Want to hang out at one of Australia’s most iconic beaches? Clear your schedule and get your butt to Bondi!
7km east of Sydney’s CBD you’ll find Bondi Beach. Surfers, tourists and locals flock to the one kilometre white sandy beach all year round. And it’s easy to see why.
With Bondi being one of our favourite spots in Sydney, we’ve put together a list of our top activities there that will keep you entertained for days…
Sunrise Over Bondi Beach
Sunrise over this famous beach is worth waking up early for! Grab a takeaway coffee and watch the sun come up over the ocean. Don’t forget your camera to get a few snaps too. Perfect way to start the day!
Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
This is our favourite walk in Sydney, and we’re not the only ones who think it’s pretty special! When the sun is shining, the coastal walk is the place to be. This 6km (return) leisurely walk hugs the coastline so keep your eye out for whales and even the odd Aussie celebrity! Have your camera handy, as there are lots of great vantage points along the way.
Learn to Surf
Tourists and locals alike love surfing at Bondi Beach. The beach has breaks suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts. If you’re keen to learn, book yourself a lesson at Let’s Go Surfing. Situated at the north end of the beach, these guys have a great reputation and equipment. Vic highly recommends them as she learnt to surf with them too!
This is one of our favourite cafes in the area for breakfast. Located right next door to Let’s Go Surfing, it’s the perfect place to grab brekkie after your surf. My favourite is the poached eggs, smashed avocado, goat’s cheese, and crispy sage on toasted rye sourdough. They also do a killer coffee too! Yum!
At the south end of the beach, this place has one of the best views in Bondi. Whether you want a coffee, a glass of bubbles, bar food, or a fancy meal these guys have it covered. On street level there’s a simple outdoor café on the terrace where you can grab a coffee or quick snack to go. Inside you’ve got the bistro for a casual drink and pub grub or for something more upmarket head to the Waterfront Restaurant. Whatever you decide, you’re guaranteed breathtaking views of Bondi!
If you happen to be in Bondi from the last week of October until the first week of November, then check out the coolest outdoor art exhibition ever. Over 100 artists from around the world display their sculptures along the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk. This annual event always draws a crowd, so if you want to beat the hoards of people get there super early!
We’re avid followers of this guy on Instagram. He takes awesome pictures of waves, surfers, swimmers, the beach and sunrises. If you’re keen to get out of the sun and check out his awesome work then head to Eugene Tan’s gallery. You wont be disappointed.
Hands down, this is the place for sundowners in the whole of Bondi. Just off the beach, this indoor/outdoor bar has a cool vibe and the clientele to match. Bring your crew, enjoy some cold bevvies and watch the waves while listening to some great beats.
There you have it, our top picks for Bondi Beach! If you loved our suggestions and have more time in Sydney, then check out our itinerary in our latest post 24 Hours in Sydney. Guaranteed good times and epic views of this beautiful city.
If we missed one of your must-dos in Bondi, comment below! We’d love to hear from you.