Study in Sydney, Australia - one of the world's best cities
Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, has been voted as the world’s 7th best city to live in.
Sydney is the oldest settlement in Australia, with world-famous icons such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, set around a stunning natural harbour.
Swim, shop and relax in one day
The beauty of Sydney is that you can enjoy the relaxed Australian culture and big city life at the same time.
Enjoy a morning at one of Sydney’s many amazing beaches, including Manly and Bondi or view the city sights from the sea by taking a ferry across the beautiful harbour.
For lunch, enjoy a meal at some of Sydney’s famous ‘eat streets’. You’ll find a truly global range of cuisines including Scandinavian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Greek, African, Lebanese or traditional Australian food.
In the afternoon, shop til you drop! For designer clothing, Oxford Street, Paddington or King Street, Newtown are all must-visit shopping locations, and an array of top brand international shops exists in the Queen Victoria Building or the Pitt Street mall in the city centre.
Weekends can be spent at one of Sydney’s many markets or quick weekend trips to Sydney’s outer regions.
Activities in Sydney
Volleyball at Manly Beach, skiing at Thredbo and baseball at Centennial Park will keep you fit as well as show off some of the beautiful destinations in and around Sydney.
You’ll also have the opportunity to compete in a variety of sporting events.
Social and cultural activities
There is a full activities and events calendar organized so you’ll always have something to do. You could be camping one day or skiing the next!
Special celebratory and cultural days are also celebrated such as End of Year Formals, Music concerts, Chinese New Year celebrations, fundraising events and Harmony Day.
Getting out and about in Sydney
You can get around Sydney by bus, train or ferry. Overall, these services are regular and very reliable.
All information relating to transport around Sydney can be found through the Transport Infoline website.
Use the handy Trip planner to plan your trip using any mode of transportation. The website also contains links to attractions with relating transport information, and useful information around major events.
You can also call the Transport Infoline for help and information on 131 500, they will also take any feedback or comments relating to the transport system in Sydney.
These links will take you to external sites. Sites will open in a separate window, and are in English unless otherwise indicated.
- City of Sydney
Sydney Council's website contains a good visitors' section that includes a what's on guide and an events calendar.
Destination New South Wales' official tourism site provides in depth travel guides to all areas of Sydney.
- Sydney Markets Directory
Full listing of markets around Sydney including the largest - Paddy’s Markets.