You’re minutes away from major shopping complexes to provide you with everything you need for your life in Sydney. A ten-minute walk west and the Pacific Square Shopping Centre has supermarkets like Coles and Aldi with smaller fresh food and grocery retailers including a butcher, baker, fish market, deli, Asian market, and a liquor store. There are over a dozen fast-food restaurants and coffee stalls, as well as fashion stores, hairdressers, medical and health services, banks and a post office. The same distance to the south of be. is Westfield Eastgardens with major department stores like Myer, Kmart, Target and Big W, alongside Hoyts movie cinema, Rebel sports equipment, a fresh food market and a casual dining precinct.
Coogee Beach is one of Sydney’s favourites, a great place to swim (be safe!), lie on the beach, watch Australian lifesavers train or start walking along the famous Coogee to Bondi Beach Walk. A 25-minute bus ride from be., it’s paradise! Maroubra Beach is even closer, just a 15-minute bus ride. Its one-kilometre stretch of sand is the longest in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. With numerous parklands, you can use barbecue facilities and picnic tables, take surfing lessons, soak up Australia’s natural beauty and even go fishing.
When you don’t feel like cooking, or you want to treat yourself to a meal, be. is located with cafes, pubs and restaurants all nearby, including a pizzeria right next door, and a pub just around the corner! Discover your favourites!
be. is right in the centre of nearly a dozen parks and reserves, all within minutes of walking. Whether you’re enjoying the fresh air and Sydney’s beautiful weather or picnicking with friends, whether you want to lay down on some grass to study or snooze, whether you want to toss around a ball or Frisbee, or play netball and tennis, Sydney’s outdoors is at your doorstep, offering you leisure and relaxation.
Sydney is guaranteed as one of the most amazing cities on this planet. There’s not enough space here to tell you all about it. Why not make it your mission during your time in Australia to explore all it has to offer. The official Sydney website has things to do, events, advice and even some deals. It’s a great place to start.
Transport NSW has a website that can help you get around Sydney, know how to get there and how long it will take. Access it here. Google maps is also a useful source of information for getting around Sydney and can show you walking, car, and public transport options. A taxi from Sydney International Airport to be. will cost approximately $25 (as of January 2014) and take about 15 minutes.
A bus from Central Station to be. will take between 30–50 minutes.