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Last updated: 09 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Mark Chipperfield

This stunning 6km coastal walk along the picturesque clifftops between Bondi and Coogee beaches is one of Sydney’s signature experiences, popular with visitors and locals alike.

The clifftop path takes from Bondi Beach, alongside craggy cliffs filled with wild vegetation, past the lovely Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly beaches. There are rockpools, headlands, bays, parks and even a rather scenic cemetery.

You can stop half-way at the pleasant clutch of cafés at Bronte Beach for a burger or a fresh juice (and turn back again for a shorter walk). Take your swimming togs and have a dip along the way.

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Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 6+
When: All year around
Duration: 2-3 hours

Getting there & doing it

The walk starts at the south end of Bondi Beach, up past the Bondi Icebergs club. The path follows the coastline and is well signposted. The going is easy (with a few stairs), and it takes about 2-3 hours to walk there and back again.

When to do it

It’s a brilliant walk at any time of year, but winter and spring are stunning. Go at sunrise when the path is quietest, the beaches are empty, and the light sublime. Weekdays are best if you want to avoid the crowds and maniac joggers.

If you can, time it for the ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ exhibition in October/November, when the footpath between Bondi and Tamara Beaches is peppered with 100 or so sculptures and artworks.

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Bondi Beach Walking Tour with Optional Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

Bondi Beach Walking Tour with Optional Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk


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Delightfully eccentric, this Victorian villa oozes old school charm and offers one of the handiest addresses in Sydney.

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Berthed in the heart of Paddington, this 30-room property is a pleasant alternative to the city’s big brand hotels and offers easy access to most of the major attractions.

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