The coastal trail between Bondi and Coogee beaches is one of the great urban runs! Famous Bondi Beach is about 10km west of the CBD. Beginning at Bondi Pavilion head south to follow the coastal path to Coogee (pronounced “kuh-jee”) Beach. The paved trail features 225-million-year-old sandstone cliffs, aboriginal rock carvings at Mackenzie’s Point, the historic Waverly Cemetery, beautiful beaches (and beachgoers) as well as the calm waters of Clovelly and Gordon’s Bay. There are splendid views of the Tasman sea. The path is well maintained and has numerous rest rooms and water fountains along the way.
The trail is up to 6.5 km one-way. If you’re up for a long run, turn around and run back to Bondi. However, if 6.5k is enough, you have the option to take the bus 362 back to Bondi Road (just a short walk to the staring point), or lines 372, 373 or 374 will take you back to the city. Before you go anywhere, make sure you enjoy Coogee. Take a dip in the ocean and enjoy one of the many local cafés (I recommend Barzura café).
Add-On: Just 1.5 km north of North Bondi Beach is another spectacular coastal trail, including the Waverly Cliff Walk, Gap Bluff, & South Head — up to 7.5 km one-way (and hilly!).