Located 6 kilometres south of the central business district of Sydney, Randwick is an eastern suburb with a rich history and natural beauty. The area is home to many shops, restaurants, cafes, and a famous Art Deco style cinema which dates back to the 1930s. The City of Randwick is home to 10 beaches, 29 kilometres of coastline, and many recreational facilities.
Randwick is filled with state heritage buildings and visitors walking the streets will find over four hundred listed buildings to see, each with their own unique architecture. For a spot of retail therapy, head to Belmore Road which has two large shopping centres, Royal Randwick and Randwick Plaza. Visit the statue of Captain Cook on Avoca Street and discover the vibrant entertainment district around “The Spot”. Walk or take the bus to the coastal suburb of Coogee, as it’s the perfect place to spend a warm summer day. Many locals make a stop at Wylie’s Baths, an oceanfront tidal swimming pool which has sweeping 180-degree views. The pool sits below the stunning Coastal Walkway which stretches from Coogee to Bondi. The parks and beaches along the coastal route offer cafes, restaurants, and barbecue picnic areas where visitors can enjoy the magnificent vistas on offer. Bondi Beach is perhaps the most famous beach of them all and can be walked in just over an hour.A popular area with surfers and locals, it is one of the most visited sites in Australia. For travellers who wish to venture further afield, take a drive to Kamay Botany Bay National Park to learn about the Aboriginal History, and visit the landing place of Captain Cook.
Randwick has a regular bus service which transports visitors to Coogee, Sydney Central Business District, Sydney Airport, Bondi Junction and many other suburbs. It currently takes around 20 minutes from Randwick to reach central Sydney via the local bus service. It takes around 5 minutes to reach Coogee from Randwick via bus, or the route can be walked in 25 minutes.
When the colonists arrived in Botany Bay the area was home to many Aboriginal people. As settlers moved to the coastal and inland areas, the indigenous people were forced even further inland. Many of the settlers built homes in and around Randwick, and Colonial and European architectural designs began to appear along the city streets. Today, Randwick is a busy residential area close to both central Sydney and some of Australia’s best beaches, where visitors have the best of both worlds.