Icebergs Pool at Bondi Beach

If you’re heading to Sydney and fancy a swim then Bondi Icebergs should definitely be on your must-swim list.

Sydney has many beautiful open-air rock pools, but this is the most famous. Icebergs also boasts the title of most photographed swimming pool in the world.

Come in summer to soak up the beach vibes and watch the beautiful people.

But if you swim in the winter, that’s when you see the best of Bondi.  Bondi Icebergs Club was founded by winter swimmers, life guards who wanted to keep fit.

Bondi is also a fabulous place to stay in Sydney, you’ll find the place I recommend at the bottom of this article.

Bondi Icebergs Sydney swimming pools

Bondi Icebergs 

Bondi Icebergs Club has two outdoor pools, a sauna and multiple places to eat. It sits on the headland at the southern end of Bondi Beach.

The very first Bondi Baths were built in the 1880’s, see the All Into Ocean Pools for the best historical info here.

Nowadays, there’s a 50 metre adults pool with a shallower 25 metre children’s pool that sits adjacent. Plenty of adults swim in the kids’ pool too.

The pools are open all year round and there are lifeguards there at all opening hours.

Visitors are welcome at all times and the entry fee is very modest.

The rather grand building at Icebergs houses a typical Australian club, with bars and a brasserie. Anyone can use this facility, you just need to sign in.

Bondi Icebergs Sydney swimming pools

Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club

The Icebergs Swimming Club began in 1929 as a winter swimming club for local life guards who wanted to maintain their fitness over winter.

It is now one of the biggest winter swimming clubs in the world and claims to be the only licensed one!

You can join Bondi Icebergs as a Swimming Member, click here to read the fairly stringent rules and regulations.


The Icecubes – The Kids Club

The Bondi Icecubes swim every Sunday morning in winter from the second Sunday in May to the last Sunday in September from 8.30am. The club is open to all children – our only criteria is an ability to swim 40 metres! When a ‘Cube’ turns 18 they are them welcome to join the World Famous Bondi Icebergs.

Read more about the Icecubes here.

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Bondi Icebergs Pool – Essential Details

Address: 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Phone: 02 9130 4804 (daily message with pool conditions)


Bondi Icebergs Pool opening hours:

Monday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Thursday pool closed for cleaning*
Friday 6.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 6.30am – 6.30pm
Sunday 6.30am – 6.30pm

*If tides and weather permit staff will endeavour to have pool opened post cleaning. Please check with pool staff for confirmation.

Bondi Icebergs Sauna
There is a sauna on the pool deck level, use is included in the price of pool admission. It closes at 6.20pm

Towel hire is also available.

Cafe: There’s a kiosk by the pool serving drinks and simple meals, with top views.  The clubhouse has a brasserie, no bookings needed.

Bondi Icebergs Pool Parking

Very difficult! There’s some metered street parking on Notts Avenue, some parking around local streets and a car pay car park down at the beach. The pool and club do not have their own car park.

Bondi Icebergs Sydney swimming pools

The Bondi Icebergs Club For Kids

Children who can swim will enjoy a splash here. For very young children there is less appeal, as there’s just the pool itself and its surrounds.

The little cave areas at the back of the kids pool give some shade and could be good for a play.

Warning: Icebergs can be very very busy, with many many serious swimmers…. so if you come for fun, pick a quiet time e.g. mid-mornings during the week.

Bondi Icebergs Sydney swimming pools
Bondi Icebergs Sydney swimming pools
Gorgeous views with your coffee from the kiosk seating
Bondi Icebergs Sydney swimming pools

Bondi Icebergs Restaurant

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is on the top level of the Bondi Icebergs building. This is a top notch Sydney restaurant, ideal for special occasions. It is not really anything to do with the pool and it’s not the sort of place to turn up at in your bathers and towel. Read all about Icebergs Dining Rooms and Bar here.

Bondi Icebergs Pool Map

Bondi Icebergs FAQ

Is the Bondi Icebergs pool heated?

No, it is sea water and is never heated.

Is the Bondi Icebergs pool salt water?

Yes, it is, see above.

Who owns Bondi Icebergs pool?

Bondi Icebergs Club is a registered and licensed club, owned by its members.

How deep is the Bondi Iceberg pool?

Oh blimey, I can’t tell you the exact depth. The 50m pool is shallow at the beach end and deeper at the far end. The smaller pool is shallow throughout, if I recall correctly. Just normal depths.

How do you become a Bondi Iceberg?

Ask how to join at the main entrance of the club. Check the website for rules. To become a member of the Icebergs winter swimming club, click on the website listed above.

What do you wear to Bondi Icebergs?

Your cossie! There is no nude or topless bathing allowed. You can wear very casual clothes to the pool.

Where else can I swim in Bondi?

You can always swim between the flags at the ocean beach. It is a surf beach so do be careful. There’s a nice shallow kids’ pool at the north end of the beach.

Good places to stay in Bondi

If you’re thinking of staying at Bondi, I can recommend the Adina Apartment Hotel in Hall Street, it’s so handy and my relatives have really enjoyed staying there. Click here to check deals and dates.

Check reviews of other good places to stay in Bondi over on Tripadvisor here.

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