50th birthday tour gift – Two Couples 20.10.23

The 50th birthday tour gift was given from one couple to the other. However, the the original couple wasn’t sure if the Gift Voucher of the trike tour would be well received. It certainly was of course ;-), we received this email:

Gift response

“Good Morning Katrina and Trevor,

My friend Richonda was absolutely blown away with her 50th Birthday gift. 

She’s very excited about the ride. 

I have just paid for another two adults as the boys (hubbies) would like to come along. “

Sydney Harbour Bridge

After being picked up from their hotel, they rode 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 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.

Jacaranda trees

They rode down one of the most beautiful streets in Sydney with canopies of jacaranda trees. For six or so weeks (usually from mid-October before a peak in mid-November) the streets become filled with beautiful purple flowers gently falling on the footpaths like purple rain… it’s just stunning (ellaslist).

The Kirribilli Loop

Continuing on, 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. A quick stop because it’s another great place for photo. So far, the 50th birthday tour gift showed some spectacular scenery of our beautiful harbour.

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 quick stop because it’s another perfect place for photos.


Back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past 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 into the Rocks which is the birthplace of modern Sydney.

The Rocks

Next, Fred and Syl 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.

Harbour Bridge Southern Side

Hickson Road was next, and under the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, what a wonderful view! However, the hour was almost up so our riders dropped them back at their hotel. In conclusion, the 50th birthday tour gift on the trikes was a fun and memorable experience. Feel the Freedom! Check out our Tours and Prices!