southern beaches trike tour

Cathy + Dallas 02.12.19 – southern beaches trike tour

Cathy has been on a trike ride with us before. Her carer rang asking us to organise another trike ride. We emailed a few maps of routes we could do in two hours, leaving from the home. We all decided the southern beaches trike tour was the best tour to do.

southern beaches

So, our trike rider Syl, picked them up from the southern suburb of Beverly Hills. Firstly they drove to San Sousi which is on the Georges River. Next, they rode through Brighton Le Sands, which follows part of Botany Bay. This lead them along the southern edge of the airport to the lovely La Perouse, on the east of Botany Bay.

eastern beaches

After that, they rode north along the eastern beaches of Maroubra, Coogee, Bronte and Tamarama. They stopped at Bondi Beach for a stretch and for photos.

However, time was almost up so they headed back home. Syl dropped them off and, in conclusion, the southern beaches trike tour was a huge success. The smiles on the photos says it all!

Testimonial

Hi Katrina,

Thanks very much for the receipt and photos. We both enjoyed the trip very much and Sylvio was wonderful.

Thanks, once again.
Dallas
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Lieutenant James Cook first landed at Kurnell, on the southern banks of Botany Bay, in what is now Silver Beach, on Sunday 29 April 1770, when navigating his way up the east coast of Australia on his ship, HMS Endeavour. Cook’s landing marked the beginning of Britain’s interest in Australia and in the eventual colonisation of this new “southern continent”.

Initially the name Stingrays Harbour was used by Cook and other journal keepers on his expedition, for the stingrays they caught. That name was also recorded on an Admiralty chart. Cook’s log for 6 May 1770 records “The great quantity of these sort of fish found in this place occasioned my giving it the name of Stingrays Harbour”. However, in the journal prepared later from his log, Cook wrote instead: (sic) “The great quantity of plants Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander found in this place occasioned my giving it the name of Botanist Botany Bay”.

Eighteen years later, in 1788, Governor Arthur Phillip sailed the armed tender HMS Supply into the bay on 18 January.

Eastern suburbs trike ride

Jordan + Thomas 29.11.19 – Eastern suburbs trike ride

The Eastern suburbs trike ride was booked for two mates. They are on holidays, visiting Sydney, therefore they really wanted to see some famous sights. Tom has a disability but it doesn’t stop him from having fun and experiencing life. We love taking people with a disability on the trike, we love seeing their smiles.

The Eastern Suburbs beaches

Craig picked up Jordan and Tom from the Crown Plaza Coogee. Firstly, they rode past the well known Coogee Beach. Next, they stopped at Clovelly Beach for photos. All along this stretch of beach coastline is very scenic, we could stop anywhere and get good photos. Continuing on, they rode past Bronte Beach and the little Tamarama Beach.

Bondi Beach

The road went on to the famous Bondi Beach so they rode past the beach and through Bondi. Moreover, the trike certainly was an attention draw card. Therefore, be prepared for plenty of people looking at you!

the infamous Gap

After that, we continued on to the infamous Gap. Unfortunately, The Gap is a well known place for suicides in Australia. But, it has beautiful views to the Tasman Sea. It is an ocean cliff on the South Head peninsula in eastern Sydney.

Watson Bay

Not long further on, is Watson Bay. Made famous by a fish and chip restaurant. We then rode back via the posh eastern suburbs of Vaucluse and Double Bay. There was time to drive through the lovely Centennial Park.

However, time was up so Craig dropped Jordan and Tom back at the hotel. In conclusion, Eastern suburbs trike ride was a huge success:

Testimonial

Hey Katrina,

No worries, Tom would love to find that on any media you wanted to post! You can tag him on facebook! He loves that stuff!
The ride was an exceptional way to see Sydney Beaches. Really enjoyed it! 

A big credit goes to Craig – who was just a really nice down to earth bloke. Honest, informative, great for a yarn. He didn’t feel like a “tour guide” y’know, just a good bloke showing us the city in a rad way!

It was awesome.Tom and I really enjoyed it!
I’ll throw up a review shortly!
Cheers
JD
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southern spectacular trike ride

Jeno + Vasile 29.11.19 – southern spectacular trike ride

Our American passengers really loved the idea of the southern spectacular trike ride. We discussed the route and they booked it. As they wrote “Thank you Katrina. It’s all good….looking forward to this trip !!” They loved it!

southern spectacular trike ride

Therefore, our trike rider Barry picked them up from their hotel in the city. He took them on the southern spectacular trike ride. They increased the trike tour to 5 hours. This included lunch (to a certain value).

The Royal National Park

Firstly, they rode through Sydney city to the south through the Royal National Park. The Royal National Park is Australia’s first National Park and after Yellowstone in the U.S.A. was the second National Park in the world to be established.

Interestingly, the park was originally named The National Park but this was changed in 1955 after a quick visit by Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal National Park. It was created as a people’s park in 1879 and the park covers an area of 132 sq km.

Coalcliff and Clifton

After travelling through the relaxing natural Australian bush, we travel the road between Coalcliff and Clifton, it used to have some scary moments. The potential of falling debris or subsidence into the sea made it necessary to close the road, but all is well again.

Sea Cliff Bridge

However, the impressive 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge is now in operation, snaking its way around the cliffs and over the water, offering a far safer but spectacular route.

lunch at a cafe

Just over halfway through the tour, they stopped for lunch at a cafe. In other words, we stop for photos, to stretch the body and also to eat and drink (if prearranged). It was good food, good drinks and a great time.

However, time was almost up so they headed home (hotel) via the Bulli Pass and Princes Highway. In conclusion, the southern spectacular trike ride was a huge success. Importantly, Jeno and Vasile loved the whole experience, they’d do it again!
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teenager Harley tour surprise

Teenagers 26.11.19 – teenager Harley tour surprise

One of the mum’s rang us. Could we organise a teenager Harley tour surprise! There was only one days notice but we could do it. The girls were doing something earlier in the morning so we picked them up from from a dessert bar in Chippendale.

The look of excitement on their faces was priceless. Our four Harley riders love it when passengers are excited. It makes their job more of a fun time rather than work.

Firstly, from Chippendale, they rode through part of the Sydney CBD. This led past Darling Harbour and onto the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Famous Sydney Harbour Bridge

Riding over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge is an eperience and a view, that we never ever tire of. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.

Blues Point Reserve

After riding off the Harbour Bridge, they rode to Blues Point Reserve. This is another area where the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. Also, there is a lovely view of Luna Park.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge – an extra!

The Fig Tree Bridge opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. They continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek. Then they rode onto the second of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

Gladesville Bridge

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. They followed the shoreline of Iron Cove which is part of the Parramatta River. It is also part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

However, time was up so our Harley riders dropped their passengers off at a prearranged spot. A Mum was there to drive them home. In conclusion, the teenager Harley tour surprise was a huge success. Passengers and riders alike, had a lot of fun.
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surprise 60th trike transfer

Fiona + Robert 26.11.19 – surprise 60th trike transfer

Robert contacted us to organise a surprise 60th trike transfer for his wife. Fiona is turning 60 and Robert wanted to celebrate in style. We sorted out a route he was happy with and we put the plan into action.

Northern Beaches

Our trike rider Craig, picked Robert and Fiona up from home on the Northern Beaches. Firstly, they rode along the major thoroughfare of Mona Vale Road. This leads to the suburb of Terry Hills. Continuing on, they rode down Mccarrs Creek Road, stopping at Mccarrs Creek for a photo. This area overlooks Scotland Island which is full of artists.

For instance, Scotland Island is a thriving, vibrant and welcoming community situated in the Pittwater estuary. In addition, around 1000 people live here, some as weekenders, others as permanent residents.

Accessed by water only, the island is a refuge for natural forests, bushland reserves and native animals.

Church Point

After that, a stretch and a photo shoot, they then continued on to Church Point. However, this was their drop off point. Fiona and Robert were going to enjoy a relaxing, celebratory night away from reality.

the surprise 60th trike transfer was a huge success

In conclusion, the surprise 60th trike transfer was a huge success. Fiona (and Robert) loved the whole experience. Importantly, our Harley and trike tours and rides are not necessarily a one off. We have many repeat customers, once again or many times over.
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Church Point is roughly 40 kms north of Sydney CBD. It is part of the beautiful Northern Beaches area.

Terrey Hills is a very leafy suburb and in some areas semi-rural, with many people boarding their horses in the area. Moreover, Terrey Hills owes its name to the two original land holders Samuel Hills and Obediah James Terrey. Similarly, Obediah Terrey acquired 640 acres (2.6 km2) in 1881 and Samuel Hills owned 100 acres (0.40 km2) nearby.

U2 concert trike transfer

Graham + Lisa 22.11.19 – U2 concert trike transfer

So, you’ve booked a concert to a popular band! How about arriving there in style? An interesting yet great idea! Our passengers booked a U2 concert trike transfer with us.

Southern suburbs of Sydney

Brian picked them up from home, in Heathcote, part of the southern suburbs of Sydney. There are a couple of routes we could have gone. Riding via the Tom Uglys Bridge is the most direct route so we rode that way.

Tom Uglys Bridge

Tom Uglys Bridge is composed of two bridges, completed in 1929 and 1987. They both cross Georges River in southern Sydney. One of six major road crossings of Georges River, Tom Uglys Bridge is unique. The Georges River, also known as Tucoerah River, is an intermediate tide dominated drowned valley estuary.

shoreline of Botany Bay

After the Tom Uglys Bridge, the route leads past part of the shoreline of Botany Bay. This leads through the suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands. Next, they drove past the southern area of the Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport. Continuing on, they rode through some of the inner eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground

However, time was up and they had arrived at their destination. They arrived at the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground where the U2 concert was held. The Sydney Cricket Ground is a sports stadium. It is used for Test, One Day International and Twenty20 cricket, as well as Australian rules football, rugby league football, rugby union, and association football.

In conclusion, the U2 concert trike transfer was a success. Read their testimonial below:

Testimonial

“The service was fabulous and I would certainly recommend it. Thank you for the follow up and the photo.

We did enjoy the concert even though we got saturated, all part of the experience”.
Lisa
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Southern Sydney is the southern metropolitan area of Sydney. The area includes the suburbs south of the Georges River (colloquially known as ‘The Shire’). As a result, the area is often referred to as St George and Sutherland.

18th birthday trike tour

Abby + Noah 22.11.19 – 18th birthday trike tour

Abby turned 18! What does a dad and mum do to celebrate? Something that is different to the norm? Something that she will remember for ever! An 18th birthday trike tour was the idea and it was a good one.

Craig picked up Abby and Noah on Carrington Street, Wynyard. They live on the northern beaches but Dad thought it would be a bit boring to ride around their ‘backyard’. So they caught a bus to Wynyard.

The Eastern Panorama tour

The Eastern Panorama was the chosen tour. Firstly, they rode through the city and past the Botanical Gardens. Government house is situated in the gardens. The Art Gallery of New South Wales is also on this route. It is such a beautiful building. The Gallery’s first public exhibition opened in 1874.

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

A fantastic view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will be found from Mrs Macquarie’s Point. This is close to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair which we will only see if there is time – it is a short walk.

After that, they travelled through Woolloomooloo, past Finger Wharf and the iconic Harry’s Cafe De Wheels. This road leads up into the infamous Kings Cross. It is the red light district of Sydney and it really is interesting.

From here, they rode through the lovely upper class suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay and Rose Bay. In addition, the views are lovely as some of the route follows the waters edge of Sydney Harbour.

Watsons Bay and the Gap

Next, was Watsons Bay, mostly made famous because of a fish and chip restaurant. The view across Sydney Harbour is towards Middle Cove 💕. Stopping at The Gap nearby is always interesting. The view is wonderful out to the Tasman Sea.

Bondi Beach, Tamarama and Bronte Beaches

Of course, the ride has to go to the famous Bondi Beach. Here you will see the lifeguard tower (and possibly some lifeguards) made famous by the TV show, Bondi Rescue. Tamarama and Bronte Beaches. In addition, there was enough time to ride though Centennial Park, it is a huge parkland.

However, by now time was up so they were dropped off to continue celebrating. In conclusion, the 18th birthday trike tour was a huge success.

This itinerary can be changed to suit your personal requirements if required.
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Swiss passengers trike tour

Lorena + Sonja 15.11.19 – Swiss passengers trike tour

The Swiss passengers trike tour was a spur of the moment decision. They are in Sydney for a few days and wanted to do something different and exciting. We agree, a trike ride is a fun way to explore Sydney.

Our trike rider Craig picked them up from their hotel in Wynyard. Firstly, they rode through the historic Rocks. After that, they rode over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. The first stop was:

Kirribilli

After riding across the Harbour Bridge they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.

Next, 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.

Blues Point Reserve

After there, they rode to Blues Point Reserve. This is another area where the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. Also, there is a lovely view of Luna Park.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

It is the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. After that, they followed the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

ANZAC Bridge

They continued on riding onto the incredible ANZAC Bridge – bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view. Riding into the city is always interesting, however, time was up. So, Craig rode through Pyrmont and Darling Harbour before dropping them off at their hotel. From here they could continue their exploration of Sydney.

Our Swiss passengers trike tour was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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In conclusion, the Swiss passengers trike tour experience was a huge success!

Harley tour Eastern Suburbs

Jan 14.11.19 – Harley tour Eastern Suburbs

The Harley tour Eastern Suburbs was the perfect ride for Jan. She hadn’t been on a motorcycle for a long time, let s lone a Harley, so this was something she really wanted to do. Of course, Sydney is one of the best places to do a Harley Tour as it has so many beautiful views. Sydney also has many famous and iconic sights/sites to see.

Our Harley rider Phil, picked Jan up from her hotel in Chatswood. Firstly, they rode south over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. What a fabulous sight it is, to see the arches without anything blocking your view!

Centennial Park

They continued on through the city to the lovely Centennial Park. It is part of the Centennial Parklands. Centennial Parklands is the name given to a group of three urban parklands. Comprising about 360 hectares (890 acres), the lands encompass Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queen’s Park. The Parklands are listed on the New South Wales Heritage Register, with various components of national, state or local heritage significance.

beautiful eastern suburbs beaches

Next, they rode east to the beautiful beaches of Bronte, Tamarama and Bondi. We stop near the famous lifeguard tower, made famous by the TV series “Bondi Rescue’.

posh suburbs

After that, they headed east through the posh suburbs of Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay. This leads into the infamous red light district of Kings Cross. It is worth a drive through as it is very interesting to see.

Finger Wharf and Harry’s Cafe De Wheels

Following the high street leads into Woolloomooloo. This area is famous for Finger Wharf and Harry’s Cafe De Wheels, known for its pie and peas.

However, time was up so Phil dropped Jan back at Chatswood. In conclusion, Jan loved the Harley tour Eastern Suburbs. Later she wrote, “Hi Katrina, I had an awesome time today with Phil”.
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Eastern Panorama trike tour Sydney

Linda + Mary 09.11.19 – Panorama trike tour Sydney

Mum and daughter travelled into town to do the Panorama trike tour Sydney. This tour shows much of the famous eastern suburbs, home of Bondi Beach. All our tours are flexible, rarely are two ever the same.

Woolloomooloo, Finger Wharf and Harry’s Cafe De Wheels.

Our rider Craig, picked them up from Wynyard Station and firstly they rode through the city. This brought them to Woolloomooloo, home of the Finger Wharf and the iconic Harry’s Cafe De Wheels.

The road took them up into the infamous Kings Cross, the red light district of Sydney. It’s not as raunchy as it used to be but is still very interesting to drive through.

Eastern Suburbs

From here, they came to the lovely upper class suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay and Rose Bay. In addition, the views are lovely as some of it follows the waters edge of Sydney Harbour.

Watsons Bay and the Gap

Next, was Watsons Bay, mostly made famous because of a fish and chip restaurant. The view across Sydney Harbour is towards Middle Cove. Stopping at The Gap nearby is always interesting. The view is wonderful out to the Tasman Sea.

Bondi Beach, Tamarama and Bronte Beaches

Of course, the ride has to go to the famous Bondi Beach. Here you will see the lifeguard tower (and possibly some lifeguards) made famous by the TV show, Bondi Resuce. Tamarama and Bronte Beaches. In addition, there was enough time to ride though Centennial Park, it is a huge parkland.

However, by now time was up so they were dropped off to continue exploring. In conclusion, the Panorama trike tour Sydney was a huge success:

Trip Advisor review

We had a fantastic time cruising through the city up to the Eastern Suburbs. Craig our driver was great and made the trip really enjoyable. Would highly recommend this activity as a gift or to mark a special occasion.
Thanks Troll Tours!
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