From the UK, our passengers wanted to do something special while in Sydney. Yes, we can do special! We organised the northern and eastern tour of Sydney. This meant we took them to the lower north shore, some of the northern beaches, then back across the bridge to the eastern suburbs.
Because of the fires, Judy and Peter didn’t know if we were still doing tours. Yes we are, all businesses in Sydney are still open and plying their trade.
Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, Craig picked them up from their hotel in The Rocks. They rode through the city and over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.
Kirribilli House and Admiralty House
Next, after riding across the Harbour Bridge was riding past Kirribilli House and Admiralty House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. Admiralty House is the Sydney official residence of the Governor-General 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. They stopped for photos and even though it is cloudy with no blue sky, it is still amazing to see.
They continued on through the lower north shore suburbs of Cremorne, Mosman, past Taronga Park Zoo to Bradleys Head. Make sure you look for the koalas eating or sleeping in the gum trees. Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD.
Continuing on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Crossing the Spit Bridge is always fun, with lovely views of Middle Harbour and hundreds of yachts. Riding further up the hill they rode into Seaforth.
Then it was to Tania Park at Dobroyd Headland. The views here are wonderful across Sydney Harbour towards both North and South Heads and out towards the South Pacific Ocean. They stopped for photos and a look and stretch.
From there, it was a short ride into Manly. Manly Beach is another iconic Aussie beach so they rode past it and up to Queenscliff. So, they saw quite a lot of the lower north shore area. However, it is the northern and eastern tour so now it was time to turn around and explore the eastern beaches of Sydney.
They rode back a mostly different route and back across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Then it was past the Art Gallery of NSW to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. Yet more beautiful views, this time looking west towards the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Then it was past Finger Wharf and the iconic Harry’s Cafe De Wheels in Woolloomooloo. Riding up the hill took them into the infamous Kings Cross, it is very interesting to ride through there!
Watsons Bay and the Gap
Continuing on, they rode through the inner eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse. This route led to Watsons Bay, home of a well known seafood restaurant. Not far from here is the Gap. The Gap is an ocean cliff on the South Head peninsula in eastern Sydney. Although the cliff is a popular visitor destination, it has an infamy for suicides.
However, the 2.5 hours was almost up. So Craig rode back down Old South Head Road and into Bondi. They rode past Bondi Beach before Craig dropped them at Bondi Icebergs for lunch. In conclusion, the northern and eastern tour was a big success, as you can see by their smiles.