Bondi to Bronte: How to Spend A Day in Sydney

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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*.

Getting There

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

Bondi
Bondi

*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.

Baller

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.

Bronte

Tandoori
Return surfing

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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I really recommend that you do it the opposite direction: Bronte to Bondi!

    It’s an easy walk that I did with my mom when she was 85, and we finished with lunch at The Iceberg Club (that’s their swimming pool in the 2nd photo).

    It’s a private club, but you can join for the day with an ID and enjoy lunch overlooking all of Bondi Beach and the surfboarders!

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