surprise Sydney trike tour – Craig + Jayne 29.12.23

The surprise Sydney trike tour was organised by a friend of our passengers. Craig and Jayne are from interstate, in Sydney for a holiday and to catch up with friends. Their friend thought a trike tour would be a great way for them to see parts of Sydney, the fun way. It sure was. Our trike rider picked them up from their hotel in Sydney’s CBD.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, 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.

The Kirribilli Loop

Then, 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. It’s where this photo was taken. The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. So far, the surprise Sydney trike tour was fun, interesting and memorable.


Back over the Sydney HArbour Bridge to 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

Then it was back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge 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

Lastly, it was along Hickson Road was next, and under the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. What a wonderful view!

However, the hour was up so our trike rider dropped the passengers back at their hotel. In conclusion, the surprise Sydney trike tour was a real success – a great and fabulous way to see the major sights of Sydney in a short time frame. Check out this tour and others here!