Travel Sydney Series: Coogee Bus Charter

A single trip to Sydney is not enough to discover the place in its entirety; however, there are a few recommendations that always help. Coogee is one of the most popular destinations in the suburbs that you can explore by choosing reliable and affordable Coogee bus charter services. All sorts of group sizes are welcome including friends, families and colleagues to venture out on an unforgettable trip.

 

About Coogee

One of the oldest beachside suburbs in Sydney, Coogee is a relaxed coastal region featuring broad, white sandy beaches appealing to both surfers and swimmers alike. The ocean pools cutting into the headlands are quite popular among the families. There are laid-back bars and pubs along the beachfront, while the alfresco cafes are spread across the streets.

You can go on a Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, soaking up the dramatic views of the ocean. One can also find rich marine life and snorkelling trails, while taking a dip in the last remaining ocean bath in the country for children and women. With a buzzy restaurant and bar scene, you can enjoy the typical Australian beach vibe, with surfing and swimming opportunities.

The name of Coogee is said to be taken from the local word koojah which means ‘stinking place’. Another version is koo-jah or koo-chai, which implies the stink of seaweed drying. Early settlers of the region in the 1820s never figured out the exact meaning of Coogee.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

One of the most popular activities in the region includes taking a walk from Bondi to Coogee beach, which extends for a distance of roughly 6 km. It features expansive views, rock pools, bays, cliffs, parks and beaches.  Most of the beaches along the route offer change rooms, kiosks, play areas, picnic shelters and toilets. You can find free electric barbecues in Maroubra, Coogee, Bronte and Tamarama. Although it is a medium-grade walk, there are several staircases and steep gradient paths along the track. Seating is available at different spots and there are rest stops with expansive views.

It takes at least a couple of hours to complete the walk, and another hour, if you are extending it to Maroubra. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen lotion.

Go For A Dip In Saltwater Baths

There are three beautiful ocean pools in Coogee. At the northern end is the natural rock pool, ‘bogey hole’, known as the Giles Baths. Dating back to 1886, Mclvers Baths is the last remaining seawater pool only for women, located at the southern end. The baths include a clubhouse, change rooms and a sunbathing area. Another one towards the south is the Wylies Baths, which was established by the champion swimmer Henry Alexander Wylies in the early 1900s. It offers a 180-degree view over the Pacific Ocean out to the Wedding Cake Island. After taking a sip, enjoy the pilates class or an early morning yoga on the deck.

Dining At Coogee Pavilion

There’s one experience that nothing else can beat, especially when you are in a waterfront location. It’s the pleasure of dining and wining on a rooftop bar. Created by Sydney hotel tycoon, Justin Hemmes, Coogee Pavilion is a multi-storey destination serving a good list of local beers and beach inspired cocktails, along with panoramic views across the ocean. Things are quite family-friendly downstairs with wood-fired pizza menu and evocative games room complete with in-house theatrette, ping pong and giant Scrabble. It’s better to book your place in advance, especially during the summers, when it gets jam packed!

Scuba Diving Or Snorkelling In Underwater Nature Trail

The picture perfect cove of Gordon’s Bay is nicely sandwiched between Clovelly Beach and Coogee Beach, and the access is limited only through the Coastal Walkway. Take a walk down the path into the deep channel where boardwalks protect the fauna, and a natural spring feeds the wetland area. You will find racks of boats lined up in this pocket-sized beach. The dense vegetation makes a paradise for lizards and small birds.

The boardwalk leads you to the rocky outcrop and the sandstone headland, where you will find people diving, swimming and snorkelling in the calm waters. As the water gently laps the platform, relax and unwind by the sea breezes. The Underwater Nature Trail is a self-guided adventure, and it can be compared to a bush walking experience, except that it is in water. It will take around 40 minutes to dive the trail, and you can snorkel the trail from the surface on a clear day.

Dunningham Reserve

Located on the northern cape of Coogee Beach, the serene place has got to offer fantastic coastline and ocean views, making it a popular spot for filmmakers and photographers alike. Joggers and walkers prefer The Eastern Beaches Coastal Walk pathway running along the reserve’s coastal boundary. Other facilities include lighting, drinking fountains, native trees and shrubs, picnic shelters and large grassed areas.

For the most part of its history, The Giles Gym and baths had been a prominent feature in the reserve. It was built in 1928 under the supervision of Mr Oscar Giles, and it became a progressive fitness venue at that time.

The Ritz Cinema

Steeped in rich custom and history, the heritage-listed Ritz Cinema was built in 1937, and is one of the only two original art deco cinemas in Sydney. This family-owned cinema still operates with the lowest priced tickets on offer. It holds an important place in the local culture, as it has survived a captivating history of chaotic changes. The main theatre has one of the largest auditoriums in Sydney, coupled with original, authentic Art Deco fittings. The venue truly manages to offer the thrill and excitement of watching movie directly from the golden age of cinema.

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