I heard a lot about Bondi Beach, a great destination in Sydney, and well known as one of the world’s top beaches. So it was one of the many places that I wanted to visit when I was in Sydney. A picture-perfect Sunny Friday morning, took a bus from Circular Quay (downtown Sydney) and arrived at Bondi beach in about 30 – 35 minutes.

Bondi Beach, Sydney - Australia
Bondi Beach, Sydney – Australia

Arrival at Bondi Beach

The first thing that came to my mind is that you can’t miss a visit to Bondi Beach if you are visiting Sydney. White golden sands, turquoise water, and perfect waves make it an iconic Sydney attraction, and there is plenty to do beyond the surf. Fine dining, shopping, street markets, gorgeous coastal walks, and a buzzing nightlife can add to a perfect Bondi experience.

A gorgeous day in beautiful Bondi beach
A gorgeous day in beautiful Bondi beach

Best Time To Visit

At any time of the year, it is perfect for visiting this place. I saw surfers of all skill levels head to Bondi Beach to try out the waves. Speaking about waves, it was a perfectly windy day, and the waves stand out attractively in such beautiful blue water.

A view of the beach from the street!
A view of the beach from the street!

Things To Do

I spend the entire day at the beach, exploring and people watching, trying out local restaurants, beer, and relaxing. ‘Bondi’ or ‘Boondi’ is an Aboriginal word meaning Water Breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks.

Bondi, Sydney
Bondi markers just a few blocks from the beach

Very relaxing, a great place to unwind not far from Sydney. I am lucky to be there and enjoy the moments. My pictures will always be with me to remind me of those spectacular time I spent somewhere tens of thousands of miles away from home.

bondi, Sydney - Australia
Relaxing in a restaurant overlooking the beach

Day Trip from Bondi

Hike the famous Bondi to Coogee coastal trail

The Bondi to Coogee walk takes just over an hour and is the most scenic day trip activity that is most popular among Bondi visitors. The six km walk is somewhat difficult with steep stairs and inclines; of course, there are a couple of platforms with seating at places for resting. The trail offers stunning views of beaches, cliffs, parks, bays, and rock pools. The clifftop coastal walk between Tamarama and Coogee beaches is beautiful, and each beach has its unique attraction, with restaurants, parks, and picnic places. Gordon’s Bay in between where you can enjoy activities like snorkel, dive, relax at cafes, and much more.

The Coogee to Bondi coastal hike
The Coogee to Bondi coastal hike

Go For Lesser-Known Hike to Watsons Bay

Watson Bay is a beautiful harbourside suburb of Sydney and Bondi to Watson’s Bay coastal walk is about, a 7 km hike (4.3 miles) each way from Bondi beach. Along the way, there are exciting activities like coastal walk and whale-watching, kayaking. Also, a great photo opportunity, swim at the isolated beach, stretch out when tired, and finally, a beautiful sunset watching.
Few of the attractions worth making a quick stop are a few to consider, Gap Park, Lady Bay Beach, Robertson Park, and the lighthouse.

he Coogee to Bondi coastal
The Gap, a spectacular ocean cliff at Watsons Bay

How To Get There

For day-trippers, the best way of getting there is by Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing bus on both the Sydney and Bondi route. Alternatively, express buses run from Circular Quay (downtown Sydney), taking about 30 minutes to reach Bondi Beach.

Where To Eat

Moo Gourmet Burger

After a long walk on the beach, I was really hungry. The beach weather always seems to make me even hungrier. I wanted to find a place to eat that would satisfy my hunger and help me relax for a while. That’s when I came across the Moo Gourmet Burger restaurant. It’s a great spot to enjoy a tasty burger while taking in the beautiful view of Bondi beach. I highly recommend trying their delicious Wagyu burger and pairing it with a refreshing local beer.

Delightful Wagyu burger in Moo, Bondi
Delightful Wagyu burger in Moo, Bondi
Moo Gourmet Burger in Bondi
Moo Gourmet Burger in Bondi

Two Fork Bondi

Right off Hall Street, Two Forks Bondi is a great place for brunch. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing with amazing food and excellent service. Try avocado toast, halloumi wrap, actually most of the menus are tasty.

Where to stay in Bondi Beach, Sydney

Wake Up! Bondi Beach, 110 Campbell Parade, Bondi, Sydney

Wake Up! Bondi Beach features a rooftop terrace furnished with umbrellas and deck chairs and has panoramic views of Bondi Beach, the coastline, and its surroundings. It located seconds from the sand and surf.

The multi-story hostel offers a range of room types from private twin and double rooms to 4 and 6 share mixed dormitories with a number of premium dormitory options looking straight over Bondi Beach.

The Village Bondi Beach,19 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach, Sydney

The Village Bondi Beach is located just 2 minutes walk from world-famous Bondi Beach, and a 20 minutes drive from Sydney Harbor and 25 minutes drive from Sydney Airport. This facility includes a guest laundry, kitchen, TV room, lounge room, and all rooms have a private bathroom. 

Have Local Food in Sydney

Many restaurants in the Bondi Beach area offer local cuisine, Pizza, Australian, International, and Vegetarian Friendly. They are open for all-day dining with a buzzing atmosphere. I tried quite a few restaurants during my visit.

My Opinion and Last Word

Have you been to Bondi Beach, Sydney? Any cool tips to share?

I loved being to this country down under and want to go back again. Hope my story has motivated you to visit Australia. 

Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you to improve my knowledge. 

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