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Things to Know About the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal walk is a stunning and serene 2.3 kilometre walk that is brimming with history along its shores. The walk, taking you past Tamarama Beach and Mackenzie’s Bay, boasts amazing panoramic views of ocean, cliffs and sand that will take your breath away. 

If you’ve never done the walk before, you may think it’s likely all sand and water, but this hour-long trek is brimming with a rich history that makes Australia proud to this day. Let’s go over what makes the Bondi to Bronte Coast walk so special and learn about the many activities and sights to see on the trail along the way. 

Start Off at Bondi Beach

Your adventure starts at Bondi Beach. This one-kilometre stretch of golden sand is the epitome of Australia’s surf and beach culture. Your walk starts on a well-defined medium-gradient pathway with excellent views along the rocky coast. Along the way, you’ll come across the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, which is home to the world’s first surf lifesaving club, formed in 1907. 

The beach is also featured in the long-running reality television show Bondi Rescue. It features professional lifeguards employed by the local council, who wear blue. As you walk, you will see eateries, cafes and bars not too far off the main drag. Many stop for famed food and drinks before they continue on the trail. 

Fun Facts about Bondi Beach:

  • Bondi Beach is Australia’s most famous beach
  • Bondi is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks
  • Bondi became a public beach 9 June 1882
  • It was added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2008
  • Beach Length = One kilometer long
  • Beach Width: 50m wide (north end) 100m wide (south end)
  • Bondi Beach is the widest beach in the Sydney region
  • Water temperatures in Dec/Jan/Feb are around 21 degrees, while in September/October they are around 16 degrees

Continue South from Bondi

While walking, you’ll notice the Icebergs Club, formed in 1929. It all started when a group of male lifesavers formed the Bondi Icebergs Club to maintain their fitness throughout winter. 66 years later, in 1995, the club finally admitted women as members. The club’s winter swimming tradition is still going strong. If you’d like to enjoy a drink and a meal in true Bondi style, you can’t go wrong at Bondi Icebergs. The swimming club has a restaurant upstairs that faces the ocean.

Tamarama: A Must See

Called “Glamarama” by the locals, Tamarama is a gorgeous view, with surfing for the skilled and an intimate beach walk. Tamarama is a beach known for sunbathing and enjoying the beach, rather than the water as the rip currents are strong in this area. This is a great stop to relax, have a picnic or just enjoy the views. 

Fun Facts about Tamarama:

  • Tamarama is represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions across Australia, the National Rugby League competition, by the local team the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club (ESDRLFC).
  • Tamarama and its parkland form part of the exhibition space for Sculpture by the Sea, a free annual event in late spring and the most popular outdoor artistic exhibition in Australia.
  • The beach is home to one of the first surf lifesaving clubs in the world, Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, which was founded in 1906. The Club proudly boasts an enviable record of not having lost a single life to a mishap in the surf in over 100 years of surf lifesaving patrols. 

Onward to Bronte Beach

At the end of the trail, you come to Bronte Beach, which is a picture-perfect stretch of Sydney. There is much to see here, from the Framed with sandstone cliffs to the two man made rock pools called the Bronte Baths and the Bronte Rock Pool and the Bogey Hole, which is an area where a natural lagoon has formed. Encircled by a promenade, and backing on to the grassy Bronte Park, Bronte is the perfect place to spend the rest of your day, swimming, relaxing and enjoying the sun.

Fun Facts about Bronte:

  • Bronte has an annual long-distance ocean swimming event held in December each year between Bondi Beach and Bronte.
  • One of Bronte’s biggest attractions, the Bronte Baths is a public ocean swimming pool set into the sandstone cliffs at the south end of Bronte beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Open seven days a week and free to use, the Bronte Sea Baths is not only one of Sydney’s most beautiful pools, but it’s also a National Trust heritage site, with a long history dating back to 1887. 
  • The Bronte and Bondi areas both boast amazing shopping, food and sleeping accommodations for tourists and locals alike. 

Adventure Awaits You At Bondi 38!

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With the list of activities outside (and our amenities inside) a kilometre long, your stay with us will keep you right near the action during the day and comfortable at night. With the Bondi to Bronte trail just a stroll away, you can get up and start your day in paradise. Are you ready for your front-row seat to beautiful Bondi Beach and all that it has to offer? Book your unforgettable experience now!


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