Bondi Beach – visit one of the world’s most iconic beaches on the Sydney Bus Tour

What do you want from a beach? Golden, pristine sand surrounded by lush parks? Bondi’s got lots of that. Perfect surfing conditions? No problem. Plenty of bars and eateries nearby? Bondi ticks that box too. In fact, if you asked someone to design the perfect beach, this crescent-shaped bay would be what they came up with. You can see why it’s one of the most popular stops on our Sydney Bus Tour.

Water safety and sun protection is important at Bondi – we don’t want a spot of sunburn or a ride on the infamous ‘backpacker express’ current to get in the way of a fantastic day out at this beautiful beach. Don’t feel worried about sharks either. The underwater shark net enclosing the bay keeps swimmers protected from any curious predators. If you’re confident in the water you’ll enjoy a great afternoon splashing in the waves or learning to surf.

Real lifesavers

Set up in 1907, Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club claims to be the first ever of its kind. The lifeguards will look out for you while you’re here. The Club became famous across the world thanks to the reality TV show ‘Bondi Rescue’. You can also check out the famous Bondi Icebergs club, with its magnificent sea pool and club bistro.

Games and sports

Bondi is a popular location for sports, including the City to Surf Fun Run, and many swimming clubs meet here. It’s a great place for surfing too of course. And in the 2000 Sydney Olympics Bondi hosted the Beach Volleyball competitions. Huge crowds came to watch the matches at a temporary 10,000-seater stadium.

Other interesting facts about Bondi Beach:

  • Formed by the eruption of an ancient volcano, Bondi is a rare south-facing beach
  • The white sand stretches for a 1 kilometre (0.6 mile)
  • ‘Bondi’ is an Aboriginal word that might mean ‘the sound of breaking water’ – or perhaps ‘a place where a fight took place’
  • There's free Wi-Fi across the entire beach