Bondi Junction

Bondi Junction is Sydney's chicest east suburb, but it still emanates the city's famously laid-back attitude.

Originally a junction for trains and buses, Bondi Junction has become the sought-after intersection of beach-town attitude and sleek shopping aptitude. While names like Prada and Gucci emblazon shopping bags at its state-of-the-art mall, local outdoor markets balance Bondi Junction’s penchant for designer labels and modest terrace homes frame its traditionally residential streets. Spend the evening screening films or pre-screening Bondi Junction's burgeoning bar scene, or head to nearby Bondi Beach for its world-famous late-night surf culture.

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On the Map

Bondi Junction is bordered by Queens Park, Waverly, Bondi, Bronte, Woollahra, and Bellevue Hill

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

International Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Central Station: 25 minutes by bus
Opera House / Circular Quay: 25 minutes by bus
Bondi Beach: 15 minute walk

An Eastern Suburb Known for Shopping

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Situated between the beach and the city in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Bondi Junction's personality rests somewhere between laid-back beachfront attitudes and chic urban commercialism.

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Off its main streets, residential terrace houses comprise Bondi Junction's resident-centric visage.

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For the most part, modest homes are not what come to mind when discussing Bondi Junction.

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The sleek stores, glass boutiques, and pneumatic genius bars of the Westfield malls come to mind instead.

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You'll find most of the activity somewhere along Oxford Street.

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A few steps away from the shopping mall awaits Clementston Park.

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Its petite size sponsors big fun somewhere between the beach and the city.

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The balance is nice in Bondi Junction.

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I live here because it takes so little time to get to the beaches - Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Clovelly - and the City is also an easy bike ride away. Plus I never have to think to plan shopping for days in advance because the shops are so close I can just buy fresh produce everyday. I really love living here!"

Bondi Junction's Outdoor Mall: Oxford Street Markets

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Bondi Junction's consumer pursuits include more than indoor shopping complexes.

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The neighborhood's pedestrian mall opens every Thursday.

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Farmers' markets and food stalls showcase gourmet produce.

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Tinkers, tailors, and candlestick makers populate the rest of the promenade.

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Being in Bondi junction made it easy to get all around the city on public transport, by train to the city or bus out to bondi beach."

Rysha & Tyler

Visited in 2012

Bondi Junction After Hours

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Mostly made up of traditional pubs, Bondi Junction's evening escapades are growing to include lounges, clubs, and chic bars.

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Each new venue flaunts untraditional appeal.

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El Topo is the only place in the city to find fried crickets.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Vanessa Levis is a food and lifestyle photographer from Sydney. Her fresh and modern photographs have been featured in some of Australia’s leading food and lifestyle magazines, as well as in international publications. She lives in Bondi and has loved being able to shoot and capture places she and her husband have called home for the past 14 years while raising their young family.

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