The solo traveller Harley tour was a great way to fill in a few hours. Jenny wanted to go to Manly and back (from the city) so booked an extended North Shore Skimmer tour. Our Harley Davidson rider picked her up from her hotel.
Opera House + Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, they rode to the Sydney Opera House. We can’t get very close but we know some good angles which give some great scenic views. Then they rode through the city and 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.
Next, they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge. A perfect place to stop for photos.
The Kirribilli Loop
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.
lower North Shore suburbs – Taronga Zoo
Heading 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 solo traveller Harley tour is a huge success, very interesting and fun.
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 + North Head
Then it was down the hill into Manly. They rode through Manly to North Head, where this photo was taken.
For unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline, come here. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse on South Head. However 1 hour was up and they needed the last half hour to get back into the city. So Pat turned around and drove back a different route into Sydney city.
In conclusion, the solo traveller Harley tour was a big success. Jenny saw more than she would have by herself, in such a short time. A great way to celebrate life! Check out this tour here.
“5 stars! Great way to see Sydney suburbs and beaches for a couple of hours. Pat was great company and we stopped and had a coffee with awesome views on the way. Travelling solo? Fab way to spend part of the day 😁”