Bondi Icebergs - The famous Bondi pool
It is the most photographed pool in the world, recognisable all over the world. Bondi Icebergs is perched at the southern end of Bondi Beach, jutting out from the cliff sitting in the middle of the ocean.
The most commonly asked question by those visiting Bondi is; can the public swim at Bondi Icebergs pool? The good news is that they can and it only costs $6.50 for adults, $4.50 for children, and $4.50 for spectators accompanying friends or family.
The pool was established more than 100 years ago and features both a 50m lap pool and a shallow kids pool adjacent to it. To become an official 'Bondi Iceberg' member swimmers must complete swims 3 out of 4 Sundays each month in winter over 5 years. If a swimming member fails to swim on at least 3 Sundays they must provide a written letter of explanation before the end of the relevant month.
The pool is open from 6am to 6.30pm every day except for Thursday when it is emptied, cleaned and refilled. In summer, the pool will often open on Thursday afternoon if the clean is completed in quick time but there is no guarantee of this.
The lanes at Bondi Icebergs pool are actually double the size of a normal lane meaning you follow on black line, on the left hand side, and return on the other line, again on the left hand side as you are swimming.
For more serious ocean swimmers you can access the ocean from Bondi Icebergs through a small gate at the end of the pool. Some people do the 'point to point' swim which is a lap of the beach and back again which is exactly 2km.
If swimming in the cooler months, the sauna provides a great spot to warm up pre and/or post-swim and is included in the price of admission.
For more information about where else you can swim at Bondi, click here.