Yesterday we decided to take a trip a bit more out of city centre and explore the suburbs of Sydney! We took the bus from Sydney and headed towards Bondi, through Paddington, and the scenery changed to less and less skyscrapers, and more and more pretty buildings and quaint little streets! At Bondi we were met with the beautiful sight of the sea! Lots of surfers were out surfing, despite it being winter! In all honesty though, I was a bit dissapointed with Bondi beach! A little bit crowded with tourists, a bit tacky, and the smell of fish and chips/fried stuff didn’t do anything for me! The seaside reminded me a bit of an English seaside actually, with similar buildings and the smell of fried fish. Maybe also because it slightly clouded over when we first got there, and the coldness of it all sent me back to the days of classic British seaside weather.
After walking along the beach and watching the surfers we started the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk! This is a short ca. 3 km walk with coastal cliffs, views of iconic Sydney beaches and historic beach baths, and I can understand why this area is so popular! I guess for the people of Sydney it is only a short bus ride from the hustle and bustle of the city to the tranquillity of the seaside where you can swim, surf, play volleyball and go for a walk! A perfect out of the city break on a weekend! The most popular stretch of the walk goes from Bondi beach to Tamarama beach, and onwards to Bronte Beach, but you can go onwards to Coogee if you want a proper hike! My favourite would have to be the two last ones! They were more secluded and had a more relaxed atmosphere! The facilities were great, with cafés and public toilets, and on the beach itself were volleyball pitches! Bronte beach also had a public pool, like Bondi! I wish the weather was a little less winter, cause the clean, white sand and beautiful blue waters were so enticing. Dad and I couldn’t resist a bit of paddling at Bronte Beach though!