The “uni” where I studied abroad is located a short distance from Coogie so I made this trek often. Andy and I enjoyed exploring the beaches and rocky shore with the children. We started the day at Bondi which is Sydney’s most famous beach.
Surfing is very popular on Bondi.
Aidan however preferred to stack seaweed.
We headed south by the Bondi Iceberg Swim Club.
The walk is easy and well marked. However, it is not stroller friendly. I burned extra calories lugging Sydney up stairs. The kids preferred to jump around on the structures meant for adults to exercise.
The walk passes several beaches. Bronte Beach has lovely cafes. We stopped for lunch and afterwards the children played in the shallow tide pools. We did not bring swim suits so the kids improvised as usual.
Waverley cemetery just passed Bronte is a fantastically beautiful and peaceful resting place.
We then were tired and needed rest ourselves so we sat for a bit and watched some Lawn Bowling in Clovelly.
The day was getting late so we never made it to Coogie on this trip. During our visit in 2005, Andy and I explored the entire distance. Every November for the past 15 years the city has done a ‘Sculpture By the Sea” exhibit along the stretch from Bondi to Tamarama Beach. We were lucky enough to see it last time. Here are a few photos from that year.
Sydney is an expensive city to tour. However this walk is free but the views are priceless. I cannot wait return again.