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Top 10 Free Things to Do in and Around Sydney

Sydney is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but unfortunately it’s also one of the most expensive places to live or to spend your holiday.

However, with a near perfect climate and a great variety of natural and man-made landmarks and sights on offer, there are also lots of free things to do in Sydney.

To help you save some of your hard-earned dollars, we have compiled a list of our favorite things to do in Sydney without having to spend a single dollar. So once you’ve booked your hotel in Sydney, it’s time to start exploring this beautiful city!

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Where to Stay in Sydney (A Guide to the Best Places and Hotels)

 
— Where to stay in Sydney for your holiday? —
 
We have outlined the best areas in and around Sydney, including suggestions for great hotels catering for different budgets.

Choosing where to stay in Sydney for your upcoming holiday can be challenging task. Your hotel and also the area you’re staying in can make or break a holiday. This is particularly true for Sydney since the layout of the city is rather complicated.

We’ve made the process of deciding where to stay in Sydney a bit easier by identifying the five best places and areas in and close to the city. In addition, we’ve selected some of the best hotels in these areas. Hotels in different price categories, catering for all types of travellers.

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Hiking Etiquette (6 Things to Keep in Mind on the Trail)

Most of us love being in the great outdoors and hiking is one of the best ways to appreciate all the goodness that Mother Nature has to offer.

With the rise of Internet and WiFi in the last two decades, information about hiking trails is much more readily available than it was 10 or 20 years ago. As a result, hiking trails that were still undiscovered not too long ago, are now popular weekend destinations.

So with more people out and about on hiking trails, it’s perhaps a good idea to think about good hiking etiquette. The following things to keep in mind while on the trail often come down to plain common sense and having respect for our fellow hikers.

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Blue Mountains Tours – Which Ones Are the Best?

 
— Our recommendations for the best Blue Mountains Tours from Sydney —

One of the most popular tourist and weekend-getaway destinations in Sydney and New South Wales is the famous Blue Mountains, a World Heritage listed area less than two hours away from Sydney.

Blessed with various exciting walking tracks, beautiful lookout points, enormous cliffs, deep valleys and thriving rainforest and wildlife, the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot to rejuvenate and appreciate nature at its best.

One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of this popular national park is by booking a professional Blue Mountains tour. A day tour to the Blue Mountains is a great way to see all the highlights, especially if you’ve never been there before and you don’t have your own transport.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Byron Bay and Surrounds

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of New South Wales not too far from the Queensland border, Byron Bay is a popular beachside town that attracts a great amount of travelers each year. Despite its growing popularity and influx of tourists, Byron Bay has never lost its small town laid-back atmosphere.

Known as “Cavvanbah” by the local Arakwal people, Byron Bay and Cape Byron were named after Naval officer John Byron by Captain James Cook who arrived in the area in 1770. In the first half of the 20th century, Byron Bay quickly developed itself as a busy industrial port town, before it slowly turned into a holiday destination and surfing hot spot from the 1960’s.

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Cheap International Money Transfer to and from Australia

 
— What is the best way to transfer money overseas? —
 
Forget the banks and use an online International Money Transfer Service to transfer money overseas to and from Australia

It’s surprising that in the modern society we’re living in today, transferring money overseas from one bank account to another can still be so expensive and non-transparent.

Australian banks typically charge excessive fees for international money transfers and also give their customers the worst possible currency exchange rates.

Luckily though these issues can be easily prevented by using a specialised money transfer service that provide you with great benefits compared to banks.

HiFX, OFX and CurrencyFair are three of the best online money transfer services that can help you transfer money overseas to and from Australia without hassle and with the best exchange rates.

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Top Things to Do in Sydney (The Ultimate Guide)

 
A comprehensive guide to top things to do in Sydney, for tourists as well as for locals, covering activities such as hiking, sightseeing, shopping, beaches and much more.

Sydney is Australia’s largest and most popular city, visited by millions of international travellers each year.

What sets Sydney apart from other international cities are the beautiful and world-famous Harbour, the unique landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, a near-perfect climate, a stunning coastline with countless beaches and also the thriving arts and culture scene.

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How to Start a Blog with WordPress (Step by Step Guide)

 
— How to start a WordPress blog? —
 
Learn how to start a blog with WordPress, from domain registration and hosting to publishing quality content and social media management.

People often ask us how to start a blog such as Best Sydney Walks. While starting a WordPress blog isn’t super complicated, it is very important to get the basics right. Once that’s done, the next challenge is to drive more traffic to your brand new WordPress blog.

Running a blog for most people is a hobby. You can use it to to share your thoughts, your ideas and your personal experiences. For others, a blog is a business. A blog can generate a modest side-income stream or even a full-time income that pays all the bills.

To help you get started, we’ve created this simple guide so you can start your very own blog with WordPress today.

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10 Cafes in Sydney That Serve the Best Coffee

Sydney-siders have a true love affair with coffee. For many of us, coffee is the first thing on our minds when we wake up in the morning, so we want to make sure that we start the day with the best cup of coffee we can get our hands on.

The price of a coffee has gone up dramatically in recent years. It’s not unusual nowadays to pay 5 dollars for a large coffee. Sadly though, the average quality of coffee in Sydney hasn’t gone up as fast as the price has, which can be frustrating because we want that perfect texture, strength and flavour when we invest in our caffeine fix.

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16 Great Picnic Spots in and Around Sydney

Blessed with a pleasant climate and stunning natural scenery, Sydney is pretty much the perfect city to go out and have a picnic. With so many parks, reserves, beaches and lookouts to choose from, you’ll never run out of options in the weekends.

To make it easier for you, we’ve come up with a list of some of the best picnic spots in Sydney.

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