Travelmate -  Australia Accommodation and Hotels
search places
•  Enter a Town
•  Or choose a town beginning with ...
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

•  Select a State
• Super Red Hot Deals Check out our latest great deals
• Make a booking
Great year-round rate. Wide choice.
• Last Minute Hotel Deals
car hire
•   Search, compare and book your hire car with    Discount rates.
•  Find discount rates on campervan and motorhome rentals.  Instant reservations.
places to go
  • Find out about 1,800 towns
  • Be inspired - Weekend Getaways
  • Don't miss these Top Spots
  • Explore these Featured Regions   • Outback Australia
  • Great Drives
Scenic drives from Best Western
  • Featured Regions
New places to discover
  • Fun Trip
Games for kids, games for adults

Bondi Beach  New South Wales

    •   Accommodation in Bondi Beach
    •   Last Minute Accommodation deals in Bondi Beach
    •   Show me: a map of Bondi Beach

Bondi... it’s a name as Australian as koalas, kangaroos, meat pies and Holden cars - a name that conjures up images of sand, cascading waves and bronzed surfers. And if a Melanesian named Tommy Tanna chose to use the waves of rival Manly to demonstrate the art of body surfing in 1902, Bondi can lay claim to being the birth beach of the world’s first surf life-saving club.

The establishment of the Bondi Lifesaving Club in 1906 was the catalyst in the formation of the unique Australian surf life-saving movement which not only protects every major beach on the Australian coast, but which has led to the development of such spectacular international sports as board surfing and the Ironman competition.

The Aborigines knew Bondi as the 'place of the sound of breaking waves,' and rock carvings at both ends of the 1km beach underline the importance of this coastal strip to the first Australians and the national psyche.

White Australians have stamped their culture on the beach in the form of the Bondi Pavilion, the Mediterranean Georgian Revival-designed changing room that was built at a cost of $200,000 in 1929 and currently serves as the Bondi Pavilion Community Cultural Centre.

The peerless beach apart, Bondi is an excellent swimming, walking and sea-side jaunt just 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD with its many cafes, restaurants, shops and Sunday markets.

Festivals of note

  • City to Surf Fun Run - August, where thousands of Sydney residents run from the city to Bondi Beach
  • Festival of the Winds - September where you can go and fly a kite

    Things to do

  • Bondi Pavilion - a magnificent building by the sea
  • Walks - from the eastern end of the beach along the coastline to Tamarama and Bronte beaches and thence to historic Waverley Cemetery
  • Swim and surf - on one of Australia's best known beaches
  • Aboriginal Rock Engravings - on the golf course at North Bondi
  • Bondi Beach Markets - each Sunday at Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Prde


    |   Last Minute  | Places To Go  | Tours  | Specials  | Accommodation  |

    Telephone: 1300 666 787 or + 61 2 8248 2350
    ©Copyright 2000 - 2008
    Australian Online Travel Pty Ltd
    ABN 17 105 135 331
    Level 8, 30 Makerston St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia

    |  Canberra Accommodation  |  Canberra Apartments  |  Canberra Hotels  |  Canberra Motels  |  Canberra Red Hot Hotel Deals  
    |  $50 Rooms for 50 hours!  |  Albury Wodonga Accommodation  |  Armidale Accommodation  |  Ballina Accommodation  |  Bateau Bay Accommodation  |  Batemans Bay Accommodation  |  Bathurst Accommodation  |  Blackheath Accommodation  |  Blue Mountains Accommodation  |  Bondi Accommodation  |  Bowral Accommodation  |  Byron Bay Accommodation  |  Central Coast Accommodation  |  Cheap Sydney Accommodation  |  Cheap Sydney Accommodation  |  Coffs Harbour Accommodation  |  Coffs Harbour Motels  |  Coffs Harbour Resorts  |  Coogee Accommodation  |  Coonabarabran Accommodation  |  Cowra Accommodation  |  Darling Harbour Accommodation  |  Dubbo Accommodation  |  Echuca Accommodation  |  Eden Accommodation  |  Forbes Accommodation  |  Forster Accommodation  |  Glen Innes Accommodation  |  Gosford Accommodation  |  Goulburn Accommodation  |  H1 Emmas Hotels  |  Hot Easter Deals  |  Hotel Accommodation Sydney  |  Hotel Accommodation Sydney  |  Hotel Bank  |  Hotels near Central Station Sydney  |  Hotels near Central Station Sydney  |  Hotels near SCG Sydney  |  Hotels near Sydney Opera House  |  Hunter Valley Accommodation  |  Hunter Valley Wine Region Hotels  |  Jervis Bay Accommodation  |  Katoomba Accommodation  |  Kempsey Accommodation  |  Kingscliff Accommodation  |  Lastminute NSW Holidays  |  Leura Accommodation  |  Lismore Accommodation  |  Maitland Accommodation  |  Manly Accommodation  |  Merimbula Accommodation  |  Mollymook Accommodation  |  Mudgee Accommodation  |  Mulwala Accommodation  |  Nelson Bay Accommodation  |  Newcastle Accommodation  |  North Sydney Hotels  |  NSW Accommodation  |  NSW and ACT, Need it....WOW! FREE night offers!  |  NSW Holidays  |  NSW Holidays Accommodation  |  NSW Red Hot Hotel Deals  |  Orange Accommodation  |  Pacific Palms Accommodation  |  Parkes Accommodation  |  Parramatta Hotels  |  Port Macquarie Accommodation  |  Port Macquarie Apartments  |  Port Stephens Accommodation  |  Red Hot City Stays in Sydney and Melbourne  |  Red Hot City Stays in Sydney and Melbourne  |  South Coast Accommodation  |  Sydney Accommodation  |  Sydney Airport Hotels  |  Sydney Apartments  |  Sydney Apartments  |  Sydney Budget Accommodation  |  Sydney CBD Hotels  |  Sydney CBD Hotels  |  Sydney Hotels  |  Sydney Hotels  |  Sydney Hotels  |  Sydney Motels  |  Sydney Red Hot Hotel Deals  |  Tamworth Accommodation  |  Taree Accommodation  |  Terrigal Accommodation  |  The Entrance Hotels  |  Today Show Special Offers  |  Tweed Heads Accommodation  |  Ulladulla Accommodation  |  Wagga Accommodation  |  Wollongong Accommodation  |  Yamba Accommodation