The Study Abroad and Exchange Team's Guide to Sydney


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.

Web: Chinese Noodle House

Image credit: Alpha

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.

Web: Watsons Bay Beach Club

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.

Web: Bike Hire Sydney Olympic Park


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

Image credit: Mw12310


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.


About UTS Study Abroad and Exchange

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) provides students from overseas with the opportunity to study for one or two sessions in one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Sydney, Australia.

This blog is for students to share experiences, tips and tricks and wisdom! For more information about UTS Study Abroad and Exchange, visit our program website or contact us at studyabroad.exchange@uts.edu.au.

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The views expressed on this blog are those of the respective authors and not those of the University of Technology Sydney.

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