8 Cheap Things To Do in Sydney – Adventures For Under $30
Sydney isn’t cheap, let’s face it. If you spend $30 on a coffee and smashed avocado on toast at a trendy cafe on a Saturday morning, you might not get much back. But that amount is more than enough for these eight cheap things to do in and around Sydney that won’t break your bank.
Swim at Bondi Icebergs
There is no other pool in the world that is more popular on Instagram than the turquoise seawater pool at Bondi Icebergs. The #bondibeach hashtag is all about this pool. But the 100-year-old Bondi landmark isn’t just something you can look at on your phone. It’s also a public pool that only costs $9 to get into, so you could go there three times with your $30
You can get to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
A $30 donation barely makes a dent in the price of a BridgeClimb across the top of the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which costs between $348 and $394. So, if you want to do the “Coat Hanger” without spending a lot of money, go to the Pylon Lookout instead. For just $19, you can climb the 200 steps to the top of the granite structure, where you can see the Opera House, Circular Quay, and the Harbour from above and take as many pictures as you want, which you can’t do on the BridgeClimb.
At Luna Park, you can ride the roller coasters.
On the other side of the Bridge is the happy face of Luna Park. If you and a friend each have $30, you can get a Lunacy Double Pass for just $52 and ride as much as you want on Friday or Saturday nights after 6 p.m. This cheap weekend ticket gives you access to the Ferris wheel that looks out over the water and the Wild Mouse roller coaster, which feels like it’s going to throw you into the water. It also gives you access to the hair-raising drop of the Hair Raiser, the gravity-defying Rotor, the stomach-testing Spider, and the Moon Ranger.
Visit Royal National Park.
From an amusement park to a national park, you can explore these 150 square kilometers of pristine coastal bushland an hour’s drive south of the city for only $12 per vehicle per day. You can walk the 26km of rough coastline, surf at Garie Beach, swim in freshwater swimming holes like Karloo Pool and Deer Pool, watch whales migrate in the winter, explore the bush on foot or by bike, pack a picnic, or just relax on one of the 11 beaches. Whatever you’re up for, the Royal National Park has a cheap adventure for you.
Get on the ferry to Manly
The ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf takes 30 minutes and costs $10.20 on your Opal Card. If you can’t get enough of the amazing views of Sydney Harbour from the deck of a boat, you can go there and back twice on your $30 budget. As if the ferry weren’t enough of a highlight, the booming Manly precinct is full of things to see and do, like beautiful beaches, surf lessons, lively bars, and waterfront restaurants.
Canoe over to Shark Island
Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe to kayak out to Shark Island. The name comes from the shape of the island, which looks like a shark, not because Jaws is nearby. It’s one of many great places to paddle east of the city center, and it’s a great place for a picnic on the grass with a picture-perfect view of the Harbour. You can rent a kayak for $25 an hour from Rose Bay Aquatic Hire, which is next to the Rose Bay RSL Club. If you want to land on Shark Island, you’ll have to pay an extra $15 if you can afford to spend a little more than $30.
Cycle around Centennial Park
Since the Cyclists Carriage opened in 1900, Centennial Park has been a hub for bike riding. More than 750,000 cyclists visit the park every year. You can add to that number by renting a bike and going for a ride. For $30, you can rent a bike from Centennial Park Cycles, which is right next to the Learners Cycleway. This gives you two to four hours to explore the park’s 360 hectares of green space.
Learn all you can about the Blue Mountains.
The round-trip train ticket from Sydney’s Central station to Katoomba costs $11.90, but the beauty of the Blue Mountains doesn’t cost a thing once you get off the train after two hours. From the Echo Point Lookout, you can see trees for as far as the eye can see. Free. The Three Sisters Walk to see the famous rock formation up close and personal? Free. The lovely walk along Prince Henry Cliff? Free. That clean air in the mountains? It’s also free.
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By: Travel Pixy