Bucket list Bondi

No international airfare required. Pull out your pen and move Bondi to the top of your affordable bucket list now.

Why Bondi should top your bucket list

I’m no stranger to Sydney, usually visiting family there each year. However, I’m ashamed to say I have never been to Bondi. Until recently, that is.

An avid watcher of Bondi Rescue, and passionate instagram user, I’ve seen the iconic beach numerous times on a screen, usually accompanied by shots of the Icebergs pool or the Bondi-to-Bronte walk. But there’s only so much that armchair travelling can reveal before you realise you’ve just got to get off the couch and on the plane.

Bondi is high on many people’s bucket lists and as Australians we’re lucky enough to have it in our own backyard. So what makes it bucket-list-worthy?

Firstly, the iconic beach deserves its reputation. Not only is it every bit as pristine and beautiful in person, the water is warmer than you would expect – a pleasant surprise when you’re from Melbourne!

Happily, visiting Bondi doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Only 30 minutes from the city, Sydney has an extremely efficient airport train to the CBD, from which you can catch a train and bus to the beachside suburb. Once you arrive, you won’t need to travel far for food or fun, with an abundance of cafes and restaurants on your doorstep and South and North Bondi both within walking distance.

The famous Bondi to Bronte (and back) walk takes in spectacular views of some of Sydney’s finest beaches and coastlines. Make like a local and walk or run the coastal path along the cliffs in the morning to earn your breakfast or coffee. If you plan your trip for a weekend you can also enjoy the farmers market each Saturday and clothing market on Sundays at Bondi Beach Public School.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of a Bondi break is soaking up the culture and laid-back attitude of the locals. A surfing town at heart, this is one suburb where shoes are definitely optional. And, unlike most big cities, the shopkeepers are keen for a chat and happy to help with directions or suggestions for dinner and drinks.

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    unicorn
    24th May 2014
    7:39am
    Bondi is over rated as far as most Sydney siders are concerned especially when you lived near another beach.The only time Bondi won out when we were young was the day the Sydney to Hobart race started and we could see the boats starting the race from the dining room whilst enjoying lunch.
    SJ
    26th May 2014
    10:51am
    Thank you for sharing your opinion. While there are indeed many beautiful beaches in Sydney, for those of us not lucky enough to live there Bondi still holds a lot of appeal as an iconic Australian destination.
    unicorn
    26th May 2014
    11:36am
    Fair enough if that's what youmthink of it to me it is just another beach, Manly is jjust as well known especially now with the great Tony Abbot from there.
    bookwyrm
    27th May 2014
    2:23am
    Luckily I did the Bondi Bronte walk when I was young and fit. Nothing like buying fish and chips freshly cooked and sitting eating them overlooking the beach. Great trendy cafes as well.

    Nowadays I have a bad back and arthritis and use a stick. I find day coach or cruise trips a comfortable way of getting around and seeing things. One site I would recommend is www.viator.com. They provide loads of high quality but inexpensive day trips through different operators all around the world. They have a huge variety of tours for Sydney.


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