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Best Places to Visit in Australia While Studying

From the Blue Mountains to the Barossa Valley

One of the reasons you likely want to study in Australia is because you’ve seen how beautiful the country is. Millions of people visit Australia each year to visit its pristine coastal areas, lush rainforests and red deserts, and enjoy its world-class food and wine, beautiful beaches, unique flora and fauna and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Australia has a wide variety of publicly run galleries, museums and performance spaces for students to enjoy. Everything from the Opera House in Sydney to world class national galleries and museums, to market and shopping precincts. Australia’s creative activities have a worldwide reputation for innovation, talent and energy and play a vital role in the Australian economy.

Australia operates many budget airlines to assist you to explore its many destinations. Its cities also offer a variety of reliable public transport options, including bus, train and tram services.

Visit Tourism Australia for further details.

Places you might like to visit during your study breaks

Northern Territory: Uluru

The enormous sandstone rock formation of Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic destinations. Located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Uluru is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its continuously changing colours, particularly when it glows red at dawn and sunset.

South Australia: Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley offers a relaxed country lifestyle with a rich heritage. You can enjoy the region’s famous foods, which are sold in markets and shops around Australia and overseas.

Western Australia: The Kimberley

The Kimberley is the home of Dreamtime. It's where the Australian Aborigines first arrived more than 40,000 years ago and has a sense of isolation and freedom like no other place on Earth.

Queensland: Great Barrier Reef

If you’re looking for a warm climate or a tropical island, the Great Barrier Reef should be top of your list. The beautiful reef stretches 2,300 km long, and is full of magnificent coral, tropical fish, sharks, dolphins and turtles.

Tasmania: Horseshoe Falls

Cool and quiet ‘Tassie’ is a great escape destination with a rich heritage and some of Australia’s best wilderness areas. You can join other photographers capturing the majestic beauty of Horseshoe Falls, found 70 km north-west of Hobart within Mt Field National Park.

New South Wales: Blue Mountains

The Greater Blue Mountains World is a heritage-listed area, offering a wide range of exciting activities for you to enjoy. You might also want to visit New South Wales’ many coastal holiday destinations and famous outback towns.

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Even if you haven’t been to Australia before, you’d probably recognise it on a map. It’s the world’s largest island - surrounded by the waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans – but it’s also the world’s smallest continent.

Money and Living Expenses

Knowing how much you need to for living expenses is a great starting point, but keep in mind the cost of living may be higher or lower depending on where you live.

Transport in Australia

Depending on where you’re going and where you’re coming from, your transport options include buses, trains, taxis, ferries, planes, cars, bikes and of course, walking.

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