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Sydney Beaches

Sydney is home to some of the finest and most famous beaches in the world. There are dozens of surf beaches and harbour coves waiting for you to explore. We recommend that you wear a hat and put on your sun lotion - the Aussie sun is harsh! Amongst the most famous and accessible beaches are:

Bondi Beach

Popular with backpackers, billionaires, board riders and the body beautiful, Bondi is one of Sydney's most stunning beaches. A walk along the beachfront promenade gives you the chance to experience its carefree sun-drenched lifestyle. Bondi Beach is about 30 minutes by public transport from the Sydney city centre.

The Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Walk is a 6km (one way) picturesque coastal route that weaves across beaches, bays, cliffs and stunning Pacific Ocean views.

Coogee Beach

Coogee is a delightful seaside destination for families, with a patrolled beach, swimming baths and a promenade with barbeque areas and playgrounds. You can arrive at the beach on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, a 6 km trail with spectacular panoramas of the vast Pacific Ocean.

Stop in Coogee and replenish your energy at one of the delightful cafes or enjoy a delicious lunch on the Coogee Pavilion’s rooftop. You can walk farther south on a signposted route, via Grant Reserve and Trennery Reserve, to Maroubra Beach. Be sure to visit the two grand ocean baths.

McIver's Baths are perched on a cliff face and rock platform between Coogee Beach and Wylie’s Baths, just south of Coogee Beach. The baths have magnificent oceans views. Steps lead from Grant Reserve down the cliff to the pool. It is the last remaining women's-only seawater pool in Australia and has been in continuous use since its establishment.

Manly Beach

Nestled between a tranquil inner-harbour beach on one side and a popular Pacific Ocean surf beach on the other, Manly combines a laid-back attitude with a sophisticated dining scene and stylish shopping.

Ferries leave from Circular Quay to Manly regularly.

Other information: http://www.sydney.com/things-to-do/beach-lifestyle/sydney-beaches

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Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Open1st September 2018
  • Super Early Bird Registration1st – 7th September 2018
  • Early Bird Registration8th September 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Close17th March 2019
  • Standard Registration18th March 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Close20th April 2019
  • Final Notification of Abstracts17th May 2019
  • ICP13 2nd – 6th September 2019