This is not a drill people—Bondi Beach is bucking its trademark summer vibes and transforming itself into one big winter carnival. We’re most excited about the seaside ice rink (obvs), but will definitely be heading down for the huge ferris wheel, dubbed the Bondi Eye, and pop-up feast. Intrigued? Keep reading.
It’s all happening as part of the Winter Magic festival that hits Bondi around this time each year. The ice rink will be front and centre, and you can either take a couple of easy loops around the rink, go full-kid and hire one of the penguins to help you around the ice, or play it cool on date night (maybe ditch the penguin if you want to up the romance factor).
Bondi Feast is a pop-up winter festival that’ll see you enjoying all things comedy, music, theatre and the main event—food. Expect bao from Mr. Bao Buns, next-level waffles from Madame Waffles, Thai-style hawker food from Jimmy Liks (and that’s just for starters) as well as mulled cider, because mulled booze just makes winter more bearable.
For all of the deets, head here.
When: 30 June – 16 July
Where: Forecourt of Bondi Pavilion
Here are a bunch of other things happening this month, FYI.
Image credit: Federica Portentoso