Sydney is Australia’s first city, both as the landing spot of the First Fleet IN 1788 and the first incorporated City Council in 1842. Sydney’s strikingly iconic landmarks - the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge reflects the history. Furthermore, a visit to the Australian Museum is a must to gain a better understanding of the country’s history.
Get the chance to get thrilled by spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations and the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations in the world.
A Walk to remember
The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge are two reputed landmarks across the world, whilst they might become a daily sight for you during your time here so make sure sure you take the time to walk across the legendary bridge.
How about a day trip?
Sydney has the most stunning bushland and mountain ranges in its vicinity. Go north for some white-water rafting or bushwalking at Hawkesbury River and the Nymboi-Binderay National Park. Or go south for some scuba diving and wandering around rainforests.
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The average monthly cost for an international student to live in Sydney is $370-885. The weekly cost includes $165-440 rent, $100-150 food, $35-140 utility bills, $20-50 transport, $20-55 internet/phone, $50+ other charges.
Making your traveling easier:
Sydney has several train lines from Central that take you outwards from the Central Business District (CBD). The train system is best when traveling to the outer suburbs and around the CBD.
When routing towards Sydney’s metropolitan areas so take a bus ride. It has a huge network and frequent services so you won’t have to wait too long for the next bus to stop either.
Ferries are running along almost every suburb that’s fronted by Sydney Harbor, including Manly, Balmain, and Circular Quay and even encompassing as far as Parramatta. The ferry system can take you along the breathtaking views of the city’s harbor, port, and river system. Although, tickets are a bit expensive but worth it for the scenery.
Safer and cheap alternative to taxis.
Where to visit?
You will never get bored with this place as it offers a variety of coffee shops to the fancy restaurants and enjoy the stunning views of the harbor. The beautiful Hyde Park is the oldest public park in Australia which provides an ideal spot for relaxation and exploration.
Ultimo, Haymarket, and Glebe
Home for many international students in Sydney as it provides a variety of international food options to choose from with an outstanding food variety in Chinatown. Haymarket and Ultimo are situated on the outskirts of the city making both very convenient to live and visit.
It offers diverse student accommodation facilities along with a mounting variety of small bars and cafes.
What’s cool and as cool and multicultural? The inner west is the perfect option for international students as it has numerous laneway bars and restaurants or find your favorite piece of street art.
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