Bondi Bronte is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.
With one day in Sydney and because this was the second time I’ve been here, the only place I wanted to be was the beach*.
There are two options for getting there:
1. Take Uber.
2. Take the bus.
On the way there, I chose the former because it only takes 20 minutes without stops. On the way back, I was in no hurry and Uber was surging. I bought an Opal card at the EZmart for $10 and waited for bus 380 to arrive. Unlike my Hong Kong airport experience, this time I got on the right bus**.
Bondi to Bronte
*Although I live in Puerto Rico, I’m not a beach person. The concept of relaxing eludes me. Also, I never have the supplies needed for a day at the beach– towels, football, surfboard. When I arrived at Bondi, I decided that sitting in sand was not the way I wanted to spend the afternoon. I went on a scenic trek from Bondi to Bronte with a stop at Tamarama Park.
This is a must for anyone visiting Bondi and a regular routine for local running enthusiasts. To celebrate this accomplishment, I went for a tandoori pizza, espresso, and bottle of wine before heading back to Bondi.
TPOL’s Tip: Ripoff alert – Two bottles of water at the EZmart cost $7.50AUD. No idea if this was tourist price gouging or if this is the most expensive place in the world to buy water.
**Like Home Alone 2, I did it again. I took the bus to Bondi Junction which is explicitly what the website said not to do. From there, I took the metro which was actually better than an overcrowded bus and terrible traffic. TPOL and busses is like TPOL and Visa Troubles.