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Australia Guide: Bondi

Located 7km from Sydney is famous suburb Bondi, famous for its beach as well as TV programme Bondi Rescue. 

Bondi is easily accessible from the centre of Sydney, buses run from the centre of Sydney to Bondi Beach which take approximately 30 minutes. Alternatively there are trains which operate to Bondi Junction where you are able to get a bus to Bondi Beach which takes 10 minutes. If you are visiting Sydney and you are exploring the city on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour there is a route which visits Bondi.

The famous Bondi Beach is about 1km long . Whilst visiting you are able to surf or if you are unable to surf you can learn at one of the accredited surf schools. At the southern end of Bondi Beach you can also find the well known Bondi Icebergs. It is open to visitors all year where you are able to go for a swim or to even enjoy some food overlooking Bondi Beach. 

Bondi Beach isn’t the only reason to visit Bondi as beyond Campbell Parade the beachfront strip there are cafes and shops to visit. Take a walk along Gould Street where you can either enjoy some window shopping  or a splurge in the designer stores such as Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang as well as some premium Australian designers such as Jac + Jack and Annex. On a Saturday there is the farmers market offering local produce and on a Sunday there is Bondi Market selling handmade gifts as well as many other items. 

A famous walking trail which starts in Bondi is the Bondi to Coogee trail as it’s one of the most scenic trails which starts at Bondi Icebergs. Along the trail there are beaches each special in their own way and you will also come across well known scuba diving spot Gordon’s Bay. Once at the end of the trail there is seaside eatery Coogee Pavilion with a rooftop terrace offering breathtaking views. This trail takes an hour each way. 

Another trail available from Bondi is the Bondi to Watsons Bay trail as you follow timber walkways past Australia’s oldest lighthouse towards The Gap allowing you to take in views across the Pacific Ocean. If visiting between May and November this is the perfect spot for whale watching. This trail takes 90 minutes each way..

Whilst visiting Bondi we stopped for brunch at Bondi Kahve located on Campbell Parade. Whilst sat outside overlooking Bondi Beach in the perfect spot for some people watching I enjoyed some pancakes served with strawberries and bananas as well as a coffee. 

Is Bondi somewhere you have visited before or would like to visit?

LauraJane

At the time of this being posted there are travel restrictions in place. Check the government website for further information on any restrictions that are in place. 

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