Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Australia and I am fortunate to be a resident of Bondi, which is a suburb of Sydney. I am able to get to the coastal walk from my house in about 5 minutes. The coastal walk is an oceanic walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach and is absolutely beautiful. I do all my runs here, and each time I still get the chills from how stunning it is. The beaches are also lovely, with beautiful sand and blue waters. Right now the water is a little chilly, but very refreshing. And of course you have to beware of sharks!
All of these places are beautiful and monumental must-see places in Sydney, but I think the most fantastic part of Australia is the Great Barrier Reef. I was fortunate enough to travel north a few weeks ago and take a scuba trip out in the reef, and I was blown away. My eyes were wide open as I swam in the clearest waters filled with such diverse and beautiful wildlife and corals.
I could have spent countless hours in the water swimming around and looking at the crazy and mysterious life the ocean has to offer. I couldn’t believe how captivating it was, and I kept thinking what the reef must have looked like 20 or even 100 years ago, before coral bleaching was as prevalent of a problem as it is today. Luckily we dove in a great area where not many damaged or bleached corals were visible, but I’m sure it has still changed dramatically over the years.