Sydney might not be Australia’s capital but you will never feel that. Sydney is vibrant, exciting and loved by travelers. But with the city’s popularity came the higher prices. Still, if you manage to plan your vacation in advance, Sydney can be a lovely, moderately priced experience.
Getting to Sydney
Cheap airfare to Australia can be found rather easily if you what to look for. Plan your vacation during the off-peak season and always look for a mid-week flight. Check the airfare into several Australian cities and for example, fly into Melbourne and then travel by land to Sydney. All major Australian cities are served by airlines from major European cities as well as the rest of the world.
Places to Stay in Sydney
After airfare , accommodation is the second biggest expense for any traveler. Depending on your preferences, there are several choices which can cater for almost any budget.
Sydney hostels are the best choice for the independent traveler who only cares to find a place to sleep and maybe a kitchen to fix some meals in between visiting the city. There are numerous affordable hostels located right in the heart of the city. But do remember that popular hostels always book up first, so make sure to secure a bed in advance.
Hotels in Sydney can range from cheap to very expensive. It’s a matter of knowing what to look for. If hostels aren’t your cup of tea but you still want to stay on a low budget then look for hotels located further from the city center. You can stay near Bondi Beach and score both an affordable hotel and a quick access to Sydney’s beaches.
If you travel in a group, there’s always the possibility to rent an apartment or vacation home. Prices depend on the neighborhood you choose but you will be able to save a lot of money by not eating out all the time.
Having Fun in Sydney
Many travelers think it’s quite impossible to have fun on a low budget. Ok, we won’t argue that if your idea of fun includes a lot of alcohol, then it gets costly. But if your idea of fun includes visiting parks and exploring the city, then you won’t have to pay much, if anything at all.
Spend your morning checking out Circular Quay and the magnificent views. Then head to the Royal Botanic Gardens. They are free to visit and you can stop for a lunch or a snack in this beautiful setting. Also, make sure to visit The Rocks, the oldest part of Sydney and one the most visited. Most activities in the Harbour area are related to walking, taking photos and eating.