How Students can Enjoy Sydney with no Money
Are you an international student in Sydney looking to make the best out of the city on a budget (or even for free)?
Good news for you! We’ve come up with a list of 0-money-fun activities to experience the lifestyle in your city of choice during your study breaks.
Stretch your legs along the breathtaking coast
Well, it goes without saying that you cannot simply live in Sydney and skip the famous Bondi to Coogee Walk! This mesmerising 4.9 km clifftop coastal walk is a combination of the best you can get from Sydney’s natural treasures: breathtaking beaches, green parks and rock pools. And don’t get scared of those daunting 4.9 — there are plenty of possibilities en route for you to catch your breath and refill your batteries. You can have a coffee at one of the chic cafes on the way, bring a basket of your favourite food and drinks and have a spontaneous picnic with your friends or simply lay down a towel on the hot golden sand and enjoy the sun.
Get cultural and have a museum and gallery spree
There is no entrance fee for the main museum and the majority of exhibitions and events of the Art Gallery of NSW, world-renowned for its displays of international and Australian artifacts.
Located right next to the NSW Art Gallery, the Rocks Discovery Museum is the very place to learn about Australia’s history. Nestled on the edge of astounding Sydney Harbour, the museum is a display of thousands of years of Australian past from Aborigine heritage to British rule.
Do you need more? What about the White Rabbit Gallery southwards from the Rocks Discovery Museum? It is definitely a must if you are into contemporary Chinese art, and of course, it goes without saying that you won’t be asked for any entrance fee.
Indulge in the local markets fresh food
If you are in the market for fresh produce and Australian and international goodies, head to Eveleigh Market, every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. Hundreds of local farmers and artisan food producers sell their delicious food here, so if you are a foodie, this place is a must for your taste buds.
If you’re rather interested in fashion — vintage clothing, handmade accessories — Paddington Markets are your place to be. A hot spot for artists, fashion designers and hipsters, the markets have been attracting both tourists and locals since the 1970s. Definitely worth checking out even with an empty wallet for the alternative atmosphere.
Take a stroll along the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Nicknamed the ‘old coathanger’, this gigantic construction is one of Sydney’s landmarks that can be seen even across the city. The bridge, towering over the landscape at 134m high, 502m long, 49m wide and an astounding 53,000 tonnes, calls for exploration.
The best way to get to know this unique attraction is to take a walk along pedestrian pathway at the bridge’s eastern edge. Again, free of charge!
Now that you know what you can do in Sydney without any money at all, grab your backpack, go outside and take advantage of the unique sights and activities this cosmopolitan ever growing student city has to offer free of charge! And if you are still considering a future studying in Sydney, you can check out which courses you can study to get some help with your course selection and application.