Things You Shouldn’t Miss in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Cocooned between Rose Bay and Double Bay, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs area is a crown jewel of Sydney. Whether you want to shop like an A-lister or experience thrilling water sports, Eastern Suburbs has it all. Discover the hidden gem of Sydney and visit its fabulous sights on your next visit to the Land Down Under. And if you’re living nearby and you have the chance to enjoy this part of Australia, don’t miss the following activities.

Take a scenic walk

Bondi Beach, Sydney's Eastern Suburbs
Boardwalk near Bondi beach: Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels

Just 8 km from Sydney’s centre, Bondi Beach and the sun-drenched lifestyle of the area are so inviting you won’t be able to resist their calling. Walk along the main promenade and all the way to the northern headland, where you can enjoy whale watching. The wonderful coastal landscape will leave you in awe, so be sure to continue your walk to Coogee. In the spring, a part of the Bondi-to-Coogee scenic walk becomes transformed into a seaside art gallery. If you want to make the most of your time in Sydney, a 2-hour scenic walk with occasional stops to grab a snack and enjoy the scenery would be the right choice.

Watch a race at the Royal Randwick Racecourse

Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs will make you feel like royalty with such a wide range of posh events and places. This is especially true if you decide to attend a horse race at Royal Randwick Racecourse. These meets are the most prestigious race events not only in the Land Down Under, but worldwide as well. Mix sports with entertainment, fashion and fine cuisine by spending a day at the Royal Randwick races. Thanks to its popularity and significance, a day at the races here is considered the highlight of one’s annual social activities.

Shop till you drop

When all the sightseeing is done, you can enjoy a little retail therapy, because Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs has it all. From department stores to local markets, boutique brands and designer labels, there’s something for everyone’s budget. The Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre has over 400 stores. So if you have the time and money to shop for at least a few trendy clothes, you should definitely pay this retail giant a visit.

Wine and dine like a celebrity

Chef preparing gourmet food; Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

The Sydney Eastern Suburbs’ café culture and the wide selection of restaurants and pubs make this part of Australia a true foodie heaven. Whether you’d like to have breakfast or dinner, the list of the best restaurants by the beach and parks is growing by the year. You can find an array of cafes and restaurants that will satisfy any hunger or craving imaginable. Thanks to a diverse range of cuisines and styles, every meal will be an exceptionally unique experience. If you decide to take that scenic walk, be sure to stop by the cafe at the iconic Bondi Icebergs swimming pool. You can check out some of the seasonal produce and seafood while you sit back and take a break from your walk.

Enjoy water sports

Man surfing; Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

When you’re in Sydney, you shouldn’t miss out on learning how to surf. Australia’s iconic beaches simply require you to try and tame the waves even if you’ve never tried it before. You can find a plethora of surfing instructors, so feel free to take a class and start enjoying all the beauties of the ocean.

Experienced instructors will make sure you have a safe lesson and that you learn all the major techniques, making you a surfing pro in the blink of an eye. Should you decide to visit Clovelly and Gordons Bay, make sure you explore the deep blue waters of the ocean and go for a snorkeling session. The calm crystal azure waters will allow you to see plenty of amazing sea creatures and enjoy the underwater life at its best.

If you opt solely for Clovelly beach you can also enjoy a day of sunbathing and swimming in the shallows. A picnic at the beach is always a great idea, but if you don’t feel like prepping anything there’s a whole area of delicious foods and drinks just waiting for your order.

Visiting Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs will be a wonderful experience. From diverse and unique food choices to wonderful walking locations and water sports opportunities, a few days in Eastern Suburbs would be a fabulous holiday for an entire family. You’ll be able to find activities for people of all ages, so feel free to pay a visit to this lovely part of the Land Down Under and create lovely memories while having more fun than ever before.

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new exciting destinations with her family.

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