The surprise Harley Davidson birthday ride was organised as a present by Luke’s Mum. Our Harley rider Pat, picked him up from home and took him on a fun and scenic ride along the east coast of Sydney. There are many beautiful beaches, some famous and some are not as well known.
Waverley is the highest point of altitude in Sydney’s suburbs and the Waverley Municipality was proclaimed in June 1859.
Also called South Head General Cemetery, Waverley Cemetery was established in 1877. It is one of Australia’s most notable cemeteries due to its cliff-side location. The cemetery features the graves of several notable Australians including poet Henry Kendall and aviator Lawrence Hargrave. If you have time, it’s definitely a cemetery worth exploring.
Bronte + Tamarama
Riding further east they arrived at Bronte. Bronte Beach sits on Nelson Bay, surrounded by Bronte Park. Bronte offers scenic cliff-top walking paths south to Coogee via the Waverley Cemetery and north to Tamarama and Bondi Beach.
Just north of Bronte is the suburb of Tamarama. It has a small ocean beach about 1 kilometre south of Bondi Beach and a couple of hundred metres north of Bronte Beach. It is an extremely narrow beach and deceptive for its size. Tamarama Beach is often referred to as Glamarama (or Glamourama), owing to the alleged abundance of glamorous people who sunbathe (often topless), on what must be one of the smallest strips of sand in the state (Wikipedia).
Next, they drove past the world famous Bondi Beach to the south side. Looking from the two ends of the beach give a different perspective. This is the beach where Bondi Lifeguards of the Bondi Rescue TV series is filmed. 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.
So far, the surprise Harley Davidson birthday ride was fun, informative and scenic.
Watsons Bay and The Gap
Heading North through some upper class suburbs, they rode to “The Gap” and stopped for photos. The view is towards North Head and out to the South Pacific Ocean. Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula. The Gap is an ocean cliff which faces the Tasman Sea, and is located in the suburb of Watsons Bay. Although the cliff is a popular tourist destination, it is infamous for suicides.
Gap Park is located on a coastal escarpment on Sydney Harbour’s South Head. It has spectacular views of both the harbour and the ocean. A weather worn memorial to an officer killed in the Boer War, the one in the photo, is at the entrance to Gap Park.
However, the hour was almost up. Pat rode back through the eastern suburbs and back to Waverley and home. In conclusion, the Harley Davidson birthday ride was a fabulous experience. For some ideas check our Tours and Prices page.
“Booked a ride for my son’s birthday. It was a surprise & great beginning to his special day he loved it. Pat the driver took him for a scenic ride along the eastern suburbs coastline. Definitely recommend!!”