Oct 29, 2012

From Bondi to Tanamara - Sculpture by the Sea

Our first trip to Bondi was eventful, but we didn't get to do the Bondi to Bronte walk we had planned on doing. So a week ago, we attempted it again. We set off and two trains and a bus later, (this isn't quite as painful as it sounds because it's well connected) we arrived at Bondi Beach.


The Bondi to Bronte is a famous, well marked coastal walk, and one of those 'to-do' things for tourists to Sydney. However, my experience was slightly marred by two things : Firstly, it's not my first sight of those endless blue skies and sea-sculpted cliffs, so I might not have ooh-ed and ahh-ed as much had it been my first coastal walk.

Secondly, we decided to kill two birds with one stone, and go during the Sculpture by the Sea to check it out. The two weeks of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, isn't exactly the best time to do the Bondi to Bronte walk. The people get in the way... You can't stop at will, and have to generally shuffle along or mutter a string of 'excuse me's. Talking heads get in the way of scenic pictures.


The exhibition is interesting but as with all art, some things appeal more than others. The setup is pretty unique though, with the gushing waves as the backdrop. We bought a kid's guide book for Number One, and the book encouraged kids to spot particular artwork based on shape and materials so this kept him busy for a while.

We saw 'paper' boats made up of metal...

Wired crocs by the sea...

Shellfish made up of plastic cutlery...

and giant fishing rods...

Some art there are made by the locals ...


We ended our walk at Tanamara and I think completed 3km all in all.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I found your blog through Blog Expat today. I'm also an expat living in Sydney, I'm French and have been here for just over 3 years! I've never walk the Bondi to Brontee but will do it eventually, it looks so pretty!