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Gordons Bay Bondi to Coogee

Gordons Bay, Sydney

Gordons Bay, Sydney, is Stop 5 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. Gordons Bay in Sydney is an underrated swimming location along the Coogee to Bondi walk. If you’re happy to walk down over some rocks, or walk around to where the Underwater Nature Trail starts […]

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Dunningham Reserve Sandstone Cliffs

Dunningham Reserve is Stop 4 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. A long, long time ago (250 million years or so) when dinosaurs still roamed Earth’s supercontinent Pangaea, where you’re now standing was a giant floodplain. The ancient rivers that flowed down into what is now […]

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Bali Memorial, Dolphins Point

The Bali Memorial at Dolphins Point, Coogee, is Stop 3 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. This towering bronze statue, weighing nearly one tonne, honours everyone who died in the Bali bombings. “It is a tribute to the Australian spirit of courage and endurance. The three […]

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Coogee Virgin Mary Shrine

The Coogee Virgin Mary Shrine is Stop 2 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. As the map indicates, these information points start at Coogee as you walk towards Bondi. In December 2002 a local who runs the Beach Street Gallery Laundrette, Christine Cherry, noticed what appeared […]

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Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach is Stop 1 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. The Biddabiddigal mob of the Dharuk nation lived here for at least 8500 years before the first Europeans arrived. They knew Coogee as Kuji, which means “bad smell” or “stinking” due to the decaying seaweed […]

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The Coast Walk in One Day or Two?

I have hiked the Coast Walk in Royal National Park so many times I’ve lost count. A few years ago, I tried and gave up at more than one hundred. Seriously. When I founded Sydney Coast Walks in 2009 I was the only guide, and the two-day Coast Track was the only walk. But I’ve […]

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Jibbon Aboriginal Midden

Walk down onto the sand at the western end of Jibbon Beach, Bundeena, there’s a sign saying “Royal National Park, A Dharawal Place”. But what is a Dharawal place? Dharawal were the Aboriginal people that lived in southern Sydney. What makes here any more Dharawal than the developed suburb of Cronulla across the water? The […]

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How to purify water while hiking

How to Purify Water While Hiking

So there’s water purification tablets, filtration systems, ultraviolet light and good ol’ boiling the water. Have your say: What’s your favourite or most effective way to purify water for hiking? Have you ever taken the risk of not purifying water? What happened?

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MyLifeWithoutMatches

My Year Without Matches

When your whole world is centrifugal chaos and you’re being spun so fast your head is about to separate from your body, you think “I need to get away”. “I need a holiday”. Well, imagine that holiday is a year-long quest for survival on a bushland property miles away from anywhere. First, build a permanent […]

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