Couple rides pedal boats at Cockle Bay Wharf
Couple rides pedal boats at Cockle Bay Wharf


Pedal your way to love


4 January – 28 January


11:00 am - 8:30 pm


The Promenade Cockle Bay Wharf 1 Wheat Road Sydney


Petra the swan falls for pedal boat pal.

In Northern Germany, the rare Australian black swan fell in love with her white plastic counterpart.

As news of the strange pairing spread, Petra bagged herself a tourist following. She spent her days performing courtship rituals by circling her mate and calling to him from across the pond.

But... Winter was coming and Petra couldn’t bear to leave her beau out in the cold. This raised concern with park rangers about her survival during the freezing months ahead.

There was a happy ending for all involved as Petra and her suitor were moved to the local zoo where they could face the winter chill in more sheltered conditions.

Be like Petra and choose love… jump onboard a pedal boat at Cockle Bay Wharf.

Original reporting by The Guardian.