Sydneys northern beaches Harley – Fiona 28.05.23

Sydneys northern beaches Harley tour was a birthday present to Fiona. It was something she had always wanted to experience so her husband bought the tour for her. Our Harley rider picked her up from Manly and they went on a fun and memorable 1.5 hour ride along some of the beautiful northern beaches.

Manly + Queenscliff

Firstly, they rode past Manly Beach and past Queenscliff, which is really northern 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

Then they rode north past Freshwater, to the beautiful Curl Curl Beach, past the famous Dee Why and Long Reef. All such beautiful beaches.

In December 1914, Duke Kahanamoku, the world sprint swimming champion, was touring Australia. He selected timber from a Sydney firm to fashion a board modelled on those used in his native Hawaii, and gave a demonstration to the press of surf board riding at Freshwater Beach on Thursday 24 December. It was the second recorded time that anyone had surfed the clean waves beyond the break in Australian waters using this Hawaiian-style surfing technique. The first known surf board rider was Manly local Tommy Walker who rode a board at the 1912 Freshwater surf carnival. From “Celebrate Our True Pioneer by John Morcombe Manly Daily 10-11-2011”, Wikipedia.

Mona Vale

Mona Vale is effectively two separate beaches separated by a broad ocean rock platform. The main beach is one kilometres long, is very beautiful and great for walking – or riding past.

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. So far, Sydneys northern beaches Harley tour was a lot of fun. For instance, Fiona has seen so many of the beautiful places many visitors or locals to Sydney don’t get to see.


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.

Wakehurst Parkway

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.  

Oxford Falls

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, Sydneys northern beaches Harley tour was a lot of fun and a memorable experience, a great birthday present!

So, please 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.