Join us on our Australian road trip
They like to take risks and discover the world around them! So we’re always happy to hear from our former students about how they’re enjoying the full “Australian experience” by exploring their cities, trying new foods, and travelling around during study breaks.
Join them on their Australian road trip!
Victoria – The Education State
Let’s begin in the southeastern state of Victoria! Victoria is Australia’s most densely populated state and most of its population is concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Melbourne. OzTREKK’s Australian university partners in Victoria include the University of Melbourne and Monash University.
OzTREKKers studying in Victoria love to explore Melbourne and the city culture, not to mention the beautiful Great Ocean Road, a Australian National Heritage listed 243 km stretch of road along the southeastern coast of Australia.
City of Melbourne, Victoria
Inverloch, VictoriaThe people in Melbourne are so vibrant, and the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are all so unique. There is always some sort of market, event, or festival happening in every season and they are extremely well organized. For example, I went to the Australian Open, markets all over Fitzroy, the Good Beer Week, Queen Victoria Night Markets, and so many more. On weekends I was able to go out surfing in Torquay, which is the cutest little beach town and reasonably easy to get to. Finally, the vegetarian food and coffee culture in Melbourne is outstanding.
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Great Ocean Road, Victoria
New South Wales – The First State
New South Wales (NSW) is on the east coast of Australia. New South Wales’ capital city is Sydney, which is also the nation’s most populous city. In March 2014, the estimated population of New South Wales was 7.5 million, making it Australia’s most populous state. Our Australian university partners in NSW include the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and the University of Newcastle.
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South WalesI love that there are many things to do in Sydney (and in other places in Australia) outside of school. There are places you can travel to on your breaks, and even during school there its lots to do in Sydney. It is great to experience a different culture, even though there are many similarities to North America. Having multiple beaches only a short bus ride away isn’t too shabby either!
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Queensland – The Sunshine State
Queensland is the second-largest state in Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, the capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city. The state contains six World Heritage-listed preservation areas, including Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef, Lamington National Park and the Wet Tropics of Queensland—so there’s a never-ending list of things to do and see! Our Australian university partners located in Queensland include the University of Queensland, Bond University, Griffith University, and James Cook University.