• Chloe O'Sullivan

On Tour With The Kid - Back to Bondi


I recently had to head to Bondi Beach for a work thing and being school holidays it was the perfect opportunity to take the kid to see one of Australia’s most iconic destinations. We booked accommodation the night before we left so weren’t expecting anything special. We were, however, thrilled to find an absolute gem. We arrived at our destination, The Baxley Bondi. Just a few doors up from Bondi Road which would lead us straight to the Beach in the morning. We found a parking spot on the street out the front on the very pretty Flood Street and stepped inside the gate to a perfectly landscaped oasis. The stunning grey and white two-story homestead stood out from the surrounding urban backdrop.

The boutique hotel was gorgeous inside and out — quality linen and luxury that enveloped the whole space. We walked hand in hand down Bondi Road and passed Waverley Oval to grab some Thai food for dinner and smiled when I saw a painting of Patrick Swayze’s face with Bodhi written below. A homage to the surf or die lifestyle near one of the most well-known beaches in the world seemed very fitting. I tried to explain Point Break to my girl, and I felt old. When I told my baby, it came out 28 years ago I felt