We cannot wait to welcome you to UTS for the Spring 2017 session! At this stage you are probably in Australia, in an airport or flying thousands of meters overhead. As Sydney is our home, we thought we would provide you with an insider perspective on some of the best things to see, eat and do near and around UTS. Be sure to share your tips with us via our Instagram page @utsstudyabroad and tag your photos with #UTSstudyabroad.
Best Cheap Eats - Chinese Noodle House
Haron Edejer - Exchange Support Officer
This was my favourite haunt while in Uni. There are great options for meat eaters and vegetarians plus it is really inexpensive and close to UTS! There is a great crowd from corporate types to students to locals and tourists.
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Favourite Touristy Activity - Mosman Coastal Walk
Veronica Wong - Study Abroad Manager
Start by taking the ferry from Circular Quay to Mosman Bay Wharf. This nature walk transports you to another place altogether, yet you are so close to Sydney! You can take a swim and enjoy the views along the way.
Web: Coastal Walk
Image credit: Mrob4422
Favourite Weekend Getaway - The Hunter Valley
Carlotta Lazzarotto - Study Abroad Officer
The perfect place to escape the city! In the Hunter Valley you can enjoy wine, cheese and the beautiful landscape. A 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, you can go for the weekend or on one of the many day trip tours from the city. Web: Hunter Valley
Image credit: Kevin Rheese
Favourite Beach - Watsons Bay & Camp Cove
Lisa Barrie- Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant
Just a short walk from the Watsons Bay Wharf, Camp Cove’s crystal clear waters are so inviting, a swim is hard to resist! Be sure to grab lunch at the Watsons Bay Beach Club, the views are spectacular.
Best Biking Paths - Olympic Park
Kate Cormie- Exchange Officer
Rent a bike and enjoy cycling through mangroves, hidden trails and waterfront paths. There is so much to explore and also a perfect place to bring a picnic lunch.
Best Brunch Destination - The Grounds of Alexandria
Kartika Paksi - Exchange Officer
There is so much to offer! It's not just about the food. There is a local market on site as well as various food outlets. The Grounds has such good vibes and is located close to the city but doesn't feel like it. Web: The Grounds of Alexandria
Favourite Lunch Spot by UTS - Malacca Straits
Alana Christoff - Exchange Manager
This hidden gem is close to UTS and the place to go when you are craving a plate of nasi lemak. The food is cheap, delicious and fast...just what you need for a quick lunch in between classes. Web: Malacca Straits
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Best Drink with a View - Zephyr at the Hyatt Regency
Raffaela Costa -Exchange Officer
It reminds me of a yacht! I feel like I'm on a holiday when I'm there. It's all decked out with a view of Darling Harbour and has a new and fresh look. Web: Zephyr
Have you found any new favourite places in Sydney yet? Let us know if you've tried any of the above and what you think in the comments below.