Sydney: Bondi Beach
Get There: Campbell Parade, Bondi
Despite the scores of backpackers who visit and live in Bondi, it seems a place where clichés about Australian culture are fully realised. Hot sun, white sand and leathery, gym-fit bodies of all shades occupy the waterfront. Expect to see lots of flesh – tattoos and tits out – while surfers muscle against each other for waves at the super crowded beach break. Bondi Junction is connected to a train line, so the beach attracts a good cross section of people from all over Sydney and the world. Between the sensationalist reality tv show being filmed and the Lister pieces lining the esplanade, Bondi is about as iconic as it gets.
If you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth checking out.