Colin + Valerie were given this christmas gift trike tour, from their children. Today was Colin’s 85th birthday so it was the perfect day to use the gift voucher.
Our trike rider Craig, picked them up from their home. The whole family was there to wave them off.
Firstly, they rode down Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits. This road led to Seaforth where they stopped to see the lovely view of Middle Harbour.
The Northern Beaches
From there we rode down through Clontarf, past Clontarf Marina and onto Dobroyd Headland and Arabanoo Lookout. From here there are wonderful views to the Sydney Heads, both North and South. We then made our way to Freshwater Beach and continued on past Curl Curl, Dee Why, Long Reef and up to Collaroy Plateau. Collaroy Plateau has lovely views over the beach and Narrabeen Lake. Everyone had one last look at the ocean. The Northern Beaches is one of our most favourite areas in Sydney.
However, the 1 hour was almost up Craig turned around and took the passengers home. In conclusion, the christmas gift trike tour was a huge success. They’d like this present again please!! 😍
Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean.
Named in honour of Aboriginal man Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers, the lookout is a great spot for some whale watching. There are a few signs and monuments around the lookout that provide some historical information about the significance of the area.
Various parts of Collaroy Plateau overlook Collaroy Beach, Long Reef Beach, Narrabeen Beach and Narrabeen Lagoon.
The view as described in 1921:
“… stand on the heights above Collaroy Beach, just before coming to Narrabeen. It is a strenuous climb, up from the tramline, but the ‘Superb View Estate’ is well named. Right away north lies the Hawkesbury River, and as we stand on the ‘trig.’ station we can see the entrance to the ‘Ten-mile reach’ on its farther side. While looking south we can see Manly, South Head, Bondi, and quite a long stretch of the southern shores of the harbour. Westward lie the heights around Gordon, and the panting of a locomotive can be distinctly heard. Just near us are clumps of waratahs, and the promise of thousands of Christmas bells.” (Thanks to Wikipedia for this information).