Australia (Commonwealth of Australia)

Languages: English

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Capitol: Canberra

Continents: Oceania

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Area: 7,692,024km2

Population: 25,687,041

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Landlocked country: No

Independent country: Yes

United Nations member: Yes

IDD Prefix: +61

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Last updated on April 7, 2024

Just arrived in Sydney and craving for adventure? Since there is not much to do in the great Syndey, Bondi Beach will probably be one of your destinations 😉

Bondi Beach Sydney is said to be the most amazing beach in the city, and I can’t disagree. It’s known for its excellent swimming and surfing conditions. The white sand coast stretches for only 1 kilometre but don’t worry, there are few great things to do nearby, making it a very good choice for a day trip destination – see below all best things to do on Bondi Beach.

The beach is lovely but what I really liked was the coastal walk.

Bondi beach is well monitored by lifeguards and beach guards, who keep things in order and protect swimmers from strong currents, especially on the south end of the beach.

Best things to do in Bondi Beach Sydney on a day trip adventure.

Catch some waves in Bondi Beach Sydney.

  • One of the most popular things to do in Bondi Beach is hit the waves and go surfing. Whether you’re pro or a beginner, there are plenty of surf schools and rental shops available around to help you get started. The beach is surfer’s paradise for number of reasons, it’s easily accessible by car, it’s a perfect environment for beginners and is fully monitored.

If you prefer to save time and book your surfing classes in advance, here are few highly popular and affordable options:

It probably gets a bit more crowded during weekends, but there is plenty of space in the upper grassy area where you can relax facing the ocean or find a perfect picnic spot for a leisurely day out.

There are many shops, trendy cafes to world-class restaurants near the beach. I tried some local seafood, it was fresh and delicious.

On the north end of the beach, you’ll find some nice beach houses with ocean view. There are also few natural swimming pools, safely secured from the ocean, making it perfect family corner.

If you prefer to go have things organized for the day, this Sydney City and Bondi Beach Half Day Private Tour would be agreat option. 

Bondi Beach is family friendly.

Bondi Beach has plenty of family-friendly activities. The Bondi Pavilion is a community center that offers a range of activities for children, including art classes and theater performances. There’s also a playground on the beach, as well as a skate park for older kids.

Bondi Skatepark.

Bondi Skatepark is one of Australia’s biggest and best skateparks! It’s a great facility built back in 1991.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.

If you prefer to stay on land, there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy.

The coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee offers magnificent views of the ocean and the cliffs. Rock formations are pretty amazing too. You might even spot some wildlife along the way such as dolphins. 

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is a stunning 6 km coastal trail that will lead you south direction it will take you to neighbourhood beaches – Tamarama Beach and Bronte Beach.

Icebergs Club in Bondi Beach Sydney.

South side of the beach is quieter/or was at the time I was there in March/ due to strong currents and less people would be allowed in the water. On this side you will also find convenient changing and toilet facilities.

One of the most interesting places to go for a refreshing drink is Icebergs Club. Its iconic building overlooks the ocean with a swimming pool that’s open to the public. The pool is filled with saltwater straight from the ocean, so you can swim with a view of the waves crashing against the rocks below.

Bondi to Bonte Ocean Swim.

Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim is an annual event that attracts swimmers from all over the world.

The 2.4-kilometer swim takes place in the open ocean, with waves and currents adding an extra element of difficulty. 

Best things to do in Bondi Beach Sydney on a day trip adventure.

How to get to Bondi Beach Sydney?

There are several public buses stopping along the beach, including the main entrance – Bondi Pavilion. Usually it is bus no 333 or 380. Bus 33 runs every 6 minutes from Mon to Fri so don’t worry if it doesn’t stop when overloaded, the next one will be right behind it.

Get Sydney card (tap in/tap off) for public transport, it’s the only way to use public buses and subway. 

Here is all types of accommodation nearby Bondi Beach:

How to watch Sydney highlights?

Although Sydney wouldn’t keep you longer than for 2-3 days stay, there are still few epic things to see in there. My number one is obviously Sydney Opera, which is exceptional outside and inside. Here are few things I would recommend to capture all Sydney highlights:

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