About Bronte

  • Postcode: 2024
  • Population: 6,827
  • Municipality: Waverly Council
Bronte is a beautiful and peaceful suburb featuring one of Sydney’s most unique coastal reserves – Bronte Park, one of the most popular stops on Sydney’s famous coastal walk complete with public BBQ’s, picnic bungalows and one of the best kiddies play canters in the area. The park surrounds Bronte Beach the famous surf beach and is positioned between Tamarama Beach and Clovelly Beach. The local shopping villages have a strong focus on organic living and the main streets are lined with community gardens. Macpherson Street is also the home of our Bronte office.

History
Bronte was named in the 1830’s by Robert Lowe for Lord Nelson who was the Duke of Bronte, a place in Sicily, Italy. There was a Tram Line which branched from the North Bondi via Bondi Junction line at Bondi Junction, running down Bronte Road and Macpherson Street to Bronte Beach. A feature of this line was the final approach to Bronte Beach in a rock cutting parallel to the Pacific Ocean. The line opened to Waverley in 1890, then to Bronte in 1911. Electric services started to Waverley in 1902, then Bronte in 1911. Through services ran from Circular Quay or Railway Square. The line was closed in 1960 and replaced by a bus service that follows the current route of Sydney Buses' route 378.

Architectural Style
Bronte has a mix of Californian Bungalows, Federation, historic Gothic-style abodes and Art Deco apartments in contrast to brand new architecturally designed residences. Bronte House c1845, commenced by the colonial architect Mortimer Lewis, it is the oldest known residence in the area, celebrating a Gothic-Italianate design; the house was used over the years as a private residence and as a guest house, until in 1948 it was bought by Waverley Council.

Schools
- Bronte Public School
- St Catherine’s College

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2024 / Bronte returned 20 results; with an average cost for child care around Bronte of $140.00/day

Cafes & Restaurants
Café La Palge, Bronte Lounge, Café, Salina, The Boogey Hole, Café Q, Three Blue Ducks, Cali Press, Orchid, The Char Grill, Jenny’s Juice Bar to name a few

Km’s from CBD
8

Km’s from Airport
11

Public transport
Bus 440 runs from Beach to Rozelle via Bondi Junction & Central Station.
Bus 378 runs from Bronte Beach - Railway Square

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