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Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, Most Popular Walk of Sydney (2024)

Sydney is a coastal city which is along the east coast of Australia. The city is famous for its plenty of coastal walks that offer spectacular views of the never ending ocean and the blue waters. And one of the most famous walks not just in Sydney but Australia is the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.

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About Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a famous 6 kilometres coastal walk in the suburbs of Sydney. It is ranked as one of the best coastal walks in Sydney.

Another popular walk is the Spit Bridge to Manly coastal walk.

Bondi beach is one of the best beaches of Sydney and it is famous among the surfers. In fact, I had taken a one day surfing course in Sydney. The laid-back coastal café culture attracts the locals and the tourists.

Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach

The walk offers six sections of different views and experiences. The official starting point for the Bondi to Coogee walk is the Bondi Beach. It then passes through the below 4 beaches and cemetery:

  • Tamarama beach
  • Bronte beach
  • Clovelly beach
  • Coogee beach
  • A part of the walk is also through Waverley Cemetery where one can see the graves as old as the early 1900s.

Look out for the grave of Henry Lawson at Waverley Cemetery.

The views during the walk are breathtakingly beautiful. The breeze from the ocean and the freshness in the morning air are something to die for.

If you are an early riser, then definitely head to Bondi beach for sunrise. I usually go there for sunsets and that is one of my most favourite things to do in Sydney.

How to travel between Bondi / Coogee Beach and Sydney CBD?

By Public transport

The fares can be paid either using the Opal transportation card or by credit / debit card. However, opal cards often offer discounts on fares.

Sydney CBD to Bondi beach

To get to the Bondi beach from Sydney Central Business District (CBD), you must take a train and then a bus. This is the most convenient way to get to the starting point.

  • Frequent trains run between Town Hall in Sydney CBD and Bondi Junction.
  • And frequent buses run between Bondi junction and Bondi beach. Or you can walk down to Bondi Beach from Bondi Junction.
  • More up-to-date information can be found on Transport for NSW website.

Coogee beach to Sydney CBD

  • Frequent buses run between Coogee beach and the Town Hall.
  • More up-to-date information can be found on Transport for NSW website.

By Road

The quickest and easiest way to get to Bondi Beach is to drive. The Bondi beach is around 9 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and it only takes about 20 minutes to drive. There is parking right next to the Bondi beach, on the top end of Hall Street and is free parking. But finding parking here is very hard, especially over the weekends.

As the Bondi to Coogee walk is a one way walk, you either have to take a bus or taxi back to Bondi beach or walk back from Coogee beach to Bondi beach.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk Details

Things to know

  • I recommend walking the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk in the morning.
  • The best time to take pictures is during the sunrise as the views are stunning.
  • There are water points where you can refill the water bottles throughout the walk. So, definitely carry a water bottle.
  • There are public toilets along the way.
  • There is a café in the midway of the walk where you can get a good coffee.
  • Look out for dolphins and whales. I have seen dolphins during the walk.
  • It is quite busy over the weekends and in the evenings on weekdays.
  • Watch out for wildlife like lizards.
  • There are multiple ocean pools along the ocean where you can swim. There are showers and change rooms at these ocean pools.
  • Dogs are allowed on the walk but they need to be on a leash at all times.
  • The walk is perfect for all fitness levels. There is only one set of stairs that is steep.
  • Some people walk back from Coogee beach to Bondi beach to make it a 12 kilometres walk.
  • Cyclists are not allowed on this walk.
  • Carry a light jacket as it can get very windy near the coast.

Other information

  • Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes.
  • Carry sufficient water and keep yourself hydrated. The water bottles can be refilled at various points during the walk.
  • Carry a hat or cap and sunscreen.
  • Carry an extra pair of socks just in case of blisters.


  • Starting point: Bondi Beach (The Bondi beach is around 3 kilometres from the Bondi junction).
  • Finishing point: Coogee Beach.
  • Note: Some people prefer to walk from the opposite direction which is from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach.
  • Distance: 6 kilometres.
  • Time taken: 2 hours.
  • Type: One way.
  • Grade: Easy. There is only one set of stairs that is steep.
  • Path: Bondi beach –> Bronte beach –> Coogee beach.
  • Charges: FREE other than the parking cost if driving.
Coogee Beach
Coogee Beach

Whale watching

During the whale migratory season i.e. between the months of May and October, humpback whales can be spotted. Even though I have not seen the whales, I have definitely seen the dolphins swim closer to the beach. The cliffs are a great spot to just look out for these amazing marine life.

Whale watching Sydney

Sculptures by the Sea

The Sculptures by the Sea is an annual event in Sydney where the artists from all around the world display art and sculptures. It is a 2 kilometer coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach.

Sculptures by the Sea Sydney
One of the Sculptures in Sculptures by the Sea

Is it safe for solo female travelers?

Yes, definitely. This is one of the safest walks in Sydney. I have done this walk alone plenty of times and I have had no issues whatsoever. There are many people walking this coastal walk and hence there is not a single place where you feel lonely or scared.

However, like any other place, be cautious, especially at nights and trust your instinct.

Closing Notes

I would definitely recommend doing this walk when you visit Sydney. It is truly a beautiful relaxed walk along the coast on a lazy warm weekend. The vibes on this walk are so refreshing. I strongly feel that visiting Sydney is incomplete if one does not do the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.

If you love this walk, then you would also enjoy the other coastal walks such as Manly to Mona Vale via Long Reef, La Perouse to Maroubra, Watsons Bay to Coogee, and Kurnell to Cronulla walks.

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