Kate organised the Dads surprise trike tour and it was a big surprise and a huge success. He is up from Melbourne to visit Kate so she this would be a fun experience for them both to enjoy.
Yes we had a great time, Fred was excellent.
Our trike rider picked them up from Kate’s home in the suburb of Waverley. It is the highest point of altitude in Sydney’s suburbs and the Waverley Municipality was proclaimed in June 1859.
Also called South Head General Cemetery, Waverley Cemetery was established in 1877. It is one of Australia’s most notable cemeteries due to its cliff-side location. The cemetery features the graves of several notable Australians including poet Henry Kendall and aviator Lawrence Hargrave. If you have time, it’s definitely a cemetery worth exploring.
Further north, on the coast is Clovelly Beach. It is a small beach that sits on the end of the narrow bay. The bay is home to one of the first surf lifesaving clubs in the world, Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club, which was founded in 1906.
Bronte + Tamarama
Riding further east they arrived at Bronte. Bronte Beach sits on Nelson Bay, surrounded by Bronte Park. Bronte offers scenic cliff-top walking paths south to Coogee via the Waverley Cemetery and north to Tamarama and Bondi Beach.
Just north of Bronte is the suburb of Tamarama. It has a small ocean beach about 1 kilometre south of Bondi Beach and a couple of hundred metres north of Bronte Beach. It is an extremely narrow beach and deceptive for its size. Tamarama Beach is often referred to as Glamarama (or Glamourama), owing to the alleged abundance of glamorous people who sunbathe (often topless), on what must be one of the smallest strips of sand in the state (Wikipedia).
Next, they drove past the world famous Bondi Beach, the south side is closed for the moment, due to Sculptures by the Sea. 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.
So far, the Dads surprise trike tour was fun, informative and scenic.
Watsons Bay and The Gap
Heading North through some upper class suburbs, they rode to “The Gap” and stopped for photos. The view is towards North Head and out to the South Pacific Ocean. Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula. The Gap is an ocean cliff which faces the Tasman Sea, and is located in the suburb of Watsons Bay. Although the cliff is a popular tourist destination, it is infamous for suicides.
Gap Park is located on a coastal escarpment on Sydney Harbour’s South Head. It has spectacular views of both the harbour and the ocean. A weather worn memorial to an officer killed in the Boer War, the one in the photo, is at the entrance to Gap Park.
Down the hill, they headed north through the posh eastern suburb of Vaucluse. The first European activity in the area took place not long after settlement, when a makeshift signalling station was set up on the ridge overlooking the ocean. Its role was to signal the colony if a ship was approaching. Pilots based at Camp Cove, Watsons Bay, could then meet the ship and guide it through the harbour. A formal signal station was established in 1790, serviced by a bridle trail that later became Old South Head Road in 1811.
However, the 1.5 hours was almost up so Fred rode south through the eastern suburbs and back to Waverley and home. In conclusion, the Dads surprise trike tour was a fabulous experience. For some ideas check our Tours and Prices page.