Bondi Beach, New South Wales © Destination NSW
Guide to Bondi
- Getting to Bondi
- When to visit
This iconic beachside neighbourhood in Sydney’s east is a dynamic pocket of sun and sand, with a bustling social scene and top-notch restaurants and cafés.
Bondi is one of Sydney’s most iconic beach suburbs – and for good reason. Even to locals, the golden sands of Bondi Beach are a slice of heaven, and its proximity to the city makes it easily accessible. Each day the sunrise brings early-morning surfers, swims in ocean pools and a local ritual of delicious coffee. As the sun sets, beachside bars come to life and shoppers browse designer boutiques. From morning to night, Bondi has it all.
As a suburb of Sydney, Bondi is serviced by Sydney Airport, which welcomes domestic and international flights seven days a week.
- Sydney Airport (SYD) is 13km (8mi) from Bondi
- Hire cars, rideshare services and taxis are available from passenger terminals
- The SkyBus shuttle service departs every 30 minutes daily to Sydney’s city centre where you can then catch a train or bus into Bondi
The easiest way to reach Bondi is via public transport or a rideshare service, as parking in this popular spot can be tricky. Trains run from Central Station to Bondi Junction station, where you can catch one of many buses to Bondi Beach.
It’s no surprise that Bondi is paradise in summer. During this time the weather is warm (some days can get quite hot), making it a great time to relax on the beach or swim in an ocean pool.
In spring, days are sunny and warm but the humidity is not as high as summer, making it perfect weather for a stroll. See the renowned Sculpture by the Sea exhibition that runs through October and November along the Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk.
- High season: Summer (December to February)
- Low season: Autumn (March to May)
- Don’t miss: The winter delight of spotting whales (from late June to mid-July) along the Bondi Headland and Coastal Walk, or the Federation Cliff Walk