The GIDGET BONDI ORIGINAL is our very first model, evolved from our original Gidget prototype after over 55,000km oF roadtesting over 2 years. Our Gidgets have been designed and built, driven by our mission:
To create an innovative spacious camper with contemporary features and products, whilst maintaining the classic aesthetics of an authentic retro teardrop. We developed the unique worldwide patented slide-out as well as simple action conversions from a Queen-size bed to a lounge, and a rotating entertainment console among many other features to create a camper that you would enjoy ’glamping‘ with and be proud to take on your travels.
THE STORY BEHIND THE BONDI NAME
Bondi Beach (bon-dye) is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia, and very popular with Sydney locals. The one kilometer (0.62 mile) stretch of beach is located 7 kilometers (4 miles) east of the Sydney central business district. The nearby stunning Bondi Baths is a tidal swimming pool established within the rocks of the southern end of renown beach and opened in 1929. "Bondi" or "Boondi" is an Indigenous Australian Aboriginal word meaning ‘noise of water breaking over rocks’.
The BONDI is packed with THESE INCLUDED features:
- Unique patented slide-out feature nearly doubling the size of the cabin interiors
- Independent trailing arm suspension with coils, shocks and electric brakes
- Queensize bed and quality high density mattress
- Lounge conversion from bed to lounge to bed in 3 easy steps
- 1500mm (3 foot) wide skylight for natural light and sleeping under the stars
- Large screened awning windows on slide-out
- Glass lidded sink with pressurised water and tap
- Easy to access and use control panel with gauges, meters and switches
- 2 doors, one either side of body
- Rotating entertainment console with 24” HD TV + USB + HDMI + PVR
- Stereo radio and quad speakers [inside cabin and outside]
- Gidget domestic quality 2 burner gas cooktop with safety devices
- Energy efficient 110W solar panel system and LED lighting
- loads of 12V plugs and USB chargers
- 240V and 12V power via included battery, battery charger and inverter
- Cabin storage equal to more than 7 standard suitcases
- 80L Water tank and 40L waste tank
- 8.5kg gas bottle capacity
- Safety features such as fire extinguisher, smoke detector and locks
- Our much loved craftsmen-built natural timber kitchens and cabinetry
- Custom smoothie hot rod wheels and retro guards
- spare wheel in own cover, stored underfloor
- Hand brake / park brake
And the ability to personalise your Gidget through a whole range of included custom choices. Click on the button VIEW CUSTOM SWATCHES to see your choices.
PERSONALISE YOUR GIDGET
Like all our Gidget Campers, the Bondi is custom-built to order regardless of the model type. Each one is a work of art and personalized to your tastes. You choose your body and wheel guard colors, curtain fabric pattern, cushion color, handle style as well as a choice from 3 different types of gorgeous Australian natural timbers – all included in the standard prices.
You can also add options and upgrades if you like, for example, a specialty timber or a guard colour to match your custom car.