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Location: Parramatta Road, Camperdown
The University of Sydney is Australia's oldest tertiary institution. There are tours around the university which is highly recommended as they will take you through some of the best parts of the university which are not seen by the students. Built in 1850s, the building was modelled after the Oxford and Cambridge universities in England.
With Gothic style in every corner, the university is the only building in the world to have its own kangaroo and crocodile gargoyles. You can also visit the university's two main museums; the Nicolson Museum of Antiquities as well as the Macleay Museum of Natural Sciences. Of the latter, you can see the lice that accompanied Captain Cook and his crew as well as the enormous collection of insects.
In terms of tertiary education, the university offers specialised courses dealing and has a strong inclination towards academic and research tradition. At present, the university has about 5,000 staff members and approximately 30,000 students.
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TIPS: The tours in the University of Sydney is highly recommended. You can do exploration alone but you won't be able to get access to certain places or hear the relevant information. It cost just $10 per person and runs daily except on Christmas Day and some public holidays. The museums however closed during the semester breaks.