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Travel Journal: A Day at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

I’ll never forget our perfect day hanging out on famed Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was winter time, yet the sunny, mid-seventy degree (fahrenheit) weather would suggest otherwise. We took a metro train from the Circular Quay to a bus and wandered our way to the beach through various neighborhoods and suburbs.*

Travel Journal Page from Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia by Betsy Beier

When we arrived I felt like we had been transported far from the CBD, and had landed in beach heaven! It was hard to believe that Sydney’s relaxed, laid back vibe could get any cooler, but in Bondi, it definitely did!

After grabbing a bite to eat, we hung out on the beach and dipped our legs in the ocean, wishing we had brought our bathing suits! After relaxing we walked the length of the beach taking in the scene stopping at the far end to gawk at one of the best swimming pools in the world, the Bondi Iceberg Club. (Again, I wished I brought my swim suit!!!) In somewhat of a spontaneous decisions, we saw the trail signs for the Bondi to Coogee Walk and decided to go for it (unbeknownst to actually how long it would take!)

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, in the Sydney, Australia Suburbs (map from my travel journal) by Betsy Beier

We didn’t initially intend to walk the entire 3.7 mile Bondi to Coogee Walk, but in the end, we were glad we made the trek! The walk offered spectacular views and glimpses into some highly desirable ocean side suburbs of Sydney. The walk winds in and out of small coves and offers cliffside views as well as beach side strolls.

Once we got to Coogee, we hopped on a bus and headed back to Sydney’s CBD close to where we were staying. Although we spent a full week exploring Sydney, I wish we had a bit more time. I would have loved to stay along the coast in Bondi for a few days, joining the swimmers “between the flags” and soaking up the surfer scene!

*I highly recommend taking a local bus when traveling. Although I rarely take a bus at home, I find local bus rides offer such little view into everyday live in that particular city.

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