Sydney

The city of a hundred beaches

The city of Sydney offers a relaxed outdoor and beach lifestyle, combined with art and culture, fine dining and wine, nature and cosmopolitan nightlife and shopping areas.

Sydney is among the 10 cities with the best quality of life in the world. Currently, the largest and most populous city in Australia. Located to the southeast, on the coast of New South Wales, being the capital of this magnificent state.

Sydney was the settlement of the first British colony in Australia and is the oldest city in the country. It is the most multicultural city in the world and one of the favourite destinations for international students. In Sydney there are many places of leisure to enjoy the city, spectacular beaches such as Bondi, Coogee, Manly, etc.

Sydney is a city with a lot of movement and many opportunities, where it is easy to find work and there is always something fun to do.

Weather

Sydney has a humid subtropical climate with mild summers and somewhat cold winters with little rainfall. The climate is tempered by the proximity to the sea, and the most extreme temperatures are recorded in the inner western suburbs. Sydney’s pleasant summer weather makes its beaches very popular.

The hottest month is January, with an average temperature of 13.6-20.8 ° C. There are an average of 15 days a year with temperatures above 25 ° C .. Winter is mild – cold, with temperatures rarely falling below 0 ° C in coastal areas.

The coldest month is July, with an average of 1-3 ° C. The lowest minimum recorded at the Observatory was -3 ° C. Precipitation is quite divided between summer and winter, but it is slightly higher during the first half of the year, when the easterly winds dominate.

The best suburbs to live in Sydney

One of the common questions among newcomers to Sydney or even among those who are seriously considering going to live there is:

“Let’s try to answer this question:

+ Downtown: the CBD is what we know as the Center Business District. It is the heart of Sydney, so It is usually a bit expensive.  The Opera House and the Harbour Bridge is in the CBD   Of course, if you live there you will be in the very center of Sydney.

+ Darlinghurst: it is one of the suburb closest to the CBD. There are many cafes, restaurants and clubs. It is a good area to live and prices range from $ 200-300 AUD per week for a single or shared room.

+ Surry Hills: it is attached to the Darlinghurst suburb and, therefore, shares the same characteristics. It has areas with a lot of atmosphere and other more residential ones.

+ Pyrmont & Ultimo: these two suburbs are located west of the CBD. They are many students. In Ultimo there are quite a few people of Asian origin. It has supermarkets, bars and is well connected with several buses and trains. Prices are around $ 180-220 AUD per week per shared room.

+ Redfern & Chippendale: these suburbs are south of the CBD and are also characterised Students friendly areas. They are well connected and close to the city. The prices are very similar to Pyrmont and Ultimo.

+ Glebe: it is a Suburb with very good vibes. Many cafes and restaurants, and every Saturday there is a market, one of the most famous in the city. A single room can cost about $ 265 AUD per week.

+ Newtown: it is the underground suburb par excellence of the city. It is further from the beach, but there are always things to do. It has many thrift stores and plenty stunning cafes. The rent is around $ 220-280 AUD per week.

+ Bondi Beach: it is the most famous beach in Sydney and rental prices in this area increase considerably in the summer time. A shared room ranges from $ 200-250 AUD and a single room from $ 250 AUD to 400 AUD per week.

+ Bondi Junction: it is 10 minutes by bus from Bondi Beach. It is the area where the shopping centres and supermarkets are located. It is close to the train station and a large bus station. The prices are very similar to Bondi Beach

+ Coogee: it is another beach area where there are always things to do. It’s quieter than Bondi, but a lot of people hang out in the summer too. It is well connected with several buses that go to the city and to other beach areas. The rental price is between $ 220 and $ 270 AUD per week.

+ Maroubra: this beach area is one of the quietest, but it is one of the furthest from the city (about 40 minutes by bus). Prices are between $ 200 to $270 AUD per week for a single room.

+ Manly:  It is on the other side of Sydney Harbour. There are restaurants, bars, cafes and a great beach for surfing. If you live in Manly, you won’t move from there. The best way to go to the City is by ferry and the prices range between $ 200-300 AUD per week (everything changes depending on the season)

Things TO DO

We know you love to travel and discover new places, so we have made a list so you know what to visit in Sydney. The TOP sites!

+ Sydney Opera House: The Sydney Opera House was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007. Designed by the architect of the Danish Jorn Utzon, in addition to being a symbol of Australia, it is a true marvel.

+ Botanic Gardens: The Botanic Gardens surround Sydney Harbour with many indigenous plants. Admission is free, so it’s a must see. 

+ The Rocks: Full of cafes, restaurants or places worth discovering, it is an excursion that you cannot miss.

+ Bondi Beach: Who doesn’t know the iconic Sydney Beach? Let yourself be impregnated by the atmosphere of its cafes and its people and enjoy.

+ Manly: it is the quintessential surf town in Sydney. Ideally, go by ferry and return at sunset to see the sunset behind the city’s skyline.

+ Royal National Park: is the National Park of the city of Sydney. It’s an hour by train and you can do countless activities.

+ Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains are 2 hours from Sydney by train and they are breathtaking. You will see the Three Sisters – you will find out about the history of these three rocks – and, if you like to walk, you will be able to see the occasional waterfall.

+ Palm Beach: this is one of the most beautiful beaches around Sydney. Go up to the lighthouse and see how the beach is between two waters. Simply wonderful.

+ Morriset Park: if the first thing you want to do as soon as you arrive in Australia is see kangaroos, you have to go to Morriset Park. Take the train and in two hours you will see Australia’s most famous animal.

+ Jervis Bay: it is a natural park that is almost three hours away by car. Be amazed at Hyams Beach, the whitest sandy beach in the world.

Sydney Advantages

You will always have a new and attractive plan waiting for you: from going on an excursion or meeting for  brunch to simply going for a coffee. There are thousands of things to do !!!

+ It is one of the cities in the world with the most beaches. There are more than a hundred! You will find something for all kinds of tastes: to surf, snorkel or to simply relax having a barbecue with friends.

+ There is a lot of job offer and students usually find work quite easily. City salaries tend to be higher!

+ Sydney was built on one of the most beautiful bays in the world and is also famous for having two other of the country’s most famous icons: the Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

+ It is one of the cities in the world with the most beaches.

+ It is a place where people from dozens of different countries come together to create an incomparable multicultural city.

Disadvantages of Sydney

Everyone wants to live in this wonderful city, so the City will always be full of people and movement.

+ It is an expensive city and, at first, it is difficult to adapt to change. Although it should be noted that it is extremely easy to fell in love it.

+ Traffic is insane. Bus drivers drive very badly, they may show up on time, and if you don’t stop them, they won’t stop either. And pay attention to the traffic lights! They change color in seconds.

+ In Sydney there are many sloping streets and it will be difficult to get around by bike.

+ The rains are regular, sudden, and are usually accompanied by wind.

Schools

As a Dream Way student, you have exclusive offers and promotions that schools offer us. We only work with SCHOOLS CERTIFIED by the Australian government, we have a lot of agreements with official educational centres that have a wide variety of courses and training. Benefit from unique conditions and special discounts to study in Sydney.

Australia

81-86 Courallie Ave, Homebush West NSW 2140, Australia

 +61 413 857 919

Colombia

Calle 1G No. 5 – 47
Neiva, Huila, Colombia

+57 317 375 8614