The Harbour Bridge trike tour was organised by Bryce for his mum and sister. They have come from the UK to visit him. Our trike rider picked them up at Revesby, rode through the city, to Kings Cross, Mrs Macquarie’s Point, across the Harbour Bridge to Kirribilli, Blues Point, Gladesville Bridge and back to Revesby. It’s amazing what was fitted into the 2.5 hours!
“They definitely loved their last day experience and I will be more than happy to provide a recommendation post.
They are currently in the air so I can’t contact them but don’t think they would have an issue with a picture being posted. I will confirm with them when they land so should be back in contact within 48 hours.
Thanks so much for all your help arranging. I know it ended up being a bit of a last minute decision to book but they totally enjoyed. I think they even managed to have the luck with the weather as it was much better biking weather today compared to yesterday. And it sounds like they were treated to a proper tourist experience.
Revesby is 22km south-west of the Sydney CBD. The suburb was named in 1913 in honour of Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour, when he reached the east coast of Australia in 1770. Banks had inherited his father’s estate of Revesby Abbey, in Lincolnshire, England, so he was known as the Squire of Revesby.
Firstly, they rode through the south-west suburbs of Sydney to 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).
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. From here, one road led to Mrs Macquarie’s Point.
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
Along Art Gallery Road, 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. The Art Gallery of NSW is also along this road, it’s beautiful historic sandstone buildings were built between 1896 and 1909.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Riding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge is always fun. 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. This bridge is the eighth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.
Then 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. So far, the Harbour Bridge trike tour was a huge success.
The Kirribilli Loop
Next, 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.
Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge
Across the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.
However, almost 2 hours was up. Time flies when you’re having fun! So Syl, rode back through the south western suburbs of Sydney to their house at Reevesby. In conclusion, the Harbour Bridge trike tour was a lot of fun and very scenic. Our passengers saw many of the icons of Sydney and other parts most tourists do not see.