Location and Surrounding Attractions
UNSW Australia, Kensington Campus
Established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines, UNSW is a leading Australian university committed to making a difference through pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success.
UNSW has a proud tradition of sustained innovation, focusing on areas critical to our future – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. In the social sciences, UNSW research informs policy and expert commentary in key issues facing society ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing.
UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. We attract talented students from across Australia and around the world. Our 50,000-plus students come from 128 countries, making us one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities. Our emphasis on quality continues to push up entry standards with record demand from the State’s top school leavers.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
Stroll through the beachside suburb of Coogee and take in the vibrant atmosphere of the cafe scene and restaurants, learn to surf or catch the Bondi & Bay Explorer bus and discover the history and rich cultural tapestry of the eastern suburbs. Coogee has a long family beach history. In the late 1920's it was the site of an amusement pier with a huge netted shark proof bathing area. It's a bustling place to soak up some sun, sit and enjoy a coffee at a beachside cafe or sip on a cold drink at either the local mainstay, the Coogee Bay Hotel, or Justin Hemmes' newly refurbushed hotspot, the Coogee Pavillion.
Just 25 minutes from Sydney City and the airport, Coogee Beach is the most popular beach on The Sports Coast. Situated off Arden Street, the beach sits between sandstone headlands and is a central part of the coastal walk. The fine white sand, crystal clear waters and the seaside atmosphere make it a favoured destination for locals and both domestic and international travellers.
Protected from heavier surf by Wedding Cake Island, this gentle beach is the ideal place to spend lazy days relaxing in the sun, body boarding and swimming in the ocean. Children will love playing in the sand, building sand castles and hunting for shells and rocks left by the tides from an ever-changing ocean. It’s a great place to play beach cricket, touch football, soccer or join in a game of beach volley ball.
Coogee Beach is patrolled throughout the year by trained surf lifesavers and beach inspectors who are on hand to ensure a safe environment for people of all ages to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club is located at the southern end of the beach. To ensure safe swimming it is recommended to swim between the red and yellow flags at all times.
Those who don’t want to venture on to the beach can certainly enjoy a walk, jog or rollerblade along the beachfront promenade. Take the time to stop and admire the scenic Pacific Ocean views across Coogee Bay to Wedding Cake Island and beyond. In big swells body boarders and surfers enjoy the waves that are produced by a small reef.
The large grassy reserve along the foreshore offers BBQ and picnic facilities. Public toilets and beach showers are easily accessible making it an ideal place for family and friends to gather and spend the day enjoying the beach and the views.
A short walk north from the beach to Dunningham Reserve will lead you to the site of what once was Giles Baths. From here, follow the sandstone steps down to the rock pool below for a swim. On calm days you can snorkel around the pool and share the experience with the variety of marine life that inhabits the pool.
The City of Sydney
The ‘Harbour City’, Sydney, has gained a world-wide reputation as one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Sydney is a modern cosmopolitan city renowned for its breathtaking harbour and coastal scenery, festive lifestyle, beautiful weather, and is Australia’s largest city. Situated on the east coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales, Sydney enjoys ideally moderate weather year round, making it an ideal place to visit at any time.
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