10 Things to Do in Randwick That You Shouldn't Miss

December 8, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Discover the best top things to do in Randwick, Australia including Sydney Dive Safari, Bronte Beach, Sydney Harbour, Maroubra Beach, Wylie's Baths, Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, Tamarama Beach, Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Sydney Seaplanes, Paddington Markets.
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1. Sydney Dive Safari

512 Bunnerong Rd, Matraville, Randwick, New South Wales 2036, Australia
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5 based on 279 reviews

Sydney Dive Safari

SYDNEY DIVE SAFARI IS DEDICATED TO BUILDING PASSION THROUGH CONFIDENCE With one of the largest retail showrooms in Sydney we stock a broad range of quality brands across scuba diving, snorkelling, freediving, spearfishing and stand up paddle boards. In addition to the full range of scuba courses, we also offer snorkelling, freediving and workplace first aid courses from entry level through to instructor. We are the closest dive shop to Bare Island, arguably Sydney's most popular shore diving site, being just five minutes from our front door and have on site HOT showers and washing facilities available post-dive. Our social club is very active and we stock a full range of hire equipment, offer air and nitrox fills, equipment servicing, guided shore dives, boat dives, weekends away and overseas holidays. We are one of Sydney's leading Career Development Centres with two full time SSI Instructor Trainers on staff which provides us with the ability to train beginners through to the highest levels of instructor, any day of the week.

Reviewed By Pan P

I dove with Sydney Dive Safari and specifically Gregory last week. It was a twin guided shore dive in Kurnell in search of Weedy Sea Dragons (I had limited time in Sydney and wanted a 'guaranteed' location for weedies and this was suggested).
Overall, Sydney Dive Safari has great gear and seems like a great operations. Communication could be a bit better/easier (maybe adding Whatsapp option so overseas folks can contact them more cost effectively).
Similarly a bit more 'organised' would have been great. I tend to be very punctual in such trips hence I showed up just before the quoted time of 9am having had to go through the city to be on time this early... only to be told we had to wait till 10am for another person... who never came in the end.
That said, the dives were great. Gregory was very helpful, wonderful to hang out with but most importantly had spare equipment that proved incredibly useful as I didnt expect the 21c water and didnt pack my gloves! He was also able to spot lots of stuff I didnt even see or know where to look for!
In the end... we didnt see weedies... which was a let down but wild animals are unpredictable. Visibility wasnt perfect and they are tiny... and current was strong so I guess they were hiding in the kelp.
On the bright side we did see a wobbygong, 2 huge cuttlefish, stonefish, pipefish, a ray and a few more 'local' typical fish and the two dives were great.

2. Bronte Beach

Bronte Road, Bronte, Waverley, New South Wales NSW 2024, Australia
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4.5 based on 318 reviews

Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach, sandwiched between the bigger Bondi and Coogee Beaches, is a cozier stretch of sand and surf perfect for families.

Reviewed By Caleb W - Benoni, South Africa

Bronte is a nice tranquil beach, with a convenient grassed area behind the beach. In terms of a pure swimming beach Bondi is better and has more space. Worth doing the walk from Bondi to Bronte beach.

3. Sydney Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 9240 8500
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5 based on 18 reviews

Sydney Harbour

Secluded Beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.

Reviewed By Graham59Buderim - Buderim

Fantastic place to visit, has great harbour views, cafes, fast food, restaurants and more. Great busking from local musicians adds to the ambience. Regular ferry services to take you all over the harbour. Our hotel was within walking distance to the harbour as is many of the hotels in this area. Cruise ships frequent the international cruise terminal opposite the Opera House and by Sydney harbour bridge, great tourist destination. Recommend on your bucket list!!

4. Maroubra Beach

Marine Parade, Maroubra, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Maroubra Beach

Reviewed By mrdom

Maroubra is the biggest beach in the eastern suburbs and is pretty easy to park at and easy to find good spots on the sand. The swimming is often good, with good waves above fairly shallow water. Just stay away from the surfers. Unfortunately, the facilities were poor at both the north and south ends - filthy change rooms and outside showers that weren't working.

5. Wylie's Baths

4B Neptune St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia +61 2 9665 2838
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4.5 based on 177 reviews

Wylie's Baths

One of many sea baths in Sydney – a walled-off section of ocean – this one is particularly popular with locals, and includes changing rooms, a picnic area, a kiosk and outdoor massages and yoga.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

As a Coogee native, my sister & I Learned how to swim here, thanks to Dad who threw us in she 3 without warning. Been coming back ever since. The tourists & noisy transients unfortunately have caught wind of it but being a local institution they don't get away with much bad behaviour down here. Came here on a January Sunday when the mercury was pushing 41 degrees and it didn't disappoint. Pool was a bit rough & tidal, but that adds to the fun. Watch the kiddies in the rough! Lifeguards on duty but they're not babysitters, so remember that's your job to look out for them. Clubhouse snacks are pretty basic but reasonably priced (bring your own picnic if you like, but no. Ooze allowed) & it's a short
Walk to coogee beach proper. Give it a try. You won't regret it. You can even get married down here in their new function centre, featured on Married At First Sight!

6. Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours

594 New South Head Rd | Rose Bay Marina, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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5 based on 108 reviews

Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours

Fabulous Seaplane flights around Sydney - 15 and 30 minute scenic flights and sensational fly and dine lunch packages to restaurants on the Hawkesbury River and Day Trips and a range of Gourmet Picnics to beautiful Palm Beach. A must-do for all visitors. Professional, highly experienced crew - Australian owned and operated. Flights from Rose Bay in Sydney Harbour and from our northern base at Palm Beach. Call Jenny anytime to make a booking.

Reviewed By Catzontherun - Sydney, Australia

What a fantastic experience. Starting off from Rose Bay we had an absolutely amazing flight up the coast to our lunch destination, Cottage Point Inn. After a fantastic meal and a few hours relaxing over a few quite drinks we then boarded the plane for the...MoreGreat to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we also enjoyed having you on board. Thank you for taking the time to write your review - we appreciate it very much. Kind regards, Steve.

7. Tamarama Beach

Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
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4.5 based on 375 reviews

Tamarama Beach

Reviewed By sandryan2015 - Port Stephens, Australia

I am a bit biased as I lived across the road from the beach for 21 years! However I never grew tired of the beautiful walk from Bondi to Coogee along the greatest coastline in the world. The beach itself is small with a small cafe and changing facilities . The surf can be treacherous for inexperienced surfers so beware. Parking is a lottery so public transport to either Bondi or Bronte might be a good option with the added benefit of the incredible view as you walk to Tamarama.

8. Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

Arden Street | Coogee Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia +61 406 333 665
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5 based on 12 reviews

Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, Beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The Beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. All Beaches offer picnic shelters, electric barbecues, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms. The walk is not difficult, there are medium gradient paths and several staircases with occasional Seating. It takes about two hours to complete the Bondi to Coogee Beach section of the walk and another hour and a half if you choose to continue to Maroubra.

Reviewed By hannahpb - Sydney, Australia

You can’t visit Sydney without scheduling a Bondi to Coogee walk. Beautiful coastal walk that will make you forget that you’re in a busy city. It’ll be even better if you can time it around Sculpture by the Sea that takes place around October each year. It’s a well curated event where sculptures are strategically placed to help the visitors appreciate all the view has to offer.

9. Sydney Seaplanes

Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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4.5 based on 323 reviews

Sydney Seaplanes

Reviewed By kyliechris2 - Sydney, Australia

the boss surprised me by celebrating 20 years of marriage with a flight up to Jonas at palm beach for lunch. Money well spent as we felt like royalty. excellent flight, pilot and transfers and a magnificent lunch. Only disappointment was having to share the flight with a photographer/ promotional filming crew who's large cameras obstructed the view from the windows . otherwise a must do when in sydney

10. Paddington Markets

395 Oxford Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia +61 2 9331 2923
Paddington Markets

Reviewed By neminskii - Singapore, Singapore

The stalls sold a variety of things like children's clothes, flowers, plants, reflective vests for cyclists, handphone covers, belts, etc. Largely things that I don't need. The area around the market is a little more interesting with an interesting bookshop near the bus stop across the road. The cafes in the area close quite early at 3.30pm. Maybe it's better to go on Saturday morning. But if you have no time you can skip this place.

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