Our passengers come to Sydney regularly and decided to try something new. We organised the trike Eastern Panorama Tours for them. Originally it was meant to have been done in October last year, then December last. Unfortunately, the weather in Sydney was terrible at the time. So we kept rearranging the date and finally, a beautiful day.
Our trike rider Craig picked them up from their hotel in the CBD and took them on the ride of their life!
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
Firstly, it was through the city to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. The view from here looking westward, is beautiful. Most noteworthy, you’ll see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from a different and interesting perspective.
Harry’s Cafe De Wheels, Finger Wharf and Kings Cross
Next, Craig rode through Woolloomooloo. This leads past the interesting Finger Wharf and Harry’s Cafe De Wheels. Then they rode up the hill and through the infamous Kings Cross, through to Rushcutters Bay and Double Bay.
After that, they stopped at the famous Bondi Beach. 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.
Watsons Bay and the Gap
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.
posh eastern suburbs
However, the 1.5 hours was almost up. So Craig rode back down Old South Head Road and back along the posh eastern suburbs of the inner harbour. It is always a nice view through Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay because it follows the Sydney Harbour coastline.
In conclusion, the trike Eastern Panorama Tours was a great success.
“Great fun ride and a day in the Eastern Suburbs to enjoy some of the landmarks you don’t get to see often. Hadn’t been on a bike for many years and felt safe so brought back lots of memories.”
Bondi Beach has a few different hazard ratings therefore, be careful if swimming there. While the northern end has been rated a gentle 4 (with 10 as the most hazardous), the southern side is rated as a 7 due to a famous rip current known as the “Backpackers’ Rip” because of its proximity to the bus stop, the fact that many backpackers and tourists do not realise that the flat, smooth water is a rip, and quite dangerous, and the unwillingness of tourists to walk the length of the beach to safer swimming. The south end of the beach is generally reserved for surfboard riding. Yellow and red flags define safe swimming areas, and visitors are advised to swim between them.