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Bondi To Bronte & Coogee Coastal Walks – A Complete Guide

The Bondi to Coogee walk is one of the most popular and scenic routes in the country. Locals and tourists love it. Here’s a complete guide.

How To Get To Bondi Beach

Access to parking at Bondi Beach can be difficult, plus starting at Bondi and finishing at Coogee can cause problems.

So we recommend taking public transport to Bondi, doing the walk, then catching public transport home from Coogee.

From the city the easiest way to get to Bondi Beach is to catch the train to Bondi junction (from Central, Town Hall, Martin Place) then change to the 380, 381, 382 or 333 bus at Bondi Junction for a 15 minute ride to the beach.

If you are visiting Sydney and the surrounding regions, an Opal card is the most convenient and affordable way to pay for your fares on public transport.

You can use an Opal card on the metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services.

For those short on time, or those that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Bondi To Bronte Walk Distance

The Bondi to Coogee walk was one of the highlights of our stay in Sydney, and the Bondi to Bronte leg is the part of it.

The walk from Bondi to Bronte is approximately 2km.

It’s a fairly flat and straight forward walk, sticking to the coastline with slight up hill walks in parts.

How Long Does The Bondi To Bronte Walk Take

The Bondi to Bronte walk takes roughly 30 mins without stops.

An ideal shorter version of the famous coastal path for those on a tight schedule.

Although you’ll probably want to allow time to dip in the baths or ocean along the way.

Bondi To Coogee Walk Distance

The full walk from Bondi to Coogee is approximately 6km.

Again, it’s a fairly flat and straight forward walk, sticking to the coast with slight up hill walks in parts.

We saw families, dog walkers and older couples so don’t be put off by the distance.

How Long Does The Bondi To Coogee Walk Take

The full stretch takes roughly 2 hours without stops.

Although bearing in mind the swimming tops and Sydney photo opportunities I’d allow a good 3/4 hours.

Bondi To Coogee Coastal Walk Map

The route begins at the West end of Bondi Beach and follows the coastline, crossing a few beaches along the way.

You’ll start at Bondi Beach followed by Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach, Clovelly Beach and finally arrive at Coogee Beach.

All times and distances are shown on the map below.

Bondi To Coogee Walk Map
The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk route.

Best Time To Do The Bondi To Coogee Walk

The hottest months in Sydney are December to February. January has the hottest temperatures with average daily maximums reaching 27° -28°C.

So, if you are visiting during this time we would recommend setting off early to avoid the hottest part of the day.

Although the Bondi to Coogee walk is pretty straight forward and easy terrain, we would recommend wearing comfy shoes.

Also, be sure to take a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water! Although, there are, conveniently, plenty of water fountains along the way if you run out and need a refill.

Take your time and enjoy all the beautiful spots along the way.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

What To Expect On The Bondi To Coogee Walk

An awesome day out with stunning views and a variety of beautiful stops along the way!

Bondi to Bronte walk

The Bondi to Coogee walk was one of the highlights of our stay in Sydney, and the Bondi to Bronte leg is the part of it.

We set off early one morning to beat the crowds and to avoid the heat, and recommend you do the same!

Although the Bondi to Bronte walk is pretty straight forward, we still recommend wearing comfy shoes. Sandals or flip flops are going to get slippy and possibly rub.

The start of the walk begins pretty much from the Bondi Icebergs pool. Simply follow the steps up to the concrete waterfront walkway on Notts Avenue and you’ll be good to go.

We could go on to explain every aspect of our day and talk you through our step by step experience, but we feel like the beauty of the walk is portrayed way better through the images below.

The first part of the famous coastal walk takes just 30 mins, so if you’re looking to tick it off and not spend too much time on it then this short route is ideal.

Bondi to Coogee walk

The full Bondi to Coogee walk is a lot longer, although still a breeze if you set yourself up properly for the day.

All you need to know is to be sure to take a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Although there are plenty of water fountains along the way too if you run out!

You’ll pass by stunning beaches, typical cute Aussie cafes and may even catch a glimpse of the Sydney wildlife on offer.

We saw plenty of rainbow lorikeets flying around and took a picnic to sit and enjoy whilst on the trail.

From start to finish the Bondi to Coogee walk took us around 3 hours in total, including stopping off for a couple of swims along the way.

Other than that, the full route is super flat and easy for all levels of ability, and it’s definitely something to include on your Sydney itinerary.

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Starting the day off at Bondi Beach for sunrise
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Off we go, starting at around 7am!
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The view from the steps at Bondi Icebergs pool, overlooking Bondi Beach
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This shows the kind of pathway that leads around to Tamarama Beach
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Half an hour into our Bondi To Coogee Walk
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Lauren wandering off as we approach Tamarama
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Tamarama Beach at around 8am
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We made it to Bronte Beach!
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Time for a well deserved dip at Bronte Baths
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Crossing the boardwalk near Waverley Cemetery
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The hidden cove of Clovelly Beach
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Just over 2 hours later we finally arrive at Coogee!
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Around 10am and still the whole day to enjoy Coogee Beach

Where To Stay In Sydney

Luxury

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Overlooking Sydney’s historic Rocks area, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers free WiFi, a bar, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool.

Located in Sydney’s CBD Central Business District, it features luxurious rooms with panoramic views over the iconic Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. 

Each room offers an LCD TV, an iPod docking station and free toiletries.

There’s also a 350 square fitness centre that includes a relaxing sauna.

Guests can unwind in the hotel’s therapeutic spa and wellness center, which offers skin treatments and relaxing massages. Airport transfers are available upon request.

Mid-Budget

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Located in Sydney CBD, The Fullerton Hotel features an a la carte restaurant, a bar and access to a fitness centre.

It boasts luxurious rooms with unique decor as well as a flat-screen TV.

Some rooms offer the most stunning city views and guests can enjoy free WiFi in public areas. 

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is 15 a minute walk from both Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

Budget

The Village Bondi Beach

The Village Bondi Beach is just just a 2 minute walk from the world famous Bondi Beach and offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms. 

The hostel is a 20 minute drive from Sydney Harbour and a 25 minutes drive from Sydney Airport.

Markets, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within a 2 minute walk from the property. 

Facilities include guest laundry, kitchen, TV room, lounge room and a private bathroom.

There is a bus stop located at the end of the street with easy access to the city.

Free WiFi also is available with a limit of 500mb per day. You can pay for extra wifi too!

For more places to stay in Sydney, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Bondi To Coogee Coastal Walk Guide

Coogee Hotel

Sunday 9th of February 2020

Awesome post! This guide is really helpful for tourists that wanna go to Bondi Beach, and I super recommend everyone to visit this place, is unique!

Charlie Pauly

Sunday 9th of February 2020

Thanks very much! We loved Bondi and Coogee!

Sarah

Thursday 11th of April 2019

Definitely take water however there are many bubblers at each beach to refill your water bottle, you could mention that too :)

Charlie Pauly

Thursday 11th of April 2019

Very valid point! Will add it to the blog now. :)