Think again! At Madame Tussauds not can you get up close to some of the world's most iconic figures of all time, but each of the nine zones (yes nine!) have their own interactive features to really bring them and their famous residents to life. Will you prove to be a hero and help the Justice League save the world? It’s just one of the fun attraction experiences not to be missed!
Entry to Madame Tussauds ends up at a great value price when you purchase a four attraction pass with access to Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Sydney Tower Eye - all for just $17.50 per ticket! You also have 30 days to use all four tickets making the attraction pass not only great value but also very convenient.