5 Cheap Study Breaks For Sydney Students

Living and studying in Sydney means you are surrounded by wonderful places you can easily getaway to (on a budget too), lucky you!

Don't waste your weekends and uni breaks away Netflixing in bed, get out and see more of Australia! You don't have to go far, all of these places are in Sydney or just a short bus or car ride away.

 

1. SYDNEY MUSEUM CRAWL

A cheaper (and healthier) alternative to a pub crawl – Do a museum crawl around the city to learn more about Australian history, art and culture, and get inspired. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Australian National Maritime Museum, The Rocks Discovery Museum, Sydney Observatory and The Mint all have free admission days and free exhibitions, make sure you check out their websites to plan your crawl.

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2. BLUE MOUNTAINS

One for the nature lovers and adventure seekers – There's so much to do in Blue Mountains from chasing waterfalls to abseiling down a steep cliff to exploring the historic Jenolan Caves! If you use OPAL card to catch the train there on a Sunday it'd only cost you a sweet $2.50.

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3. PITTWATER 

Just an hour north of city centre, Pittwater is where you'll find the gorgeous Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, wild wallabies and native birds, and lots of small secluded beaches. Instead of packing like sardines on Bondi Beach, get your crew here for a semi-private beach party!

 

4. CANBERRA

Australia's capital city has numerous FREE museums and art galleries, cool bars and eateries, and fun student night outs. Take advantage of cheap coach tickets between Sydney and Canberra, it's only a 3-hour nap away!

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5. FERRYTHON

For something different, do your own Ferrython on Sydney Harbour! Travel between Circular Quay, Cockatoo Island, Darling Harbour, Watsons Bay, Manly and more to see Sydney from the water. Once again, take advantage of OPAL card's daily/weekly travel caps and cruise around on the cheap.

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Nearby Hostels

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    From $33 per night
    Sydney, Pittwater YHA
    Situated at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River in Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park, Pittwater YHA backpacker hostel is perfect for escaping Sydney.
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    From $22 per night
    Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA
    Only a 90 min train trip to Katoomba from Sydney. While you're here check out the Blue Mountains National Park, Scenic World and Jenolan Caves.
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    From $30 per night
    Canberra City YHA
    Whether you're travelling solo or with family there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy in Canberra. Located just 5 minutes from the interstate bus terminal.
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    From $32 per night
    Sydney Central YHA
    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.
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