Make a beeline for Sydney’s awesome Coogee to Bondi coastal walk.
Enjoy the coastal cool of Sydney’s most iconic walk.
DID YOU KNOW: one of the world’s most spectacular outdoor activities is easily accessible, good for the body and soul and absolutely free of charge? Yes, it’s the Bondi To Coogee coastal walk in Sydney… except in our case, we’re doing it in the reverse direction, beginning at the southern end, at Coogee Beach, probably the secondmost-famous beach in Sydney.
The walk, which follows the coastal cliffs, is 6km long and mostly gentle and undulating, though there are occasional hilly bits and flights of steps. It’s also thankfully non-commercial, with just the odd kiosk or cafe at beach locations. (There are intermittent public bubblers, but do take water.) It’s fun to pass through interesting seaside neighbourhoods, secluded coves like Gordon’s Bay (popular with divers), expansive grassy areas and high places where, between May and September and with a little patience, you might spot migrating humpback whales.
You’ll pass Clovelly Bowling Club, where you can enjoy a middy or two and maybe play barefoot bowls ($15 a session with tuition included), and the spookily beautiful Waverley Cemetery. Allow a couple of hours for the walk; and if you’re tuckered out, get the 362 bus back to Coogee at the end.
Old timer Wylie’s Baths is a Coogee institution and open every day of the year.