The third full day in Sydney dawned with absolutely perfect weather – almost 20C – warm enough for another coastal hike in nothing but a t-shirt and shorts. Considering the average Sydney weather this time of year, I was getting super lucky! Caught the bus out to Coogee to start the Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk. The view was pretty spectacular right from the start:
The great thing about winter is, the beaches are empty and it’s a much more peaceful walk – especially on a weekday. Not saying that’s necessarily an advantage, but that combined with the cooler weather compared to summer did make it a much quicker hike.
Warning! Birds swooping! Australia! Fear Everything!
One of my favourite coves on the walk:
Ocean, hills, rocks, it was a gorgeous day to be out just walking and enjoying some nature.
Selfie along the coast.
The waves had really kicked up, and there were quite a few surfers out as well despite the super cool water.
Waverley Cemetery, right on the coast. Thousands of graves…
Tombstone, vegetation, and the Pacific Ocean:
Rounding Bronte Beach:
Bright blue water, smooth sand, perfect weather…
Last stop before Bondi is Tamarama Beach, and decided to stop for a coffee and cookie after a couple hours of walking and just enjoy the perfect day.
Coming around Mackenzies Point…
The waves were really going at this point, and the view was spectacular.
One last shot looking south to where the walk had begun. Crashing waves under the rocks:
The Bondi Icebergs Pool, right up against the ocean…
Stopped for lunch at Bondi Trattoria, after having such an amazing meal there a few months ago. They had changed chefs in the meantime and the meal was still amazing, but wasn’t quite the same as previously. The Angel hair with barely touched tuna, zucchini, rocket, chilli, lemon, and capers was still fantastic, however.
So what else did I do with my last two days? Not a whole lot other than relaxing and walking around. One evening, took the train out to Sydenham to go to Batch Brewing Company, which was fantastic. This might be one of the best tasting flights I’ve ever had:
Other than that, not a whole lot. Also went for tastings at Wayward Brewing Company another night, which was equally awesome. One of the best things about both Batch and Wayward was getting to see a part of the city that it looked like few tourists ever make it to. They both felt like they were in much more industrial neighbourhoods, and it was nice to see places off the tourist trail.
With that said, four days in Sydney came to a close way, way too quickly, and it was time to start the long trek home…with several fun stops in between, of course!