December 13, 2016

Exploring Sydney: The Bondi to Coogee Walk

On our third Sunday in Sydney, we left our Air B&B in Darlinghurst and took the bus to Bondi to embark on the 6km walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach.

Bondi was every bit as amazing as I thought it would be. The beach was stunning and we happened to be in Bondi during the Bondi Kite Festival.

We wandered around Bondi, exploring the little shops ahead of the beach, the Bondi Pavilion, and Bondi Market. Bondi was incredible! It was so colorful and I loved being there and people watching!

We wandered in and out of the kites and then made a stop at the world famous Icebergs for a round of drinks.

I mentioned this in my first post about Sydney, but the weather was beautiful. It was the first nice weekend of spring and, while there were tons of people in the water, acting like it was the height of summer, it was one of the days where it was cold in the shade and hot in the sun.

Properly fueled up, we started the Bondi to Coogee Walk. The first part of the Walk was rerouted due to flooding from a few weeks before and we had to walk through a cemetery to really start the walk which wasn't exactly pleasant, but once we got on the trail, it was beautiful.

I'll let all of my pictures do the work to show you just how incredible this Walk was and why it's an absolute must in Sydney.

All along the trail, there were beaches, volleyball courts, bocce ball courts, and even a bowling alley! I love how the area has been developed to let people experience how beautiful it is, while still preserving the natural beauty of the Walk. That's one thing that I learned that Australia is excellent at doing!

When we made it to Coogee, we wanted to put our feet in the water. There were so many people on the beach swimming, that we thought the water must be warm. We couldn't have been more wrong. I have never set foot in water so cold before...and I've taken ice baths!

We had worked up an appetite on the Walk and stopped for lunch in Coogee at a little outdoor cafe before hopping on the bus back to the CBD.

There wasn't much in Coogee and, if I could do it again, I would start the Walk in Coogee and end in Bondi where there's a lot more to do and see. Either way, it's still a stunning Walk and I would definitely consider it a must-see in Sydney! If you're up for running it, I recommend getting up early as the trail is pretty narrow. It wasn't that crowded when we went, but there were more people walking the trail than I would like to deal with while trying to get some miles in!

You can read more about our trip to Australia here and here!
Have you been to Sydney?
What do you think of the Bondi to Coogee Walk?

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