One thing I had read about many times before moving to Australia was the Bondi To Bronte walk in Sydney. I knew this was something I wanted to do if I got the chance to go to Sydney while living in Melbourne. I mean, everyone has heard of Bondi beach, but I had no clue there was such a beautiful coastal walk awaiting me when I finally arrived.
I was given the chance to go for a quick weekend back when I was an au pair. We arrived Saturday morning and left Monday morning. I stayed in an apartment a 5 minute walk from Bondi beach with my host family. The perfect location for my walk!
I didn’t spend too much time with my host family while in Sydney as they let me go off to explore. And explore I did.
The morning of the second day I decided to do the Bondi to Bronte walk. I had planned to do the Bondi to Coogee walk, but it was extremely hot (we went in March) and I had a full day of wandering around to do, so I decided to take the quicker route instead of skipping it altogether.
And boy am I glad I did!
Thankfully at last minute before I departed for my walk I decided to buy a new hat because otherwise my face would have melted off and I would have looked like a lobster. The sun was very strong but made my surroundings look beyond gorgeous.
The Bondi to Bronte walk is approximately 4 km, whereas if you choose to do the full walk to Coogee, you’re looking at around 6 km. Everywhere around me were many walkers, runners (I would have died in that bright sun and heat) and people just working out on the outdoor equipment. The walk had such a sense of community that I really loved. I could definitely see myself living close by and taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings to exercise.
Tamarama beach was a place I could have stayed for a while, as in my personal opinion, it was the most beautiful part of the walk.
I only wish that I had gotten more photos, but as I was in a bit of a rush to go start my day (off to the zoo!) I just took a few quick photos.
Even though I’m lacking on photos, I think the few that I did take are so beautiful (how could they not be?) that they are well worth it.
It still amazes me just how bright the day was and how blue that water was. I was very jealous of everyone who was surfing that day or relaxing on the beach.
Also I was able to cool off (tried to stop sweating) under those cliffs you see in the beginning. I was not the only one. It was a very hot day!
Hopefully one day I can make it back to Sydney and complete the whole 6 km Bondi to Coogee walk. I will definitely be looking forward to it until that day!
Also fun fact – none of these photos are retouched because at the time (four and a half years ago) I didn’t know how, and honestly, I think they are stunning as is!
Have you ever done this walk?
Have you ever explored Australia?