By Expedia Local Expert, on August 8, 2017

5 ways to make the most of your time in Bondi Beach

You’ve booked your flight to Sydney, found an incredible Bondi Beach hotel, and now there’s just one thing left to do—plan some amazing activities to ensure your trip is as unforgettable as can be. One of the world’s most renowned beaches, Bondi boasts golden sands that are sure to entice you to spend some time basking in the sun. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to make the most of your time on the beach.

Bondi Beach Surf Lesson

Of all the things to do in Sydney, thrill-seekers and outdoor adventurers won’t want to miss the chance to go surfing in the famous blue waters of Bondi Beach. The locals have their favorite spots, so it’s a good idea to get the lay of the land with an expert instructor from Let’s Go Surfing. Whether you choose a private lesson or a small-group class, you’ll learn to ride the waves like a pro in no time. There are classes for all skills levels, whether you’re brand new to surfing or just want to brush up on your technique. The class is suitable for ages as young 7, so even those kids on the beach can learn how to hang 10.

Bondi Beach Volleyball

If sticking to land is more your speed, beach games are a great way to get active outdoors while still staying dry. Grab a volleyball and head to the court located on the shore near the end of Hall Street. If the net’s free, start your own game, or ask some friendly locals if you can join in theirs. Once you’ve served, set, and spiked to your heart’s content, the grassy expanse of Bondi Park offers a lovely place to cool down.

Private Bondi Beach Motorcycle Sidecar

Of course, not all beach activities have to be physically on the beach. Soak in the beauty of Sydney’s famous landscape from the open-air on a motorcycle sidecar. Feel the wind in your hair and sun on your cheeks are you cruise along the coast, stopping to snap photos, grab some fish-and-chips, or go for a dip in the warm South Pacific. On this customizable adventure, Shelby’s Sidecar Tours let you experience Bondi however you’d like.

Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

Take in the sweeping sights from one of the world’s most spectacular seaside walks along the 4-km (2.5-mile) Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk. Beginning on the northern tip of the Bondi horseshoe, this trail travels along the craggy cliffs between Bondi Beach and other well-known shores such as Tamarama and Bronte, eventually endingAat the Waverley Cemetery. Head to the walk at sunrise or sunset to enjoy especially stunning views of the white waves lapping up against the rocks, or put together a picnic for a charming afternoon meal at any one of the beachside parks.


Hop-On Hop-Off City & Bondi Bus Tour

Once you’ve gotten your fill of the sand and surf, you can explore not only Bondi and its neighboring suburbs but the bustling streets of downtown Sydney, as well. Board City Sightseeing’s double-decker bus for a journey into North Bondi and the exclusive  harbor-side suburb of Rose Bay. When you decide you want some city life, make your way into central Sydney to uncover its famous landmarks, popular shopping areas, and cultural attractions. Hop off at any of the stops along the way to explore on your own. You can scope out the iconic architecture of the Sydney Opera House, check out the restaurants and bars in Kings Cross, or rub elbows with other tourists at the Australian Museum before heading back to Bondi Beach.

Where to stay

Make the most of Bondi by checking into the coolest new digs on the beach.beach accommodation and Adina Apartment Hotel are both Expedia +VIP Access hotels that ensure your stay will be a remarkable one.

QT Bondi

If you want the words “hip” and “trendy” to describe your beach escape, then QT Bondi is the place for you. Offering chic hotel studios and apartments with cool, laidback vibes, this boutique spot is the ultimate place to stay on Bondi Beach. Make yourself at home as you whip up your favorite meals in your very own kitchen, and then take some time to admire the fabulous photographic collages and décor. You’ll even receive access to the Speedo Fitness Club, where you can break a sweat before relaxing all day under the Australian sun.

Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney

Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney is another option when you’re looking for a home away from home during your romp in Bondi Beach. You’ll find spacious studios, as well as apartments with as many as three bedrooms—plenty of space to comfortably fit all your friends or family. No vacation is complete without a dip in the pool and a treatment at the spa, so make time to take advantage of the pampering hotel amenities. When hunger strikes, you’ll find exactly what you’re craving at the two-story dining complex.

It’s time to discover why everyone’s talking about Bondi Beach. Plan your trip today and experience this enchanting seaside escape for yourself.