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Certificate of Excellence 2019

Certificate of Excellence 2019 – TripAdvisor

To all our passengers who have written reviews – a huge big thank you. TripAdvisor has rewarded us with the Certificate of Excellence 2019.

We are proud of the experiences we provide to our passengers. For instance, these reviews show we are fun to ride with. Most importantly, we are safe and professional. Also, we accredited with the NSW Government.

Moreover, we can take you to all the best places in Sydney. We know places even locals have never been to before. Places locals never knew existed. We will take you to areas with beautiful views, in and around Sydney.

In addition, we also do tours around the greater Sydney area. The Blue Mountains is a great ride. Similarly, another good ride with beautiful scenery, is through the Royal National Park.

Compliments we read in our reviews – on emails, reviews and our FB page as well – a great experience, fun, entertaining, safe, professional, the best!

In conclusion, it is well worth booking a trike or Harley ride with us. 🤣
For over 13 years, we have been giving people a great experience. It is encouraging for us to receive The Certificate of Excellence 2019. To keep on doing what we are doing. http://trolltours.com.au/testimonials/

Since 2011, the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses. The businesses must deliver consistently great service. This designation is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor. Ones that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year. There is no application process. The achievement is earned over time.

Qualifying

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, an experience (like Troll Tours) must:

  • Maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five
  • Have a minimum number of reviews
  • Have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least twelve months. A business must be listed for the full 12-month qualifying period. Recipients are announced only once a year, in late May.

TripAdvisor says: to determine Certificate of Excellence recipients, we use a variety of user-generated content. We use an algorithm that primarily takes into account the quality, quantity, and how recent the user reviews are.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/TripAdvisorInsights/w604


Harley rides in a Sydney winter with Troll Tours

Harley rides in a Sydney winter with Troll Tours!

Harley rides in a Sydney winter with Troll Tours are still so much fun. On a clear crisp winter’s day, Sydney still looks beautiful. A Harley ride is still a great experience, just dress warmly and we provide jackets.

We can take you on a tour around all the areas of Sydney that we go to in summer. No part of Sydney is seasonal, we don’t get snow but sometimes we do get a lot of rain. If you book we can postpone to a fine day, or if there is no time left, we will refund (conditions apply).

Some interesting facts about Sydney

One Sydharbis an official Australian unit of measurement. It is used to measure volume and is equivalent to 500 gigalitres, the volume of water in Sydney Harbour. It is a large body of water but it is so beautiful. We know the many angles which are worth a look from.

Over 586 species of fish are found in Sydney Harbour, which is more than you would find off the coast of the United Kingdom. You should avoid eating any fish caught west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and limit your weekly intake to 150g of anything caught east of the bridge. This is due to the high levels of dioxins recorded in the flesh of harbour fish.

Harley rides in a Sydney winter

Doing Harley rides in a Sydney winter with Troll Tours works well. Generally there are less tourists around which means less traffic. If you do a longer tour, we can stop for a ‘coffee’ break. Another suggestion, we can pick you up sometime during the morning and drop you off somewhere afterwards for lunch. http://trolltours.com.au/tours-and-prices/

You won’t see all these people! 😃 Sydney has a population of 5,230,330 (2018). This is 20.93% of the total population of Australia. The inner city measures 25 square kilometres (10 square miles), the Greater Sydney region covers 12,367 square kilometres (4,775 square miles), and the city’s urban area is 1,687 square kilometres (651 square miles) in size. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney

Attempted assassination at Clontarf Beach

Attempted assassination at Clontarf Beach

We have only just found out about the attempted assassination at Clontarf Beach, although we have lived in Sydney all our life. Clontarf Beach can be included as part of your ride. Our North Shore Skimmer takes you past it on the Spit Bridge. If you would like to ride to the beach just let us know when you book. Otherwise, we can design a ride especially for you.

Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh

On 12 March 1868 Prince Alfred was guest of honour here at a sailor’s picnic. He was the Duke of Edinburgh and second son of Queen Victoria.

Attempted assassination at Clontarf Beach

Dublin-born Henry James O’Farrell jumped out of the crowd of picnickers, shooting the Duke in the back. The Duke’s rubber suspenders deflected the bullet, sparing him major injury.

Guilty, O’Farrell was hanged a month later, despite the Duke seeking clemency on his behalf. In the interim, the Irish O’Farrell was quick to air his anti-British and anti-monarchism views.

Sydneysiders were even quicker to fuel existing anti-Irish sentiment. The NSW Government even passed the Treason Felony Act. This made it an offence to refuse to drink to the Queen’s health.

The Duke and the British monarchy were hugely popular in Australia at this time. The Duke had arrived by ship three months earlier. Nearly ten thousand Sydney-siders came out to welcome him in the pouring rain. This was ten per cent of the city’s 100 thousand population.

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

After the assassination attempt, citizens donated money for a “substantial monument. It showed the heartfelt gratitude of the community at the recovery of HRH”. Hence the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney’s inner west was built in 1882.

Attempted assassination at Clontarf Beach is a real mystery to Sydneysiders. Our North Shore Skimmer Tour will take you past Clontarf Beach. If you’d like to actually visit it, let us know so we can ride you to it. http://trolltours.com.au/product/the-north-shore-skimmer-trike-tour/

Thanks to Sydney Coastal Walks for this information. Read more about the assassination attempt and the area here:
https://www.sydneycoastwalks.com.au/clontarf-reserve/