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Oceania Travel: The Bondi Beach to Cogee Walk in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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For visitors in Sydney, Australia who can spare a day in their itinerary, head to the beach to partake in a six-kilometer walk. This walk covers Bondi Beach, North Bondi, Mackenzies Bay, Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach and Cogee.


Logistics

  • Begin your walk at Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • You can reach Bondi Beach from downtown Sydney in 30 minutes by train and bus from Bondi Junction and Circular Quay.
  • Follow the signs that point to the entrance of the walk.

Map of Bondi Beach


The walk

The walk from Bondi Beach to Cogee begins on Bondi Beach itself.

Bondi is one of Australia’s iconic beaches, offering white-sand beaches, surfers catching perfect waves and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

Make your way from the sand and pass the stunning Bondi Icebergs swimming club – one of Australia’s most photographed pools. We stopped off at Bondi Icebergs for a coffee, snack and people watching before continuing on the trail.

Continue onto a paved path that will take you round the headland.

Follow the coastline until you reach Bronte Beach. Here you can stop off at park, cafes for coffee and restrooms and places to lunch.

Bronte also has a beautiful ocean pool at the southern end of the beach, and a natural sheltered rock pool called the Bogey Hole.

Following your break, continue along the track that passes Calga Reserve.

Due to oceanic cliffside erosion, the Australian Ocean Conservation Committee periodically has to close the normal path to foot traffic in order to provide repairs. This causes the path to reroute through Waverly Cemetery, where some of the most prominent Australians are buried, including celebrated poet Henry Lawson. 

Follow Cliffbrook Parade to Gordon’s Bay, a narrow beach lined with fishing boats. Divers and snorkellers come here to explore the 600 meter underwater nature trail.

From Gordon’s Bay the walk continues to your final destination: Coogee Beach.

Cogee Beach is protected from ocean swells by nearby Wedding Cake Island. This is the beach to meet other families and folks on holiday. The Coogee Pavillion offers a warehouse of restaurants and shops.

Following our walk, catch a bus to the University of New South Wales, a couple kilometers west from the water.

We found our way to the campus quad, where we rested our worn out legs under a beautiful tree.

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