One of the pleasant ways to experience the southern and eastern suburbs of Sydney is to walk to Bondi Beach from Redfern.
The walk from Redfern train station to the beach is about 8km.
The most scenic route runs directly east from Redfern to Bondi via Redfern Park, Moore Park, Centennial Park and Bondi Junction.
We started walking along Redfern Street which took us past Redfern Park and eventually over the Eastern Distributor.
From there we walked past the Moore Park Golf Driving Range and Moore Park Golf Club towards Anzac Avenue.
The walk into Centennial Park is along the tree-line drive of Federation Way at Moore Park. The trees consist of Moreton Bay Figs, Port Jackson Figs and Holm Oaks and were planted in the early 1890s parallel to Lang Road.
“This formal mixed avenue along Federation Way on the southern side of Lang Road & adjacent to the Royal Agricultural Society Showground was originally designed as the grand entrance drive to Centennial Park” — City of Sydney.
There’s plenty of history dotted around Centennial Park.
Centennial Park was opened on Thursday 26th January 1888 — 100 years after Britain began colonising Australia. A crowd of 30,000 people turned up at the opening. In the early days of the colony, the park was originally known as Lachlan Swamps.
After exploring the park, we exited through the main gates at the corner of Oxford Street and Carrington Drive. And we grabbed a bite at Bondi Junction.
Then walked along Old South Head Road into Bondi.
We hope you enjoy the walk like we did.
There are frequent buses that depart Bondi — They can take you back to Sydney’s central business district or the train station at Bondi Junction. Grab a NSW Transport Opal Card from a local convenience store so that you can board the bus.
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