Last Day In Sydney

There is SO much in Sydney, Australia that I haven’t yet seen, so deciding what to do on my last day in this beautiful city was tough. Ultimately, the decision was made for me when my friend, Jane, with whom I’ve been staying, said that coming to Sydney and not seeing Bondi Beach was like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower.

Bondi Beach is famous with surfers the world over for its waves. Tourists and residents also flock to it because it is the starting point for the famous Bronte to Bondi Walk. The path begins at the cliffs that wrap around the southern end of the crescent beach. It leads up and over the rocky headland to Tamarama and Bronte Beaches. We had not done the cliff walk before this because the weather in Sydney has been unusually rainy, but today the weather cooperated, providing us with a crisp, sunny day with not a cloud in sight. Afterward, we enjoyed a spectacular view of Bondi Bay as we lunched on the outdoor terrace of a North Bondi restaurant (I can’t believe I dined outdoors in 55 degree weather). The rest of the afternoon was dedicated to discovering all the tiny beaches that are tucked into hidden corners around Sydney. So, here are a few photos of the things I saw today – if only I had another three weeks here!

Bondi Beach Sydney Australia
Bondi Bay, with double overhead surf and an offshore wind

Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia
Looking down the beach to South Bondi and the beginning of the cliff walk
Cliff Walk Bondi Beach Tamarama Sydney Australia
The cliff walk, leading south to Tamarama Beach
Iceberg pool BondiBeach Sydney Australia
Icebergs Pool at Bondi, one of many oceanfront salt-water pools around Sydney that are perched on the cliffs at just the right height to catch incoming waves and provide calm waters for swimming
Cliff walk Bondi Beach Sydney Australia
My friend, Jane, on the cliff walk between Bondi and Tamarama Beaches
Tamarama and Bronte beaches, Sydney Australia
Coming around the corner on he cliff walk for the first view of distant Bronte Beach and closer Tamarama Beach
Tamarama Beach, Sydney Australia
Pretty little Tamarama Beach, tucked into a rocky cove and battered by waves
Camp Cove Beach, Watson's Bay, Sydney Australia
A hidden jewel – Camp Cove Beach at Watson’s Bay, with downtown Sydney in the background
Camp Cove in Watson's Bay, Sydney Australia
The other end of the beach at Camp Cove in Watson’s Bay
Nielsen Park Beach at Vaucluse Sydney Australia
Nielsen Park Beach at Vaucluse, another tiny, hidden strip of sand with the skyline of downtown Sydney in the background
Nielsen Park Beach at Vaucluse Sydney Australia
Giant fig trees create a natural arch at Nielsen Park at Vaucluse

Early tomorrow morning I’m off to Singapore. Hope you all enjoyed my mini-photo tour of Sydney and surrounds. I’ll be back once I get to Singapore.

1 thought on “Last Day In Sydney”

  1. very beautiful

    This place i want to go back because of the beaches and you will never for get that place. The Bronte Beach is one of my favorite beach because it near the pools, get quit a family crown and its also safe.Plus the park have a BBQ pits at edge of the beach. also have a nice spot when you are in the beach.
    The kids will be enjoy in that beach..this is the last day that we do before we go home..its amazing..


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