About Coogee

  • Postcode: 2034
  • Population: 14,012
  • Municipality: City of Randwick
Coogee is one of the most popular and oldest beach suburbs offering a blend of laid-back beach style to the more elite locals scattered along the southern coast to South Coogee. A hilly suburb that is home to historical buildings such as the newly reformed Pavilion, the Coogee Oval spectator stand, Willies Baths, McIver’s Ladies Baths and the Coogee Surf Club. The beach itself has park areas to the north & south with public bbq’s where you can find a mix of locals and tourists enjoying the vibe throughout the year.

History
Coogee was gazetted as a village in 1838. The first school was built in 1863, and the building was converted into the Coogee Bay Hotel in 1873 and is said that the name “Coogee” was an aboriginal word for bad smell, with reference to the amount of seaweed washed up on the beach. Three years later, Coogee Public School was established and in late 1887, Coogee Palace Aquarium and swimming baths were constructed. The Coogee Pleasure Pier, a large attraction including a theatre, restaurant and ballroom, was constructed in 1928.

Architectural Style
Coogee features a mix of art deco and terrace style apartments to the high-end luxury homes of Lurline Bay and South Coogee. Due the hilly nature of the Coogee most of the apartment buildings on the outskirts all enjoy ocean views.

Schools
Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School, Claremont College, Coogee Public School, St Brigid's Catholic Primary School, South Coogee Public School

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2034 / Coogee returned 15 results, with an average cost for child care around Coogee of $145.73/day

Cafes & Restaurants
The Pavilion, Bazura, Pish & Fips, Beach Burrito Company, Churasco, Little Jack Horner, The Palms, Black Pony

Kms from CBD
8

Kms from Airport
7.9

Public transport
313 – Bondi Junction via Carrington Rd 314 – Bondi Junction via Waverly 353 – Eastgardens via Maroubra 370 – Leichhardt via Newtown 372 – Railway Sq via Clevland St 373 – City Circular Quay via Oxford St (Runs 24/7) M50 – Drummoyne via City X73 – City Museum – Express Stand 2 – Beach Side, Arden St nr Dolphin St 374 – City Circular Quay via Central Station X74 – City Museum –

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