3 Cheap Holiday Ideas in Sydney
Sydney is a long way away for travel and isn’t exactly your first thought when it comes to planning a budget vacation but with a little bit of creativity and some thought given to finding the proper accommodation and best places to visit for cheap you can have your vacation in the greatest city Down Under and come back with cash in your pocket.
As always the best tip for frugal travel is to minimize your expenses wherever you can, particularly in fields where there is a lot of competition. While it’s unlikely that you’ll find a very cheap flight, as there are no intercontinental low-cost carriers you will find plenty of budget hotels in Sydney. Staying at a cheap hotel in Sydney you’ll shave quite a bit off the cost of your trip and you’ll be able to focus on what is really important: seeing the sights. Here are some cheap things to do in Sydney when you’re on vacation.
1. Sydney Harbor
If you don’t want to get out of town, the harbor area is one of the best things that you could visit. Most of the top 5 attractions in Sydney are grouped around the waterfront so you won’t miss out on anything. Not only are there plenty of cheap eateries and plenty of stores all around the waterfront but you’ll also get to see the wonderful Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO world heritage site as well as the Harbor Bridge and the Royal Botanical Gardens. There are so many little things to see in the area that you’ll be spending at least a couple of days exploring it and you will get the chance to savor a wealth of culinary experiences from Thai and Vietnamese food to traditional Australian Barbecue.
2. Bondi Beach
Just a bit outside Sydney lies one of the world’s best beaches, Bondi beach a paradise for surfers and sunbathers alike. Bondi is one of the places where the surf was invented and perfected and it is definitely a place to spend several days baking in the sun. Be sure to bring lots of water and a laid back attitude!
3. Road Trip
If your idea of a holiday is less baking in the sun and more hitting the road you can rent or even buy a really cheap car or bike and hit the open road. Sydney will be your gateway to Australia but you’ll get to experience the best parts of this great country and sleep in a variety of cheap places along the way. You might not get to experience multicultural Sydney to its fullest but you will see Ayers Rock instead.
Sydney might be around the world but the long flight is worth it. Just make sure to go during winter in the northern hemisphere so you’ll get there in full-on summer!