When I knew we’d be visiting Bondi Beach, the Bondi to Bronte walk was the first thing I put on the to-do list. I had heard so many great things about it, I had seen some amazing pictures and couldn’t wait to tackle the walk myself. So for today’s post I thought I’d tell you all about it and give you my opinion on whether it’s actually worth the hype it get’s. We’re spilling the tea today, sis.
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// The Pros \\
The Views – There is absolutely no denying the views on this walk are out of this world. The bluest of oceans, the whitest of sands and the most beautiful wildlife. I mean if you’re lucky, you can spot whales and dolphins. With every picture I took, I had to pinch myself as if I was dreaming. It really is like what you see on the TV… if not, better!
The Exercise – This walk isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s a long one. Along the walk you have a few different beaches you can stop at and have a dip in the ocean. The total walk is 7kms. You can extend that walk even further by walking to the last beach, Coogee. This was something we did and have absolutely no regrets. It got us feeling a little active after a couple of days spent in the car. Tip: Wear comfortable shoes… maybe no flip flops, yeah?
Its Iconic – Lets be fair, who wants to go to Bondi and miss out on this iconic walkway. A lot of people aren’t lucky enough to visit Australia very often so it’s important to experience everything whilst you can. It would be such a shame to miss out on such great landscapes… Just think of the Instagrams!
// The Cons \\
The People – Don’t get me wrong, it’s an iconic beach and an iconic walkway, you expect there to be a lot of people. However on the day we happened to do the walk, there were several school trips going on, there was a sculpture show and every single tourist apparently wanted to do the walk on the same day as us. Don’t let it put you off too much, once you get past the Bondi section of the walk, the traffic seems to die down a bit. This was the what we noticed the most whist doing the walk though, the sheer amount of people on quite a narrow pathway can be very overwhelming.
Is a Beach a Beach? – Once you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all, right? Well yes and no. Some people are really into it and others just aren’t. If you’re not too fussed on seeing every beach and visiting every stop along the way, then just do the Bondi to Bronte. If you’re super keen, extend it and walk to Coogee. Like I’ve already mentioned, it’s not a short walk so make sure you prepare yourself. Pack water, pack sunscreen and prepare yourself for a couple of hours of walking.
Although there are a couple of cons, I would ultimately say the walk is worth it. I would agree, it’s slightly overrated and there was a slight element of disappointment when we did it. However, the sense of achievement and the fact that I can now say I’ve done this iconic walk, well and truly outweighs that. So in short, yes it’s worth it!
| By Harrison |