Stunning Budget Friendly Places Close To Sydney You Should Visit

Just like all big cities, Sydney has a ton of tourist attractions to offer, but unlike most metropolises, it also includes a number of hidden gems suitable for visitors with a limited budget. Those will require only a handful of Australian dollars and will not jeopardize your holiday financial plan. But, in spite of that, these places will leave your breathless and prove to be among the highlights of your visit to the Land Down Under. So, before embarking on a trip to Sydney, take a look at these fun, exciting and cheap suggestions.

 

Sydney Tower

For those loving tall structures and the view they provide, a visit to the Sydney Tower is simply a must! With the height of almost 300 meters, its unique skywalk gives you the chance to see the entire city and experience a full 360° panoramic view of the area. Due to that, this might the perfect place to start your Sydney experience and plan everything else in advance right from this point. The tickets may sound too pricey at first, but you cannot really put a price at the chance to hold the city in the palm of your own hand, can you?

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower

George Street

There’s no better way of getting to know a city than wondering its streets and feeling the pulse of the place. So, if you are a true 21st century flâneur, the George Street is something you mustn’t miss in Sydney. It’s among the oldest streets in the entire country and its importance to the nation’s economy is enormous today as it includes some of the most significant business buildings.

Lying comfortably between the Rocks and the Harbour Bridge, on the one side, and the Central station, on the other, this street is going to allow you to get to know Sydney for free. Remember, walking costs nothing and always beats public transport, no matter how well organized it is!

George Street

George Street

Taronga Zoo

Located in the northern part of the city, the Taronga Zoo is a wonderful place for all generations and something you should definitely see before leaving Sydney. Besides a plethora of different animals you could not have even dreamed of, this zoo will offer you something completely special – a close encounter with koalas!

If you have always wished to see these cute little animals live, what better place than the Taronga Zoo? Finally, even though this place is close to the city and you can reach it by a ferry, an even better idea would be to hire a CoachWays Australia mini bus and invite all your friends and family on this great adventure.

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Chinatown

Tourists from New York, Singapore or Beijing might wonder what is so special about Sydney’s Chinatown, but they will never know until they experience it on their own. This neighborhood, hidden inside Haymarket, a suburb located in the southern part of the city, offers you authentic experience of Chinese herbs, spices, flavors and souvenirs. Moreover, if you visit in at the end of January or in February, you will be able to see a real Chinese New Year celebration – absolutely free of charge!

Chinatown, Sydney

Chinatown, Sydney

Further Ideas to Explore

Of course, these are not the only options you have for a budget-friendly visit to Sydney’s hidden treasures. Some of the other suggestions include a visit to one of the city’s many beaches, a hiking trip to the Blue Mountains, right outside of Sydney, or an organized tour of the Sydney Opera House. All of these will give you a proper introduction to this wonderful city and save you a ton of money.

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48 Comments
  1. Cricket Plunkett 5 months ago

    I want to go there so badly!

  2. Internationalcaty 5 months ago

    I was in Sydney for about 48 hours and I was able to enjoy the zoo. I plan to go back and spend more time. Thank you for the list

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      You are welcome. I’m glad that you like it.

  3. Heather Denniston 5 months ago

    These are great photos. I love the mystery of new places, smells and sights!

  4. Nellwyn 5 months ago

    These all look like great places to explore! I’ll have to keep this post in mind for when I finally make it to Australia!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Thanks Nellwyn. I’m glad that you like it!

  5. Sasha 5 months ago

    This gave me the itch to book a trip to Sydney! Time to convince my husband!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Haha, good luck Sasha! And have a nice trip. 🙂

  6. Janine Good 5 months ago

    I have been to Sydney twice and truly love the city. I can most definitely agree with you on Taronga zoo! I absolutely love that zoo and seeing all my favourite wildlife together.

  7. cheryl 5 months ago

    After paying for a trip to Syndey I could definitely use some budget friendly tips!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Great to hear that Cheryl. Have a good time!

  8. Lou Lou Girls 5 months ago

    I would love to visit!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Hi girls! Than you for your comment. You should definitely visit Sydney as soon as you get chance!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Hi girls! Than you for your comment. You should definitely visit Sydney as soon as you get chance!

  9. Shelby Bromley 5 months ago

    I would love to visit! Looks like you had a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing.

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      You’re welcome Shelby. I hope that you’ll visit it soon. 🙂

  10. Sheree 5 months ago

    Man, I hope I get to visit Australia one day. Lovely pictures.

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Thanks Sheree. I hope that you’ll come here, too.

  11. Katrina Honer 5 months ago

    Sydney seems like such a vibrant and exciting place! I am actually afraid to visit Australia bc of all the scary little critters but your post might change my mind!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      I really hope that you’ll change your mind, Katrina. 😉

  12. Agnes 5 months ago

    I cant wait to go to Sydney, my sister lives there and loves it

  13. These sound amazing! I wish I lived closer; you all look like you had a very exciting time

  14. Shane 5 months ago

    Great ideas to save a buck! I would highly recommend the bondi to coogee coastal walk for some awesome scenery.

  15. Devika 5 months ago

    Cool ideas. This is on my to do list. Need to plan Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Dawn McAlexander 5 months ago

    I would love to visit Sydney someday. My grandmother was from Sydney, but she never went back once she came to the US. I never got the opportunity to visit.

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      I really hope that you’ll get your opportunity to visit it soon. 🙂

  17. blessing boamah 5 months ago

    These are beautiful photos, I would love to check out the tower and the zoo 🙂

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Thank you, I hope that you’ll check them out. 🙂

  18. Gryselle Mae 5 months ago

    Syndey have chinatown too? Awesome! Haha, I would love to visit every Chinatown in the world. I guess it is because I’m Chinese. 😉

  19. michenn 5 months ago

    I realllly wanna visit Sydney but flights can be so expensive. But it’s definitely on my list of places to eventually go!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Yes, flights can be expensive, you’re right. But I’m sure you’ll find something cheaper. 🙂

  20. Michael 5 months ago

    I’ve always wanted to go to the zoo. I’m not going to try to spell it cause I would do it wrong.

  21. Ugo Cei 5 months ago

    Australia is at the top of my personal bucket list. Hope to visit there soon. Thanks for sharing your tips.

  22. Emily 5 months ago

    I’ve always wanted to go to Sydney but thought it would be too expensive. There’s some great ideas here – hopefully I’ll be able to get there soon!

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      Thanks, I really hope you will see it for yourself, Emily.

  23. Tara 5 months ago

    No matter what city I visit, I’m always attracted to Chinatown. I’ve never been to Sydney’s though, and would love to check it out, especially during their New Year Celebration.

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      Marie Nieves 5 months ago

      You’re right Tara, it is something special during New Year Celebration!

  24. Vyjay 5 months ago

    Some really cost effective tips to see scintillating Sydney. The city is so colourful and vibrant with so much to see and so much to do. Would love to head out there some day.

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