The beachside ‘burb of Bondi is one of Sydney’s essentials.

Nothing short of legendary, Sydney’s surfie sidekick has long been considered the source of the city’s sparkle. Bondi Beach is a temple for sun worshippers and wave riders, where Pacific Ocean swell crashes on a crescent-shaped stretch of sand. Explore the coastal promenade and watch the pro surfers at work or hit the strip to find boutique shops and a buzzing farmers market.