ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Sydney Money-Saving Tips

Cheap Eats

Do your grocery shopping at open-air markets and established grocery stores, and look below the eye-level racks – the cheaper items are generally not in easy sight!

Sydney Pass

Buy this pass at ferry, bus, and rail ticket stops for unlimited travel on all three, plus return transport on the AirportLink buses and discounts at many attractions. $110 for three days, $145/5 days, $165/week

Tim Tams Treat

Enjoy these chocolate-malted biscuits filled with cream and coated in chocolate like the locals do—by biting off diagonal corners and sipping coffee through the cookie.

Look Out

Remember, Australians drive on the opposite side of the road. Luckily, Sydney is prepared for confused tourists; look to the ground where you’ll find “look this way” with an arrow painted on the street.

Way Around

The best way to familiarize yourself with Sydney is by bus tour—Australian Pacific Tours offers daily half- and full-day escorted coach excursions. Stops include major sites like the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.

Consider a Hostel Stay

Hostels are the best, least expensive housing options almost everywhere you go, and an increasing number offer free breakfast. If you're staying a while in one place, speak with the manager about cleaning for your room - you'll clean house for a few hours in exchange for free boarding.

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