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Visitors amble through the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The museum features a collection of Australian, Asian and European art -- and free guided tours. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Sydney, Australia on the cheap

It may cost you to actually get to Sydney but, once there, tourists have plenty of options for free and low-cost things to do and see.

Visitors amble through the Art Gallery of New
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Visitors amble through the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The museum features a collection of Australian, Asian and European art -- and free guided tours. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Bondi Beach is Sydney, Australia's best-known beach, attracting
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Bondi Beach is Sydney, Australia's best-known beach, attracting surfers and sunbathers.

Thousands of tourists and locals enjoy a hot
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Thousands of tourists and locals enjoy a hot day at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.

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People jog near Sydney Opera House and Harbour
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People jog near Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. You can enjoy the bridge's breathtaking views of the city skyline for free. (Aug. 16, 2012)

The Sydney Opera House is seen with Sydney
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The Sydney Opera House is seen with Sydney Harbor in the background.

Fragrant flowers line the pathways of the Royal
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Fragrant flowers line the pathways of the Royal Botanic Gardens, a 75-acre sanctuary. (Aug. 16, 2012)

A couple pretend to be a mirror image
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A couple pretend to be a mirror image of each other in Jane Gilling's “Provenance” at Sculptures by the Sea in Sydney, Australia. (Nov. 3, 2011)

Tourists riding a harbor ferry in Sydney, Australia,
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Tourists riding a harbor ferry in Sydney, Australia, pass by the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

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Travelers pass the Sydney Opera House while riding
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Travelers pass the Sydney Opera House while riding on a harbor ferry in Sydney, Australia.

Tourists ride on the top deck of the
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Tourists ride on the top deck of the Sydney Tour city sightseeing tour bus in Sydney, Australia.

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