Cindy was celebrating a special birthday so wanted to do something special and memorable. She organised the birthday celebration Harley ride for on her actual birthday. But, it was rainging so it was postponed until today. Our six Harley riders did the 1.5 hour ride, dropped them off at Bondi Icebergs. As the passengers walked in the door of Icebergs, it oured down so the riders got soaked. At least the girls stayed dry.
The passengers live in the western suburbs so caught a train into Milsons Point. Our Harley riders met the passengers there and took thme on a fun tour of this area and the eastern suburbs.
Blues Point Reserve
Firstly, they rode to Blues Point Reserve. The views over Blues Bay towards the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD are just stunning. Even on an overcast day it is a beautiful city and harbour.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Then it was over the Harbour Bridge and into the city. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
To get here, you drive past the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Art Gallery of NSW. Mrs Macquarie’s Point has beautiful views looking west towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They ride past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour. It was hand carved by convicts in 1810, for Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of NSW.
Next, they rode past Harry’s Cafe De Wheels in Wooloomooloo. Lots of celebrities have been there and had their photos taken, it is always interesting. Harry’s has been serving customers for over 80 years. They make delicious pies, hotdogs and more.
Then it was up the hill and they rode through the infamous Kings Cross, though it has calmed down a lot since it’s heyday – home of the famous and huge Coca Cola sign. Kings Cross is also home to nightclubs and ladies of the night though it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in the 1970s (apparently). So far, the birthday celebration Harley ride has taken them to a lot of different places in Sydney.
Then it was through the eastern suburbs of Sydney, including the Bays: Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay. Continuing on, they rode north on the South Peninsula to the Gap.
They stopped at “The Gap” for photos. The view is towards North Head and out to the Tasman Sea, part of the South Pacific Ocean. Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula. Although the cliff is a popular visitor destination, it has an infamy for suicides.
We then rode via Dover Heights to North Bondi Headland. They stopped for a stretch, some photos and to see the view. It has a stunning view which looks south, down the coastline and to the famous Bondi Beach. It’s probably the most famous beach in the world. The beach is seriously nice (but not our favourite) and we usually stop near the lifeguard station, made famous by the TV series “Bondi Rescue”. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia.
Next, it was fun riding past the famous Bondi Beach. In this area, onlookers always seem to wave. They stopped at the famous Bondi Beach for photos, when in Sydney it is one of the places you should visit. The beach is seriously nice (but not our favourite) and we usually stop near the lifeguard station, made famous by the TV series “Bondi Rescue”. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia. Bondi Beach is recorded by the Australian Museum that Bondi means place where a fight using boondi sticks (nullas nullas or fighting sticks) took place.
However, the 1.5 hours was up so the Harley riders dropped them at Bondi Icebergs to continue the birthday celebration. In conclusion, the birthday celebration Harley ride was a lot of fun and a huge success. Definitely worth it we were told.