Sydney East

Highlights

Day trip to the beach

For relaxation and fun, escape to world-famous Bondi Beach. An easy way to get to the gorgeous beach from the city centre is by public transport. Take a train from Town Hall Station to Bondi Junction, where you board a bus for North Bondi.

  • Bondi Icebergs Club - Bondi Beach
  • Lets Go Surfing Bondi

Family day trip ideas for Sydney's east

Bondi Beach is a beautiful stretch of fine sand and curling waves. One of the world's most famous beach destinations, Bondi is perfect for a family day out at any time of the year. Take a picnic hamper or enjoy delicious treats at cafes and restaurants with children's menus.

Getting to the beaches, parklands and markets in Sydney's east is easy with public transport. Opal cards are a convenient way to pay for buses, trains and ferries on your way to attractions. When your family uses Opal cards, they'll enjoy daily travel caps and the $2.50 per person Sunday cap.

Bondi Beach, Sydney

At Bondi, relax on the soft sands and enjoy swimming between the red and yellow flags. Enrol your kids for surf lessons with Lets Go Surfing. From May to November, spot whales migrating along the coast from the sandstone headlands on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. For those wanting to explore further, you can also learn to surf at beautiful Maroubra Beach

For spectacular Sydney Harbour views, take a ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay, where you can munch on fish and chips at Doyles on the Wharf or at the Watsons Beach Club. From Watsons Bay, take a bus to Bondi or through harbourside neighbourhoods back to the city centre.

Watsons Bay Hotel, Sydney

Another popular destination with families and a short bus ride from the city centre is Centennial Parklands, which includes Moore Park, Centennial Park and Queens Park. Moore Park is home to the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium and the Entertainment Quarter, which has cinemas and the EQ Village Markets. Horse and pony rides are available at Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre.