If you love water and beach vistas, you will be spoilt for views along the Bondi to Bronte walk. Tourist website Trip Advisor has just announced that the walk has been crowned top among Sydney attractions, beating landmarks such as The Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Starting at the South end of the beach near Bondi Icebergs, the walk is along a cliff top path and works its way through Tamarama beach to Bronte.
The journey is around 1.5km in total and you should allow around 45 minutes – it’s mainly pathways with some inclines however there are some steep steps along the way. You can always turn back at Tamarama if little feet are getting tired, or just stop there for a drink at the cafe on the beach.
The walk then continues on past Bronte to Waverley cemetery and Coogee, which is around 2.5km further (more details of the extended walk can be found here).
You may be lucky enough to do some whale spotting along the way – Southern Right and Humpback whales visit from time to time and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them come up for air myself a few times.
The best time for whale watching is October to December when the whales come in closer to shore to give birth, you may also catch a glimpse of a whale further out to sea any time between April to August. Click here for more detailed information on Sydney whale watching.
During October, the Bondi to Bronte walk is taken over by the annual Sculpture by the Sea. The parks along the walk are filled with over 100 sculptures from local and international artists. It can be hard to navigate the crowds during the day while Sculpture by the Sea is on so I would recommend heading out very early or at dusk during this time. Whether you’re coming from overseas or just coming to Bondi for the day, Sculpture by the Sea is worth the trip.
nb: This walk is only pram friendly for about 1km until you reach some rather steep steps. If you have a baby I would recommend using a Baby Bjorn or backpack carrier and leaving the pram in the car.
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