Harley tour Sydney Australia

Atul + Shanu 21.06.19 – Harley tours Sydney Australia

Well, what do we say about Harley tours Sydney Australia? Many things actually but the best is that Shanu started off as a very reluctant participant. But she ended up being a convert!

We have heard that before.

Our passengers are from India and having a holiday in Sydney. Shanu said at the start of the Harley tour that she would probably do only half the tour. We have heard that before. 😂 She soon settled down and was happy to do the full tour.

Jungle and Phil picked them up from their hotel in the city. Firstly they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. What a great sight! Make sure you look up to see the arches.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Kirribilli

They stopped at Jeffrey Street Wharf, Kirribilli. Here there are wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House and the CBD. Next they rode the Kirribilli Loop. This takes you under the north side of the Harbour Bridge. A totally opposite perspective than riding across it.

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Continuing on, they rode back across the bridge to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. This brings you close to ‘her’ Chair but it will depend on time, whether you can walk to it or not.

They then rode through the infamous Kings Cross before joining the major thoroughfare of William St. This led them through the city to Circular Quay. They were dropped off there to continue exploring our beautiful city.

In conclusion, our Harley tours Sydney Australia are really worth it. They are lots of fun, you will see many of our beautiful and famous sights. Most of all, they are safe! Please, try one for yourself.
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Information about Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of NSW and the most populous city in Australia. It surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. In other words, we can take you on a tour to anywhere in these areas and beyond!

However, Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions (sharing a common border). Residents of the city are known as “Sydneysiders”. As of June 2017, Sydney’s estimated metropolitan population is 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state’s population.

3 Bridges fun tour

Hairdresser Conference 11.06.19 – 3 Bridges fun tour

Our passengers are from New Zealand and in Sydney for a hairdresser conference. Wanting to do something different and memorable, they organised the 3 Bridges fun tour last night. We were able to get a rider at late notice.

Craig picked them up from their hotel in Walsh Bay. Our passengers wanted to go somewhere different to the norm so we took them on the 3 Bridges ride. It is actually one of our most popular tours.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Jeffrey Street Wharf

Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is one of the most iconic bridges in the world. It is great to see the arches up above your head so make sure you look up. Then for a stop at Jeffrey Street Wharf for photos across stunning Sydney Harbour to the Opera House. They continued on to the lower north shore and along the interesting roads to the inner west. This meant they rode onto another bridge before getting to the second main bridge of the tour – the Gladesville Bridge.

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 third 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.

The Gladesville Bridge spans the Parramatta River and when it was completed in 1964, Gladesville Bridge was the longest single span concrete arch ever constructed.

The 7 km long Bay Run.

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. Following 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.

They continued along Victoria Road until they turned off to follow part of the Bay Run. This is a scenic area which follows the water around Iron Cove Bay. Then finally the fabulous ANZAC Bridge. It is one of our favourites and also great to see without a roof over your head.

Craig then dropped them back at their hotel so they could continue exploring Sydney on foot. The 3 Bridges fun tour was definitely fun and memorable. In conclusion, our passengers loved it and will talk about it for a long time to come.

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3 Bridges birthday tour

Logendra + Salni 09.06.19 – 3 Bridges birthday tour

Our passenger’s son organised the 3 Bridges birthday tour as a belated birthday celebration. Craig picked them up from Circular Quay, it is a central and easy place to pick up and drop off.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly they rode over the first of the 3 Bridges. The famous and iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. As we keep telling everyone – look up! Without a roof blocking your view, you will really be able to appreciate the arches.

After that, they stopped at Kirribilli on the north side of the Harbour Bridge. It has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD. A view we never tire of. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.

They continued 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. Following 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. Craig dropped the passengers back at Circular Quay. Our passengers thought the 3 Bridges Harley ride was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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In conclusion, the 3 Bridges birthday tour was a huge success, another “best birthday present ever”. 😂💛

Testimonial

Our passengers wrote to us the next day: “We had an awesome experience with Troll Tours. Our driver Craig was very informative, had all safety requirements covered. He was very timely and very knowledgeable of the route we drove. We felt very safe on the trike with Craig. An awesome experience and highly recommended.👍🏻👍🏻”


Northern Beach Harley tour

Russell 08.06.19 – Northern Beach Harley tour

Russell was given the Northern Beach Harley tour from a friend. He is visiting from Western Australia and his friend thought it was a great way to see the area. It sure was!

Manly, Queenscliff, Curl Curl, Dee Why

Craig picked him up from the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific. Firstly they rode up the northern beaches coast. After that they rode along the coastline, through Queenscliff (part of Manly). Continuing on, they rode through Freshwater and Curl Curl. There are lovely views of the South Pacific Ocean.

Collaroy Beach, Wakehurst Parkway

Past Dee Why Beach and a few others until they arrived at Collaroy Beach. Then they turned onto the Wakehurst Parkway. This follows around past Narrabeen Lake. It is a lovely area with a great atmosphere.

Before returning to Manly they rode through a little known area which includes Oxford Falls. The whole Wakehurst Parkway scenery feels like you are actually out in the country. Above all, a Harley ride is a great way to see the sights.

Russell loved the Harley ride – in conclusion, the Northern Beach Harley tour was a success! http://trolltours.com.au/product/design-your-own-ride/

Northern Beaches

We didn’t ride this far as we can’t drive to Palm Beach and return in 1 hour. After the ride, we couyld drop you off at a lovely place such as Shelly Beach in Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly. The bay is a protected marine reserve teeming with colourful fish such as blue groper and cuttlefish. Snorkelling and diving are popular here in the crystal-clear waters.

But this beautiful coastline curves from Manly to Palm Beach, a popular destination for fans of TV soap Home and Away. There is a casual ambience and natural beauty of the Northern Beaches, one of Australia’s most famous surfing meccas.

The National Surfing Reserves are Manly, Freshwater and North Narrabeen beaches. Long stretches of golden sand are perfect for soaking up sunshine and fresh ocean air.

Cronulla Beach trike tour

Hugh 01.06.19 – Cronulla Beach trike tour

Hugh and his carer did a trike ride with us 2 weeks ago. It was such fun that Hugh’s mentor organised a Cronulla Beach trike tour with us. These rides are great for people with a disability. For instance, feeling the breeze, hearing the motor and just feeling the whole experiencing is wonderful for them. Barry picked them up from their home in the southern suburbs of Sydney.

Tom Uglys Bridge

Firstly they rode over Tom Uglys Bridge. This spans the Georges River and gives a great view of the waterway. Tom Uglys Bridge is composed of two bridges, completed in 1929 and 1987. It is a truss bridge, 500m in length.

Cronulla Beach

In addition, they rode to Cronulla Beach. It’s a lovely ride along the coastline. Cronulla has numerous surf beaches and swimming spots, the suburb attracts both tourists and Greater Sydney residents. Cronulla is located 26 kilometres south of the CBD.

They stopped at a cafe for a stretch and a bite to eat. However, time was up way too quickly so Barry rode them back through the southern suburbs, over Tom Uglys Bridge and back to their home.

Hugh loved the Cronulla Beach trike tour just as much as he loved his first ride. The first ride took them on a different loop of the south eastern suburbs. Half the time it is just as much the fun of the experience than what the sights actually are. Above all, it is safe and our riders are all professional and experienced.
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Tom Uglys Bridge history of the name

I thought it very interesting wondering how a bridge could end up with such a strange name. Apparently, Tom Uglys Bridge took its name from the geographical feature at the northern end of the bridge, known as Tom Uglys Point. The point was known as Tom Uglys Point over 80 years prior to the construction of the bridge. At various times the bridge is incorrectly transcribed as Tom Ugly’s Bridge – no apostrophe needed.

However, there are several theories about the origin of the name of the point.

  • One is that it was named after a local resident Tom Huxley and the name was a mispronunciation by local Aboriginal people. Descendants of Thomas Huxley have concluded that he lived and owned land in the area but official records do not exist to verify this.
  • Another theory is that it was derived from the name of a local Aboriginal man, Tow-weiry, who lived in the area and died about 1846.
  • A third theory is that there was a local fisherman resident in the area by the name of Tom Illigley.
  • Yet another is that there was a one-legged man, possibly an army deserter or a boat operator, called either “Tom Woggleg” or “Wogul Leg Tom”, either because of a mispronunciation of wooden leg, or from the local Aboriginal dialect word for “one”.

In conclusion, the name was officially adopted to distinguish between the various subsequent bridges across Georges River, after the opening of the Captain Cook Bridge in 1965 and the Alfords Point Bridge in 1973.

80th birthday surprise tour

Kelly-Morrow Family 01.06.19 – 80th birthday surprise tour

Shane emailed us, “I’d like to organise an 80th birthday surprise tour as a present for my mother-in-law and her 3 daughters”. Sure, we can organise that for you. Shane wanted it to be a transfer from the restaurant they were having lunch in to the mother-in-law’s home in the eastern suburbs.

Lord Nelson Pub

We organised Craig and Brian to pick them up from the Lord Nelson Pub in the Rocks. It is Troll’s favourite pub in Sydney. The passengers had eaten a delicious lunch there and were ready to head home. The Lord is Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel still trading within its original fabric.

Kings Cross

Firstly, they rode through the city. It is always interesting to people watch! After that, they ended up in the infamous Kings Cross. It is the red light district of Sydney so it is interesting to drive through. However, it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in its heyday.

Double Bay and Bondi Beach

Continuing on, they rode into posh Double Bay. This is one of the expensive eastern suburb areas. Of course, we had to ride them past the famous Bondi Beach. It might be the first day of winter but the beach was still busy.

Tamara Beach and Coogee Beach

Similarly, though Tamara Beach is not as famous it is still lovely. We prefer it to Bondi Beach to be honest. Travelling along the beautiful coastline there are glimpses of the South Pacific Ocean. They continued on to Coogee Beach which is also worth seeing. Time was up therefore, our riders dropped our passengers at Maroubra.

In conclusion, the 80th birthday surprise tour was a huge success. The mother-in-law and her three daughters got a huge surprise and loved every second of the experience. Contact us and we will help make your special occasion very special.
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trike 3 Bridges tour

Chris + John 31.05.19 – trike 3 Bridges tour

The trike 3 Bridges tour is one of our most popular tours. Chris and John thought it sounded like fun so they booked it. It was fun!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Our trike rider Craig, picked them up from Circular Quay. Their first part of the adventure was riding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is so much fun looking at the structure, the rivets and the arch without any constrictions, except perhaps the helmet. Make sure you look up as you ride across the bridge, the wonderful arches and the view of the bridge is amazing without anything blocking it.

The Kirribilli Loop

The next interesting part of the ride was the Kirribilli Loop. It travels past Jeffrey Street Wharf and behind it is a wonderful view across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House. After that, they rode under the northern section of the Sydney Harbour Bridge so they could look up and see the underneath.

They finished the loop by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. Next, they continued on into the lower north shore suburbs of North Sydney and Wollstonecraft. Continuing on, they rode along the lovely River Road into Lane Cove. Next was the first bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge and the Gladesville Bridge

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

The Bay Run

Importantly, 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. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, they saw the lovely water views which is part of the Parramatta River. In addition, they stopped for photos at Rodd Point so they could have a proper look at part of the 7 km long Bay Run. It is such a popular walk/run/bicycle path, people come from all over Sydney.

ANZAC Bridge

Moreover, riding onto the incredible ANZAC Bridge is a wonderful feeling. You really will experience a feeling of freedom. It is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view. After that, they rode into the city before being dropped back at Circular Quay. Hopefully you can see why the trike 3 Bridges tour is one of our most popular tours. It is a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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Harley ride Sydney sights

QBE Group 29.05.19 – harley ride Sydney sights

Our client needed to organise a Harley ride Sydney sights. This was for a group of QBE employees. QBE is an insurance company. They brought these employees to Sydney as a reward for their hard work. The most exciting experience they are doing is the Harley tour!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

10 of our Harley riders picked them up from their hotel in the Circular Quay area. Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We never tire of the famous bridge and the view it gives us. Make sure you look up at the arches as you ride under them. You can’t do that in a car and they really are impressive.

The Kirribilli Loop

After that, they rode to the Kirribilli Loop. That’s what we call it. 😀 It means we stop near Jeffrey Street Wharf Kirribilli. This gives everyone a lovely view over Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney CBD. In addition, they stopped for photos with the beautiful view behind them.

Continuing on the Kirribilli Loop, they rode under the north end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Similarly, this gives a very different perspective to the bridge from any other. They rode past the Luna Park entrance road and past North Sydney Olympic Pool before heading back over the bridge.

The infamous Kings Cross

They rode through the city to Woolloomooloo. Past the iconic Harry’s Cafe De Wheels and into the infamous Kings Cross. It is the red light district of Sydney though it is not as ‘full on’ as it was in its heyday.

However, time was up so after such a fun Harley ride we had to take them to the drop off place. This was the Sydney Fish markets where they were going to have lunch. Sydney Fish Market is the world’s third largest fish market for volume sold and second largest in terms of variety.

In conclusion, the Harley ride Sydney sights was a big success. Our passengers loved every second of it and the organisers were very happy with our service. In other words, we aim to make the whole experience easy from beginning to end.
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Sydney trike tour present

Debbie + Ross 28.05.19 – Sydney trike tour present

The Sydney trike tour present was from our passenger’s daughter. They are visiting Sydney for a few days and it is a great way to see some or all of the sights in a short time frame. Craig picked them up from their hotel in Cremorne, on the north side of Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, they rode across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a famous icon of Sydney, and rightly so. It is very impressive especially from the back of a trike (or Harley). Make sure you look up to see the arches.

The historic Rocks

Continuing along the bridge they rode through the historic Rocks. It is a wonderful area to explore with lots of charm and history. See the bottom of this post for more information about The Rocks.

They then rode back across the bridge and through North Sydney. Next they rode down to Jeffrey Street Wharf at Kirribilli. The views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House and the CBD is beautiful. Also, checkout the Sydney Harbour Bridge from a different perspective.

After that, they rode under the bridge, past Luna Park turn off and the North Sydney Olympic Pool.

However, the time was up so Craig returned our passengers to the drop off in Cremorne. In conclusion, the Sydney trike tour present was a fun ride and an experience to remember. The best present!
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The Rocks became established shortly after the colony’s formation in 1788. From the earliest history of the settlement, the area had a reputation as a slum and the arriving convicts’ side of town, often frequented by visiting sailors and prostitutes. That’s certainly not the case now!

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a heritage-listed steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the CBD and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia itself. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design.

69th birthday VIVID tour

Bernie, Megan + Peter 24.05.19 – 69th birthday VIVID tour

In Sydney for a short time, Bernie organised the 69th birthday VIVID tour with us. She is celebrating her 69th birthday and therefore wanted to do something fun and a bit different to the usual touristy stuff. Why not combine it with a ride around the VIVID sights!

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Craig and Joe picked our passengers up from a restaurant. They had eaten dinner first so then they could relax while taking in the Sydney sights. Firstly, they rode to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. We can’t ride to the exact point but it is possible to walk to the point. We can ride far enough to see the wonderful view looking west to the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Next, they rode through part of the city and across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of our favourite views is from Blues Point. It has the same type of view as Mrs Macquarie’s Point but in reverse – looking east across Sydney Harbour to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

In addition they stopped at Jeffrey Street Wharf, Kirribilli. From here the view is closer to the Opera House and the CBD. They had a look around and had some photos taken. The perspective of the Harbour Bridge is fabulous from here. They drove under the bridge and back across it.

However, time was up so they were dropped off near their hotel at Circular Quay. The 69th birthday VIVID tour was a great success. In other words, our passengers had such a fun time and saw the pretty sights of the VIVID Festival and Sydney. http://trolltours.com.au/product/design-your-own-ride/

VIVID SYDNEY

The website says: Where art, technology and commerce intersect. Three weeks of game changing ideas and seminars, amazing music and light sculptures that transform the city. https://www.vividsydney.com/ It really is worth a look.