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Sculptures by the Sea 2019 and things to do in Bondi

by Brittany Wheeler

Attention both nature and art lovers, one of Sydney’s most iconic art events is about to return for its 23rd consecutive year. From October 24 to November 10, you will find the 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal track transformed into a quirky, colourful and wonderful outdoor art exhibition as part of Sculptures by the Sea. Discover spectacular work from over 100 local and international artists as you meander along the sparkling golden coastline. Attracting thousands of visitors every year, this free-to-the-public event is well worth the trip – and why not make a full day out of it? To take the effort out of planning, we’ve curated a range of our favourite local experiences that are worth adding to your itinerary.

Yoga in Bondi
Private Yoga by the Sea Session in Bondi

Why not begin the day with a sunrise yoga session overlooking the beautiful Bondi Beach? Forget the stresses of daily life and find your zen as you are guided through your choice of yin yoga or yan yoga, tailored entirely to your experience level.

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Surfing lesson Bondi Beach
Beginners Group Surfing Lesson at Bondi Beach

Nothing is more iconic than grabbing a surfboard and hitting the waves at Bondi Beach. This beginners surf lesson will focus on the basics of safety, paddling and standing up. Cowabunga!

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Couple with Bondi lifeguard
Bondi Beach Guided Walk – 90 Minutes

Suitable for visitors and locals alike, embark on a fascinating tour of Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club and snap a photograph with a Bondi lifesaver. This 90 minute walking tour will take you along the famous coastal track and have you stumbling upon ancient Aboriginal rock carvings.

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Fresh seafood mussels
Sensational Seafood Cooking Class

After a relaxing day by the ocean, it’s only appropriate that you end it with a spectacular seafood feast! This hands-on cooking class combines a range of recipes from around the world such as black mussel risotto, gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns), scallop ceviche and more.

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Couple on roofless bus in Sydney Harbour
Sydney to Bondi 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

Explore Bondi at your own pace with a convenient 24 hour ticket for the Explorer Bus. The bus stops at 34 points around Sydney, including Bondi, and includes commentary in a choice of seven languages. Forget the hassles of traffic and parking and instead sit back and soak up the local sights.

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Sculptures by the Sea, Bondi

Photo credit: Ross Duggan

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