If you are looking for something to do in Sydney, you must go the famous Bondi to Coogee Walk. It is an easy bus ride from the Sydney CBD which took will take you right to Coogee Beach. We decided to start to Coogee and end up at Bondi because it was a stinking hot day in Sydney (over 35 degrees Celsius!) and as an Australian, we know how hot it gets by midday! By that time, the UV rays are absolutely pounding on your skin and the sweltering sun can break you.
We decided to get up bright and early that morning if we were going to go to the beach and do the walk. We didn’t want to take a hurried stride, but more a relaxing stroll to enjoy all the views. We got to Coogee Beach by 8 am and were able to enjoy the calmness of the ocean and the softness of the morning breeze. The strong waves made it difficult to “relax” in the rockpool baths of Coogee, plus the water still felt ice cold. So we began our journey to Bondi. We enjoyed a lovely breakky by a local cafe at Coogee and figured that by the time we made it to Bondi Beach, we would have numerous places as options for lunch.
Online websites will tell you that the walk is around 2.5 kilometres and takes about one to one and a half hours to complete. It took us closer to two and not because we were unfit or anything, but because there were just too many times that we wanted to stop and admire the view. There were countless opportunities for scenic photographs. Every angle was a classic beauty.
Taking this walk, you will encounter many other beaches and towns along the way. It was interesting to see the busyness of Sydney’s beach life, even on a weekday morning. The kids were out for lifeguard training. The surfers were out riding the waves. There were swimmers out on the outdoor pools. Runners were out. Dogs were out. And of course, all the tourists.
I felt so humbled to be able to enjoy this walk and all it offered me. Yes, it was hot and even after only about 2 hours of walking, we were tired and so eager to relax in a blissfully air-conditioned room. But doing things like this make me so proud to call Australia my home.
We ended up at Bondi Beach by noon and our stomachs were jumping out at us for some food. We decided to Moo Gourmet Burgers for some classic Australian beef burgers with a fried egg. If the height of the burger, the ooziness of the cheese and the caramelized onions, and the freshly made buns isn’t enough to persuade you, then I have to tell you – it truly hit the spot. A must try on your way out to Bondi.