Many Go Study students actually choose to live in Bondi Beach as it is a fun, festive community with lots of fun activities to do each day. Bondi Beach is just 8 km from the city center, and it is easy to get to by public transport from the Sydney CDB. If you come to Bondi – pop by and visit our office, only a few minutes from the beach at 249 Beach Road.
A trip to Sydney is not complete without a visit to Bondi Beach, and there are more great things to do in Bondi area. That is why we made a list for you with some of the best things to do in Bondi!
1. Watch the beautiful sunrise of Bondi
We would highly recommend going early to Bondi and enjoying the amazing sunrise here. Life at Bondi starts early, so at this time you will already find people surfing, jogging and walking their dogs. Don’t miss it!
Not a morning person? Stay in Bondi until the sun goes down and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
2. Breakfast at Porch and Parlour
To start your day, go to Porch and Parlour for a very tasty and beautiful breakfast. At Porch and Parlour, they cook with local products and keep health in mind. You can eat here your green brekkie bowl while watching the sea and people working out, which will give you the real Bondi experience.
3. Bondi Pavilion
The Bondi Pavilion has been listed by the heritage council and is a permanent art gallery, theatre and café. It also hosts events, like the popular outdoor cinema in summer.
4. Let’s go surfing
For the real local experience, take surf lessons for a few hours with Let’s Go Surfing. They have a lot of experience with introducing first-time surfers to the waves of Bondi, such a good way to learn surfing!
5. Bondi Icebergs
You can’t miss the Bondi Iceberg swimming pool, this is one of the most picturesque ocean pools in the south of Bondi Beach. The admission costs are $7, and you can also make use of the sauna. They also have a 200-seat bistro overlooking the pool, the perfect place to have a spectacular view of Bondi Beach.
If you don’t want to get wet, you can also go for a fancy Italian (not cheap) lunch at Icebergs Dining Room & Bar.
6. Do the Coastal walk- Bondi to Coogee
If you are in Bondi, you should definitely do the coastal walk. This amazing seven kilometres walk will take about 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on how many photos you take. And with the beautiful views, cute little cloves and the different beaches, you will probably take a lot of photos.
If you preferred to do a shorter walk, you can do the two kilometers walk to Bronte, which will take about 30 minutes. This walk is still breathtaking with its panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean and the coastal cliffs. You will walk between the two most famous beaches of Sydney, and it includes Tamarama and Mackenzies Bay.
You can also take the lesser-known route to Watson bay, which is seven kilometres and will take around 1.5 hours. This is a beautiful coastal walk that includes the spectacular city and harbour views, sandstone cliffs, Macquarie Lighthouse, the gap cliff and the forgotten military past.
7. Explore the Bondi weekend market
Every weekend there is a cool market in Bondi Beach Public school. On Saturday, the market is hosted by Bondi Farmer’s market, and you can get farmer-fresh local products. The market is really popular under Bondi Locals.
On Sunday there is also a market with local designers and producers, here you will find everything from handmade jewellery and vintage clothes to clothes from designers. It is the perfect place to find a present for your family or friends or to treat yourself.
8. Shop along Gould street
Nearby Bondi Beach, you have Gould Street, a small street with trendy boutiques. In this street, you can find luxury fashion from different designers, but also wholesome foods from the Earth food store.
9. End your day with some drinks
After this long day, you definitely deserve a good drink. Bondi offers a lot of cool places to have a drink, one of our favourites is the Bucket List, located on the beach, which make it the perfect place to enjoy the sea while having a drink.
Other places we would recommend for having a drink are; Hotel Ravesis, Panama house, The Anchor and Neighbourhood.
And there you go, a whole full extra-busy day to make the best of one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Bondi!