Australia so far has been sunshine, blue skies and white sand. Welcome to Bondi Beach, quite possibly Australia's most famous - and for good reason.
Nestled along the coast of Sydney are plenty of beaches offering a gateway to the pure blue ocean water running over soft yellow sand. On a hot day, Australians flock to the beaches to lap up the sunshine, surf the waves and enjoy the summer.
I got off the plane from Nanjing, China after an arduous thirty-hour journey from Vancouver, checked in to my hostel and headed promptly for the beach. Remember to apply at least 50 SPF constantly - the sun in the southern hemisphere over New Zealand and Australia is no joke.
From Bondi Beach, the famous Bondi to Coogee Walk is a beautiful coastal trek that takes approximately two hours to complete. The walk passes by the stunning Bondi Icebergs and some of Sydney's other well-known beaches such as Bronte Beach, Gordon's Bay, Clovelly and Tamarama. Around every corner, views that stretch to the edge of the world will take your breath away as you spot swimmers in the waves below.
BONDI TO COOGEE WALK DETAILS
Where: start at either Bondi Icebergs or Coogee Beach
Length: 1 1/2 hours for 6km one-way route
Directions: from Bondi Beach, walk past the Icebergs and follow the trail along the coast. The route is clearly marked and follows the coast all the way.
Bathrooms: yes, at the beaches
Public Transit: yes, from Bondi Junction train station, take bus 333 to Bondi Beach; from Coogee Beach, take bus 372 to Central train station