This weekend is the last of Sculpture By The Sea. I went with my husband and Miss 3 who enjoyed it the most, it's a great place to go with your kids who got a better understanding of the artwork than we do.
The highlight was walking along the Bronte to Bondi coastal walk with spectular views of the ocean. Each beach has a kiosk, sausage sizzle, toilets and free water. For the kids, playground and ice-cream. The downfall was the crowds, because we had Miss 3 walk her slow pace my husband carried her on her shoulders most of the way. She always insisted to get down to look at the artworks and explore the area so it's stop and go along the way. I recommend to leave the pram/stroller in your car if you possibly can or if you do bring it make sure it's easy to fold or carry as there are lots of stairs to climb.
The best advice? Park you car in Bondi Junction and catch the bus in. More info here. We drove in believing we WILL find parking and ended up parking 15min away from Bronte beach park. The walk was beautiful going through a public pathway with a creek running through it; discovering parts of Sydney is always the best. Tamarama beach was the next stop and it's the best place for the kids, just make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat. Forgotten your sunscreen? The surf club supplies it with a coin donation. We finished up at Mark's Park, Bondi and thought doing the walk from Bronte to Bondi (click here for info) was the best choice as the reward was at Mark's Park- Sugar Cane juice on a hot day, so refreshing!
We were exhausted from the heat of the sun which is why it's best to go in early or later in the afternoon. The best part going in the afternoon, if you stay until twilight not only do you get the amazing sunset golden hour, you also get to see some of the sculptures lit up for night time and the crowd lessens. No kids? Bondi has great restaurants and bars to check out.
Bronte Beach, Sydney, Australia. We started our walk from here.
Tamarama Beach, where the fun begins. Sculptures are on the beach and grass area and continues after the surf club. Don't forget to buy a catalogue.
Andrew Hankin, We're fryin' out here
Distant photo of Alejandro Propato, Permanent sunrise.
Mikaela Castledine, Gift of the rhino.
Geoffery Drake-Brockman, Counter. My husband making his entry through the counter. Miss 3 was only interested with her paper cups.
The iconic Tamarama surf club still looking good. We ate our sausage sizzle here before we marched on..
My favourite sculpture by Koichi Ishino, Wind stone- the threshold of consciousness.
A children's favourite, L. Matthews in collaboration with Carterwilliamson, Coast totem.
Wang Shugang, Men playing with birds (2012)
Another beauty, Harrie Fasher, Which way forwards? Close-up of the head.
As we entered Mark's Park, Bondi we saw this amazing structure. Cave Urban, Save our souls. Side view.
Worm view inside, Save our souls.
The crowd's favourite- Michael Greve, Breaching (2004). Made out of red gum.
Kens Unsworth AM, My house is your home. Out of reach from the kids.
Coffee break? The Grounds by the Sea. The queue was too long for us so we had...
... sugar cane juice with pineapple, our perfect reward after a bathroom break!
So don't forget this weekend, 9th November is the last weekend, a great way to see Sydney.