Just returned from a fabulous trip to Australia

Here's my top tips for ways to save in Sydney........

Just back from a fantastic holiday in Australia and love it so much this was my third trip there.

Spent a week in Sydney which is a stunning city and if you want to take in the sights on a budget here's some of my top tips.

* You'll need an 'Opal' card to get around Sydney on buses, trains and ferries. It's a free card and you can pick one up from stations and convenience stores. Then just load it up before you travel and tap on and off every time.

Sunday travel is 'capped' at $2.50 so worth saving your 'big travel day' in the city for a Sunday to save money.

* Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an amazing experience and I loved every minute. But it will set you back around £160 a time depending on the exchange rate. So if money's tight, (or you don't have a head for heights), take in the views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout. Far fewer steps and it costs $15 a time; that's around £9.

Or why not take in the views walking across it at street level? I caught the ferry from Circular Quay to Milsons Point Wharf. Then just a few minutes up the road at the junction of Broughton and Burton Streets you'll find the bridge stairs. Great walk back to the Rocks area across the bridge and all for free!

* Tours and trips can eat into your budget so to learn more about Sydney's history why not take the free walking tour around the Rocks area. Leaves every night from Cadmans Cottage at 6pm and no need to book; just turn up!