Things to do in Sydney

Leisure activities in Sydney
Updated 2022-10-26 13:35

Leisure and Activities in Sydney

At first, expats may have trouble finding cheap places to visit and affordable things to do in Sydney. To help you out, we've compiled a list of things to do in Sydney for cheap. Whether you prefer live music or a stroll through the city, it's possible to explore Sydney on a budget.

Nature and beaches in Sydney

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city that never sleeps and offers exquisite shorelines, phenomenal weather and mild winters. The city is home to over 5 million people, making it Australia's largest city. It is also the country's most popular tourist destination, attracting over 16 million visitors each year. Sydney has a lot to offer expats, from beautiful gardens to numerous beaches, from blue lagoons to wildlife to great hikes, both on weekdays and weekends. It's simply fantastic!

Things to do on the weekend in Sydney

You can take a free guided tour of central Sydney, ideal for learning about the city's history and mingling with other residents. Paddy's Market in Chinatown is one of the city's must-sees, where you'll find an eclectic range of goods such as souvenirs, clothing and fresh produce.

With its laid-back atmosphere, Bondi Beach is a famous beach with a great view at sunset and a free picnic area. You can also enjoy a walk around Sydney's famous Harbor Bridge for free. Head to The Rocks where the pedestrian access to the Sydney Harbor Bridge is located. You can enjoy the promenade and spectacular views of the harbor and its attractions during the evening.

Numerous comedy and art shows are held throughout the city throughout the year. The Royal Botanical Garden and Centennial Park are excellent options for those seeking peace and quiet in a green setting.

You can also enjoy the beauty of nature on beautiful hiking trails in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Royal National Park or Sydney Harbour National Park.

Things to do during the week

Are your weekday evenings boring? 

  • Make your Monday more fun with a trivia night at a pub or get your buzz on at The Soda Factory bar.
  • On Tuesdays, catch up on events at the University of Sydney with experts in various fields hosting weekly lectures.
  • Brighten up Wednesdays with live jazz or blues or a night out at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • Leave the stress behind during Thursday comedy nights at The Imperial Hotel, where international and local comedians perform.
  • Or you can opt for free bowling at The Standard Bowl in Darlinghurst, where the gatherings are interesting and can be an opportunity to make friends and expand your social circle.
  • The Chinatown Friday night market is another great choice for the shopping enthusiast. This lively market has something for everyone, with works by local designers and artists, and street food stands
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