The Sydney Christmas gift voucher tour was bought by Kirsten for Liz. It was for a 1.5 hour Harley tour but Liz decided to change it so a trike and pay the difference. She brought Kirsten along for the tour as well. Brian our trike rider, picked them up from home in the inner west and dropped them at Circular Quay so they could have lunch and celebrate Liz’s birthday. https://www.trolltours.com.au/product/gift-certificate
Yes was brilliant!! Brian was a great guide and we loved our city tour.
Happy for you to use the first photo on social media.
Inner west and city
Firstly, they rode through the inner west and the city of Sydney.
St Mary’s Cathedral
This led them to 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.
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
Turning left, they rode 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.
Heading back along the peninsula, they rode past Garden Island where the photo was taken. This is the location of a major Royal Australian Navy (RAN) base. Used for government and naval purposes since the earliest days of the colony of Sydney, it was originally a completely-detached island but was joined to the Potts Point shoreline by major land reclamation work during World War II.
Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross
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. Brian stopped there for a few photos and so they could admire the view. So far, on the Sydney Christmas gift voucher tour they have seen some great views and scenic sights.
Of course, they had to ride 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.
However, the time was almost up so Brian dropped them at Circular Quay. From here there are many choices for lunch. In conclusion, the Sydney Christmas gift voucher tour was a great present, Very memorable and fun.