Sydney's Coogee to Bondi walk offers top vistas

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The well marked Coogee to Bondi walk offers beautiful ocean vistas that can be walked any time of the year.

Great Walks did it last weekend and it's amazing to think this is a city of over 4 milion people and there weren't that many people on the path.

The gorgeous coastal views from our hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Coogee.
The gorgeous coastal views from our hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Coogee.

To enjoy a weekend in Coogee we stayed at the Crowne Plaza - see our review here.

The starting point of the Coogee to Bondi walk is on the northern end of the beach in the Dunningham Reserve offering great views over Coogee. Follow the path to the Giles Baths, where you can get a glimpse of a natural Sydney swimming pool, along with some great views of the coastline up north.

Sandstone rock formations make this walk unique.
Sandstone rock formations make this walk unique.

After checking out the rocks pools, head back up into Dunningham and take the path closest to the water. There is also a walkway further inland in the reserve, but the path right by the water’s edge is sure to be more scenic. After getting some views in, the path will meet up with Major Street as you walk along the street for a few minutes before getting back on the walkway.

Sydney's beaches are some of the best city beaches in the world!
Sydney's beaches are some of the best city beaches in the world!

The next major landmark on the walk will be that of Gordons Bay. The path wraps alongside the edge of Gordons Bay as you can get some nice views from every angle. On the north end of Gordons Bay, you will see a sign for the Gordons Bay Underwater Nature Trail.

The walk is well marked.
The walk is well marked.

It is the first time I came across something like it, but essentially it is an underwater diving trail that can be followed in a 40 minute loop. The loop is full of a diverse set of marine plants and animals along the rocky reef.

After making your way around Gordons Bay, the next major destination is that of Clovelly Beach. To get there you will walk right along the rocky waterfront before turning into the Clovelly area.

Clovelly pool.
Clovelly pool.

fter Clovelly, you will enter the Burrows Park and Shark Point area. I took the path that got me a bit closer to the water’s edge as that offered me some fantastic views down the coastline.

This was a definite highlight of the walk but do be careful though walking around the rocky area. Eventually you will get back on the paved path as you pass the Clovelly Bowling Club.

The Coogee to Bondi walk will now bring you alongside the Waverley Cemetery as you make your way on the boardwalk towards Bronte Beach. This is another portion of the walk that is very scenic to take in as you see the dramatic coastline edge and waves crashing in from nearby.

Right around the corner from Bronte Beach is Tamarama Beach. As you make your way around Bronte, you will get some great views from up top, and then you will soon get some more views from up top of Tamarama.

Iconic Bondi Beach.
Iconic Bondi Beach.

After circling around Tamarama Beach you will get some scenic views from both in front and behind you of the rocky cliff edge before Bondi Beach comes into view. Soon enough you will reach the one and only Bondi Beach.

  • Starting Point: Coogee Beach
  • Ending Point: Bondi Beach
  • Length: 6KM / 3.5KM One Way
  • Time: 2-3 Hours
  • Track: Boardwalk / Paved Path / Rock
  • Difficulty: Easy
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