Ride the Northern Beaches on a trike is what our passengers wanted to do. Sure, we can organise tour. Our trike rider met them at Manly Wharf and took them on a 2 hour tour north, west and south and back to their hotel in Sydney city.
Firstly, they rode past the amous and iconic main beach of Manly. Manly has several claims to fame; it was the birthplace of surfing in Australia, the first place to legalise all-day bathing in 1903 and one of the world’s first Surf Life Saving clubs. Manly Beach was the location for the first World Surfing Championships held in 1964.
Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why etc
Next, this leads past Queenscliff, which is really northern Manly. Then they rode past Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why and Long Reef. All such beautiful beaches.
They rode further north to Narrabeen Beach. It is one of Australia’s iconic surfing and swimming beaches. Over 3 km of sand stretches from Long Reef in the south to the Narrabeen Lagoon entrance in the north, with 4 surf lifesaving clubs along the beach. Our trike rider stopped for them to walk to the beach for a stretch and a look.
So far, ride the Northern Beaches trike tour was a lot of fun. For instance, Elsa and Gordon have seen so many of the beautiful places many visitors or locals to Sydney don’t get to see.
Further north, they rode through Collaroy. The name Collaroy is aboriginal for “big reeds”. In 1881, the steamer “Collaroy” ran aground on Long Reef at the southern point of the suburb. Crowds came from all around the district to see the wreck that subsequently gave its name to the suburb.
Next, came Mona Vale. The main beach is one km long and very beautiful. The area was known as “Bongin Bongin” by the Aboriginals. The initial land grants in the district of Pittwater were not made until April 1813.
Continuing north, the 1.3 kilometres long beach at Newport has with reddish golden sands and faces east.
The name “Bilgola” is derived from an Aboriginal term Belgoula meaning “swirling waters”, or perhaps “a pretty beach with steep slopes, studded with cabbage palms”. The word Belgoula was noted in Surveyor James Meehan’s records of 1814. It’s another fabulous beach and is 33 km NE of the Sydney CBD. Then they turned around and headed south to Mona Vale and then headed north west.
They ended up at Church Point. Aborigines had been here for 14,000 years or more and was discovered by the English in March 1788 by Sydney’s first Governor, Arthur Phillip. He was exploring its lower reaches in search or arable land.
After that, they rode through a small section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and headed along Mona Vale Road, Terry Hills. Certainly, this meant they would have new scenery and new roads to ride on.
North western suburbs
They then turned south and through the north western suburbs of Sydney such as Beecroft, Northbridge and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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.
This led 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.
However, the 2 hours was more than up so our trike rider dropped them at their hotel. In conclusion, the passengers loved their ride the Northern Beaches trike tour. Feel the Freedom and design your own ride here!