Last weekend I took my brand new bike “Trek” and went for a ride to Bondi. It was about 6km from the city and despite being the first weekend of official winter, it was really warm, 22 degrees and sunny.
There is a famous walk, the Bondi to Coogee trail, 5km of beautiful views over the beach, among parks. It is not the most friendly for those with bikes as there are many stairs along the trail.
Bondi is about 30 minute bike ride from the center of Sydney and is a place I would look into moving when summer arrives back in Sydney. There are many attractions to keep you busy in summer at Bondi, here are just a few:
1) Join the Surf Club
North Bondi has a new surf club that will finish being built in July. It is a great place to meet new friends and really get into the surfing culture that Australia has to offer. To become a surf life saver and become a member of the surf club, all new members have to take the Bronze course which teaches you the basics of first aid and water safety.
2) Bondi Markets
Every Sunday, the Bondi Markets are open in the grounds of Bondi Beach School. Many people go here to grab bargains, but arrive early to get the best deals. There is a range of goods sold from arts and crafts to vintage dresses and skirts, to paintings for your office/home. On rainy days, (dependent on the amount of rain), there are less stalls.
3) Bondi Icebergs
On the first of May, the swimming season begins at Bondi Icebergs. It costs $3,50 for a child and $5.50 for adult to swim in the 50m ocean pool. They prefer those who live within 5km to become a member and all other visitors must sign in at reception. Bondi Icebergs also has a spa and gym and bar/restaurant. It is a great venue to hold a party or corporate function with beautiful views overlooking the beach.