$100 Day : Sydney

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$100 Day


Sydney is the biggest city in Australia, so this $100 Day was epic.  So epic that you might have to split it into a few days to make sure you can get the most out it!


We’d like to dedicate this $100 Day to Blake, the awesome bloke we met in Newcastle at the YHA. Blake – if you’re reading this, make contact with us. You are always welcome to stay with us when you’re in Melbourne.




1. If you plan to travel around Sydney for a few days, grab yourself an Opal Card, top it up with some cash.  Otherwise, you can buy a single ticket for the ferry into Circular Quay for $6.20.


2. Grab a coffee at The Fine Food Store.


3. Go for an explorative stroll through the alleys and laneways of the Rocks, and pop in to the Sydney Harbour YHA for some insight into how life was back in the old days.  If it’s the weekend, they hold a great market here from 10am.


4. Do the Pylon Lookout for great views of the harbour and city.


5. Make your way through Circular Quay to Bennelong Point and marvel at the architecture of the Sydney Opera House.


6. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens on your way to Martin Place, the heart of Sydney. Peek into the Channel 7 Studios, gape at the GPO, and if you feel like it, duck into Lindt Café and grab some chocolates for $9.99 per 100g.


7. Head south along Elizabeth Street to Hyde Park.  Check out Archibald’s Fountain, The Pool of Reflection and whatever street performers are lingering around before ducking across the road to St Mary’s Cathedral.  Nearby is the St James Church – sometimes they do free lunchtime chamber concerts.


8. Hungry yet? Head back to George Street and catch the free shuttle bus down to Haymarket.


9. Market City has an awesome food court with a great selection of Asian food.  Have a filling lunch.


10. Go for a quick stroll through Chinatown and head towards the Chinese Garden of Friendship.


11. It’s time for beer – walk down Liverpool Street to the World Square, and duck into the Sydney Brewery for a beverage.  At $5 for a schooner, you can’t go wrong.  We recommend the Lovedale Lager.


12. From the brewery, head back to George Street and go north towards Sydney Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building.  If you feel like ice cream, duck in to Regent Place and grab a sea salt soft serve sprinkled with pop rocks from Aqua S to share.


13. From here, you can take the bus home.  If you have a topped up Opal card, great – otherwise buy a single bus ticket from $2.40.  Ticket costs depend on how far you’re going.






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Bam… a massive day of sightseeing and eating with 70 cents to spare.  Of course, there is heaps more to see, like Luna Park on the other side of the river, and heaps more to eat, like Mr Crackles in Darlinghurst or Vienna Sandwiches in North Sydney – but we’re only human and we can’t do it all.


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One thought on $100 Day : Sydney

  1. doug on said:

    another good shot of u2 with opera house background

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