Release your inner cheapskate with these 20 activities for under $30.

After all, the best things in life are free (well, almost).


1.Sydney Observatory Night Tours

Reach for the stars with a night visit to the Sydney Observatory. Tickets start from $18 a head with the tour lasting around 2 hours.

Watson Rd, Millers Point Sydney NSW 2000 |(02) 9217 0111


2. Sydney Dance Company Dance Classes

Bust a move with a drop-in dance class at the Sydney Dance Company. Over 60 casual classes are offered per week and will set you back around $20 per visit.

The Wharf, 4/15 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point Sydney NSW 2000 |(02) 9221 4811


3. Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

Grab a coffee and do the iconic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach Sydney NSW 2026 |(02) 9386 7999


4. Sydney Fish Market

Devour a delicious seafood feast at the Sydney Fish Markets. $18 will get you a glass of ros and a sushi donut!

Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009 |(02) 9004 1100


5.Glebe Markets, Kirribilli Markets, Paddington Markets

Pick up a fashion bargain from one of Sydneys most browse-worthy markets. There are dozens to chose from but our personal favourites are: Paddington, Glebe and Kirribilli!


6. Chippendale White Rabbit Gallery

See whats happening at Chippendales White Rabbit Gallery, its free.

30 Balfour St, Chippendale Sydney NSW 2008 |(02) 8399 2867


7. $1 Oysters at The Morrison

Take advantage of The Morrisons $1 oyster hour every Wednesday.

225 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 |(02) 9247 6744


8. Stand Up Comedy

Find funny things in unexpected places with some stand-up comedy. For just under $30, you can have a barrel of laughs with either Rhys Nicholsons I’m Fineor Demi Lardners Look What You Made Me Do.


9.Take a Yoga Class

Stretch out that downward-dog and get zen at one of Sydneys most renowned yoga studios. A drop-in class at One Hot Yoga will cost you around $25.

34 Kellett St, Potts Point NSW Sydney 2011 |0409 103 674


10. Trivia Night!

Test your knowledge every Wednesday night with trivia at the Kirribilli hotel. With cash jackpots, Kirribilli Cash and confectionary to be won every week, it is a no-brainer.

35-37 Broughton St, Milsons Point Sydney NSW 2061 |(02) 9955 1415


11. Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Walk up to the lighthouse around Barrenjoey Headlands. Its free and if youre lucky, you might catch a passing pod of whales along the shoreline.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Palm Beach Sydney NSW 2108


12. Lentil As Anything

Pay as you feel for a meal at Lentil As Anything. This unique vegetarian restaurant believes in the generosity of its patrons – customers only pay what they can afford.

391 King St, Newtown Sydney NSW 2042 |(02) 8283 5580


13. Story Club

Listen to true stories from a broad range of people with Story Club! It is on at the beginning of every month and tickets are around $25 per person. Hilarious, light-hearted and an overall good time.

Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St Redfern Sydney NSW 2016


14. Tranny Bingo

Tranny Bingo at Newtown’s Cooper’s Hotel is exactly as the title suggests. It will cost you around $10 to play but trust us, these ladies sure know how to put on a party.

221 King St, Newtown Sydney NSW 2042 | (02) 9550 3461


15. Art Gallery of New South Wales

Get cultured with the Art Gallery of New South Wales. $23 will get you an entry pass into two exhibitions if you are a student. We recommend Warhol before pop and John Olsens the you beaut country. Be sure to also check out their free talks, music and film screenings with Art After Hours on Wednesday nights.

Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000 |(02) 9225 1700


16. Spice Alley

Grab a couple of beers and head down to the hottest hawker hall in town – Spice Alley.

Kensington Street, Chippendale Sydney NSW 2008 |(02) 9281 0822


17. Rose Bay to Watson’s Bay Harbour Walk

Take a stroll from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay. This stunning 8km walk will trace secluded beaches, blissful parks and picturesque bays. After trekking, reward yourself with a drink at the Watsons Bay Hotel. If you time it right, you may also catch an incredible sunset.

New South Head Rd, Rose Bay Sydney NSW 2029


18. Barefoot Lawn Bowls

Kick off your shoes for barefoot bowls. There’s dozens of clubs to choose from but, try the Greens in North Sydney or Clovelly Lawn Bowls Club for some stunning views. Games will cost you around $10-$15.


19. Crab Race!

Crab race at the Friend In Hand pub in Glebe. It involves a bucket of hermit crabs, numbered stickers, and no end of thirsty punters. You. Will. Love. It.

58 Cowper St, Glebe Sydney NSW 2037 |(02) 9660 2326


20. Balmoral Beach

Tuck into some fish and chips at Balmoral beach and watch the sunset.

2 The Esplanade, Mosman Sydney NSW 2088

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