Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW
Sydney's beaches will be beckoning before you even land in Botany. You might see them flying in - a long, golden chain split across both sides of the harbour and fringed by green bush and sea. Or the welcome video on the plane might start famous images of Bondi Beach repeating in your head. If you're an avid surfer, sun-worshipper or just love the sea, you'll be itching to get onto the waves, smelling the salt air or nestled nicely on the sand.
It's no wonder they're calling to you. Sydney has more than 70 sparkling beaches, from secluded bays backed by bush and national park to world-famous strips of sand. What's more, they are all within easy reach of Sydney's harbourside heart.