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The best things to do in Sydney for free

Entertain yourself in and around the city without spending a cent

By Time Out editors
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Sydney can be a pretty exxy place to live, but if you keep your bargain hunting eyes open, you’ll find heaps of free and cheap things to do on any day of the year.

Now, if you want to flash your cash in the Harbour City, you can book a luxurious staycation in one of the swankiest hotels in town, eat at one of the 50 best restaurants, treat yourself to a pampering at a spa, or sample the fanciest ways to eat cucumber at one of the city's ritziest high-teas.

But then again, the best things in life are free. Here's where you can find them in Sydney.

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Free things to do every day of the year

Fitness people at Bondi Beach Outdoor Gym
Fitness people at Bondi Beach Outdoor Gym
Photograph: Gilbert Walden

Sweat it out at an outdoor gym

Sport and fitness Gyms

Here are some of the best outdoor fitness stations from across Sydney, which you can access 24-hours a day and completely free.

Eat like a baller on a budget

Bowl of food at Spice I am
Bowl of food at Spice I am
Photograph: Anna Kucera

The best cheap eats in Sydney

Restaurants

Dining out on a dime is one of this city's great thrills. Here are our picks for Sydney's best eats on a budget. We've tasted everything from banh mi to tonkotsu ramen, biang biang noodles and vegan burgers without breaking the bank. 

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