Selfish British backpackers leave behind a huge pile of rubbish after enjoying a day out at Bondi Beach
- Thousands of Sydneysiders and tourists celebrated Christmas at Bondi Beach
- Group of beachgoers filmed leaving iconic beach left their rubbish on the sand
- Warnings of tougher crackdown after Bronte Beach was also trashed on Sunday
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Onlookers have filmed the shocking moment a group of brazen tourists trashed Australia’s most iconic beach while celebrating Christmas.
Thousands packed Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Sunday to soak up the 30C-plus sunshine, attracting the biggest Christmas Day crowd in recent years.
Towards the end of the day, festivities soured for one shocked beachgoer who spotted a group of tourists departing, leaving behind their pile of rubbish on the sand for someone else to clean up.
The footage titled ‘Dirty bastards in Bondi beach’ shows the group donning Santa hats walking up the ramp towards the promenade, where several bins are spotted just metres away.
The camera then zooms in on the mess left behind.
A group of beachgoers were filmed leaving Bondi Beach moments after they allegedly left their rubbish behind on the sand
‘They just left and what they left behind,’ the man says.
‘Come on guys, pick it up! Do it!’
A second clip shows the abandoned rubbish left behind by the ‘filthy animals.’
‘I hope I see them again some day,’ the man says.
He uploaded the videos to TikTok which have since racked up almost 50,000 views combined.
He claimed the group were British tourists.
‘They were from UK because I told them to pick it up but I didn’t want to argue,’ the man wrote within the comments.
The rest of the group were seen packing up their belongings before leaving the mess behind
The litterbugs’ actions disgusted online viewers.
‘Not a good behaviour, if anyone choose Australia as motherland respect it respect country law. Respect culture,’ one commented on a video.
Another added: ‘This is why I stopped living in Bondi it’s crowded with too many tourists over summer and none of them care.’
A third wrote: ‘It’s not hard to pick up after themselves.’
Bondi wasn’t the only Sydney beach trashed by revellers on Christmas Day.
Nearby Bronte was turned into a rubbish dump with bottles, boxes carrier bags, abandoned clothing, underwear, discarded belongings and even drug paraphernalia strewn across much of the grassed area.
It took more than a day for council cleaners to return Bronte to a pristine state, despite locals pitching in to help.
Waverley Council is threatening tougher action on beachgoers who leave their rubbish behind
Beachgoers also trashed nearby Bronte Beach (pictured) on Christmas day with boxer shorts, t-shirts, backpacks, chip bags, and carrier bags strewn across the reserve
‘Keeping our public open spaces free and available for all to enjoy is a quintessential Aussie value. But it also means those enjoying these wonderful places have a responsibility to do the right thing,’ Waverley mayor Paula Masselos wrote Facebook.
‘Council put on extra resources, as did the police, to keep the place looking good and to keep people safe as they enjoy themselves. This trashing of our public spaces is not OK.
The mayor promised much tougher action on litterbugs during Australia Day celebrations next month.
‘I’ll be talking to our police, rangers, other officers and councils, to look at what we might be able to do to deal with this kind of situation,’ she told the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘It might be we need to put on even more patrols. It might be police. But that doesn’t stop [the problem of] what to do with all the rubbish left. There are a number of options, some more draconian than others.’
Earlier on Christmas Day, Bondi Beach was packed with thousands of festive revellers