Dubbo, Optometry

I have loved the five years I have spent at Shalom - the experience has been fantastic! Coming from the country I was nervous about moving to Sydney. Shalom made the transition so easy and I soon made great friends in college!

About Sydney

Bursting with character, Sydney is a vibrant cosmopolitan world city with spectacular landmarks, iconic beaches, world heritage areas and a lush hinterland.  Located on the southern coast of the state of New South Wales, it is the largest city in Australia with a population of over four million.

Sydney enjoys a warm climate averaging 23° C in summer and around 13° C in winter with sunshine approximately 342 days of the year.

Sydney is renowned for its shopping, dining and culture. Blessed with a breathtaking natural beauty, many of Sydney’s main attractions are located on the edge of its stunning harbour.

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The following attractions are just a taste of what Sydney has to offer:  

Sydney Opera House

The hub of Sydney culture, the Sydney Opera House is one of Sydney’s most easily recognisable monuments in its own right. With over 3000 performances a year, the Sydney Opera House has something for everyone from opera to plays, symphonies to ballets and much more. To find out what’s on and learn about the Sydney Opera House, click here.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney’s most famous icons and a feat of engineering innovation. Experience it firsthand through the Bridge Climb, where you can walk to the top of the 50-storey high Bridge. See here for more details.

The Rocks

The Rocks is Sydney’s historical birthplace. Explore the sandstone cottages, cobbled streets and some of Sydney’s oldest pubs. The Rocks houses a number of attractions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Observatory and the Rocks Toys Museum. Find out what’s happening at The Rocks here.

Taronga Zoo

Located on Bradley’s Head at Mosman, Taronga Zoo is home to over 350 different species including Australia’s famous koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and platypuses. Learn more about Taronga Zoo here

Bondi Beach

Australia’s famous Bondi Beach is a must-see. Its golden sand stretches approximately one kilometre long and is the widest beach in the Sydney region. Bondi is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning the sound of breaking waves. The water is on average 21 degrees in summer. All swimming areas are marked by red and yellow flags and are moved according to surf conditions. Read more.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sprawling 30 hectares in the heart of the city, the Royal Botanic Gardens is a place of natural beauty and home to over one million specimens. Click here for more information. 

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