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Bondi Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

1. Sydney: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Benefit from access to the 2 different routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Your ticket permits unlimited rides throughout its validity and provides premium views of iconic sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. There are over 30 stops in the two tours to hop off and experience the diversity of Sydney’s lifestyle. Both tours feature an entertaining and informative audio commentary available in 8 languages: English Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Italian. Savor the culinary delights of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, explore the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum, take a stroll in the Chinese Gardens or shop for unique gifts in some of Sydney's finest shopping districts. Create your own itinerary around the city. The Classic Ticket allows you to experience Sydney aboard the double-decker buses for 1 day. Or you can choose the Premium Ticket which will extend your experience to 2 days. Buses run approximately every 45 minutes on the Sydney route and approx. Every 2hrs on the Bondi route, subject to local traffic conditions. Stop at locations like Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. To complement the Sydney tour, the Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia’s beach culture. On the way to this famous beach, the tour passes by cosmopolitan shopping and dining precincts plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. You can explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

2. Sydney Harbour: 20-Minute Coast & Skyline Helicopter flight

Climb aboard for a 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour for an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. Get a safety briefing and pre-flight photos at the heliport before boarding. Enjoy time to relax, use the bathroom, grab some water and chill out in the beautiful lounge room area. Then it's liftoff time. Fly over sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Taronga Zoo in the company of a licensed pilot. Listen to a running commentary through the provided voice-activated headsets as you continue over Watson's Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove. Upon take-off, enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of your departure, your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and heading north along the coast at 500 feet. You will fly along the picturesque coastline of the eastern suburbs beaches and see Coogee, Clovelly and also the world-famous Bondi Beach with it's the aquamarine waters sparkling against the Sydney sun. Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights and Vaucluse perched on the chiseled sandstone cliffs as you continue northbound to Sydney Harbour, the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbor.

Bondi Beach: 2-Hour Surf Lesson Experience for Any Level

3. Bondi Beach: 2-Hour Surf Lesson Experience for Any Level

If you've always wanted to try surfing but never have, there is perhaps no better setting than the famous Bondi Beach. This popular 2-hour beginners surf lesson will give you an authentic taste of the world of surfing, important safety information about waves and the beach, and bragging rights about having conquered this cool and amazing sport! You will be taught how to safely go out and catch your first wave in a small group setting of 5 students or less. This personalized attention is the best way to build your surf knowledge and confidence while cultivating your surf technique. You will really be amazed at how easy, safe, and enjoyable it is to learn to surf. This 2-hour lesson is great for first-time surfers and also those who wish to refresh or refine their basic surf technique. Your instructors are fully-qualified and very friendly. Photo packages are available after your lesson!

From Sydney: Grand Scenic Helicopter Tour

4. From Sydney: Grand Scenic Helicopter Tour

Explore the magnificent beaches of Sydney without getting any sand between your toes as your luxury helicopter sweeps along one of Australia’s most scenic stretches of coastline over Coogee, Bondi, Manly, Dee Why, and Curl Curl. Watch tiny surfers ride breakers toward ant-sized beach umbrellas and beachfront hotels in miniature. On the return trip, your pilot will divert over the scenic harbor for unforgettable views where you will fly right past the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the world-famous Sydney Opera House, and the city's magnificent and well-known skyline. Enjoy full panoramic views over some of Australia's most scenic sites and beaches.

Half-Day Bondi Surf Experience with Beachside Lunch

5. Half-Day Bondi Surf Experience with Beachside Lunch

Join your friendly local Bondi surf instructor and experience Australia’s most beautiful beach... the way the locals do. Enjoy a half-day Bondi Beach group tour that includes hotel transfers, surf lifesaving club tour, a surf or bodyboard lesson and a casual beachside lunch with 5 star views across Bondi. There are awesome sight-seeing and photo opportunities and all the equipment is included. These tours depart daily and will pick you up from your city accommodation at 10:00 am and drop you home around 2:00 pm. You’re never a tourist when you’re cruising Bondi with us.

Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

6. Sydney: Half-Day City Tour

Explore the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour tour that can be the perfect kick-start to your time in the city. See the hot spots and tourist icons with an expert guide who will provide you with all the information you need as a first time visitor. Learn where the best beaches are located and how to discover the nicest walks in the city and surrounding area. Hear about some of Sydney’s finest restaurants and atmospheric pubs, and get updates on cultural happenings at venues such as The Basement and Sydney Opera House. Discover where to shop for authentic and/or cheap souvenirs. Get so many ideas that you'll want to extend your stay in the world's most beautiful city! Choose from a morning (08:00) or afternoon (13:00) departure and get ready to see the following attractions: • The Rocks (the oldest part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed) • Millers Point (the oldest pubs and hotels in the city) • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (best look-out onto Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge) • Woolloomooloo (site of the iconic pie cart of Harry's Cafe de Wheels and the longest timber-piled wharf in the world at Finger Wharf) • Potts Point (eclectic architecture galore) • Kings Cross (the infamous Red Light District) • Rushcutters Bay (start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race) • Darling Point (first of a series of posh harborside suburbs) • Double Bay (site of an exclusive shopping center) • Point Piper (home to the most expensive real estate in the world) • Rose Bay (site of Australia’s first international airport for ‘flying ships”) • Vaucluse (early 19th-century mansions) • Shark Beach (a hotspot for local swimmers and bull sharks) • Watson’s Bay (heritage trails and nudie beaches) • Camp Cove (the location of Captain Philip’s first footprint) • The Gap (where the harbor spills out into the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean) • Dover Heights (for spectacular views of the city and ocean) • North Bondi (golf, whales and sea-eagles) • Bondi Beach (birthplace of free-style swimming and professional lifesaving) • Tamarama Beach (also known as "Glamarama") • Bronte Beach (home of the Bronte Gully and popular for barbecues and dog walking) • Centennial Park (Sydney's largest city park) • Woollahra (home to consulates, mansions and art traders) • Paddington (full of Victorian terraces, boutiques and fashion stores) • Darlinghurst (popular as the gay and lesbian entertainment district) • Surry Hills (trendy and multicultural) • China Town (home to the large and popular Paddy’s Markets) • Darling Harbour (a modern, purpose-built entertainment center)

Sydney: Bondi Beach Guided Walking Tour

7. Sydney: Bondi Beach Guided Walking Tour

Discover why Bondi Beach is such an important part of Sydney’s beach and coastal lifestyle, the home of surf lifesaving and the famous Bondi lifesaver. Fun, interactive and informative. this relaxed guided walking tour allows you to spend time with a true blue Bondi lifesaver and learn all about the colorful history of Bondi and how surf lifesaving began. Take an exclusive tour inside Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving clubs and have your photo taken with a Bondi Lifesaver on Bondi’s golden sand. Finish up with a guided walk along Bondi’s famous coastal headland and discover aboriginal rock carvings, spot marine life, and the best viewing points of Bondi and surrounding beaches.

Sydney Harbour to Bondi: Small Group Half–Day Experience

8. Sydney Harbour to Bondi: Small Group Half–Day Experience

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half–day city sights tour. Visit the historic Rocks area and hear stories of convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point.  Visit Sydney’s trendy new district at Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, and have time to enjoy a coffee or cool drink. See Sydney’s best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie’s Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbor before returning to the city centre.

Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

9. Sydney: Story of the City Small-Group Half-Day Boutique Tour

Get to grips with the history and contemporary culture of Sydney in just 1 day. See some of the famous and not so famous sites from bustling shopping precincts to fabulous beaches. Your professional tour guide will begin the tour in Australia’s oldest suburb, the Rocks. Sit on Mrs Macquarie’s chair and as you gaze out over the harbor. Hear about how Lachland Macquarie transformed Sidney from a convict dumping ground to a proud city. Travel through the infamous Kings Cross and note the contrast to the luxury suburbs next door. Take a small 15-minute bush walk as you look out over the Pacific ocean and Sydney Harbor. Then it’s on to Bondi Beach to see how the locals live. Enjoy panoramic views of the coastline of Australia’s internationally renowned beach. Drive along the Bondi to Bronte coastal path soaking up the atmosphere of Woolahra and Paddington’s leafy streets. See Darlinghurst, a landscape transformed from a hill of windmills to the world-famous home of the Mardi Gras, and witness the vibrant street culture of Chinatown and Darling Harbor. This is a fun and informative tour with professional guide services and deluxe round-trip-transportation included.

Sydney: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. Sydney: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a beautiful view of the harbor and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Gazebo Platform after a morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel. While here learn about the city’s interesting history. As you drive through the city, you’ll be able to see important buildings and discover even more about Sydney’s past. You’ll end up at Mrs. Macquarie Chair, an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, to have another spectacular view of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.   After so many views of the bridge, get ready to drive across it to Middle Head and take a leisurely walk on Balmoral Beach. You’ll be taken to a secret location for amazing panoramic views of all of Sydney.   From Middle Head this private tour will take you to the eastern suburb of Watsons Bay for lunch. Here you’ll be able to see just why Sydney is known as the Emerald City. Take the opportunity to get out your camera and take photos of gorgeous views of the headlands and ocean.   A visit to Sydney is incomplete without a stop at its most famous beach, Bondi Beach. Dig your feet into the sand and take in the seaside breeze. If you find yourself mesmerized by the white sand and cool water, you have the option of staying at Bondi Beach or being driven back to the city.

Frequently asked questions about Bondi Beach

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Entrance to Bondi Beach is free, and you do not need a ticket or pre-booking to visit.

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What people are saying about Bondi Beach

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 791 reviews

Even though I am a resident of Sydney I decided to take my kids on the tour. I highly recommend the tour. The kids loved the sitting up top. I enjoyed the various sites and learning more about the history.

It was easy to book and pay. Communication was great. One suggestion: it would be nice to have transport service from city center and back.

Great trip around Sydney with cometary - Very helpful & friendly staff Great way to see the highlights of this great city

Thinking about this trip? Don’t hesitate! 15 glorious once in a lifetime style minutes

Even on a wet day, thoroughly enjoyed the day. Very helpful drivers thank you