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30 Of The Best Free Things To Do In Sydney This Summer

By Florence Tan - 17 Dec 2015

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Things are just better when you don’t have to tote your wallet around. While the world keeps going on about how expensive it is to live in Sydney (we hear ya!) with a little creativity and a whole lot of thriftiness, we’ve found the best free things to do in Sydney. You’re welcome.

  1. Wrap yourself in tinsel and sing your heart out at Carols in the Domain.
  2. Even if you’re just there for the savasana, the MCA’s Spring Yoga Series in partnership with lululemon caters for all levels of yogis. 
  3. Get your culture on at White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale.
  4. Lend your ears to the open mic nights at The Little Guy on every Tuesday. 
  5. Hit all the free tasters at the Eveleigh Markets on every Saturday.
  6. Pack a blanket and bring your favourite book for a relaxing afternoon spent in Centennial Parklands.  
  7. Make it your life’s mission to meet all the cast members of Bondi Rescue.
  8. Get the heart pumping along the Spit to Manly Walk.
  9. A history lesson for free? The Rocks Discovery Museum, you shouldn’t have!
  10. Walk across the Harbour Bridge.
  11. Catch the numerous free talks, performances and live music on offer as part of the Art Gallery of NSW’s Art After Hours series. 
  12. Check out the Wednesday movie night in The Beresford’s courtyard. 
  13. The following Monday change it up with Movie Mondays at the Soda Factory you sly dog! 
  14. Get in touch with nature and walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens.
  15. Breathe in that ocean air and take the Bondi to Coogee walk.
  16. Brush up on your knowledge of your favourite brew with a free coffee cupping session at Toby’s Estate
  17. Catch the Funk & Groove night on at 505 every Tuesday. i.e. Sydney’s version of Frenchman Street.
  18. Swing by The Potting Shed and print out your Instagram photos. 
  19. Lace up your runners and get stuck into these running routes
  20. Get high on hijinks at The Local Taphouse’s Monday trivia nights. 
  21. Escape from the city with these nearby adventure spots.
  22. Get in your car and drive up the coast to these beaut beaches up north
  23. Catch some Chicago Blues at The Commons every Thursday night. 
  24. Belly laugh your way through Tuesday nights at Hotel Sweeney’s Comedy Open Mic Night. 
  25. See our fair city on two wheels with these cycling routes
  26. Swim with a view at Maccallum Pool
  27. Cheer on your favourite crustacean at the Watson Bay Boutique Hotel’s Sunday arvo crab races down by the beach. 
  28. Keep cool in the freezer aisle of your nearest supermarket.
  29. Rumba your Tuesday night away at The Establishment—complimentary salsa lessons start from 8pm.
  30. Sample some beer for free at the Public House Petersham’s Batch Brewing Birthday.

Now go and fill the rest of your summer up with these things to do in Sydney.

Image credit: Jackielyn Powell at Macmasters Beach

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