Bondi Icebergs Club: Swimming at Bondi’s Iconic Ocean Pools

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Bondi Icebergs Club

Yes, it’s an icon, and 100% a must-visit venue for those who love swimming with a wide, beautiful view.

Beautiful people to the right and their beautiful kids to the left. Thank goodness for the slightly daggy changing rooms and pool area itself. 

Come in summer to soak up the sun, come in winter to see the real club and its die hard members, and let the chilly water shock you into renewed vigour and vitality.

Bondi Icebergs Club with its two pools, sauna and places to eat are 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 and the shallower 25 metre children’s pool set at right angles to it.

The pools are open all year round and there are lifeguards there at all times the pools are open.

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.


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.

Bondi icebergs swimming children

This is the 25 metre kids pool, with lovely views over Bondi Beach.

The Icecubes

The Bondi Icecubes swim every Winter Sunday morning from the 2nd Sunday in May to the last Sunday in September from 8.30am. Our club is open to all children – our only criteria is an ability to swim 40 metres! When a ‘Cube’ turns 18 they are welcome to join the World Famous Bondi Icebergs.

Read more about the Icecubes here.


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.

If you have pre-swimmers, you might be better staying on the beach at Bondi, with its kids rock pool at the far north end of the beach and the excellent playground. Read more about these Bondi tots hotspots here.


Bondi Icebergs, The Details

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Phone: 02 9130 4804


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

Hard to visit if you have children with you but…. there’s a sauna on the pool deck level, and is included in the price of your pool admission. It closes at 6.20pm

2018 prices
Adult $7
Children $5
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children): $20
25 Swim Adult Pass: $145
25 Swim Child/Senior: $100
Towel hire is also available for $3.50


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

There’s also the sublime fine dining spot called Icebergs Dining Room if you fancy an upmarket post-swim meal.

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.

Bus: Yes, plenty stop nearby.

bondi icebergs club visit with family

Coffees from the kiosk and the views come free

Bondi icebers swim children family

The huge clubhouse opened in 2002 and has bar, brasserie and the fine dining restaurant.


Marvellous place for visitors to Sydney who have kids who love a dip.

Excellent place for a family expedition too and well worth even a long journey to get there.

Right, I’ll catch you there, shall I?


Seana xx



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Posted on: February 22, 2018

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