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Free things to do in Sydney today

Entertain yourself in Sydney without spending a cent
Wendy Whitley's Secret Garden
Photograph: Robert Polmear
By Time Out editors |

Sydney may have been voted the second most expensive city in the world to live in, but if you look closely you will find cheap and free things to do on any day of the year. Want LOLs without the price tag? Here's where to find free comedy nights in Sydney. Or a cheap date idea? See these venues for free live music on any night of the week

Free things to do on any given day

People on a free walking tour in Circular Quay
Photograph: Supplied
Things to do, Walks and tours

I'm Free Sydney Walking Tours

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If you live in Sydney, a three-hour walking tour around the CBD may sound like a chore rather than a fun thing to do on your day off. But if you have visitors in town, this is a free way to check off many of the city’s historical sites in one go – and there’s a fact-filled guide to do all the talking. 

Things to do

Wendy's Secret Garden

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The secret maybe well and truly out about this hidden garden, but it really is heart-warming story and a space worth sharing.

Sport and fitness, Walks

Bondi to Coogee coastal walk

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When Time Out has visitors in town this is the hands-down first thing that we recommend they do. It’s a six-kilometre stretch of coastline so most walk from Bondi to Bronte and call it a day, but beyond that is where the walk gets really interesting.

Royal National Park
Photograph: Klara Kalocsay
Things to do

A guide to the Royal National Park

It's less than an hour's drive from the CBD, yet so many Sydneysiders haven't stepped foot in the pristine 15,091 hectares of bushland that lines the coast south of Sydney. 

Take yourself on a free tour of Sydney's public art

Water fountain
Photograph: Ken Leanfore
Art, Public art

The best public art in Sydney

It’s (mostly) good for the eyes, good for the soul, and improves even the most uninviting locations. We thought we’d share some of our favourite public art works in Sydney.

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