Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
Sculpture by the Sea
Each year in spring, a section of this dramatic coastal walk is transformed into a seaside art gallery known as Sculpture by the Sea. Don't miss this spectacular show in a spectacular location that's uniquely Sydney.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
Combining beaches, rockpools, parks and spectacular coastal views, the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk winds its way along 6 km of picturesque coastal paths at the edge of Sydney's eastern suburbs. Starting by the iconic Bondi Icebergs, just above the Bondi Baths, the walk takes between 1-2 hours at a leisurely pace, offering plenty to see and do along the way.
Make your way up a set of steep stairs near the start of the walk and marvel at Aboriginal rock carvings in Marks Park, one of the walk's highest points and a prime whale watching spot during the migration season between May and November. Heading towards Tamarama you'll pass by Mackenzie's Point Beach, one of the smallest beaches in the State which is only accessible at low tide. The beach is not suitable for swimming, but is a popular surfing spot and a great place to relax by the water.
Follow the coastal trail towards Bronte Beach and once there take the stairs near the rock pool to the cliff top board walk for postcard views of Tamarama, Bronte and Bondi to the north and Malabar Headland to the south. Recharge at one of Bronte's charming cafes, or find a shady spot for a rest.
Continuing on from Bronte, the walk passes by the beautiful historic Waverley Cemetery on top of sandstone cliffs and rock platforms. Follow the cliff path to reach Clovelly Beach, a popular swimming and snorkelling spot nestled in the narrow bay between Bronte and Gordons Bay. The walk to reach Gordon's Bay features a very steep staircase that challenges but rewards with its clifftop views.
Complete the scenic track from Clovelly to Coogee and unwind with a picnic at Coogee's shaded parklands or enjoy a BBQ using the public facilities. Cool down with a swim in Wylie's Baths, take a dip in Coogee Beach's protected bay or enjoy a drink at one of the many cafes and bars in the area.
With easy transport links by bus from Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly, walkers can join or complete the coastal trail from various points along the route between Bondi and Coogee.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. Image: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW
Family walking along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. Image: James Horan; Destination NSW
Bondi Beach at dusk. Image: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW
Bronte Ocean Pool, Bronte Beach. Image: James Horan; Destination NSW
Bronte Beach. Image: James Horan; Destination NSW
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