Bondi beach is probably the most famous beach in Australia, and I was excited to go check it out at some point while we were there.
I didn’t realize how quickly it would happen though. We landed in Sydney, got our rental car, and set off bravely, or as bravely as you can in a new city, in a new country, driving on the wrong side of the road, with no GPS.
We were immediately lost, and I can’t really blame it all on the lack of GPS, since my map app was still working, it just wasn’t voice navigating me explicitly from Point A to Point B, I actually had to read the map, so we were basically set up for failure.
As luck would have it, we, as they say, “failed so hard we almost won”, and we ended up accidentally driving straight to Bondi.
It was August 1st, so technically the “middle of winter” in Sydney. I use the term loosely, since I’m from Saskatchewan where we still have school when it’s minus 30.
But it was a beautiful day, even by Sydney winter standards, and there were lots of people out on the beach, including a few people in bikinis, who I suspect were foreigners as well.
The area around Bondi is great, with a running/biking trail, some cute little shops and a park. They were even setting up for a free concert on the beach that night.
My favourite thing about Bondi was the murals along the walls, all the way down. I posted pics of a few of them, but there were hundreds of beautiful ones.
We wandered around people watching and enjoying the sunshine for awhile, but apparently all of the excitement (combined with a 1 a.m. flight from Bali) was too much for me, so after about an hour I had to crawl into the back of our rental car and have a little nap.
I didn’t find out about the Bondi to Coogee walking trail until after we were a few days north of Sydney, but if you are going to be at Bondi and have a few hours to kill, I would definitely check it out.