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Oh, Bondi Beach! She sizzles in summer, sparkles in winter, and dazzles all year ‘round. From kites to ice skates to Insta-famous doggies and all that’s in between, have a peek at your new favourite corner of the city!
Now that we’ve got that pesky dime-a-dozen Insta-shot out of the way, let’s delve into the juicy magic Bondi has to offer. As well as the truly stellar nightlife every night of the week, eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes, and store, and the relaxed vibe only accessible when you’re beachside, there’s a few cheeky events scattered throughout the year that’ll have you packing your overnight bag.
Swap boardies for beanies and prance around this winter wonderland. Well, as close as you can get in New South Wales. From the Bondi Eye – Australia’s tallest ferris wheel popping you sky-high to wave at all the ants below to the oh-so-unique Bondi Ice Rink where you glide (or slip, if you’re anything like us) around on a glistening rink to the calming ebb and flow of the ocean you’re overlooking.
Art, culture, and history blend together in musical, dance, historical and activation activities and presentations to round out the wintery experience.
Is everyone else singing Let’s Go Fly a Kite from Mary Poppins? Good. Listen up – face painting, animal farm, jumping castle, kite stalls, kite making classes, and a skyward display of every single shape, size, colour and flavour kite you could ever dream of. The weather is just getting warmer, toes are wriggling in sand, and your senses can’t help but be delighted. This is Festival of the Winds, friends, and boy is it wonderful.
This baby is in its 22nd year, so we all know the drill by now. The world’s largest free-to-public sculpture exhibition transforms Sydney’s Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk into an outdoor art gallery so you can fulfil your fitbit quota, whilst getting totally cultured. Your ‘gram feed’ll thank you!
Literally wipe the Domain from your mind. The lushest setting in which to sing your heart your little heart out to is, without a doubt, Bondi Beach.
This guy follows all the traditions – a few Aussie songs, a few European diddies about eggnog and snow which you can laugh at while sniffing the salty sea air, and a whole lotta fun.
The best thing about Bondi is that you don’t need an event to have a wonderful, well fed time. Every Saturday from 10am – 4pm local traders bring their best wares, foods, coffees, wines, jams, raw treats… along in a kaleidoscopic display of all the goods this region has to offer. Pop along for a coffee if you’re visiting, your groceries if you’re staying, and a salubrious wander through creativity and quality. Yes.
Rest, my child. Bondi Beachside Inn YHA is perched up above the madness (with a truly mad view of the beach!) and will be very happy to have you stay, indeed. You might even see @bondihank, if you’re lucky. Prepare for doggo pats.