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Last updated: 20 February, 2024
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.


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.

Who to go with: organised tours


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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
Discover Sydney's most famous beach, Bondi on a 1.5-hour easy walking tour. From its Aboriginal beginnings to the celebrity, hipster and tourist mecca it is today your local guide will take you on a journey to discover what makes Bondi 'Bondi'. Walk the beach and the backstreets as your guide gives insight into Bondi's beachside culture and shares local tips. The tour has options to be extended to include the famous coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte or further south to Coogee.

Price: A61

Min age: 0

Rating 4.83 / 5 [12 ratings]

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