Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is a great way to get to know two of the city’s best loved beaches. The walk is about 6km – you can do it in one stretch and it takes about two hours, but the best way to attack this walk is to take your time and stop when the fancy takes you for a coffee or a roam around the shops. Along the walk there are some uphill and downhill portions of the track, but there is nothing too strenuous and anyone with a regular level of fitness can manage it easily. If you start out at Bondi Beach, you will first go past the Bondi Icebergs and continue up hill to Mackenzie’s Point, where you get amazing views looking out over Bondi and down to Maroubra Beach. If you have a little stroll around up there you will also come across some ancient Aboriginal whale paintings. As you head down the hill you will pass through a little local beach area called Tamarama, which is famous for being a hangout for the glamour set in Sydney. As you continue along the path, you pass through Bronte Beach and this is the perfect scenic rest stop for a coffee. As you continue, pepped up by caffeine, you will come to Waverly Cemetery, which is the final resting place of many famous Aussies such as Henry Lawson and Lawrence Hargrave. It is a fascinating place to visit and boasts some of the best views in Sydney of the coastline. Walking this path is an excellent way to get a taste of some of the best beaches Sydney has to offer while stretching your legs and taking in some history at the same time.