Harley tour of northern beaches – Adam 16.04.22

Adam loved his Eastern Panorama tour yesterday so, he did another one today. This time a Harley tour of northern beaches, the beach areas north of Sydney CBD.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Pat, our Harley rider, picked Adam up from his hotel in the CBD. Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 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. It’s nicknamed ‘The Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design. It is the largest steel arch bridge in the world.

lower North Shore suburbs

Continuing north east, they rode through Cremorne, Mosman and down past the Taronga Zoo to Bradleys Head. Make sure you look for the koalas eating and sleeping in the gum trees. So far, the bucket list trike tour was a huge success.

Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach

Similarly, Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Riding on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Balmoral Beach is not so well known by visitors and tourists, but the stunning natural beauty of the beach and surrounds make it well worth a visit. Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun, it has great views of Middle Harbour.

After Balmoral Beach they continued on past, Seaforth and Clontarf before stopping at Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head is named in honour of Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers. It’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean.

Manly, Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why etc

They rode up past Queenscliff, which is really northern Manly. Then they rode past Freshwater,  Curl Curl, Dee Why and Long Reef. All such beautiful beaches. So far, the Harley tour of northern beaches was a lot of fun. Already they had seen so many of the beautiful places many visitors to Sydney don’t get to see.


Next, they turned left and headed up the hill to get a photo overlooking Narrabeen. Continuing up the peninsula as far as Newport where we detoured away from the beach side. Travelling inland slightly meant they could take in the views of lovely Pittwater. There is an abundance of sailing boats, trees, water and a relaxed atmosphere.

“Home and Away”

Then the tour went via Bilgola Plateau, Clareville, Careel Bay and Avalon before reaching Whale Beach. Between Whale Beach and Palm Beach is the Palm Beach Bible Garden. It has spectacular views over Palm Beach. After a stop, a stretch and a look at the view, they headed to Palm Beach. It is the home of the long running TV series “Home and Away”. However, the 3 hour tour was just over halfway done, so Pat turned around and they headed back to Sydney.

Narrabeen Lagoon

They rode via Narrabeen Lagoon (also referred to as Narrabeen Lake) is Sydney’s Northern Beaches largest estuary system located just behind the world famous surfing beach at Narrabeen. It is a haven for wildlife.

After riding along a part of it, they rode up the Parkway to Oxford Falls. The Oxford Falls are two waterfalls on Middle Creek, which flows north to meet Oxford Creek. Meandering Creek flows into Middle Creek. Garigal National Park borders the suburb, to the north.

Wakehurst Parkway

This joins the Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits. This road led to Seaforth where they stopped to see the lovely view of Middle Harbour. Back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and to Adam’s hotel. In conclusion, the Harley tour of northern beaches was great fun and memorable. Adam saw so may sights that most visitors to Sydney don’t see.


Hi Katrina,
All good for you to share the pictures, Pat is superb.
I will try and post a review this week.