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10 great cities, 100 fantastic free attractions -- 중 시드니편

If the best things in life are free, here are 100 ways to ensure your travels are outstanding  -- By  Bija Knowles 18 February, 2011


51. Royal Botanical Gardens

See specimens collected from Botany Bay in 1770, pre-settlement trees, wildlife including flying foxes and white ibis as well one million preserved plants in the Herbarium. All for free.

Mrs Macquaries Road; 2 9231 8111

52. Manly Scenic Walkway

Nothing to pay, everything to enjoy.

Download a map of this free 10-kilometer coastal and harbor walk from Spring Cove in Manly to the Spit Reserve. Take a dip off some of the white-sand beaches along the way. 2 9976 1430

53. Art Gallery of New South Wales

This light and modern space has galleries dedicated to Aboriginal, Asian and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as contemporary art exhibitions. There is sometimes a fee for special exhibitions.

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain;; +61 2 9225 1744

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54. Customs House

Built where the Eora tribe are thought to have first witnessed the landing of the British settlers/convicts on Australian soil, the Customs House is a welcoming area for visitors, including cafes and a scale model of Sydney, viewed through a glass floor.

31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay; 2 9242 8551

55. Harbour Bridge

Walking burns calories and saves you cash in Sydney.

Drive across Harbour Bridge, locally known as the coat-hanger, and you'll be charged AUS$3. Walk across and you won't be charged a cent and you'll be able to enjoy some of the best views of Sydney along the way.

56. White Rabbit

One of the world's biggest collections of contemporary (post-2000) Chinese art, White Rabbit's exhibition space has taken over four floors of an ex-knitting factory.

30 Balfour St.,Chippendale;; +61 (02) 8399 2867

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57. Bicentennial Park

Follow eight kilometers of pathways through the Bicentennial Park (in Sydney Olympic Park) or follow the boardwalk through mangroves and wetland. There are free picnic and barbecue areas as well as bird hides and the Liberty Swing for people with limited mobility.

Corner Showground Road and Herb Elliott Avenue; 2 9714 7888

58. Government House

Always nice to snoop around someone else's house.

Designed by Edward Blore, the architect of Buckingham Palace, the State Rooms house a collection of decorative art and furniture by Australian artisans over the past 150 years.

The collection is regularly updated with contemporary pieces. Down the road, the Mint, site of Australia's first coin factory, is also free to visit.

Government House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street; 2 9931 5222

59. Paddy's Markets in Haymarket

Paddy's Markets in Haymarket is a Sydney institution that goes back 150 years -- you will find everything from clothes and jewelry to auto parts and hand-made crafts.

Opposite Haymarket Monorail station;

60. Self-guided historical walking tours

The City of Sydney History Program has put together 10 walking tours that you can download for free. Take the Sydney Heritage Walk or a walk around the red light district at Kings Cross.

The Colony and Community tours are also available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.