The 15 year old birthday tour was bought by Jasmine for her friend Lexi. Our trike rider Brian picked them up from a home in Rose Bay, a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
“My friend and I went on the blue trike with Brian as a birthday gift to her. Brian was an absolute pleasure to have. He was very friendly and kind towards us. We went around the northern Beaches and then we got dropped off at Manly. It was an amazing and fun experience would highly recommend!”
Rose Bay is amongst the posh eastern suburbs of Sydney. The name Rose Bay was used as early as 1788 by Captain John Hunter. HMAS Tingira, named after an Aboriginal word for ‘open sea’ was moored in Rose Bay from 1912 to 1927. It was used to train over 3,000 Australian sailors, many for service in World War I.
Sydney – the Emerald City
Leaving from home, they rode through Sydney city. In June 2021, the estimated population of Sydney was over 5.2 million. This means the city is home to approximately 66% of the state’s population. Nicknames of the city include the ‘Emerald City’ and the ‘Harbour City’.
What are 3 interesting facts about Sydney?
- Sydney has over 100 beaches. Sydney has some of the best beaches in Australia. …
- Sydney Opera House is one of the most known buildings in the world. …
- Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world.
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.
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.
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 cruise ship trike tour is a huge success., very interesting and fun. So far, the 15 year old birthday tour was a lot of fun – a great birthday present.
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. The photo was taken here.
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 1 hour was almost up so Brian turned around, drove back past Manly Beach and dropped the passengers off at Shelley Beach. 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 15 year old birthday tour was a big success. Our passengers saw more than they would have by themselves, in such a short time. A great way to celebrate a 15th birthday!