The Harley tour of Major City Beaches was a very last Christmas minute idea. Adrean is a Fijian guy living in Campbelltown, south west of Sydney. He wanted to see the beautiful sights (and sites) of Sydney and the major beaches.
He caught public transport to Manly, on the Northern Beaches. Our Harley rider Phil picked him up near the Manly ferry Wharf. We emailed Adrean a map of where to meet, this helped make it a seamless experience.
Firstly they rode to North Head. From here there are wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to Sydney city. Then they rode through the lower northern beaches and over the interesting Spit Bridge. call in to see the The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge have never looked so good.
A turnoff to Balmoral Beach is a prerequisite. It’s a very expensive suburb which is in one of the bays of Sydney Harbour. Then they rode to “upperclass” Mosman and a ride down past Taronga Zoo to Bradley’s Head. If you are lucky you’ll see koalas having a nap or eating gum leaves. This is a headland protruding from the north shore of Sydney Harbour, with beautiful views to the city and the eastern suburbs. The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge have never looked so good.
Next, they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge. A perfect place to stop for photos.
The Kirribilli Loop
They rode under the north side of the bridge and continued on their tour. The underside of the northern end of the SHB – Sydney Harbour Bridge – is very interesting. The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. So far, on the Sydney Harbour trike tour they were seeing great views and some Sydney icons. So far, the Harley tour of Major City Beaches was a success, so much to see!
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Riding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the best! 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. Continuing on, they rode straight to Bondi Beach.
The famous Bondi Beach! Here they stopped for more photos (not shown). 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, and the whole way, the a Harley and trike tour in Sydney was a huge success.
After Bondi, they headed west through the posh suburbs of the eastern suburbs of Sydney, including the Bays: Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay.
the infamous Kings Cross
This leads up into the infamous Kings Cross – home of the famous and huge Coca Cola sign. The sign was erected in 1974. 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). It is more often regarded as an iconic landmark than as an advertisement. Continuing on, they rode through Woolloomooloo. Home of the famous and iconic Harry’s Cafe De Wheels.
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
Past the Royal Botanical Gardens to Mrs Macquarie’s Point was next. It 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.
However, the 2 hour tour was almost up so Phil rode Adrean to Circular Quay. The Harley tour of Major City Beaches was a huge success. Adrean rang us a short time after the ride finished. “I had the best time with Phil,” he said. ?