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Free Attractions In Sydney
If you want to travel to Sydney, you should not spend all of your money on paid sites, hotels and cuisines. Sydney is among the most famous and visited cities all over the world. Also, it is the second installment of Free Sydney Attractions, which can entertain you and your friends for free.
Sydney Opera House: Located in Circular Quay the Sydney Opera House is likely the most recognised building in Australia and also the most photographed. Tours within the Opera House are paid but you can wander the perimeter of the building and take in the great views of the Harbour, Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Rocks: The Rocks in Sydney is located between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The Rocks is great place to wander and take in the sights and sounds of the many alleyways and streets. It also stages the annual Australia Day Rock Song music event which goes for 10 hours and spans 9 stages.
Parliament House: Love it or loath it a visit to Sydney’s Parliament House during question time will provide hours of entertainment (some may say frustration). Bookings are recommended for days on which question time is being held. NSW Parliament House is located in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Nielsen Park: A part of Sydney Harbour National Park, Nielsen Park offers a family friendly beach and picnic facilities. There are walking trails, scenic views and public toilets.
Queen Victoria Building: The QVB was completed in 1898 and takes up the entire block bordered by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. There is a large inner glass dome, stained glass windows and ornate architecture all crafted by previously unemployed tradesmen during the Sydney depression of the late 1800’s. The QVB centrally located to Sydney Hotels and other Sydney Accommodation.
Sydney Observatory: The Sydney Observatory of a museum of astronomy and related fields. The Observatory has been in use for over 140 years and contains historical items including aboriginal items. Some fees apply. The Observatory is located on Watsons Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney.
Writers Walk: Take the walk around Curcular Quay following the metal plaques celebrating famous Sydney authors and writers who live in, or visited, Australia. Writers represented include Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Darwn, Miles Franklin, Barry Humphries, Clive James nad Thomas Keneally. Start at either the Sydney Opera House or on the opposite side of the harbour at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Walk of Fame ‘n’ Shame: This is a self guided podcast walk that takes visitors back to the Sydney rock’n’roll scene of the 1960’s 70’s and 80’s. The podcast takes you past the significant locations and gives yor the opportunity to hear all the stories of the period. Brochures are available from Sydney Tourism offices.
Colony Walk: A self guided walk that starts at Customs House and takes you through the early days of Sydney’s convicts. Soldiers, whalers and sailors. Traces of Australia’s colonial days still remain and are highlighted in the walks. Brochures are available from Sydney Tourism offices.
Commerce Walk: A self guided walk that takes in some of Sydney’s most impressive commercial buildings. The walk will take you through the heart of the Sydney cbd financial and retail districts and provides information on significant buildings, architectural features and historical facts. The walks begins at St James Station and ends at the Queen Victoria Building. Brochures are available from Sydney Tourism offices.
Community Walk: A self guided walk starting at the Sydney Town Hall that will take you amongst what is now Chinatown and the Spanish Quarter and possibly the most significant 20th century aboriginal site in the heart of Sydney. The walk finishes at Hyde Park. Brochures are available from Sydney Tourism offices.
Passion Walk: A self guided walk starts in Sydney’s red light district at Kings Cross Station and takes you on a journey through ‘The Cross’, Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay. The area has established itself as the ‘entertainment’ precinct of Sydney and has in the past has been popular amongst artists, writers and musicians. Brochures are available from Sydney Tourism offices.
Sydney Heritage Walk: A self guided walk that takes you past 20 of Sydney’s most significant heritage sites. Starting at Circular Quay and ending at the Sydney Town Hall this informative walk is a great introduction to Sydney. Brochures are available from Sydney Tourism offices.
Walk on Water: A self guided walk that introduces you to 30 different Sydney water features including waterways, fountains and historic sites. Brochures are available from Sydney Tourism offices.