The holiday highlight trike tour was the best experience of their trip to Sydney.
“????? Absolutely brilliant. Had such a blast.
We did the 60min trike ride with Alfred from Troll Tours. My friend and I had an absolute blast and it was the definitive highlight of our trip. Such a great way to see the sights.”
Our trike rider picked them up from their hotel in the city.
Firstly, they drove past the Barangaroo waterfront and 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. The new Crown Casino is here and there are plenty of restaurants.
Next, 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
Thirdly, they rode 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. Next, they rode past the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, an interesting mix of old and new. Continuing on through the Rocks to Circular Quay, as close to the Opera House as is legally possible in a vehicle. They did a spin around the roundabout a couple of times to get a good look and some photos.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Next they rode on the Cahill Expressway, 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 holiday highlight trike tour was already starting to be the highlight of their holiday!
Past Kirribilli House which is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. The famous jacarandas are in full bloom at the moment and looking beautiful. 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.
lower North Shore suburbs
Continuing east, they rode through Cremorne, Mosman and down past the Taronga Zoo to Bradleys Head. Make sure you look for the koalas eating and sleeping in the gum trees.
Finally, they had a look at Bradleys Head. It has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD.
Taronga Zoo Sydney
However, the hour was up so Fred rode up the hill and dropped them off at Taronga Zoo Sydney. Taronga Zoo Sydney was officially opened on October 7th, 1916, you can see the beautiful original building in the photo. In 100 years Taronga has gone from a location of entertainment in 1916 to a mature conservation and education hub that works well beyond traditional zoo boundaries to tell the story of healthy ecosystems, habitats, wildlife and communities across the globe today.
In conclusion, the holiday highlight trike tour was a huge success and a lot of fun! Feel the freedom and create forever memories.