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Fun ways to blow $100 in Sydney

Submitted by on 12/11/2012 – 12:26 pmNo Comment
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Sometimes it’s important to spend money for no reason at all, other than to do something out of the ordinary that puts a smile on your face. Even if you’re travelling on a budget it feels GOOD to treat yourself. Go on, go crazy for once. In Sydney you can spend $100 on some pretty awesome things, such as…

…A helicopter ride over the harbour

Keep your eyes peeled for special offers and you’ll see that it’s possible to live like a superstar (for 20 whole minutes) and take a spin in a helicopter over the city for just $99. You can see full panoramic views of the harbour bridge, opera house, Manly beach and the whole quayside. If you’re prepared to splurge a little more, then you can even go as far as the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley.

…A night drinking amazing cocktails

Sydney has one of the most distinctive and impressive skylines in the world, with the opera house and harbour bridge coming alive at night time. A drink in one of the city’s rooftop bars will set you back a pretty penny but you’ll get what you pay for. There’s laid back and super cool roof lounges or in-your-face penthouse bars with swimming pool. Expect to pay around $20 a cocktail and to sample top-end flavours such as peach bitters, homemade rose syrup and 12-year-old Chivas Regal. Watch out for a hint of egg white in the mix too. Delicious.

…A night in a plush hotel

Every so often you deserve fluffy towels, a shower in an impossibly clean glass cube and some tiny bottles of shampoo. Sydney hotels cater for all kinds of budgets, so blow some cash on the most fun night in you can possibly have. Sprawl on the huge bed and stuff chocolate in your mouth while running a bubble bath. Why? Just because you CAN.

…Cruising the streets in a sports car

Okay so you’ll need to grab a friend for this one but for a total of $200 you can hire yourself a cheeky little two-seater BMW and hit the road in style. Take a spin around the harbour, crank the sound system and feel like a million dollars with the wheel of a top sports car in your hands. Cruise round the city from dusk til dawn, beep your horn at passing hotties and fistpump at every set of traffic lights in the CBD. Even after you’ve given the car back you’ll feel like a bad ass for days afterwards. Yeah!

…A gastronomic blowout

Have you ever had an 8-course meal? No? Then you haven’t treated yourself to a degustation. From the French meaning ‘taste’ a dego is the ultimate epicurean delight. Sample small courses of beautifully presented food and sup on a perfectly matched wine or spirit that perfectly compliments the flavour of each dish. For $100 you can have a truly unique and memorable dining experience.




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Fiona Tulloch has written 57 articles. Fiona was one of the first to join codename “The Firm“. After a sweaty meeting at a bus station she was recruited based on her dedication; she gave up a publishing career in London to travel round the world. She enjoys eating local food (a lot), learning languages (badly) and living a simple life surrounded by sunshine, smiles and palm trees.

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