Sydney East

Discover beautiful, exciting and intriguing attractions in Sydney’s east. Enjoy Australia’s most famous beach in Bondi, cheer world-class sports in Moore Park and Randwick, explore indigenous and colonial heritage in La Perouse, and try delicious restaurants with fabulous ocean or harbour views.

Many more wonderful things to do and see await you, from spectacular coastal walks to elegant shopping in Double Bay, from seaplane joy flights in Rose Bay to a scenic ferry ride to Watsons Bay. Families with young children will be delighted with Coogee’s calm surf conditions and ocean pools.

Bondi Icebergs, Bondi

The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is an exhilarating experience. You’ll marvel at splendid ocean vistas on the 6km trail and meander by charming Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly. You can spot majestic humpback whales between May and November from clifftop vantage points on the walk.

Another excellent walk is the Malabar Headland National Park’s Western Escarpment walking track, near the southern end of Maroubra Beach. The coastal and ocean views are spectacular and, like on the Bondi to Coogee trail, keep an eye out for frolicking humpbacks during their annual migration.

Other outdoor adventures include sailing and kayaking on glittering Sydney Harbour. You can hire kayaks and boats or join tours. Surfing is popular too and you’ll find surf schools at Bondi Beach and Maroubra. Both beaches are recognised in the National Surfing Reserves as places of intrinsic value.

Malabar Headland National Park’s Western Escarpment walking track

Bring a picnic hamper for pretty waterfront parks, such as Nielsen Park in Vaucluse. You can tour colonial explorer William Charles Wentworth’s stately Vaucluse House. The Federation Cliff Walk includes Macquarie Lighthouse, Australia’s oldest lighthouse designed by convict Francis Greenway.

Nearby is the harbour entrance at South Head, a magnificent spot to watch one of the world’s great ocean-racing events, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day. Check out the events calendar for more top sporting contests, from cricket and football to the glamour of Royal Randwick Racecourse.

You’ll also find weekly fresh produce markets, such as the Moore Park Foodies and Farmers Market and the Bondi Farmers Market. Along the Bondi-Tamarama section of the coastal walk for a few weeks in spring is Sculpture by the Sea, the largest outdoor public sculpture exhibition in the world.


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  1. Dorryce Rock: Floriade

    Tuesday 06 March 2018 to Monday 19 March 2018 ,

    Sydney based artist, Dorryce Rock, will be exhibiting her latest series Floriade at Art2Muse Gallery in March. Floriade explores how different mediums can be used to express the delicate shape, form and contour of flowers. In Floriade, Dor…

    06 Mar - 19 Mar
  2. Learn to juggle in Centennial Park

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 to Monday 01 June 2020 , Moore Park

    Learn to juggle in a fun and self-paced 1.5 hour workshop, in the beautiful surrounds of Centennial Park (or a location of your choice). Stepan, a juggling expert, will share his tips and tricks to ensure that even the most uncoordinated a…

    20 Mar - 01 Jun
  3. Gabrielle Jones: I Wanna Be Adored Too

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 to Monday 02 April 2018 ,

    'I Wanna Be Adored Too' is inspired by the art Gabrielle Jones was seeing in trips to India, Italy and France in 2017 - particularly religious art and that from the Baroque and Rocco eras. Its form reflects the busy nature of contemporary …

    20 Mar - 02 Apr