Christmas gift voucher tour – Christine + Geoff 14.05.21

89 years young! The Christmas gift voucher tour was bought by Christine for her Dad. As Christine said to him “Life should always be an adventure”. The time was right to do the tour. Geoff came down from the Central Coast and went to Christine’s home in the inner west of Sydney. Our trike rider Steve, picked them up and took them on a 2 hour tour around Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, they did the Harbour Bridge tour. 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.

Blues Point Reserve

After we rode off the Harbour Bridge, we did a left hand turn and a ride up a few streets, leads 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.

After a stop for a stretch and a few photos, they hopped back on the trike and rode to Kirribilli.

Kirribilli

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, the Christmas gift voucher tour is the best present ever!

Centennial Park

Riding through the lovely Centennial Park is interesting. 120 fields and venues, and 35+ different sports played, Centennial Parklands is the largest community sports precinct in Australia! The history is also interesting: “Originally a swamp and then set aside as land for the water source for Sydney, Centennial Park was reconstructed as a public park and opened in 1888. Sir Henry Parkes’ vision was to create a ‘People’s Park’ in which the citizens of Sydney could ‘take in the air’ away from the Sydney town centre.

Bondi Beach, Tamarama and Bronte

Next, it was fun riding past the famous Bondi Beach. In this area, onlookers always seem to wave. They stopped at the famous Bondi Beach for photos, when in Sydney it is one of the places you should visit. The beach is seriously nice (but not our favourite) and we usually stop near the lifeguard station, made famous by the TV series “Bondi Rescue”. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia. Bondi Beach is recorded by the Australian Museum that Bondi means place where a fight using boondi sticks (nullas nullas or fighting sticks) took place.

Then, they rode past more of the lovely eastern beaches – Tamarama and Bronte. Tamarama is an eastern beachside suburb of Sydney, in NSW. It is affectionately nicknamed Glamarama (or Glamourama), as it is a beach where wannabe trend setters come to sunbathe and swim or simply try to be seen. 😎

The Gap, near Watsons Bay

Heading north, they rode through some of the eastern suburbs before stopping at the Gap, near Watsons Bay. Here, they stopped at “The Gap” for photos. The view towards North Head and out to the South Pacific Ocean. Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula. However, the 2 hours was almost up. So they drove to the drop off via the posh eastern suburbs of Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay and the ANZAC Bridge.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. Same as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is also great to see without a metal roof over your head inhibiting the view.

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 03 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge. The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

Steve dropped the passengers back at home in Balmain. In conclusion, the Christmas gift voucher tour was a huge success. Gift Vouchers are great because they are valid 3 years. There is plenty of time to pick a date which everyone can do.
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surprise 50th trike transfer – Lisa + Marcia 12.05.21

The surprise 50th trike transfer was organised by Lisa for her friend Marcia. It was a huge surprise – but a great one!

Firstly, our trike rider Craig, picked Lisa up from home on the North Shore. Then they rode to Marcia’s house to surprise her with the surprise 50th trike transfer. You only turn 50 once so why not celebrate it!

North Shore

The tour was for 2 hours so they saw plenty on their way to Watsons Bay. So, after pick up they headed into the city via the north shore suburbs of St Ives, Killarney, Lindfield and Roseville. They continued down Eastern Valley Way through Castle Crag and Northbridge, lovely areas, before stopping at Kirribilli for a photo. 

Kirribilli

At Kirribilli 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.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

After the photo stop and the loop, 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.

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Continuing on, they rode through the city and past the Royal Botanical Gardens and past the magnificent Art Gallery of NSW. This road leads 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 but you can’t see it from the road. 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.

Next on, they rode through the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomoolloo and past the famous Harry Cafe De Wheels. Harry’s Café de Wheels has been serving customers for over 80 years. They make delicious pies, hotdogs and more. Next they rode through the infamous Kings Cross, though it has calmed down a lot since it’s heyday – home of the famous and huge Coca Cola sign. Kings Cross is also home to nightclubs and ladies of the night though it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in the 1970s (apparently).

Then it was through the eastern suburbs of Sydney, including the Bays: Double Bay, Rose Bay and Rushcutters Bay. Onto the posh Vaucluse before stopping at the GAP to look at the view. We then rode to the Watson’s Bay Hotel where Craig dropped them off for lunch. In conclusion, the surprise 50th trike transfer was a huge success and a lot of fun!
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3Bridges Sydney trike tour – Charles + Darra 10.15.21

Charles absolutely loves his trike tours. He has a disability but that does not stop him enjoying every minute of the ride. From Port Macquarie, 4hours / 400kms north of Sydney, he does one with us every time he comes to Sydney. This time his mum Ann organised the 3Bridges Sydney trike tour. She didn’t let him know about it until that same morning. Ann said neither she nor the carer would get any sleep otherwise. 😆🥰

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Our trike rider Craig, picked them up from their hotel in Sydney. 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.

Kirribilli

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.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

The Fig Tree Bridge opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run. So far, the 3Bridges Sydney trike tour was just as fun as their previous rides.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 03 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.

The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

However, the hour was up so Craig and Phil dropped our passengers back home. The 3Bridges Sydney trike tour was so much fun. A fun and memorable experience. Also, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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The 3 Bridges trike tour in Sydney Australia.
3Bridges Sydney trike tour – Charles + Darra 10.15.21

Harley ride birthday gift – Rachael 08.05.21

This Harley ride birthday gift was given to Rachael from her husband. Rachael was keen to ride and experience motorcycling on a larger machine than that she and her husband had ridden in Vietnam. Our Harley rider David, picked her up from her home in the southern suburbs of Sydney. It was quite the tour that he took her on, with quite the varielty of roads and country areas!

Royal National Park

Firstly, the journey started travelling through the Royal National Park. The photo was taken at Audley Weir in the Royal National Park.

The Royal National Park is Australia’s first National Park. After Yellowstone in the U.S.A. it was the second National Park in the world to be established. Interestingly, the park was originally named The National Park but this was changed in 1955 after a quick visit by Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal National Park. It was created as a people’s park in 1879 and the park covers an area of 132 sq km.

Next, they had coffee stop at Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops. Stanwell Tops is known for its beautiful coastal, escarpment and cliff views. The hills that rise sharply from the coast to the escarpment with strong air currents make Stanwell Tops a prime spot for hang gliding and paragliding. As well as the perfect spot to take a photo and admire the views of the ocean, the escarpment and the Sea Cliff Bridge.

Seacliff Bridge

We then continued onto the Seacliff Bridge and along the coastline. The 665 metre long Sea Cliff Bridge is a highlight along the Grand Pacific Drive – a drive which takes in 140 kilometres worth of coastal scenery from the Royal National Park, Loftus down to Nowra. The Harley ride birthday gift was an amazing ride so far.

Albion Park

After the Seacliff Bridge, they turned and headed north. The old highway is more fun than the Motorway. So they took it before ending up at Albion Park. It is a wonderful winding climb up Macquarie Pass. This was the turn around point. Macquarie Pass is an eight-kilometre-long section of the Illawarra Highway. It bypasses through Macquarie Pass National Park. The Pass was opened in 1898, though the area had been used by the Wodi Wodi tribe.

Appin

Again, they took the back roads to the Old Hume Highway. Bypassed Picton because they headed to Appin via Broughton Pass. Then, it was along Appin Road to the Highway, north and home. In conclusion the Harley ride birthday gift was a complete success. Such a lot of fun with such varied scenery.
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SIL surprise 50th tour – Antony + Michelle 04.05.21

The SIL surprise 50th tour was a definitely a huge surprise. Gwen organised the trike tour for her son-in-law’s 50th birthday. Michelle, her daughter went along for the ride also.

Our trike rider Craig, met the passengers at a place in Belrose, a suburb in the northern beaches of Sydney.

Wakehurst Parkway

Firstly, they rode through Belrose and then 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 they rode down through Clontarf, past Clontarf Marina and Sandy Bay. Onto Dobroyd Headland and Arabanoo Lookout. From here there are wonderful views to the Sydney Heads, both North and South. So far, the SIL surprise 50th tour was the best present ever! We then made our way to Freshwater Headland for photos in the rain and continued on past Curl Curl and Dee Why. 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 wet passengers home. In conclusion, the SIL surprise 50th tour was a huge success. He’d like this present again please!! 😍
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Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean. Freshwater Beach‘s unique claim to fame is that this is where surfboard riding was popularised in Australia by Hawaiian “Duke” Kahanamoku. Duke famously carved a board from a piece of local timber and demonstrated surfing for an enthralled crowd on 10 January 1915. A life-size statue of Duke Kahanamoku on the northern headland commemorates the historic day. Wakehurst Parkway is a busy road north of Sydney. It is not the type of place you would usually associate with the supernatural, but the Wakehurst Parkway has for years been linked with reported sightings of a mysterious female figure, with claims the apparition has even appeared in the back seat of people’s cars before disappearing.

Harley and trike birthday ride – Fam Family 02.05.21

The Harley and trike birthday ride was organised by Ihab. It was his birthday and going on a Harley was something he had always wanted to do. Ihab’s wife and son came along as well. We organised both a Harley and a trike, that way they could experience both types of motorcycles.

Our Harley rider Phil and our trike rider Craig, picked the passengers up from their home in the inner west.

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.

Kirribilli

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.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

The Fig Tree Bridge opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run. So far, the Harley and trike birthday ride beat all expectations.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 03 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.

The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

However, the hour was up so Craig and Phil dropped our passengers back home. The Harley and trike birthday ride was a great way to celebrate a birthday – or any celebration. A fun and memorable experience. Also, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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A Harley and trike ride for a birthday. They went on the 3 Bridges tour in Sydney Australia.
Harley and trike birthday ride – Fam Family 02.05.21

anniversary and birthday trike tour – Lisa + Sunteli 24.04.21

Lisa + Sunteli organised an anniversary and birthday trike tour. It is their 25th wedding anniversary, it also Lisa’s birthday. So, they decided to combine the two and have a real celebration! They stayed in at the Star Casino for a mini break in Sydney. Our trike rider Craig, picked them up from outside the casino and took them on the 3 Bridges tour.

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.

Kirribilli

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.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

The Fig Tree Bridge opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run. So far, the anniversary and birthday trike tour beat all expectations.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 03 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.

The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

However, the hour was up so Craig dropped our passengers back at Star City. The passengers thought the anniversary and birthday trike tour was a great and fun experience. Also, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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christmas gift trike tour – Colin + Valerie 23.04.21

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.

Wakehurst Parkway

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!! 😍
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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.

Collaroy Plateau

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).

50th birthday Harley ride – James, Leif + Michaela 18.04.21

The 50th birthday Harley ride was organised by Michaela for herself. She had always wanted to go on a Harley, so what better time than now! Her son and husband came with her.

Our three Harley riders Phil, Craig and Pat, met the passengers at their home. Their home is in Dee Why, within the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.

Collaroy Plateau

Firstly, they rode past Dee Why Beach and Collaroy Beach. Next, they rode up onto Collaroy Plateau for lovely views over the beach and Narrabeen Lake. Then, they rode up Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits.

Oxford Falls

Narrabeen Lakes is a lovely place to ride around. So, after riding around part of it, they rode through Oxford Falls. This area is like being out in the countryside. Continuing on down the Wakehurst Parkway to Seaforth. They stopped to look at the view of Middle Harbour and the boats in the marinas.

Arabanoo Lookout

From there we rode down through Clontarf onto Dobroyd Headland and Arabanoo Lookout. From here there are wonderful views to the Sydney Heads, both North and South. However, the 1.5 hours was almost up so the riders turned around and took the passengers home. In conclusion, the 50th birthday Harley ride was a huge success, smiles all round!

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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.
https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/arabanoo-lookout-at-dobroyd-head

50th birthday Harley ride, North Beaches Sydney
50th birthday Harley ride – James, Leif + Michaela 18.04.21

North Shore Skimmer gift – Geoff + Michele 14.04.21

The North Shore Skimmer gift was for Geoff’s 60th birthday. He was given a Gift Voucher and they now had time to use it.

Craig, our trike rider, picked them up at Milsons Point. 

Kirribilli

Firstly, 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

Continuing north 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 North Shore Skimmer gift was a huge success.

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

Then they rode to Manly where Craig dropped them off at the Manly 16ft SKIFF Club. They were going to continue celebrating with lunch. We haven’t eaten there but apparently the food is good. The North Shore Skimmer gift was a huge success, one of the best presents ever.
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