Sydney Australia is one of the most
beautiful cities in the world, with its famous Opera House, Harbour
Bridge, northern Sydney beaches and southern Sydney beaches such as
Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach.
Bondi Beach Sydney AUSTRALIA
Bondi Beach is the most famous beach
in Australia and home of Australia's first surf lifesaving club, formed
more than 100 years ago.
Bondi beach's low-rise
accommodation is the epitome of Australian beach culture. Bondi
Beach's broad white sand beach on a sweeping bay with good
surf, white sand and
lots of restaurants, is the ideal place just to sit and people watch.
tourists come to Bondi Beach to see the famous Australian icon. It's
a must-see surf beach on any trip to big, bustling Sydney, Australia's
You can take the famous
Manly ferry from Circular Quay near the Sydney Opera House, across Sydney
Harbour to Manly, where it's a quick walk over the hill to Manly beach.
On a hot summer's day,
it's so busy at Bondi that it seems like half the population of Sydney
is at Bondi Beach.
And no wonder too -
Bondi Beach is near accommodation in Sydney's centre - only 20 minutes
centre of Sydney and famous landmarks nearby including the Sydney Opera
House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks area and Circular
And there's a great choice of restaurants and cafes on
the elevated strip behind Bondi Beach that are perfect for people watching.
Try Icebergs at the northern end with its elevated views over the bea
You might even spot Nicole Kidman or Elle
McPherson in summer, coming home to Sydney with its white sand
beaches an irresistible attraction.
It's also a wonderful Aussie
experience to buy an ice cream on the beach strip on a hot summer day
and take a stroll checking out all the beachgoers and their colourful
Going to Bondi Beach
is a true Australian pilgrimage and well worth it, stretching over six
months through summer if you're in Sydney.
Other beaches near
Bondi Beach are Tamarama (known as Glamorama to locals), Manly Beach
to the north, and "Coogee Beach" and "Cronulla Beach"
to the south.
For accommodation near
Sydney's vibrant Circular Quay, try the InterContinental with its beautiful
views over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harboruur Bridge.
You'll also find the
famous Rockpool restaurant just a short stroll away in the Rocks area
with beautiful food by famous australian chef Neil Perry that's replicated
at his other restaurants in Melbourne and Perth.
is what makes Australia's biggest city unique - with multi-million dollar
mansions and easy access across the beautiful harbour to beaches like
Sydney's harbour is
so vast and beautiful that many Sydneysiders have a wonderful boating
lifestyle easily accessible from their homes overlooking beautiful stretches of water.
Some of Sydney's beautiful suburbs include Watson's Bay, where you'll find greart seafood restaurants,
Potts Point and Woollahra, a trendy, leafy suburb full of good taste and stylish shops.
BEACHFRONT ACCOMMODATION NEAR SYDNEY
Any trip to Sydney
should incude a drive to its northern beaches, up to Palm Beach where the white sand and idyllic seaside setting has made it home to many
TV productions incuding Home and Away.
<- Photo from Jonah's of Whale Beach.
And next door at Whale Beach, you'll find the iconic Jonah's beachfront Hotel,
one of Australia's only
properties that is so beautiful that you have to see it to believe it.
There's nothing better than sitting in the restaurant looking out from your elevated position with sweeping views of the beach and coast below. You can take the famous seaplane from Sydney Harbour up to Jonah's for a special treat, either for accommodation or even a decadent lunch.
restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is simply sublime.
The rooms at Jonah's are also beautiful, leading out onto a grassy area overlooking the resort
pool that itself overlooks the seductive sweep of coast below.
The staff at Jonah's including marketing manager Kim Read are very keen to please and the service here is outstanding from professionals who know their hospitality.
And at Palm Beach,
try Barrenjoey House - not as luxurious as Jonah's, but it has history and a nice little restaurant with a view on the ground floor.
If you want to stay in Sydney itself, the
InterContinental Hotel overlooking the Sydney Opera House is very nice and in a central location.
It's often joked that Bondi Beach is New Zealand's third largest city with all of the Kiwi immigrants who've found accommodation near Bondi Beach.
The sand at Bondi Beach is good by world standards, but if you want white sand like you'll find in the Maldives or Tahiti, travel 2 hours south of Sydney to a place called Hyams Beach, where your feet will squeak as you walk on the beautiful white beach sand.
And back on Bondi Beach, it's the overall experience that makes this one of the world's best beach holidays.
Accommodation near the beach is plentiful, beach cafes and shops are everywhere, and the crowds at Bondi Beach are always colourful.
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