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Explore Sydney

UNSW is located in Sydney, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in the world. Our campus is within easy reach of world-famous beaches and iconic landmarks, as well as the buzzing city centre.

So whether you want to explore the vibrant city or stay close to campus, there’s always something exciting to do.

Getting around in Sydney


You can hail a taxi from the street or book online. Use the GoCatch App to book a taxi easily. It will cost $30-40 and take around 20 minutes to travel from the airport or the city to UNSW. Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the UNSW Main Gate on Anzac Parade, Kensington.

Public transport and Opal 

Public transport is a safe and inexpensive way to travel around the city. We recommend purchasing an Opal card online or from a convenience store or newsagency such as WHSmith, right here on campus.

  • Use the same Opal card to get on and off buses, trains or ferries for the length of your stay
  • Pre-load your Opal card when you purchase it - $20 is usually a good amount to start with

The best things to do in Sydney

Here are some inside tips on our favourite things to do in Sydneyfrom the team at UNSW International.