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Plan a Future Trip to Bondi Beach, Australia With This Itinerary 

Bondi Beach, this is a love letter.  How could we have known that the last time might truly be the last time—or at least last time for a very long while? As I’m currently writing this, Americans cannot enter Australia and Australians cannot leave. We can only hope that our memories make this long-distance relationship work and that we will be reunited very soon. Until then, we can dream about days spent swimming in your clear blue waters. Here is how we would spend a day in Bondi Beach if we could. Come along! Bondi Beach Itinerary


5:30 a.m.

Coffee and Surf Check

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Bondi is bustling in the morning, and you’ll have plenty of choices for your caffeine fix. Even getting up this early, it’ll feel like half the town is out of bed! Stop by Speedo’s Cafe for a flat white and croissant to fuel your day.

Bondi Beach Itinerary

7 a.m.

Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Time to walk off that croissant with the most beautiful walk in existence. The seven-mile round-trip Bondi to Coogee walk is entirely coastal. Meander through rocky coves, white sand beaches, small towns and even a cemetery.



9:30 a.m.

Take a Dip

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Swimming at Icebergs gets all of the national attention, but we recommend a swim in the natural pool at the Bronte Baths located in the next town over, Bronte. This seaside destination features a saltwater rock pool for swimming and sunbathing. Grab a “little lunch” (small bite to tide you over) at Moxhe, a fresh Australian seafood restaurant.

Bondi Beach Itinerary

1 p.m.

Dine at Hotel Ravesis

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Time to rest your feet and stuff your face at the Hotel Ravesis! We suggest a seared tuna burger, shoestring fries and a bottle of Thousand Candles Sauvignon Blanc from the Yarra Valley. Enjoy your just reward on the second-floor patio under the pink awning of the eclectic hotel that looks directly onto the beach. Finish off your meal by ordering the flourless orange cake with rose water syrup and pistachio ice cream.

3 p.m.

Sip Back and Relax

You had a big lunch and a bottle of wine, and now you have two choices: take a nap or find a good book in the Gertrude and Alice Bookstore. We recommend you order a chai, place the book on your lap and take a nap.

Bondi Beach Itinerary

5 p.m.

Look at the Time!

Yes, there has been a lot of drinking today, but one more won’t kill you…most likely. Take a seat on the terrace at Iceberg’s Dining Room and Bar, which sits above the beach and the Iceberg’s iconic pool. Order the most expensive drink of the day and take in stunning views of Bondi!


7 p.m.

Spritz and Sunset

For dinner, make reservations at Rocker  for their Sydney rock oysters, all-you-can-eat mussels and an Aperol spritz. Take in amazing sunset views and toast to a day well-spent. Cheers, mate!

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