Welcome to Beaches
Bondi Beach is Australia’s most famous beach and is world-renowned. There are coastal walks from Bondi to Coogee, which take in other beaches such as Tamarama and some historical spots. It has great surfing schools and many people surf before the start of their working day. There is a green area behind the beach where you can take a stroll or rollerblade and play games. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants and bars once you have finished sunbathing on the beach.
Coogee Beach is a wonderful place to eat, sunbathe, surf or swim. You can take a coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi Beach. There are sports events such as rugby where the Sydney Roosters and Randwick play every second weekend across the road from the beach in Coogee Oval; there is also tennis & bowling club. There are many types of accommodation including hotels, hostels and apartments suiting all budgets.
Manly is a popular beach destination for locals and holidaymakers alike. It is only 7 miles from Sydney and you can either get there by road or boat. There are many activities to keep you occupied from chilling on the many beaches to golf, surfing, kayaking, tennis and much more. There is lots of entertainment from the Jazz festival to Oceanworld and more. There are many shops, which cater for fashion, jewellery, giftware and music.
One thing that is not in short supply in Sydney are beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches. Anywhere in the city, except perhaps in the far west suburbs, you will never be more than half an hour away from one. Starting from popular Palm Beach to the north, you can take your pick along the coast: there is Whale, Avalon, Bilgola, Newport, Bungan, Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen-Collaroy, Long Reef, Curl Curl, Freshwater, North Steyne, Manly and Shelly!
Information & Facts
English is the official language of Australia.
The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.