Siobhan organised the Manly trike tour for her partner and friend. Our trike rider Steve, picked them up from Blues Point, just north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Blues Point Reserve
Firstly, Steve took photos of the passengers at Blues Point, the pick up place. This area has just recently been upgraded and is so much better than the dirt that used to be here. 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.
The Kirribilli Loop
Then they rode on to and through Milsons Point. 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. So far, the Manly trike tour is a huge success.
Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach
Similarly, Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Riding on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Balmoral Beach is not so well known by visitors and tourists, but the stunning natural beauty of the beach and surrounds make it well worth a visit. Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun, it has great views of Middle Harbour.
After Balmoral Beach they continued on past, Seaforth and Clontarf before stopping at Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head is named in honour of Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers. It’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean.
Manly + Queenscliff
Then it was down the hill into Manly. They rode past Manly Beach and up past Queenscliff, which is really northern Manly. However, the hour was up so Fred turned around, drove back past Manly Beach and dropped the passengers off. There are plenty of good restaurants in Manly so they had a pick of places for lunch. Then they could explore the area before catching a ferry back to the Sydney CBD.
In conclusion, the Manly trike tour was a big success. Our passengers saw more than they would have by themselves.