Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs – Google
Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with four distinct seasons in the year – spring, summer, winter and autumn.
Below is a guide to the average daily temperatures. Spring September November 12-22 degrees Summer December to February 28-32 degrees Autumn March to May 12 – 20 degrees Winter June to August 10 – 15 degrees.
Sydney does not have a specific wet season – it can rain at any time of the year. Sports and other outdoor activities are possible at all times of the year. Students are required to bring variety of clothes while coming to Sydney as per the weather.
Novus Education Sydney Campus is located 10 minute walk from Sydney Central train station and in the Sydney’s education hub (Ultimo). While Gosford Campus is only 2 minutes walk from the Gosford train station.
Australia has an extensive public transport system that includes trains, buses, tramways, ferries, two major national airlines and a number of regional airlines. Metropolitan areas are divided into zones and your ticket type and cost depends on which zone you are going to travel in and for how long. To travel, you are required to have the validated ticket. OPAL card is the smart card ticketing system, it validates for travel on trains, buses and Ferry between major regional towns. Find out more information and costs please go to https://www.opal.com. au
Tourist students may drive in Australia on a valid overseas driver’s license, but if the document is not in the English language the visitor must carry a translation with the permit. An international driving license is not sufficient by itself.
Metered taxicabs operate in all major cities and towns. You will find taxi ranks at transport terminals, main hotels or shopping centers, or you can simply hail taxis on the street. A light and sign on the roof indicates that a cab is vacant. There is a minimum charge on hiring and then a charge per kilometer travelled. Taxi drivers do not have to be tipped. Excitingly, share ride cars like UBER are also available in Sydney.
Entertainment in Sydney
Bangarra Dance Theatre Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies. They are widely acclaimed, nationally and around the world, for their powerful dancing.
Belvoir St Theatre
Belvoir is one of Australia’s most respected and celebrated theatre companies, growing under the artistic leadership of Neil Armfield from 1994 – 2010. Under new Artistic Director Ralph Myers and General Manager.
Blacktown Skyline Drive
In Imagine a night out under the stars (be it in a snazzy convertible or a grunty pick-up truck) watching a blockbuster, having a beverage and enjoying a tasty treat from the diner menu. Sounds like a perfect night out.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Theatre Company develops, produces and presents outstanding professional artist-driven theatre. Since 2001, it has staged over 200 productions in collaboration with more than 1000 artists.
Famous Places in Walking distance from Syndye Campus
- Sydney Opera House
- Darling Harbor
- China Town
- Queen Victoria Building
- University of Technology Sydney
- University of Sydney