Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

This coastal walk has been at the top of my to-do list since I moved here, and after close to two years I finally did it. I put it off for ages thinking that I would need to carve out a whole day, as well as coordinate my public transport route, but it was surprisingly easy to get to.

I walked from Bondi to Coogee. I caught a train to central, then changed and went to Bondi Junction. From Bondi station, they have buses that take you directly to the beach. From Coogee, there are buses back to Central. It was very easy.

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I began my trip, walking along the pathway in the beautiful autumn weather- meaning it was raining on and off the entire time, with huge gusts of wind coming off the waves. It would rain just long enough to be annoying, but not long enough that it was worth unfastening and holding an umbrella.

This walk is absolutely stunning. It is so beautiful, in sunshine and misty rain. The water is incredibly blue and the waves have carved awesome shapes out of the rocks over the past thousands of years.

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The walk around six kilometres and could be done in just over an hour, but I prefer my slow, wandering pace that stretched it out to about three. The good thing about the weather meant that most of the crowds dispersed and I was relatively alone there; no hordes of tourists blocking the fair share of photos I was taking. Some of the walk has been diverted due to collapse, and the path leads through a cemetery, but the ocean is never out of sight.

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If you are interested in doing this walk, I recommend going from Coogee to Bondi, not Bondi to Coogee as I did this time. I have never really liked Coogee beach, and it smelled awful the day I went. Every time the wind blew there was a smell like sewerage, and it was an underwhelming end to a great walk. Next time I do it, because it is definitely something worth doing more than once, I will start at Coogee and end up on Bondi Beach, which is much nicer.