Bondi Beach

  • Australia’s most famous beach
  • 7 kilometres east of Sydney CBD
  • Bondi = Aboriginal word = water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks
  • Became a public beach 9 June 1882
  • Added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2008
  • Beach Facts:
    • Length = One kilometre long
    • Width:
      • 50m wide (north end)
      • 100m wide (south end)
      • Widest beach in the Sydney region
    • Water temperature:
      • Dec/Jan/Feb = 21 degrees
      • September/October = 16 degrees
    • Shark net laid about 150m off the beach
    • South end:
      • Famous for its rip current known as the "Backpackers' Express”
      • Generally reserved for surfboard riding
      • Bondi Baths over 100 years old
    • North end:
      • Safest for swimming (as is the centre)
      • Children’s Wading Pool
      • Wally Weekes Pool
    • Swimming is permitted between the designated red and yellow flags.

  • End point of the City to Surf 14km fun run – from Sydney’s Hyde Park through the suburbs of Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Dover Heights and to Bondi Beach – held 2nd Sunday in August each year.
  • Bondi also features numerous cafes, seafood restaurants, bars & clubs and a range of accommodation.

Getting Around

  • Buses run to the beach at 10 minute intervals or all day from Bondi Junction.
  • The railway station at Bondi Junction is about 2 kilometres back from the beach.
  • All buses from the city start from Circular Quay and the ride to Bondi Beach takes 45 minutes.
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