The birthday present for uncle was bought by his nephew Shane. What else do you get a favourite uncle who has ‘everything’? So, Shane bought the 1.5 hour Eastern Sydney Panorama tour. Our trike rider Syl, picked them up from Neville’s home in Lane Cove.
Firstly, they rode to Kirribilli. 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 Sydney Harbour trike tour they were seeing great views and some Sydney icons.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Next, 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.
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.
the infamous Kings Cross
This leads up into the infamous Kings Cross – 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). Continuing on, they rode through the posh eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse.
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. So far, and the whole way, the school holiday trike tour was a huge success.
They rode through the city via Oxford Street., home of great fashion and jewellery designers. The western section is widely-recognised as Sydney’s main gay district. However, the 1.5 hours was almost up so Syl rode back to Lane Cove and dropped them at home. In conclusion, the birthday present for uncle was one of the best presents – EVER!
The ride was fantastic, money well spent, worth every cent. Syl is such a top bloke, nothing was too much trouble for him. He’s worth more money! My uncle enjoyed it, it was for his birthday. I saw a smile on his face that I haven’t seen for a long time!