Travel Diary – Bondi Beach, Australia

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In recent years, trips to Sydney have pretty much become an annual thing so I don’t know why it’s been 7 years since I last visited Bondi Beach – particularly since it’s so close to the city centre! I’m glad that after my visit here last month, it mostly remains the same if not even better than how I remembered. The pristine beach, laid-back atmosphere, big waves and clear turquoise waters are just a few of the things that collectively makes Bondi one of the best beaches in Australia. And, the people. I love the crowds here – locals, tourists, young and old; the lifesaver training, spotting the dozens of sandcastles being built.. I could go on. There’s a lot of positive energy in a place like this and it’s certainly infectious!

There is a beauty in visiting an untouched, private beach however once in a while, it’s a great feeling spending time at a place like Bondi Beach.

Places to visit
Sunday market
Open every Sunday and sells items including locally made clothing, jewellery and artwork. For more details, visit the link below.

http://www.bondimarkets.com.au

Bondi Icebergs (First picture)
Even if you aren’t here for a swim, you need to squeeze in a visit to Bondi Icebergs for the million dollar views alone – it’s absolutely phenomenal, especially at sunset and high tide. There building also includes a restaurant (they serve brunch!) and bar too.

http://icebergs.com.au

The Bucket List (Last picture)
Located just at the back shore of Bondi Beach, this is a perfect spot to soak in the Bondi atmosphere and watch the crowds pass by. It can get pretty hectic but there is a lot of seating available so it shouldn’t be hard securing a table. If you spot a table with a few empty seats, don’t hesitate to ask if you can share the table, most people would happily oblige. The menu is quite extensive, with a great range of cocktails, beers and a food menu featuring some pretty decent seafood options – such as fish tacos and lobster rolls.

http://www.thebucketlistbondi.com

How to get there
Taxi: 15 minutes from the city
Bus: 45 minutes from the city. Take the 380 or 333 from Circular Quay, Alfred St Close to Ferry Wharf Number 2
Train: From Central Station, Take the train towards Bondi Junction (Platform 24). Change at Bondi Junction for a 380, 381, 382 or 333 bus to Bondi Beach

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