Praised as Australia’s most iconic beach, Bondi is a hive of activity morning through night. Surfers flock to the southern end while sunbathers head north to the Grassy Knoll. The promenade attracts the fitness crowd and winds into the spectacular Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. If you’re simply wanting to chill out, some of the city’s favourite cafés are located a stone’s throw from the sand. Try Porch and Parlour (17/110 Ramsgate Avenue), Bills Australia (79 Hall Street) or Lox Stock & Barrel (140 Glenayr Avenue). Hall and Gould Streets are also hip hangouts boasting a plethora of boutique shops, restaurants and wine bars.
A cool blend of surfers and socialites, Bondi is one the city’s most iconic locations. The beach is perfect for a dip; Gould and Hall Streets are teeming with cosy cafés and boutiques; a slew of yoga and Pilates studios have made the area a hub for healthy living. Over the past few years, Bondi has also become one of the city’s most popular dining destinations. Enjoy a tipple at one of the relaxed wine bars – try Neighbourhood or Bondi Hardware – and sample fresh seafood at Matt Moran’s North Bondi Fish.