Historic Bronte

One of the great things about living in Sydney are the ocean pools… and Bronte has one of the best!

Bronte Baths was built into the cliffside back in the eighteen eighties, and the crowds have been flocking here ever since. While visitors once had to pay to swim, these days entry is free.

The Bronte Swimming Club meets at the Bronte Baths every Saturday morning, from October to April. Family-friendly and all-inclusive, you’re never too young or too old to join the club, which is also open to all, no matter your level of swimming competence.

For the perfect post-swim meal, the Bogey Hole Cafe is a Bronte institution and has been feeding the hungry hoards for near-on three decades! A family-run  business with four generations working together, the cafe is heritage-listed and serves fresh, honest food. Stand-out dishes include their purple avo toast, eggs benedict and a range of fresh salads and poke bowls.

Just a stone’s throw from Bronte beach is the Waverley Cemetery. Dubbed the most beautiful cemetery in the world, it spans nearly sixteen hectares and has over ninety thousand graves. It’s the final resting place for many everyday Australians, as well as some notable ones including Henry Lawson, Dorothy McKellar and Australia’s first Prime Minister Edmund Barton. For those keen on ‘tombstone tourism’, the Friends of Waverley Cemeteries run regular tours of this special place of remembrance.

Bronte Swimming Club

Bogey Hole Cafe

Friends of Waverley Cemeteries
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