City Of Sydney

Every year students from around the world are welcomed to Duke College. Sydney the oldest, biggest, and most beautiful of all Australian cities, lies amid a seductive intermingling of land and sea.

Sydney certainly lives up to its title as a global city with nearly 32% of Sydney siders born overseas. Sydney’s multicultural demographic gives students great exposure to many cultures, from restaurants of every cuisine you can think of to multicultural events and festivals. Top of Sydney’s attractions is Sydney Opera House a thriving hub of art, culture and history and the Sydney Harbour Bridge arguably the most famous architectural gem. If you are an adrenalin junkie or just want to step outside of your comfort zone then try jet boating,bungee jumping and sky diving with views overlooking Luna park a sea side amusement park. Try the spine tingling Harbour bridge climb or dine at famous Fort Denison restaurant a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island in the harbour.

Sydney has been voted the world’s friendliest city so you’re sure to make friends. To enjoy the world renowned events of Sydney without spending a cent, watch the world’s best fireworks to start New Year Eve or walk amidst one of the best light shows in the world during Vivid. When it comes to unique entertainment, the Sydney Royal Easter Show has it all from traditional favorites to sky-high rides. With over 860 national parks and reserves, It is a city with one of the most world heritage listed sites such as “The Three Sisters” in the Blue Mountains. Among the heart of Sydney lies Taronga Zoo, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Australian National Maritime Museum, Power House Museum, and Sydney Observatory. Sydney Tower the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere has breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful harbour and the golden beaches.

Test your surfing skills or relax on the sand at Australia’s most popular beaches like Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, Cronulla Beach, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Palm Beach and Coogee Beach. Enjoy Sydney’s nightlife at the Star City the entertainment destination featuring award-winning restaurants, bars, cafes, five star accommodations, nightclubs, designer retail arcades and world-class casino. Sydney's Chinatown has a bustling enclave of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Sydney Fish Markets is the great spot to enjoy some quality local seafood at very reasonable prices.

Who will forget the spectacular Opening Ceremony of 2000 Sydney Olympics. Sydney Olympic Park is a great place for sports, events, leisure, education, accommodation and nature. Sydney is home to a long list of first class racecourses including Royal Randwick and the picturesque Rosehill Gardens. Here, some of the country’s most prestigious races take place including the AJC Australian Derby and the Golden Slipper Stakes.

Sydney's public transport system features a comprehensive network of train, bus and ferry services. Light rail lines, airport links, sightseeing buses and taxi services complement the network. In all the CBDs free shuttle buses operate in and around CBDs.