Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station is renowned as the station which received and relayed to the world the first televised footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969.
Apart from television pictures, Honeysuckle Creek and Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (Tidbinbilla) had communication and telemetry contact with the Eagle lunar and Columbia command modules. In fact, the first steps on the Moon were transmitted from Honeysuckle Creek.
The ride starts in the small village of Tharwa, heads south through the Naas Valley, before taking a right turn onto Apollo Road for a 9KM climb up to the top of Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station. It is a beautiful ride, on a sunny day, with a great climb, almost 30km long.