Bondi to Bronte and back

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Essentials 

  • Start at the southern end of Bondi Beach and walk the coastal track to Bronte Beach.
  • 3 kms from beach to beach.
  • Buses at either end of the route to and from Bondi Junction Station or Circular Quay.
  • Description – undulating sealed path.
  • Level of difficulty (on scale of 1 easy to 5 challenging):  1.

 

The walk

We set off from Bellevue Hill on a mid-winter Saturday morning.  The walk to Bondi Beach is past flats, cafes, laundrettes and pubs.  The pavements are littered with discarded furnishings and rubbish. Waverley Council seems to neglect the back streets of the beach suburbs, while concentrating resources on the beach-front precinct.  It is not smelly or filthy – just unkempt.  That said, this is a part of Sydney that has a very relaxed and easy atmosphere.  Backpackers and tourists mix easily with local families and professionals.

Bondi

The walk around the headland from Bondi to Bronte is spectacular.  The path is pristine and the views in every direction are stunning.  It is very popular, so be prepared to keep moving or step off the path to allow joggers and prams to pass and over-take.

There are cafes and other shops at Bondi Beach and Bronte, but nothing really in-between.  There are toilets all along the way.  The cafes at Bronte are always packed.

We walked home away from the beach, via Waverley College and Bondi Junction.

 

Highlights and hidden treasures

  • The variety of architecture in the back streets.

 

External link

(From UK Telegraph: ‘Five free things to do in Sydney’)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8233301/Five-free-things-to-do-in-Sydney.html?image=4