Ever wanted to sip on a martini while vibing like you’re in a James Bond film?
Enter Bondi Icebergs, Sydney.
There is no place like Icebergs, it is hands down the most iconic and photographed swimming pool in Australia. If you haven’t taken a dip here, don’t wait any longer. It will be the highlight of your visit to Bondi.
My first morning visit to Icebergs was midweek at 7am. I expected to have the pool to myself, only to find it abuzz with swimmers, sunbathers, and people going about their morning rituals.
I stood in awe at the unfolding scene. Dramatic waves crashing off the pool walls, an array of bronze bodied guys and girls enjoying the glorious morning sun.
It felt like I had walked onto a movie set. Definitely A Bond film.
There are two massive saltwater pools- a 50m pool for the adults and a 25m pool for the kids. Plenty of adults swim in the kids pool too. Both are filled, by seawater.
The pools are open all year round and there are lifeguards there at all opening hours.
When you swim on days when the mermaids are playing hard the waves come crashing into you when you come up for air. It’s exhilarating, I was laughing so much with sheer joy I near drowned. It was magic.
BONDI ICEBERGS CLUB
Icebergs’ was born in 1929 and turned 90 last year (2019) It has over 1,100 swimming members and between three and four thousand social members, Icebergs is constantly attracting new members thanks to the power of social media.
Everyone’s welcome at Icebergs. If you want to become a member there’s no waiting list. How good is that?
You can choose between a social or swimming membership. A social membership has no competitive swimming requirements and costs $55, or $25 if you’re in a local postcode For visitors. The little ones can join The Ice Cubes!
drinks and bites
There’s a kiosk by the pool serving drinks and simple meals, with prime views.
The clubhouse has a brasserie, no bookings needed.
Take a weekend or why not just move here? It’s the best place in the world to live in, just ask any of the locals. Failing this-
- Take a dip in the pool.
- Bask on the steps with the bronze bodied set.
- Enjoy a sauna with the best view of any sauna on the planet.
- Bring your selfie stick, tripod camera, or crew and take the coolest pics ever.
- People watch.
- Dine at Icebergs for lunch or dinner.
- On a calm day, jump off the from the pool edge into the ocean.
Take me to BONDI ICEBERGS
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Phone: 02 9130 4804
Monday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Thursday pool closed for cleaning*
Friday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 6.30am – 6.30pm
Sunday 6.30am – 6.30pm
*If tides and weather permit staff will do their best to have the pool opened post-cleaning. Please check with the pool staff for confirmation.
Cost of entry–
Facilities– Sauna, toilets, hot showers, towel rental, cafe, kiosk. There’s a sauna on the pool deck level, it’s the best sauna you’re ever going to have. Use is included in the price of pool admission. It closes at 6.20pm.
Access: Easy but parking is a challenge. Take an uber or a bus. There’s some metered street parking on Notts Avenue, some parking around local streets and a car pay car park down at the beach. Good luck with that.
Kid Friendly– Yes
Dog friendly– No