What to do
You’ve got to go to Bondi Beach, of course. But see it from a different perspective than the sunbathers by doing the two-hour, 3.7-mile Bondi to Coogee Beach cliffside coastal walk, which has spectacular views of the parks, bays, rock pools—and whales, if you’re lucky. Along the way, stop for a bite at farm-to-table-inspired cafe Three Blue Ducks, in Byron Bay. Order the kangaroo tartare if you’re feeling brave, which you probably will be after hugging all that rugged coastline.