Whether you’ve just arrived in Australia or you’re planning to move there to study in a few months, there’s no time like the present to start planning what you’re going to see and do whilst studying in Australia.
A lot of your time will be dedicated to studying but of course, one of the main reasons to study abroad is to see the sights and experience what your chosen country has to offer. And Australia offers so much!
Here are some things to see and do whilst studying in Australia to ensure you really make the most of your time there.
For The Adventurous
Learn To Surf
Surfing is part of Australian culture so why not dive into the action whilst you’re there? Grab a board and take some surfing lessons – Australia has miles and miles of coastline so wherever you’re studying you’ll find somewhere to hit the waves.
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk (Sydney)
A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and is a beautiful cliff top coastal walk. Here you’ll see breathtaking views that include bays, beaches, cliffs and parks.
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling (Cairns)
It would be a shame to go to Australia and not get to experience the completely separate world underneath the ocean. The Great Barrier Reef is is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The ecosystem home to a range of animals, plants and coral that’s just waiting to be explored.
Take the climb of your life as you ascend the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s an unforgettable experience with unbelievable views once you’re at the top but it’s definitely not for the faint hearted.
For The Instagrammers
Some iconic sights in Australia that are worth taking your camera out include:
- Sydney Harbour
- Uluru (Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park)
- Turquoise Bay (Exmouth)
- Bondi Beach, Sydney
For Animal Lovers
Meet A Koala (Queensland)
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Queensland is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary and allows you to get up close to the lovable creatures. It also has over 100 species of Australian native animals to enjoy.
Go Whale Watching
Spot southern right whales and humpback whales as they make their annual migration along Australia’s coast throughout May and November. Be sure to take a look at the best time to spot the majestic creatures depending on where in Australia you are.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (Brighton)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a chance to see Australia’s beautiful wildlife up close. They do amazing conservation work and help to preserve so many indigenous species. From kangaroos and koalas, to tasmanian devils and wombats, there are so any amazing animals to see.
For Those Looking For Culture
If you’d like to learn more about Australia’s history and culture you should visit:
- Australian War Memorial (Canberra)
- National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne)
- St Paul’s Cathedral (Melbourne)
- Immigration Museum (Melbourne)
If you’re going to study in Australia, be sure to visit as many sights as possible!