Top Things To Do In Sydney Around Bondi Beach
While Bondi Beach in itself is a must-see for visitors to Sydney, there is also a wide range of other things you can do when you head off the sand.
In fact, it is a good idea to keep some different activities in mind even if you plan to hit the beach straight away. If the surf’s not up, the crowds start to get to you or if the weather is not quite right for the beach, having other things to see and do will help you get the most out of your trip.
With that in mind, here are some of the best things around Bondi that aren’t part of the surf.
Dining In Bondi
Bondi has a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés just waiting to be tried out by visitors and locals alike.
For views of the water, places like Icebergs Dining Room & Bar on the south end of the main beach, The Bucket List and the North Bondi RSL Club are hard to beat, but there are many culinary delights dotted on the streets around the beach.
The official Sydney website actually has a list of over 90 restaurants in the Bondi area, with a search feature to narrow down the results to cafés, modern Australian food, Italian, Japanese and more.
Held every Sunday at Bondi Beach Public School, these markets are great for finding unique souvenirs and cool clothes. The Bondi Markets regularly feature original designer clothing, exotic imports, hand made jewellery, arts, crafts, homewares, retro furniture, vintage clothes and more.
The school canteen is also open for light refreshments, and home to “Sydney’s best sausage sizzle” according to the Bondi Markets website. With market stalls run by local designers, artists and craftspeople, as well as community organisations, non-for-profits and Bondi locals “clearing out their garages; going overseas or just spring cleaning”, these markets are a great way to really get a feel for the Bondi culture.
Bondi To Coogee Coastal Walk
This six kilometre coastal walk gives you a chance to take in the whole of Bondi, with stunning views of the beaches, bays, rock pools, cliffs and Aboriginal rock carvings. The local council also encourages curious walkers to check out the new artworks on Campbell Parade, and if you happen to visit Bondi during the summer months you can see all kinds of creations as part of the annual Sculptures by the Sea festival.
While Bondi is famous for its beach, there is so much more to explore in this iconic part of Sydney. In fact, you could say the beach at Bondi is really just the tip of a very, very cool iceberg.
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