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Bondi Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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!

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

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

Benefit from access to 2 different routes with 30 stops on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the sights of Sydney and Bondi Beach at your own pace. Learn about the local culture with audio commentary and unlimited rides while driving past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.  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. Choose the Premium Ticket to extend to 2 days. Choose the Deluxe Ticket, to see the Sydney Harbour Hopper, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, botanic gardens, and islands that are made for exploring. Explore highlights of the city including Circular Quay, Hyde Park, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on the Red Route. Discover the Bondi Beach tour as a perfect introduction to Australia’s beach culture. Let Big Bus take you to the best shopping and dining precincts, plus Centennial Parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks. Explore stops like Central Station, Sydney Tower Eye, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney Harbour to Bondi: Small Group Half–Day Experience

3. 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.

Half-Day Bondi Surf Experience with Beachside Lunch

4. 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: Bondi Beach Guided Walking Tour

5. 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: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

6. Sydney: Private Bondi Beach and The Rocks City Tour

Discover the real Sydney on a tour of the city's most iconic neighborhoods with a private tour guide. Take in breathtaking views of the coast in Bondi Beach, explore some of Sydney's oldest streets in The Rocks, and sample a traditional Aussie snack in Rose Bay. After getting picked up from your hotel in the CBD, head to your first stop of the day, The Rocks neighborhood. Here, explore some of Sydney's oldest pubs and convict-built cottages before heading east, past the stunning Botanical Gardens in the heart of Sydney. Drive through Mr. Macquarie Street, where you can see Australia’s first Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Your second stop is at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, situated on the water’s edge. Here, take in magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Continue through Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross, where you can see the El Alamein Fountains, into Rose Bay where you will stop to enjoy an Aussie snack. Stop in Watson's Bay before journeying along the coastline to Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach, for lunch (not included in the tour cost). Enjoy some free time to explore Bondi Esplanade as the locals do before getting dropped off back at your hotel in the afternoon.

Sydney: Private Customized Sydney Tour with Pro Photography

7. Sydney: Private Customized Sydney Tour with Pro Photography

Discover what makes Sydney one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world. Your local professional photographer guide will take you to some of the most unusual and quaint locations that only locals know about. Stop at the iconic beaches, drive by the trendy inner city suburbs and learn the history and headlines that make Sydney what it is. Uncover the beauty of a Sydney sunset or explore inner city suburbs of the rich and famous during the day. Our recommended itinerary includes stops at Lady Macquarie's Chair, Bondi Beach, Watsons Bay, Redfern before we head to the north side of the Bridge to see Kirribilli and Lavender Bay. The tour wraps back around to the The Rocks to highlight our colonial birthplace as a nation. Tempt your taste buds at a gourmet deli or café along the way. We can customize the itinerary to include Manly, an aboriginal art tour or premium restaurant drop off at the end of the tour. It is an out-of-the-ordinary experience for lovers of the outdoors who are active and want to avoid the typical tourist places. Let us help craft a tour that ticks all the boxes with lifelong impression and quality photographic memories. Ideal for family, small groups or corporate VIP.

Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

8. Sydney: See Sydney in Style Guided Private Day Tour

Enjoy the freedom and luxury of a fully escorted private tour taking in all the Famous Sydney landmarks - the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Historic Rocks District plus much more! Starting at The Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, you'll find amazing views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge along the Harbour foreshore. Get to know some of the older, unique Sydney inner city localities and visit Woolloomooloo to stop at the iconic Sydney Food Truck, Harry’s Café De Wheels for a snack. No tour of Sydney is complete without visiting the Historic Rocks, Walsh Bay and Dawes Point areas where the settlement of Sydney started in 1788. Your knowledgeable local guide will tell you about Sydney’s fascinating Colonial, Convict History as you explore this unique area. During the tour, you will learn about the Aboriginal, First Nations People and the oldest living culture on the planet and visit sites that are of significance to the local Indigenous People. You will visit beautiful beached including Bondi in the East and Manly in the North. At Manly beach on the northside you will enjoy stops at stunning headlands, lookouts, hidden bays plus many more ‘secret spots’ off the main tourist track. At Bondi Beach in the East you will get an feel for laid-back Aussie Beach Culture and will have plenty of time to wander along the golden sand and even dip your feet in the pristine water if you choose to.

Sydney: Private City Exploration with Bondi Beach Tour

9. Sydney: Private City Exploration with Bondi Beach Tour

Experience a journey through Sydney that focuses not only on the city's iconic landmarks but also on its unique aboriginal heritage, colonial beginnings and the multicultural society that is today. As a general itinerary, we make our way to the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House foreshores. We then pass by the Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the ever-evolving suburbs of Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Following the harbour, we venture through the city’s eastern bays out to South Head and iconic Bondi Beach for a water view lunch. From Bondi, we take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful coastline before returning to the city via fashionable Oxford Street, Paddington with our final destination at Darling Harbour. This private tour enables guests flexibility in structuring the day to best suit the group. Start and end times can be adjusted accordingly.

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.

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What people are saying about Bondi Beach

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4.5 / 5

based on 746 reviews

Jelle did show us a lot of interesting places with fun back stories and was always friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The tour was very personalized and a lot of fun.

Great fun, great instructors, Mel and other guy from Israel, sorry Alfie couldn't recall your name but loved it

excellent tour very informative in a short time, showcases much of the Sydney sights

Amazing experience with clear instructions my 2 13 year olds had a fabulous time

Everything was great!! But the waiting times at the stops were tooooo long!!