Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report New Zealand and Australia at last!
  2. 2 Trip Report Six Weeks Down Under
  3. 3 First Time - Assistance with NZ- South
  4. 4 Flood Emergency Services
  5. 5 7 days in New Zealand
  6. 6 Hamilton Island
  7. 7 Help with planning 7 weeks in NZ
  8. 8 Mt Buller for 1 night in July
  9. 9 Trip Report 16 Days on the South Island
  10. 10 Need help in Auckland
  11. 11 Restaurant recommendations for Tahiti
  12. 12 Trip Report Sun, sandflies & sauvignon blanc: A short trip to the spectacular NZ SI
  13. 13 Itinerary for full day bus trip outside of Auckland
  14. 14 Uber in Sydney
  15. 15 Sydney Airport for International Flight
  16. 16 NYTimes: trouble along the Great Barrier Reef
  17. 17 Sydney GTG - March 14?
  18. 18 Darwin Accomodations
  19. 19 Airport Fees for Europcar Rental Cars
  20. 20 New Zealand Itinerary - Looking for suggestions on 12-13 days on the Ground
  21. 21 Lodging Reservations in NSW
  22. 22 New Zealand 3-week itinerary over Christmas
  23. 23 The Red Center?
  24. 24 Trip to Cairns
  25. 25 Blue mountain Or Daintree in July
View next 25 » Back to the top

Sydney: Free, Cheap, and Worth It for August

Jump to last reply

I haven't planned much of the Sydney bit of our trip (four days), but we'll be staying at the Sydney Harbour YHA and plan to walk across the bridge (the free one, not the "climb the bridge" bit) and perhaps go for a day into the Blue Mountains. We'll have been to Australia Zoo and Daintree Wild, so Taronga probably isn't on our list (or should it be anyway?)

We're all on a bit of a budget (the twins are still in college) and we like to walk and explore; museums aren't highest on the list, but history is always fun.

So I'm looking for your favorite free/cheap or worth-it-regardless suggestions for getting a taste of Sydney. I'll be there with three nieces (19 year old twins and 22 year old) in early August. To give you an example, for my city (Philadelphia) I'd suggest some Old City walks,
the Independence Hall complex, and Fairmount Waterworks for free; Rodin Museum, Italian Market, and Reading Terminal for cheap; and a carriage ride, Kimmel Center performance, and truffle burrata from DiBruno brothers for "worth it." (That's a highly subjective category, of course!)

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement