The Top Things To Do and See in Bondi, Sydney

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Thanks to the beautiful Bondi Beach, which attracts visitors from all around the world and is one of the most visited beaches in the world, Bondi is a popular destination for tourist who come to Sydney. Before checking out some of the great bars and restaurants in the area, have a look at our list of the best things to do in Bondi.

Sculpture by the Sea

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is an annual exhibition of modern sculpture art by local artists as well as artists from around the world. This artistic collaboration is normally a two or three-week event that takes place in a temporary two-kilometre sculpture park located along the coast between the well-known Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. Sculpture by the Sea generally takes place just before the start of summer, when the weather isn’t too hot, but the sun is out, making it the perfect time to take a stroll along the coast.

When?: October 22nd to November 8th 2015

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi Exhibit, Tamarama NSW, Australia, +61 2 8399 0233

Bondi Beach

Go Shopping

If you find yourself in Bondi when the weather takes a turn for the worst, and the dream of a beautiful sunny day on the eastern coast of Australia is ruined thanks to some clouds and a bit of rain, don’t worry too much, because you can still have a great day checking out some of the Australian fashion brands and designers at Westfield Bondi. The Bondi Junction Shopping Centre is one of the biggest in the country and has a great range of boutique fashion retailers and some of Australia’s favourite designers.

Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Sat 9.30am-6pm; Thu 9.30am-9pm; Fri 9.30am-7pm; Sun 10am-6pm

Westfield Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction, +61 2 9947 8000

Bondi Market


Australia is a country completely surrounded by oceans, and there are many beaches in which to swim and surf. One beach that is perfect for both beginners and advanced surfers is Bondi Beach. This beach is the perfect example of an eastern Australian beach, but if you’d like to go surfing somewhere without the crowds that you can sometimes find at Bondi Beach, there are a couple of beaches not too far south. You can take a walk along the coast to Tamarama Beach or Bronte Beach, where the crowds are smaller but the surf is still great.

Surfing on Bondi Beach

Bondi Golf And Diggers Club

Just a short walk north of Bondi Beach you’ll be able to find the Bondi Golf and Diggers Club, which is a 9-hole golf course that is open all year round. It is located right on the coast and is known as a golf course with some of the best views in the world. While working your way through this golf course, you’ll have to be sure to take in the magnificent views over the ocean as well as the incredible views over Bondi and the Sydney CBD In the distance.

Bondi Golf & Diggers Club LTD, 5 Military Rd, North Bondi NSW, Australia, +61 2 9130 3170

Bondi Beach at Sunset

The Grid

One of the most popular sports in Australia is Formula One racing, but not everyone has the opportunity to try this sport because of its high costs. That’s why The Grid in Bondi Junction is there to give you a taste of the incredible experience of Grand Prix racing. The Grid offers a true-to-life virtual car racing experience, with realistic V8 racecar, Formula 1 or GT Sports Car experiences. If you’ve been dreaming about getting behind the wheel of one of those super-fast cars, this is the next best thing.

The Grid Sydney, 3/101-107 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW, Australia, +61 2 9387 7333

landscape with balloons floating in the air


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