The best things in life are free, and this is true in beautiful Sydney. After booking your Sydney accommodation, the next thing that you should plan is your itinerary. If you think that exploring the beauty that Sydney has to offer will be expensive, think again! There are many activities that you can do for free in Sydney that your family will surely enjoy.
You can do more in Sydney aside from taking that obligatory picture with the Sydney Opera House. Read on to discover the fun, and best of all, free, activities that you can do with your family to make your stay in Sydney a memorable one.
1. Go hiking and visit the nearby caves and waterfalls.
Sydney is not far from the splendour nature has to offer: mountains, cliffs, waterfalls, and caves. Commune with nature and take your family on an adventure they will definitely enjoy and learn something from.
If you and your family are mountain enthusiasts, you can go hiking and check out the following waterfalls that are near Sydney: Fitzroy Falls, Belmore Falls, Minnamura Falls and others.
If caves are your thing, then these caves near Sydney are worth the visit: Pindar Cave, Dadder Cave, Psyn Cave, and Little Cave in Nielsen Park.
2. Hit the beach.
Sydney has spectacular scenic coastlines. You and your family can enjoy the coastal walk from the popular and scenic Bondi Beach to Coogee. You can also visit the Federation Cliff Walk, a 5-kilometre clifftop walk with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
You can also try other coastal walks such as Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay, Chinamans Beach to Balmoral Beach, Manly to Spit Bridge, and the North Head Sanctuary. Inhale the tangy sea breeze and be amazed at the views Sydney has to offer. Plus, walking is great exercise!
3. Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
You haven’t been to Sydney if you haven’t experienced Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get yourself a bird’s eye view of the beauty that is Sydney.
4. Go whale watching.
Cape Solander is one of Sydney’s best whale-watching spots. Whales have been spotted as close as 200 metres from the shore. Cape Solander has a viewing platform, perfect for capturing those Instagram-worthy photos of the magnificent humpback whales. The Cape is also a perfect spot for bird watching and coastal walks.
5. Get to know Sydney’s cultural heritage.
Discover the rich culture of Sydney by exploring museums. Explore Australia’s extensive collection of art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, one of Australia’s most popular art museums. The museum is just a 10-minute walk from the city, and has a view overlooking Sydney Harbour. There are free guided tours every day. Some are even offered in Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.
Another museum worth visiting is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. It is Australia’s leading museum dedicated to contemporary arts. It exhibits both established and emerging artists – from painting and sculptures to new media. The museum is located at the Circular Quay, at the edge of Sydney Harbour, in the area called The Rocks.
Aside from museums, you can also go and see the Sydney Town Hall, Australia’s largest ornate 19th century civic building.
6. Visit the Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney.
Take your kids on an educational and scientific tour. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a 30-hectare oasis in the city. It was established in 1816, and is the oldest scientific institution in Australia. It is home to a vast and outstanding collection of plants from Australia and the world. See its collection of rare and threatened plants, and the world’s most romantic rose garden.
7. Enjoy a picnic at the Centennial Parklands.
The Centennial Parklands houses 15,000 trees, as well as ponds, flowers, and statues. There are also cafes and restaurants in the park, which is made up of three major urban parks. Take a walk, ride a bike, or enjoy a picnic in the Parklands. You can also take their discovery walks for free.
Make sure to book your Sydney accommodation in advance!
Sydney is a top tourist destination so expect fully booked hotels all year-round. Book early to avoid the hassle and enjoy excellent accommodation for your Sydney trip with Savoy Hotel!
Our Sydney accommodation is located in Double Bay in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Get the best value for your money when you book rooms for your family at Savoy Hotel. Call us at 02-9326-1411 and ask for our packages!