Sydney Train Walks

From La Perouse via Botany Bay 8h / 23km to Bondi Beach

About this walk

This walk covers Kamay Botany Bay National Park and the famous Bondi to Coogee walk.

It takes about 8 hours to complete the full 23 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops. A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.

Getting there and back

Get the bus to La Perouse using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Bondi Beach at transportnsw.info.

Along the way

Visit the market on Bare Island, if it's the first Sunday of the month.

From the bus stop find the path to Congwong Beach.

At the far side of the beach the optional right trail leads to Little Congwong and the left one continues on to Henry Head.

Follow the signs to Henry Head along the trail.

The trail merges with a paved road to the coastal fortifications of Henry Head.

A well defined walking path leads from Henry Head to Cape Banks.

From Cape Banks a grassy path leads to a hanger for the life savers helicopter and a shooting range.

Find the Cemetery Trail on the right side of the road a few hundred meters past the pistol shooting range.

The cemetery trail end at a golf course, use the paved pathway to leave via club house.

On the next street over from the golf club a trail leads down to a beach called Little Bay.

On the far end of the beach a trodden path follows a gully up.

The trail crosses the golf course path and ends at the street.

Follow the twisting streets to the right towards Malabar Beach.

Across the reserve of Malabar Beach follow the cycle path along the sports fields.

The cycle path eventually joins the main road to Maroubra Beach.

On the far end of Maroubra Beach follow the footpath along the coast.

The footpath ends a rocky bay. Follow the street back up to the main road before or after crossing the rocks.

At the far end of the rocky bay a staircase leads back up to the street. Follow it up to the main road.

From the main road follow Cuzco Street where through a narrow alley the coastal walkway continues.

Follow the signage to Coogee along the coastal walk.

From here on this path continues unbroken all the way to Bondi Beach.

At the far end of Coogee Beach the coastal walk continues on to Gordons Bay.

To start or end the walk from here, use the bus stops near the Chish and Fips kiosk.

From the north end of Coogee beach follow the coastal track to Gordons Bay.

The track then goes around Clovelly Bay and continues on the far side.

The next landmark along the coast is the Clovelly cemetery.

Cross Bronte and Tamarama beach, the coast track continues at the far end of each.

The final stretch of the walk follow the rocky cliffs to Bondi.

The coastal track finally ends at the Bondi Icebergs. Buses to Bondi Junction stop on the road along the beach.

What to bring

  • Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
  • Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
  • Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
  • Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
  • Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
  • Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
  • Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.