Cheapskate’s Guide to Sydney

Sydney is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. It’s funny because it really has so much to offer, and on the cheap. You just need to know where to go to get the best deals. If you want to take in the sights of Sydney on a shoestring then add these activities to your ‘to do’ list:

Take a coastal walk

There are plenty of great coastal walks to be had right across Sydney. Many of which offer great views of the ocean or harbor. One of the most famous walks is the Bondi to Bronte or Coogee walk. Bring your camera for this one. There’s some stunning clifftop scenery to enjoy. Already done this walk or want something on the other side of the bridge to enjoy? Try the Manly Spit bushwalk. It’s a quieter stroll that gives you the chance to take in some of the divine northern beaches

Walk the Harbour Bridge

The bridge climb itself is rather expensive, but you don’t have to spend heaps to enjoy the bridge. Take a walk along its pathway or climb inside the Pylon Lookout on The Rocks side to check out the view and to learn more about the history of our beloved ‘coat hanger.’

Weekend markets in Sydney

Sydney has so many great locations for markets right across the city. For beach-side stalls check out Bondi, or if you’re in the CBD go to Paddington for some serious shopping markets or The Rocks for great arty bits and pieces. Many of the markets have great live entertainment and cheap eats to enjoy too.

Gallery hopping

Sydney has some fabulous galleries to explore and we aren’t just referring to the MCA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Once you’ve checked out the exhibitions at these two locations take your time seeking out the smaller art spaces dotted throughout the city, such as the White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale.

Sydney can be expensive but it can definitely be done on a budget by enjoying all the free and cheap activities on offer.