The surprise 7 year old birthday present was a huge success. You can see by the big smiles on both faces. Even though it rained for most of the tour, they still enjoyed every second of it. Our trike rider Brian, picked the passengers up at Dawes Point Reserve, near the Rocks in Sydney.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers 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.
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. So far, on the surprise 7 year old birthday present they were seeing great views and some Sydney icons.
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. The Sydney city trike tour was showing our overseas passengers some wonderful scenes of our beauitful city.
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
After checking out the north shore, they rode back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Royal Botanical Gardens to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. It has beautiful views looking west towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They ride past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour. It was hand carved by convicts in 1810, for Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of NSW.
Stopping at Harry’s Cafe De Wheels for a look is always interesting. Lots of celebrities have been there and had their photos taken.
However, the hour was almost up so Brian dropped our passengers back at Dawes Point. The surprise 7 year old birthday present was a huge success! A great present for a 7 year old boy.