The Christmas present motorcycle tour was a huge success! Last Christmas our customer gave vouchers to her children and grandchildren, she came along as well.
A 5 star Google review: “We had the best time. The riders were great, informative, flexible. The whole experience was awesome! Highly recommend to everyone!” For the TripAdvisor review see here. The 2 trikes and 3 Harleys picked our 7 passengers up at a hotel in North Sydney.
Blues Point Reserve
Firstly, they rode to Blues Point Reserve. The views over Blues Bay towards the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD are just stunning. A perfect place for photos. It’s where these photos were taken.
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. So far, the Christmas present motorcycle tour was fun and informative.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Then it was over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 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.
Next, they rode through the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomooloo 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.
Woolloomooloo is from an Aboriginal word “Walla-mulla” meaning “young male kangaroo“. It was first recorded as the name of the home of the first NSW Commissary-General, John Palmer, in 1801.
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).
Then they rode past the Domain. The Domain is a heritage-listed 34-hectare (84-acre) area of open space located on the eastern fringe of the Sydney CBD.
However, the hour was up so the riders rode back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and back to their hotel. In conclusion, the Christmas present motorcycle tour was a huge success, smiles and grins everywhere!