Hike the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4.1 miles 700 ft gain  - Point-to-Point Trail

Added by Connor Bruson

See many of Sydney's top beaches along this beautiful coastal walkway. Break up your walk with some quality beach time at Bondi, Bronte, Covelly, and Coogee beaches! Best of all, a nice cold drink or a bite to eat at a cafe is never far away.

The Basics: Australia's pristine beaches and coastlines are probably its main tourism attraction, and one of the most famous beaches is Bondi Beach in Sydney. It is only 45 minutes by train from Sydney Intl. Airport, or 2-3 train stops from Downtown Sydney. From Central Station, take the T4 line to Bondi Junction. Take bus 333, 380, or 381 down to Bondi Beach. 

However, with so many great beaches, I'd rather not spend my day sunbathing next to thousands of other people on Bondi Beach. That is why this adventure just uses Bondi Beach as a starting point. From Bondi Beach, this coastal walk takes you around the rugged coastline via wide sidewalks and elevated walkways, stopping by numerous beaches, until it culminates at Coogee beach. Avoid the crowds at Bondi, have a great, scenic hike, and reward your efforts at the end with a less-crowded beach!

The Walk: Beginning at the south edge of Bondi beach by the Bondi Icebergs Pool (2nd picture), the coastal track snakes down toward the water's edge and around the coastal rocks to hike's second beach, Tamarama. This leg takes around 20 minutes. From Tamarama, observe the surfers and sculptures along the coastal track as your make your way to Bronte Beach. Take a pit stop at a cafe nearby, or continue on to Clovelly beach. This section is the most picturesque as you make your way over a long, suspended boardwalk and past the historic Waverly cemetery. This section takes about 45 minutes, plus stops for pictures. The final leg of the journey from Clovelly to Coogee Beach begins with a steep uphill climb. About 45 minutes later, your final beach destination comes into view. Stop by the Coogee Pavilion to refuel after the 4 mile trek before spreading out your beach towel on the less-crowded Coogee beach, swimming, and soaking up the rays! The bus stop to take you back to Bondi Junction is located just behind Coogee Pavilion. Look for bus 353, which runs every 30 minutes. 

The Area: Bondi Junction connects to the main Sydney Trains network, and is just a few stations away from Martin Place, where you can access downtown Sydney and all the popular harbor area attractions. Another great walk in the harbor area is around the botanic gardens or across the Harbor Bridge. 

Opal Card: This card covers all public transportation in and around Sydney. Load $5 for the fare to get from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach, then Coogee Beach back to Bondi Junction. Load more based on whatever you might need to get to Bondi Junction before/after this loop. Fares are more expensive if you don't have an Opal Card. 

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about 2 months ago

Very enjoyable and unexpectedly nice walk so close to the urban area

I hiked this famous Bondi to Coogee walk in 2014, so I am not aware if many things have changed since then. More or less followed what is proposed here. The hike is paved all the way, easy and super accessible. If you do the whole walk, it is some distance to consider, however it is not tiring and also there are plenty of opportunities where you can sit and rest, or even quit and find your way back to the city. The view on the ocean is great. You will also pass from several beaches and open (sea water) waterpools and that means that weather permitting you may also choose to go swimming. Overall, I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Sydney.

Such a nice walk!

We did this walk in the morning of NYE 2018, using public transport Opal cards to get to Bondi, the train then bus as recommended by Outbound were easy, bus terminal is right there at the train station. Don’t forget your sunscreen, the path is great with not many stairs/ inclines along the way, you can take it easy or as fast as you like & the swim at Coogee for a reward was amazing! Nothing beats the beach with some calamari and chips after :-)

Easygoing Trip

Paved and generally not too busy, the walk wraps around the cliff edges but remains a very moderate walk. Stairs and some steep hills but only for intermittent moments. A nice stroll or a challenging run to suit most people.

Amazing Walk

This walk is amazing! There’s so much to see, explore and photograph along the way.

It’s Not The Best Walk

It was very easy and there are some gelato, fish and chips, picnic spots,and ice cream shops along the way but unless your a beginner photographer learning to take good scenic photos than it’s not the best walk. But do recommend it if you are looking for a first time long walk.

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