Iconic beaches, amazing teachers and a stunning city-centre location are just 3 of the many good reasons to choose our English school in Sydney. At Embassy Sydney, our modern school in Darlinghurst is just minutes from public transport, shops, nightclubs, museums and Hyde Park (a popular spot for parties and picnics.) This week, Katherine Mallouhi, Program Manager, gives us her Insider’s Guide to her favorite activities to experience while studying English in Sydney.
When people think of Sydney, these are the images that usually come to mind… These Sydney icons are spectacular to visit but Sydney has so much more on offer. Amazing food, diverse cultures, a stunning coastline and lots of events in and around the city are just part of what makes Sydney such a great place to live and visit.
Sydney is well known for its exciting food scene. From high end restaurants to local cheap eats – you can find restaurants to cater to every taste and budget. Sydney’s multicultural make up makes the food scene culturally diverse, so if you’re interested in trying cuisine from around the world check out the following areas for a delicious dining experience.
Marrickville or Cabramatta’s John Street for Vietnamese, Strathfield for Korean, Leichhardt for Italian, Newtown for hip cafes and Thai food, Chinatown for Chinese and yum-cha, Auburn for Turkish and Surry Hills’ Cleveland Street and Lakemba for Lebanese.
Sydney is at its most beautiful when you’re exploring one of the many gorgeous parks, beaches or harbourside reserves both in and out of the city centre. For picnics with a view, visit one of our harbourside parks, like Barangaroo Reserve, Neilson Park, Mrs Macquarie’s Point, Cremorne Point, or McKell Park at Darling Point.
One of the best ways to enjoy Sydney’s stunning natural attractions is on a coastal trail such as the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. This will take you past some of Sydney’s most famous beaches where you can stop for a swim along the way.
Students and staff at Embassy Sydney are especially lucky as we are located in Darlinghurst – a hub of activity with music events, restaurants, cafes and bars all in close proximity. We are also a short walk to the city centre, Sydney harbour and a short bus ride to the beautiful beaches of the eastern suburbs.
Sydney has a number of festivals that are held throughout the year. Sydney Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival to name but a few! All attract local and international guests so make sure you keep an eye out for what is happening; on any given month you are sure to find something to suit your interests.
We asked some of our staff what their favourite things to do in Sydney were. Here’s what they had to say…
Our Centre Director Richard enjoys visiting the Sydney Fish Markets on his days off to eat freshly caught seafood. Don’t forget to try Sydney’s famous rock oysters!
Program Manager Mark enjoys visiting Wattamolla Beach in the Royal National Park, a popular family spot for swimming, fishing, snorkelling and bushwalking.
Katherine, our part-time Program Manager, enjoys taking ferry rides on the weekend to explore Sydney Harbour from a different perspective and visit new places (free if you’ve used reached your Opal weekly travel reward, after your first 8 trips).
For the fit and adventurous, Emma, our Student Services Manager, recommends the 10km Spit Bridge to Manly walk for stunning views of Sydney.
Juliana, Sydney Student Services Representative, recommends Centennial Parklands, 189 hectares of open space just a few kilometers from the school. It’s perfect for picnics with friends, bike riding, golf and even horse riding.
We hope to see you in Sydney soon. We’d love to show you around.
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