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Bondi Beach is prominent for its great crystal blue water, as well as its surf. It is a modern, popular, and trendy coastal beach. Bondi has several cafes and restaurants that look out over the beach and makes a great place to stay and visit. Bondi Beach is the beach for all seasons.
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Key Facts & Information
- “Bondi” is an Aboriginal word that signifies “water breaking over rocks” or “noise of water breaking over rocks.”
- Bondi also refers to a place where a fight using “boondi” sticks happened.
- “Boondi” in that case means fighting sticks.
- Francis O’Brien made the beach and the surrounding lands of Bondi Estate accessible to the public as a pleasure resort and a picnic ground.
- The area drew more and more visitors, and O’Brien almost closed the estate to the public.
- In 1859, the Municipal Council planned to establish an area at Bondi Beach as a public reserve but failed to get the government on board with the plan.
- In June 1882, the government finally agreed and made Bondi Beach open to the public.
- Buses began to trail to the outskirts of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney in the mid-1850s.
- Several bus operators provided transport to Bondi Junction.
- The buses ran about every half an hour.
- The State Government took over the running of bus services to Bondi Junction in 1933.
- By 1994, Bondi Beach had a regular bus service.
- The main stop of the Bondi bus is at Lamrock Avenue.
- Tramway Bill was introduced in the New South Wales Parliament in the early 1870s.
- In 1902, a sub-station at Bondi Junction was built.
- By the year 1905, an electric tram service between Sydney and Bondi Junction was established.
- In late 1906, the first electric tram service down to Bondi Beach began and was extended to North Bondi in 1929.
- Steam trams were used in 1906.
- These trams had a locomotive to pull trailer cars and can usually accommodate 70 seated passengers.
- The last trams to North Bondi and Bronte ran in the early hours of February 28, 1960, and the huge Sydney tram network finally closed at the end of February 1961.
- At its peak in 1945, the tram network had carried 404 million passengers, but it was gradually replaced by buses during the 1950s.
- Bondi Beach increased its popularity in the year 1920 that some days there were about 1000 cars parked near the beach.
- In 1926, the Municipal Council of Bondi introduced parking fees and later that year introduced timed parking (3 hour parking periods).
- As of today, you might spend a long time looking for parking if you drive down to Bondi Beach.
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
- Bondi Beach is a famous beach and the most visited tourist site in Australia.
- Bondi Beach is situated between Ben Buckler Head and McKenzie Point and is approximately one kilometer long.
- To the west of Bondi Park is Campbell Parade and to the east is Queen Elizabeth Drive and Bondi Beach.
- From June to August, the temperature at Bondi Beach drops down between 8.8 – 17°C.
- The warmest months to visit Bondi Beach are from January to March when temperatures typically range from 24-28 degrees and are sometimes hotter than 30 degrees.
- It’s a great time to visit the beach with the temperature average remaining above 20 degrees.
- Generally speaking, the temperature in Bondi Beach can be enjoyed all year round.
- Bondi Beach is an iconic stretch of fine sand and surf waves and one of the world’s most famous beach destinations.
- Sandstone headlands by the sides of the beach are popular for walking, golfing, and whale watching.
- The beach is framed by rocky headlands that lead them to be seen both nationally and internationally as part of the Australian way of life and leisure.
- It is also well-known for its golden sands, crystal blue water, and parks.
- You can surf waves or lie down on a blanket on the beach and enjoy the warm temperature.
- The annual Miss Bondi Pageant is one of the numerous festivals and events that have made Bondi Beach a popular destination for travelers.
- The beach has also captured the hearts and attention of the poets including Les Murray, Joanne Burns, and Brook Emery.
- Every year in February, the Vans Bowl-A-Rama skateboarding competition is held on the beach.
- Sydney Opera House, one of the most famous structures in the 20th century, is a performing arts center at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge is nicknamed as “The Coathanger” because of its arched design.
- Bondi Surf Pavilion is an outstanding surf lifesaving club in Australia that has come to represent the Australian culture of beach bathing.
- Federation Cliff Walk Watsons Bay is a harbourside suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
- It provides views across the harbor to the Sydney bridge.
Bondi Beach Worksheets
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Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Bondi Beach Facts
- Welcome to Bondi Beach!
- Fact or Bluff
- History of Bondi
- Best Features
- B for Bondi Beach
- Drawing Bondi Beach
- Beaches Around The World
- Tourist In Australia
- Beach Day
- Bondi Breaking News
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