The 70year olds birthday gift was from family. It was for both our passengers who are Sydneysiders and it did not disappoint. Our trike rider Steve, picked Lyndall + Steve up from a prearranged location on the north shore.
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.
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. Another perfect place for photos.
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. So far, the 70year olds birthday gift was a success and a lot of fun.
Then it was through the comparatively new development of Barangaroo. A spectacular transformation from a disused container terminal on the edge of Sydney’s CBD into a spectacular 22-hectare waterfront precinct. This leads into the Rocks which is the birthplace of modern Sydney. With the arrival of European settlers in 1788, it was here that the convicts first set up house and shop.
They drove past Crown Sydney (also referred to as One Barangaroo), is a skyscraper in Barangaroo, Australia. It stands at a height of 271.3 m (890 ft) with 75 floors, making it the tallest building in Sydney and 4th tallest building in Australia. Construction first began in October 2016 and was completed in December 2020.
Harbour Bridge Southern Side
Finally, it was along Hickson Road and under the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where this photo was taken. What a wonderful view! They continued on down George St and into Circular Quay. Further on they came close to the Sydney Opera House from a different angle. Even as “forever Sydneyites” we never get tired of looking at the Opera House.
However, the hour was almost up. So Steve drove back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and dropped them back where he picked them up. In conclusion, the 70year olds birthday gift was one of the best they received! It was a lot of fun and they saw places they had never been to before.
Thank you Katrina. Yes we enjoyed our little adventure and although we are Sydney siders we visited places that we had not been to before and places we had not seen for 40 odd years as traversing the city is very different from the old days. We cannot say anything negative about our guide who was informative and chattered away with my partner in an easy manner through the trip.
You are welcome to post those comments. And we appreciate the photos which catalogue our journey.