Touted to be the most instagrammed pool in the world, Bondi Icebergs Club was set up by a group of life savers who wanted to continue swimming to maintain their fitness during winter months.
When we arrived and saw a huge wave smash against the pool, it was not hard to see why Vogue and many others have named it as one of the most beautiful and Instagrammed pools in the world.
Just look at these!
Although this Bondi Beach’s landmark is a club, the pool and sauna are open to the public all year round. You get to enjoy them at AUD 6.50 per adult and AUD 4.50 per child, while towel hire is available at AUD 3.50.
We had figured the water to be cold since it was winter, but we were still shocked by the extent of the cold when we got into the pool. You will get over it, but like the locals, don’t stay in the pool for too long.
As the pool became a wave-pool from all the sea waves lashing at it, it got too deep for Marshmallow, who can barely swim. It was, nevertheless, still fun for Marshmallow to sit at the pool’s edge near the sea to catch waves. Chocolate, who is a great swimmer, had enthusiastically caught a big wave while in the pool and ended up with wet hair flopping down his face. It was awesome!
Be careful about standing by the chains separating the pool from the sea though. A guy nearly fell into the sea when hit by a wave as he did not hold onto the chains, while a boy holding onto the chains had enjoyed catching the waves time and again. See photo below to see what we mean.
After swimming, we went to the sauna and it was so packed! The sitting area was full and many people were just standing around chatting while enjoying the sauna’s heat. We went and did the same. Ignore the sign at the sauna’s entrance stating “no towel, no entry”, because almost everyone there did not have a towel.
After bathing (open-concept, no less!), we just sat by the pool to admire the soft pink and orange hues of sunset descending over Bondi while the waves continue crashing against Bondi Icebergs Club’s pool. Perfection.
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By: Chocolate & Marshmallow