The Harley Davidson Blue Mountains tour was a present to herself. From New Zealand, she is in Sydney for a holiday. Straight after the ride she rang to tell us how wonderful the ride was! Our Harley rider met her at Katoomba Railway Station in the Blue Mountains.
Firstly, they rode through Katoomba, it is the most visited town in the Blue Mountains. It wasn’t until 1879 that the town of Katoomba became known when J.B. North opened the Katoomba Coal Mine. Coal was obtained from the side of the mountain near Orphan Rock using a cable car to bring the coal to the top. The now famous Scenic Railway operates in the original cutting in the mountain side.
This area is famous for the 3 Sisters which are essentially an unusual rock formation, representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone.
3 Sisters at Eagle Hawk Lookout and Narrow Neck Lookout
After that, it was to a spectacular view of the 3 sisters as seen from Eagle Hawk Lookout. Next, they rode past Narrow Neck Lookout for a quick look down into the Megalong Valley. So far, the Harley Davidson Blue Mountains has shown Rebecca some beautiful sights.
Visit Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff, and if you’re not mesmerised by the dancing waves of water spray you’ll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness.
Then it was along the long the Great Western Highway to Little Hartley. It is a small village 150 kilometres west of Sydney. It’s like entering the 1830s. In the 1860s mining commenced in the area and the ore was carried by horse and cart to the nearby railway and then on to Sydney for refining. Operating today in Hartley Vale is the historic Comet Inn built in 1879. Comet was the brand of Kerosene produced in the valley. The Comet Inn is one of the History Highway Inns.
Wentworth Falls Lake and Lincolns rock
Back on to the highway & past Wentworth Falls Lake, where there is yet another beautiful view of part of the Blue Mountains. A few kms down the highway they turned off to Lincolns rock. It’s a popular cliff-edge overlook offering sweeping vistas of the Blue Mountains & forested valleys below.
However, the 2 hours was almost up so Ron dropped Rebecca back at the Katoomba Railway Station. In conclusion, the Harley Davidson Blue Mountains tour was so fun and memorable. Feel the Freedom! Check out our Tours and Prices page for ideas.
More information about the area:
World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park – information
The world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park. It is located in the Blue Mountains region of NSW. The 267,954-hectare (662,130-acre) national park is situated approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Sydney. Interestingly, the park boundary is quite irregular as it is broken up by roads, urban areas and inholdings. Despite the name ‘mountains’, the area is an uplifted plateau, dissected by a number of larger rivers. Mount Werong is the highest point in the park at 1,215 metres (3,986 ft) above sea level; while the low point is on the Nepean River at 20 metres (66 ft) above sea level as it leaves the park.
UNESCO World Heritage–listed Greater Blue Mountains Area
In 2000, the national park was inscribed to form part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. On 21 May 2007, the Greater Blue Mountains was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List. The Blue Mountains National Park is the most central of the eight protected areas within the World Heritage Site and it forms part of the Great Dividing Range. The park is also listed on the Australian Heritage Register. Also, the overall complex of Blue Mountains regional walking tracks is listed on the State Heritage Register.