Whether you are a tourist, backpacking around Australia or are a local, there are plenty of things to do in Bondi. We’ve listed our top 6 things to do at Bondi Beach.

NUMBER ONE – The Bondi to Coogee Walk

This beautiful walk not only tops the list, but should also top the list for the best things to do in Sydney. The Bondi to Coogee walk takes you along 6km of the most breathtaking coastline and beach in Australia. Be prepared, this walk will normally take a couple of hours. There are many places to stop along the way to swim, have an ice cream and take a photo. Best of all, this Bondi attraction is entirely free! At the end (or the beginning) of the walk, drop into the Crabbe Hole – a small cafe on the Pool Deck of the Icebergs Club. Great views, great ambience, and great coffee.

NUMBER TWO – Take A Surfing Lesson

Bondi Beach is one of the top surfing locations in the world. Surfers tend to stick around the south side of the beach (where the waves are usually bigger). It would definitely be worth taking on a surfing lesson when looking for things to do in Bondi. Enquire at the Pavilion for more information.


Undoubtedly, the greatest Bondi attraction is the ocean. The north side of the beach is usually best for swimming as the waves aren’t as rough as the south side. Be wary when swimming as there can be a dangerous rip towards the south end of the beach, infamously known as the backpackers rip. It is always advised that you should swim between the flags. The north side of the beach is a popular Bondi attraction for families as the rock pool is great for children. Also, check out the beautiful pool at Bondi Icebergs.

NUMBER FOUR – Get On Bondi Rescue

One of the main Bondi attractions is the famous lifeguard tower. The lifeguards are world famous, with a show called ‘Bondi Rescue’ The ocean can be very dangerous and needs to be respected. Please swim between the flags, but feel free to check out the lifeguards on the beach.

NUMBER FIVE – Events in Bondi

Music, markets, art and cuisine are all a part of the many events in Bondi. A lot of these are free and can be fun for any age. Bondi events include the South American Festival in February, the City to Surf Fun Run in August, Sculpture by the Sea Festival in October, and the Bondi Short Film Festival in November-December. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming Bondi events.

NUMBER 6 – Wining and Dining

When looking for fun things to do in Sydney, you cannot go past the fantastic bars and amazing restaurants. Bondi has some of the best places to wine and dine in Sydney. Our personal recommendations for restaurants are Bondi Icebergs, Paper Planes, North Bondi Italian, The Hill, Bondi’s Best Seafood, Brown Sugar and for a casual thirst quencher, the Bucket List on the beachfront.

NUMBER 7 – Hop on a bus and see more of Sydney

A bus service operates from the front of the building to the city, or in the opposite direction to Watsons Bay. A bus trip of approx 45 mins will finish at Circular Quay, an easy access point to all the scenic and tourist attractions.

  • Take a ferry to the Zoo,
  • Take a ferry to Manly Beach,
  • Go for a walk around Sydney City,
  • Go for a walk in the Botanical Gardens,
  • Vist the Art Gallery and the Museum,
  • Visit the Sydney Opera House,
  • Do a Sydney Bridge Climb,
  • Go on a Harbour Cruise,
  • Do a Day Tour to the Blue Mountains,
  • Do a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and see all the main sights,
  • See The Sydney Aquarium,
  • Visit Darling Harbour,
  • Walk around the Rocks area, where Sydney began,
  • Go for Yum Cha in Chinatown at Haymarket.