Getting around Sydney/Adelaide is very easy. There is ample public transportation including buses, trains and taxis available and these services are clean, fast and safe. For students requiring the College’s assistance to arrange a pickup service from Sydney International Airport upon arrival, please let us know at least 14 days in advance. Our friendly staff will help make sure you arrive safely at your accommodation.
When it comes to accommodation there are many options, either in the heart of the city or alternatively on the coast, or amongst the wonderful landscape in Sydney/Adelaide. Prices vary depending upon what you are looking for. There are a number of websites and resources to make finding shared or private accommodation very easy. In addition, Southern Academy can arrange accommodation for students who need assistance. If you require us to arrange accommodation for you, please let us know at least 14 days before your arrival in Australia. Southern Academy have partnered with Australian Homestay Networks, through which we will be able to place your accommodation. Student directly apply for the accommodation By clicking the links below. Other 2 most popular websites for accommodation are: www.domain.com.au www.realestate.com.au
Sydney has many influences upon its style. Aboriginal sites and engravings can still be seen from the original occupiers, the Eora tribe. The city also has an anglo-mediterranean style and a growing Chinese and Asian influence. A shopper’s dream, Sydney’s Central Business District is home to some of the best shopping centres in the city. There is something for everyone with over 400 specialty stores in just 8 retail centres. Pitt Street Mall is where you will find the popular re-branded Myer Store. Southern Academy is in the heart of Sydney/Adelaide just a few minutes’ walks from the Train Station, which allows students the opportunity to enjoy convenient transport facilities, nearby shopping centers, markets, restaurants and entertainment. Sydney/Adelaide provides one of the best environments for unique learning and social experiences. For further Information about living in Sydney, can be found at www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is a civilized and calm city, that is home to around one million people. It is divided into two parts, Adelaide and North Adelaide, separated by Torrens River. A diverse range of landscapes surround the city, including green parkland, the Mount Lofty Ranges and coastal beaches. Referred to as the wine and festival capital of Australia, Adelaide is a great place to experience the culture and convenience of a nice sized city without many of the frustrations of a larger city. Adelaide is surrounded by parklands, together with a range of historic buildings, wide streets, various street cafes and restaurants and shops of all descriptions. Walking is a popular way to enjoy the city with several short walks enabling you to enjoy much of the city.
A great way to explore the city of Adelaide is to take an organised tour. Popular tours include taking a river cruise, an Adelaide guided city tour and visiting Kangaroo Island or the local wildlife parks all of which can be booked online with Australian Explorer.
In addition to these tours, there are some a little bit different which you may like to try your hands at. How about a Mountain Bike adventure, or swimming with dolphins? There are so many choices, take a look at the following page for more information; Adelaide Tours