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Bondi Beach Walk

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Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach

This is an ocean beach-hopping walk of approximately twelve kilometres which could be expected to take about three and a half hours if no major stops are made. It is not difficult to follow. It is a coastal walk, so just stay as close to the coast as you can.

For most of the walk there are marker signs en route. Start from Bondi Beach. Note that the twelve kilometres is measured from the south end of the beach. If you want to start from the north end and walk the length of the beach first, add another two kilometres or a little more. Pass the Bondi Icebergs Club, known for its year-round bathing and walk over Mackenzies Point, from where there are good views. You soon come to Tamarama Beach, a small beach with rough surf.

A little further and you are at Bronte Beach, another with rough surf and a strong rip. On now to Waverley Cemetery for more good views, although perhaps rather wasted on the residents. The next beach is Clovelly, This is a sheltered family-type beach, deep but not lengthy.

Cut across the beach to avoid the walk round and continue round the next headland to Gordons Bay, popular for scuba diving and snorkelling. A little further and you will reach Coogee, the major beach along this walk. Coogee is becoming increasingly fashionable and starting to rival Bondi in its popularity. There is accommodation of all types here, as well as restaurants and nightclubs.

There is a long stretch next, of three kilometres to Lurline Bay. Most of this part follows the seashore, but just before the bay is reached, and just after you have passed a pool, it is necessary to deviate inland until you reach Malabar Road, where turn left. You can turn left again at the next road to return to the shore, but crossing the bay may not be possible at high tide, in which case continue further along Malabar Road until you reach Mermaid Avenue. There turn left, left again into Lurline Street, and right into Marine Parade, rejoining the coast at that point.

Two more kilometres will bring you to the centre of Maroubra Beach. To return to the city, walk inland about 200 metres to come to Broome Street or Tyrwhitt Street, from where you can take bus no. 397. Just a little further and you will come to Malabar Street, from where no. 377 operates. Alternatively, you can return to the north end of the beach and have a choice of nos. 375, 376, 377, 395 and 396.

Click here for Bondi Map.


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