Established in 1788, Sydney is not only the oldest and largest city in Aussie but also the most popular one. Are you planning to spend a holiday in Sydney soon?
However, you want to stay on budget and still have a nice time? Don’t worry! We’re here to help! We will teach you how to plan a Sydney holiday on a budget and still have a great time! All you have to do is keep these few things in mind.
Buy a cheap airplane ticket in fall or spring
According to statistics, tourists visit Sydney mostly during the winter period and that’s when the tickets are expensive. Consider visiting Sydney in the fall and spring because only then you can find a cheap airplane ticket.
Instead of staying in a hotel, why not chose a cheaper motel or go camping?
Most of the hotels in Sydney are expensive. However, you can always stay in a cheap motel or hostel if you want to save some money. Besides that, camping is always an option. Many people decide to camp and stay on budget. If you think that accommodation is crucial in having a good time in Sydney, you’re wrong. Camping can actually provide an unforgettable and unordinary experience.
Restaurant meals and drinks are expensive – buy your own groceries and cook
Instead of eating in restaurants or in the hotel where you’ll be staying, buy your own food. That way you will save money, stay on budget and eat healthier. You may also consider going on a picnic and eat in the park or someplace nice. As for the drinks, you might consider drinking less while you’re on a Sydney holiday. Drinks are expensive and you better have a few drinks before going to the bar.
Visit the free tourist attractions first and use the discounts on the tickets for places where you have to pay an entrance fee
The Botanical Garden in Sydney is a beautiful attraction to visit. And on top of all – there’s no entrance fee. You can ask around and find some other free tourist attraction and stay on budget. However, if you decide to visit the most famous sights like The Tower Eye, the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Opera House, ask for a special offer or discount. And if they give any, feel free to use it.
Chose a cheap transport
Transport is expensive in Sydney so that’s why you better chose a cheap way of transport. You can take the bus, train or go for a free ride but be careful. You can also rent a bike. You will be surprised how Sydneysiders love their bikes!
Avoid the exchange counter and use the ATM or credit cards instead
ATM can be found everywhere around Sydney. Avoid the exchange counter but keep in mind that some ATM charges a fee for making a purchase in foreign currency. You can also use your credit card knowing that almost every restaurant and bar accepts credit card payments.