Sydney Life

Sydney Life

No matter where you go, there’s nothing quite like Sydney.

You’ll love the weather.

Sydney's climate allows you to enjoy outdoor activities almost all year round. 

The coldest months are June and July (with an average maximum of 17°C) and the hottest months are January and February (with an average maximum of 26°C). Summer days can sometimes reach 40°C.

A foodie’s dream

If food is your passion, take your pick of Sydney's many cafes and small restaurants. They serve up food from around the globe including Indian, Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish just to name a few. 

Check out The Urban List and Concrete Playground for the best advice on where to eat and drink in Sydney.

Start your shopping list

Love to shop? Then you’ll love Macquarie Centre, open seven days a week and located right across the road from the Macquarie campus. Also, find out about everything from boutique shops to market stalls on's fashion and shopping page.

The greatest outdoors

Sydney has over 100 beaches on its east coast as well as the breathtaking Blue Mountains to the west. Add to that the national parks, the vineyards of the Hunter Valley and the slopes of the Snowy Mountains that are all within five hours drive, and you’ve got plenty to do!

Find out more about what you can do and see in Sydney.

Safety first

Sydney was ranked in the top 10 safest cities in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit Safe Cities index 2015. 

Find out more about staying safe as a Macquarie University student.

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