spur of the moment tour – Graham + Kirstine 11.11.22

The spur of the moment tour was a great decision for our Irish passengers. We don’t always have a trike or Harleys available at the last minute but sometimes we do. It’s always worth checking.

“Hi Katrina..we had a great time thanks. Loved every minute and would be happy for you to use a photo. My partner is a motor bike enthusiast and had lots of questions for Wilfred. 

Many thanks,” 
Kirstine x

Our trike rider Fred, picked them up from their hotel in Sydney city. He took them on a real city tour.

The Rocks

Firstly, Fred drove them around the most historic place in Australia. The Rocks is a neighbourhood of historic laneways in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Rocks became established shortly after the colony’s formation in 1788 so it is the oldest residential, developed area in Australia – 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.

Harbour Bridge Southern Side

They road 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. Along Macquarie Street which is famous for being home to the medical specialists.

St Mary’s Cathedral

Past St Mary’s Cathedral which is very impressive, even when riding past. It’s a Gothic Revival architectural building which opened in 1928. It took from 1866 to 1928 to build and has a height of 75m.

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Then they rode past the Royal Botanical Gardens to Mrs Macquarie’s Point was next. 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.

Also along this road is the wonderful Art Gallery of NSW. The Art Gallery of New South Wales, was founded as the New South Wales Academy of Art in 1872. It was also known as the National Art Gallery of New South Wales between 1883 and 1958. So far, the spur of the moment tour was one of the best decisions they had made in Sydney.


Next, 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.

Eastern suburbs

Continuing on, 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).

Hyde Park

Australia’s oldest park is also one of its most well-known. Hyde Park offers 16 hectares of wide open space in the heart of central Sydney. It’s worth a walk through or a ride around on a trike or Harley. However, the hour was up so Fred rode them back to their hotel. In conclusion, the spur of the moment tour was a great decision. A lot of fun and they saw a lot in a short time.