If you are keeping up with our blog, you might have seen our post on how we traveled to Australia and New Zealand for FREE! ALL of our flights and hotels were paid for through points via travel hacking.
The great thing is, once we arrived, the actual cost of the trip was relatively cheap as well, considering it was about 14 days. There is so much to explore by just walking around Sydney and hiking in New Zealand. If you are looking for inexpensive or free options in both cities, check out the below itinerary. (Note - if we spent money on an activity, it is noted.)
Day One: Arrive in Sydney
We arrived in Sydney mid-morning from a long flight from NYC and we were ready to conquer the day! Once we gathered our bags, we took the Sydney train to our hotel. This is a much cheaper option than a cab, and quite frankly the Sydney train system is very easy to use. We ended up taking the train a lot.
After leaving our bags at the hotel, we began walking around the city. First stop - the Opera House. So cool to see the iconic building in person.