Bondi Beach

Bondi is another beach suburb I can recommend as a solo traveller in terms of things to do and being on your own.  As an iconic Australian beach,  I needed to take a look.  However,  I have to say, it wasn’t one of my favourite beaches. As far as big beaches go, I much prefer Manly and the smaller ones such as Shelly are so much more beautiful.

Bondi, Bondi Beach, Sydney Suburb, Australia
A Cold Day at Bondi Beach

Unfortunately the day I went, it was freezing cold and the beach was quite empty.  However, the town itself is busy with plenty of shops, restaurants and coffee shops.  It is a casual suburb, popular with backpackers so plenty of other solo travellers around too.

Bondi Town, Bondi Beach, Sydney Suburb, Australia
Bondi Town
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Backpacker accommodation on the beachfront – superb graffiti!

Things to Do at Bondi

There is a walk along the clifftops which leads to Coogee, another local suburb,  for those who want to explore the area and take in the views. Alternatively, take a dip in the safe swim area which is marked out by flags or swim in the rock pool.  If skateboarding is your thing, then there is a beachfront skate park worth a visit.


Ice Cream

I have no idea why I chose to have an ice cream on such a cold day, but I did!  Actually when you look at the flavours, you will see why.  I loved the different flavours on offer at Gelatissimo.  Golden macadamia blondie, salted macadamia and dulce de leech to name a few.  Certainly some different flavours than I can have back home!  The hokey pokey comes recommended which is toffee with honeycomb!


Westfield at Bondi Junction

About half an hour’s walk away or a 5 minute taxi ride, is Westfield Shopping Mall at Bondi Junction.  It’s a typical Westfield but still a great way to spend a cold afternoon!

Suggested Further Reading:

Things to do in Sydney – recommended solo activities

Sydney Hotels – recommended places to stay for solo travel

Sydney Restaurants – recommended places for solo dining

Sydney Beaches

Sydney Gallery – selection of photos from Australian holidays