The Harley Davidson tour Sydney was bought for Emma’s birthday, by her husband Simon. It had been a bucket list item for such a long time but finally, it has been ticked off. Emma met our Harley rider at Circular Quay and off they went. While they were riding, Simon caught a ferry to Manly. At the end of the tour, Phil dropped Emma off near Manly Wharf where Simon was waiting.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passenger 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.
This bridge is the eighth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.
Blues Point Reserve
Continuing on, they rode on through Milsons Point, did a left hand turn and rode up a few streets. This lead to Blues Point Reserve. The views over Blues Bay towards the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD are just stunning. All the more stunning because of the lovely weather. Another perfect place for photos.
The Kirribilli Loop
Then 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. 3
lower North Shore suburbs
Further east, they rode through Cremorne, Mosman and down past the Taronga Zoo to Bradleys Head. Look for the koalas eating leaves and sleeping in the gum trees.
Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. So far, the Harley Davidson tour Sydney was showing Emma some beautiful parts of Sydney Harbour.
Taronga Zoo Sydney
Taronga Zoo Sydney was officially opened on 07 October 1916, you can see the beautiful original building in the photo. In 100 years Taronga has gone from a location of entertainment in 1916 to a mature conservation and education hub that works well beyond traditional zoo boundaries to tell the story of healthy ecosystems, habitats, wildlife and communities across the globe today.
Riding further east, 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, this is where the photo was taken, 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 + Queenscliff
Then it was down the hill into Manly. They rode past Manly Beach and up past Queenscliff, which is really northern Manly. However, the 1.5 hours was almost up so Phil turned around, drove back past Manly Beach and dropped Emma off near the wharf, where Simon was waiting. There are plenty of good restaurants in Manly so they had a pick of places for lunch. Then they could explore the area before catching a ferry back to the Sydney CBD.
In conclusion, the Harley Davidson tour Sydney was a big success. A memorable experience, best birthday present ever! Check out our tours and prices page for ideas and tours.