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Top Choice Beach in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Bondi Beach

Definitively Sydney, Bondi is one of the world’s great beaches. It’s the closest ocean beach to the city centre (8km away), has consistently good (though crowded) waves, and is great for a rough-and-tumble swim (the…
Top Choice Bar in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Coogee Pavilion

With numerous indoor and outdoor bars, a kids' play area and a glorious adults-only rooftop, this vast complex has brought a touch of inner-city glam to Coogee. Built in 1887, the building originally housed an aquar…
Top Choice Cafe in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Three Blue Ducks

These ducks are a fair waddle from the water at Bronte Beach, but that doesn't stop queues forming outside the graffiti-covered walls for weekend breakfasts across two seating areas. The adventurous chefs have a str…
Top Choice Jewish in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Lox Stock & Barrel

Stare down the barrel of a smoking hot bagel and ask yourself one question: Wagyu corned-beef Reuben, or homemade pastrami and Russian coleslaw? In the evening the menu sets its sights on steak, lamb shoulder and sl…
Top Choice Italian in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Icebergs Dining Room

Poised above the famous Icebergs swimming pool, Icebergs’ views sweep across the Bondi Beach arc to the sea. Inside, bow-tied waiters deliver fresh, sustainably sourced seafood and steaks cooked with elan. There's a…
Beach in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Bronte Beach

A winning family-oriented beach hemmed in by sandstone cliffs and a grassy park, Bronte lays claims to the title of the oldest surf lifesaving club in the world (1903). Contrary to popular belief, the beach is named…
Cafe in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Trio

Brunch in Bondi has become de rigueur in Sydney in recent years, and this friendly, unpretentious cafe is one of the top spots to do it. The menu covers several global influences, from Mexican chilaquiles to Middle …
Bar in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Anchor

Surfers, backpackers and the local cool kids slurp down icy margaritas at this bustling bar at the south end of the Bondi strip. It sports a dark-wood nautical-piratey feel and is also a great spot for a late snack.…
Beach in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Coogee Beach

Bondi without the glitz and the posers, Coogee (locals pronounce the 'oo' as in the word ‘took’) has a deep sweep of sand, historic ocean baths and plenty of green space for barbecues and Frisbee hurling. There are …
Cemetery in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Waverley Cemetery

Many Sydneysiders would die for these views…and that’s the only way they’re going to get them. Blanketing the clifftops between Bronte and Clovelly beaches, the white marble gravestones here are dazzling in the sunl…