Dion is a special needs passenger and did a tour with us, back in 2018. He and his parents are from New Zealand so every time they visit Sydney, they contact us to organise a trike ride.
Dion had a great day he can’t stop talking about it. No problems with putting something on your post.
Our trike rider said Dion did not want to stop, he just wanted to go fast! Dion was picked up from his accommodation in Camperdown Sydney, in the inner west.
Firstly, it was through the city to the comparatively new development of Barangaroo. A spectacular transformation from a disused container terminal on the edge of Sydney’s CBD into a spectacular 22-hectare waterfront precinct. This leads past the into the Rocks which is the birthplace of modern Sydney.
Harbour Bridge Southern Side
Then, it was along Hickson Road and under the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, what a wonderful view! They continued further along and they came close to the Sydney Opera House from a different angle. Even as “forever Sydneyites” we never get tired of looking at the Opera House.
Further on, Fred drove them around the most historic place in Australia. The Rocks is a neighbourhood of historic laneways in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Rocks became established shortly after the colony’s formation in 1788 so it is the oldest residential, developed area in Australia – the birthplace of modern Sydney. With the arrival of European settlers in 1788, it was here that the convicts first set up house and shop. So far, the special needs passenger, Sydney trike tour was fun, a great experience.
Opera House + Sydney Harbour Bridge
They rode to the Sydney Opera House. We can’t get very close but we know some good angles which give some great scenic views. Then they rode through the city and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passenger 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.
Next, 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
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 MacMhons Point and 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.
The hour was almost up, so it was time to head back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and through the inner west of Sydney.
Inner west of Sydney
There are many interesting suburbs in the Inner West. Glebe is one of them, it’s an artists suburb. ‘The Glebe’ was a land grant of 162 hectares (400 acres) given by Governor Arthur Phillip to Reverend Richard Johnson, Chaplain of the First Fleet, in 1790.
In conclusion, the special needs passenger trike tour was so much fun! Design your own Harley or trike ride or ask us for ideas. Our have a look at tour ideas here.