Winter or summer alike this is one spot not to miss a Bondi sunset from either the Sundeck Café or the Icebergs dining room.
It is undisputed that Bondi is Australia's most well-known beach. It attracts as many tourists as it does surfers.
The famous Bondi Icebergs Club, sitting above the Bondi Baths at the southern end of the beach, was in disrepair a couple of years ago. The lease of the club, which had been running since 1929, had expired and it was about to lose its licence. Then well-known Sydney businessman and bon vivant John Singleton came to the rescue.
It reopened last year and now has four stories pool, sauna and gym and deck are on the ground level. The Surf Life Saving Association National Headquarters is on the first floor, the Icebergs Club on the second floor and dining room and bar on the third level.
The club has around 800 official and up to 4000 social members. To be a swimming club member you have to have swum there 75 times over five years during the cold months of May to September. Average water temperature during that time is 16ºC, so the prospect is not appealing to everyone!
The 50m pool and children's pool, sauna, shower facilities, gymnasium, massage and café are open to the public. And there can't be a better place to socialise than on the balcony which surrounds the building.
The Sundeck Café has informal dining with light meals, some with a touch of the Mediterranean.
The jewel of the new crown is the Icebergs dining room.
Bondi Beach, half an hour from Sydney's CBD
Bondi Icebergs Club entry is $3 for adults and $2.20 for children. It is open every day.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
Bondi Icebergs Club Co-Op Ltd
1 Notts Avenue
Ph: (02) 9130 3120
Ph: (02) 9130 4804
Fax: (02) 9130 email@example.com
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Ph: (02) 9365 2026
Fax: (02) 9365 9099
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