I lived in Bondi Beach from 2004 until 2009. It is one of my favorite places in the world. Only 15 minutes from Sydney and beach after beach after surf beach. The restaurants, cafes, and local people are amazing. But the highlight was always a walk, run along the track from Bondi to Maroubra, taking in Bronte Beach, Tamarama, Coogee and of course the world famous Bondi Beach.