Dad’s Manly Harley tour was organised by his daughter. Our Harley rider met him at Manly and took him on a 1.5 hour of the Northern Beaches.
My Dad had a great time, so please pass on our thanks to Pat! He’s happy for you to use any of the photos you would like to, and I will post a favourable review for you as well.
Firstly they rode to North Head. North Head has ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse on South Head.
Then, they rode past the main beach of Manly. Manly has several claims to fame; it was the birthplace of surfing in Australia, the first place to legalise all-day bathing in 1903 and one of the world’s first Surf Life Saving clubs. Manly Beach was the location for the first World Surfing Championships held in 1964.
Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why etc
Next, they rode past the famous and iconic Manly Beach. This leads past Queenscliff, which is really northern Manly. Then they rode past Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why and Long Reef. All such beautiful beaches.
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. So far, Dad’s Manly Harley tour was a lot of fun. For instance, Lauri has seen so many of the beautiful places many visitors or locals to Sydney don’t get to see.
“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 for coffee, 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”.
After that, they turned right and headed along Mona Vale Road, Terry Hills. Certainly, this meant they would have new scenery and new roads to ride on.
They did a big loop as this joins the Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits.
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. However, the 1.5 hours was almost up so it was through the northern suburbs and back to Manly. In conclusion, Dad’s Manly Harley tour was a lot of fun and a memorable experience, a great Christmas present!
Therefore, contact us about this tour or any other tour on our website. We also do bespoke tours so if you have an idea that’s not on our website, let us know. Organise a route incorporating your ideas is easily done.