Despina wanted to organise the surprise birthday trike tour for Detlef. She wasn’t sure how to go about it so their son Adrian organised it. If you ever have any questions, queries or are unsure what to do, please just email or ring us. We will be so happy to help you out.
They caught a train from Wollongong to Sydney, so our trike rider met them at Circular Quay train station. It’s very central and easy for us to park and wait, easy for our passengers to find us. We always email a map to show where to meet.
The Sydney Opera House
Firstly, they drove past the Sydney Opera House, as close as they can get to it anyway.
St Mary’s Cathedral, Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross
Then it was 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. 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. Then it was up the hill and through Kings Cross.
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). After there, they headed east through the posh suburbs of the eastern suburbs of Sydney, including the Bays: Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay.
North Bondi and Brighton Lookout
There are a couple of lookouts at the North Bondi headland. They all offer beautiful views of Bondi Beach and out to the Tasman Sea, part of the South Pacific Ocean. Fred stopped there for a few photos and so they could admire the view. So far, on the surprise birthday trike tour they have seen some great views and scenic sights.
Next, they drove past the world famous Bondi Beach to the south side. Looking from the two ends of the beach give a different perspective. This is the beach where Bondi Lifeguards of the Bondi Rescue TV series is filmed. 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.
Watsons Bay and The Gap
Heading north through some upper class suburbs, they rode to “The Gap” and stopped for photos. The view towards North Head and out to the South Pacific Ocean. Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula.
However, the 1.5 hours was almost up, so Brian turned around, rode through the city and dropped them back at CQ. In conclusion, the surprise birthday trike tour was a fabulous experience. A great surprise and a memorable one!