Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

We had done the walk before, but it is always great fun to walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach. The walk is about 6km long, but feels longer, because it is usually rather crowded, so you can’t walk at full walking speed, and it does go up and down the cliffs. With all the stops to shoot some pictures, take a rest, sit down at one of the various cafes along the route to rehydrate or have a coffee, and considering we happened to have picked the hottest day of the year (38.8 degrees, hottest day in Sydney in 2016), it took us a very pleasant three and a half hours from start to finish, serious walkers can easily complete the walk in less than one and a half hours. If you choose to walk all the way to Maroubra, then you should add another one and a half hours (or more if you stop for pics and coffee).


You can walk straight through the Icebergs Club with its iconic swimming pools located right next to the ocean on the southern end of Bondi Beach, to start your walk (or alternatively stay a bit further uphill on the road for the first few metres.


Tamarama Beach (‘Glamarama’), your first major beach along the route, is considered to be upmarket/sexy. Bronte Beach is more family orientated.


You’ll pass by the most scenic cemetery this planet has to offer (they are advertising free lots at the moment!), Waverley Cemetery, which is located on top of the cliffs with mainly early 20th and late 19th Century tomb stones. Clovelly offers great snorkelling opportunities, while Gordon’s bay is perfect for scuba diving.

For more Sydney Coastal Walks, click the following links: Rose Bay to Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach.

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  1. This was one of my absolute favourite walks in Sydney! I loved having the option to swim in the ocean or the adjacent pool. It also made for an incredible photo, especially at Bondi Icebergs.

    Jamie Boucher | Bristolian Abroad

    1. Thank you, Jamie. How great to hear you share our love for this walk. Did you do any of the other coastal walks too? We usually do Rose Bay to Watsons Bay and Taronga to Balmoral. 🙂 Always grateful for additional tips or recommendations.

  2. I loved doing this walk but unlike you, we did it in the rain (extremely humid!). I absolutely loved Waverley cemetery, the only other place close to this is the cemetery in Nice, France. We also saw dolphins during the walk which was an added bonus.

    1. So great to hear it, Angela. Waverley is an absolute blast, yes. I think we didn’t do the cemetery when we visited Nice, but will put this on the list. 🙂

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