10 must-do activities in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Whether you are a long-time local, have just moved to the area or are visiting family and friends, here are 10 things you must do in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs. Whilst the list could go on and on….and on…these are some of the highlights we feel stand out. So do yourself a favour and add some of these to your bucket list!


Bondi to Coogee coastal trail

1. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

A walk that the locals never get tired of and that visitors and tourists must do. This scenic feast of coastal landscape starts at the iconic Bondi Icebergs and winds its way around some of Sydney’s best beaches including Bondi, Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee.

If you are lucky enough to be doing this sensational walk during Spring, you may see part of the walk transformed into a seaside art gallery for Sculptures by the Sea.

The walk can be done at a leisurely pace in 1 – 2 hours, but we recommend allowing more time to stop and enjoy all that the eastern coast has to offer.

For more information on the walk, click here.


Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands

2. Enjoy the Centennial Parklands

A favourite cycling and running spot for locals, the Centennial Parklands offer scenic surrounds for a number of activities. Try your hand at horse riding, hire a bike or even have a round of golf. When you have worked up your hunger, head to the café for a delicious feed and a refreshing drink.

The beautifully manicured grounds, garden beds and ponds also make for a great place to slow down and relax. Have a picnic with family and friends, go for a quiet stroll or read a book.

No fee is charged for entry. For more information, click here.


Snorkel at Gordons Bay

Snorkel at Gordons Bay

3. Snorkel at Clovelly Beach or Gordons Bay

For the water babies, you simply can’t go past a snorkel at either Gordons Bay or Clovelly Beach. Both offer excellent conditions to explore the shallow inlets with crystal clear calm water and an abundance of life and colour under the surface.

Clovelly Beach is also a great beach to relax at with great conditions for lazing on the sand, swimming in the shallows or picnicking on the grassy surrounds on one of the available tables. It also has an ocean pool and some great food and drink options nearby.

For more information, click here.


4. Enjoy coffee & a bite to eat at a multitude of excellent cafés and restaurants

The Sydney Eastern Suburbs is well known for its café culture and an impressive array of restaurants and pubs. Be it beachside, park side or curb side, the east has an endless list of highly recommended eateries and cafes that will satisfy any hunger or craving imaginable. A diverse range of cuisines and styles means that every meal can be a different experience.

For a list of cafes and restaurants to indulge at, click here.


Learn to surf at Maroubra Beach

Learn to surf at Maroubra Beach

 5. Surf lessons at one of Sydney’s best beaches

Try your hand at taming the waves at some of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Attend surf lessons at Bondi or Maroubra Beach and learn to catch that dream wave weather you are a seasoned pro wanting to go bigger or a novice stepping into the ocean for the first time. The experienced teachers will guide you through the techniques and tips to turn you into a surfing local in no time!

For more information, click here.


Royal Randwick Racecourse

Royal Randwick Racecourse

6. Race day at the Royal Randwick Racecourse

The Royal Randwick racecourse hosts some of the most prestigious race meets in Australia and the world. With a newly updated world class grandstand and facilities, a day out at the races becomes a mixture of sport, fashion, cuisine and entertainment. Being Australia’s longest standing racing venue, Royal Randwick is also steeped in history. It is certainly a highlight on the social calendar for many locals and visitors alike.

For event information and more, click here.



View from Bondi Icebergs. Photo by Andrew Cook

7. Food & drinks at Bondi Icebergs

The iconic Bondi Icebergs boasts a sensational location hovering above the Bondi Ocean pool with an unrivalled aspect out across the world famous beach as the waves crash and roll onto the coveted sand.

Seasonal produce and seafood is the highlight of the menu as you sit back and enjoy uninterrupted views from the glass dining room or relax and kick back with a few drinks at the bar.

For more information, click here.


8. Sporting event at the SCG or Allianz Stadium

Both the Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium are two of Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment grounds. The SCG in particular has a lot of history associated with it with over 100 games of Rugby League, over 100 cricket test matches as well as history in Australian Rules football, soccer, baseball and cycling. There is also a museum dedicated to displaying this history to the public.

If you are a sports fanatic, try and get along to a game or two or jump on a tour that are available for both grounds and the museum. For more information, click here.


Ritz Art Deco Cinema

Ritz Art Deco Theatre

9. Watch a film at the heritage listed Ritz Theatre

Built in 1937 it is not hard to see why this heritage listed theatre holds a place in local’s hearts and has survived a fascinating history. One of only two remaining original art deco cinemas in Sydney, watch the latest blockbuster or independent film in a charming and unique setting.

Located in ‘The Spot’ a popular café, restaurant and shopping hub in Randwick you can follow up the movie with a great meal and some drinks.

For movies and session times, click here.


10. Retail therapy – Shopping in the east.

Designer labels, boutique brands, local markets, department stores and European retailers are all on offer in the Eastern Suburbs and surrounds. Take your pick from the 400 plus stores in the Bondi Junction Westfield shopping centre, stroll the markets of Paddington or peruse the boutique Double Bay shopfronts. Just ensure you give yourself plenty of time (and spending budget) to explore.


With a lifestyle that offers something for everyone, it is hard to beat the Sydney Eastern Suburbs for a place to live and explore. If you are looking to make a lifestyle move to the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, be sure to contact Mint360proeprty. Whether it be finding the right rental property or purchasing a home, we can help you achieve your property goals.

20th April 2016



Andrew Cook