The trike tour Sydney Harbour Bridge, is a good one. There is nothing like riding over the famous bridge, especially with no roof to ruin the view! Our passengers are from Hobart, Tasmania and just up here for a very short breakaway. What better fun can there be than a ride with us! Our trike rider picked them up from their hotel in the Sydney CBD.
Firstly, they rode through the city to the most historic place in Australia, the Rocks. It 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
Along Hickson Road was next, and under the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. What a wonderful view!
Thirdly, they rode 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.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Next, 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.
Continuing on, they rode on through Milsons Point, did a left hand turn and rode up a few streets. This lead to McMahon’s Point. 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, it’s where this photo was taken.
Second stop was Admiralty House in Kirribilli. It is the Sydney residence of the Governor-General and one of the most historic and important residences on Sydney Harbour. The house – originally called ‘Wotonga’ – was built in the mid 1800’s.
Next, they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. So far, the trike tour Sydney Harbour Bridge has shown the passengers some beautiful views while having fun.
Jeffrey Street Wharf
After that, it was 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.
However, the hour was almost up. So they rode back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the city a different way and back to the hotel. In conclusion, the trike tour Sydney Harbour Bridge, was a lot of fun, informative and memorable. Feel the Freedom! For some tour ideas, check here!