SIL surprise 50th tour – Antony + Michelle 04.05.21

The SIL surprise 50th tour was a definitely a huge surprise. Gwen organised the trike tour for her son-in-law’s 50th birthday. Michelle, her daughter went along for the ride also.

Our trike rider Craig, met the passengers at a place in Belrose, a suburb in the northern beaches of Sydney.

Wakehurst Parkway

Firstly, they rode through Belrose and then down Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits. This road led to Seaforth where they stopped to see the lovely view of Middle Harbour. 

The Northern Beaches

From there they rode down through Clontarf, past Clontarf Marina and Sandy Bay. Onto Dobroyd Headland and Arabanoo Lookout. From here there are wonderful views to the Sydney Heads, both North and South. So far, the SIL surprise 50th tour was the best present ever! We then made our way to Freshwater Headland for photos in the rain and continued on past Curl Curl and Dee Why. The Northern Beaches is one of our most favourite areas in Sydney.

However, the 1 hour was almost up Craig turned around and took the wet passengers home. In conclusion, the SIL surprise 50th tour was a huge success. He’d like this present again please!! 😍
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Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean. Freshwater Beach‘s unique claim to fame is that this is where surfboard riding was popularised in Australia by Hawaiian “Duke” Kahanamoku. Duke famously carved a board from a piece of local timber and demonstrated surfing for an enthralled crowd on 10 January 1915. A life-size statue of Duke Kahanamoku on the northern headland commemorates the historic day. Wakehurst Parkway is a busy road north of Sydney. It is not the type of place you would usually associate with the supernatural, but the Wakehurst Parkway has for years been linked with reported sightings of a mysterious female figure, with claims the apparition has even appeared in the back seat of people’s cars before disappearing.

Harley and trike birthday ride – Fam Family 02.05.21

The Harley and trike birthday ride was organised by Ihab. It was his birthday and going on a Harley was something he had always wanted to do. Ihab’s wife and son came along as well. We organised both a Harley and a trike, that way they could experience both types of motorcycles.

Our Harley rider Phil and our trike rider Craig, picked the passengers up from their home in the inner west.

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.

Kirribilli

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

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. The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool.

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

The Fig Tree Bridge 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, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. 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. So far, the Harley and trike birthday ride beat all expectations.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 03 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.

The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

However, the hour was up so Craig and Phil dropped our passengers back home. The Harley and trike birthday ride was a great way to celebrate a birthday – or any celebration. A fun and memorable experience. Also, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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A Harley and trike ride for a birthday. They went on the 3 Bridges tour in Sydney Australia.
Harley and trike birthday ride – Fam Family 02.05.21

anniversary and birthday trike tour – Lisa + Sunteli 24.04.21

Lisa + Sunteli organised an anniversary and birthday trike tour. It is their 25th wedding anniversary, it also Lisa’s birthday. So, they decided to combine the two and have a real celebration! They stayed in at the Star Casino for a mini break in Sydney. Our trike rider Craig, picked them up from outside the casino and took them on the 3 Bridges tour.

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.

Kirribilli

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

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. The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool.

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

The Fig Tree Bridge 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, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. 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. So far, the anniversary and birthday trike tour beat all expectations.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 03 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.

The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

However, the hour was up so Craig dropped our passengers back at Star City. The passengers thought the anniversary and birthday trike tour was a great and fun experience. Also, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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christmas gift trike tour – Colin + Valerie 23.04.21

Colin + Valerie were given this christmas gift trike tour, from their children. Today was Colin’s 85th birthday so it was the perfect day to use the gift voucher.

Our trike rider Craig, picked them up from their home. The whole family was there to wave them off.

Wakehurst Parkway

Firstly, they rode down Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits. This road led to Seaforth where they stopped to see the lovely view of Middle Harbour. 

The Northern Beaches

From there we rode down through Clontarf, past Clontarf Marina and onto Dobroyd Headland and Arabanoo Lookout. From here there are wonderful views to the Sydney Heads, both North and South. We then made our way to Freshwater Beach and continued on past Curl Curl, Dee Why, Long Reef and up to Collaroy Plateau. Collaroy Plateau has lovely views over the beach and Narrabeen Lake. Everyone had one last look at the ocean. The Northern Beaches is one of our most favourite areas in Sydney.

However, the 1 hour was almost up Craig turned around and took the passengers home. In conclusion, the christmas gift trike tour was a huge success. They’d like this present again please!! 😍
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Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean.

Named in honour of Aboriginal man Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers, the lookout is a great spot for some whale watching. There are a few signs and monuments around the lookout that provide some historical information about the significance of the area.

Collaroy Plateau

Various parts of Collaroy Plateau overlook Collaroy Beach, Long Reef Beach, Narrabeen Beach and Narrabeen Lagoon.

The view as described in 1921:
“… stand on the heights above Collaroy Beach, just before coming to Narrabeen. It is a strenuous climb, up from the tramline, but the ‘Superb View Estate’ is well named. Right away north lies the Hawkesbury River, and as we stand on the ‘trig.’ station we can see the entrance to the ‘Ten-mile reach’ on its farther side. While looking south we can see Manly, South Head, Bondi, and quite a long stretch of the southern shores of the harbour. Westward lie the heights around Gordon, and the panting of a locomotive can be distinctly heard. Just near us are clumps of waratahs, and the promise of thousands of Christmas bells.” (Thanks to Wikipedia for this information).

50th birthday Harley ride – James, Leif + Michaela 18.04.21

The 50th birthday Harley ride was organised by Michaela for herself. She had always wanted to go on a Harley, so what better time than now! Her son and husband came with her.

Our three Harley riders Phil, Craig and Pat, met the passengers at their home. Their home is in Dee Why, within the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.

Collaroy Plateau

Firstly, they rode past Dee Why Beach and Collaroy Beach. Next, they rode up onto Collaroy Plateau for lovely views over the beach and Narrabeen Lake. Then, they rode up Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits.

Oxford Falls

Narrabeen Lakes is a lovely place to ride around. So, after riding around part of it, they rode through Oxford Falls. This area is like being out in the countryside. Continuing on down the Wakehurst Parkway to Seaforth. They stopped to look at the view of Middle Harbour and the boats in the marinas.

Arabanoo Lookout

From there we rode down through Clontarf onto Dobroyd Headland and Arabanoo Lookout. From here there are wonderful views to the Sydney Heads, both North and South. However, the 1.5 hours was almost up so the riders turned around and took the passengers home. In conclusion, the 50th birthday Harley ride was a huge success, smiles all round!

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Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean.

Named in honour of Aboriginal man Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers, the lookout is a great spot for some whale watching. There are a few signs and monuments around the lookout that provide some historical information about the significance of the area.
https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/arabanoo-lookout-at-dobroyd-head

50th birthday Harley ride, North Beaches Sydney
50th birthday Harley ride – James, Leif + Michaela 18.04.21

North Shore Skimmer gift – Geoff + Michele 14.04.21

The North Shore Skimmer gift was for Geoff’s 60th birthday. He was given a Gift Voucher and they now had time to use it.

Craig, our trike rider, picked them up at Milsons Point. 

Kirribilli

Firstly, 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

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. The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool.

lower North Shore suburbs

Continuing north east, they rode through Cremorne, Mosman and down past the Taronga Zoo to Bradleys Head. Make sure you look for the koalas eating and sleeping in the gum trees. So far, the North Shore Skimmer gift was a huge success.

Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach

Similarly, Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Riding on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Balmoral Beach is not so well known by visitors and tourists, but the stunning natural beauty of the beach and surrounds make it well worth a visit. Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun, it has great views of Middle Harbour.

After Balmoral Beach they continued on past, Seaforth and Clontarf before stopping at Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head is named in honour of Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers. It’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean.

Manly

Then they rode to Manly where Craig dropped them off at the Manly 16ft SKIFF Club. They were going to continue celebrating with lunch. We haven’t eaten there but apparently the food is good. The North Shore Skimmer gift was a huge success, one of the best presents ever.
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school holiday trike tour – Ethan + Nikki 13.04.21

The school holiday trike tour was organised by Ethan’s parents. They wanted him to have some fun during their visit to Sydney.

Woolloomooloo and the iconic Harry’s Café De Wheels

Our trike rider Craig, picked them up at their hotel. Firstly, they rode through Sydney city to the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomooloo. This means they rode past Finger Wharf and the iconic Harry’s Café De Wheels which is always interesting. Harry’s Café de Wheels has been serving customers for over 80 years. They make delicious pies, hotdogs and more.

the infamous Kings Cross

This leads up into the infamous Kings Cross – home of the famous and huge Coca Cola sign. Kings Cross is also home to nightclubs and ladies of the night though it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in the 1970s (apparently). Continuing on, they rode through the posh eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse.

Bondi Beach, Tamarama and Bronte

Next, it was fun riding past the famous Bondi Beach. In this area, onlookers always seem to wave. They stopped at the famous Bondi Beach for photos, when in Sydney it is one of the places you should visit. The beach is seriously nice (but not our favourite) and we usually stop near the lifeguard station, made famous by the TV series “Bondi Rescue”. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia. Bondi Beach is recorded by the Australian Museum that Bondi means place where a fight using boondi sticks (nullas nullas or fighting sticks) took place. So far, and the whole way, the school holiday trike tour was a huge success.

However, the hour was nearly up so Craig headed west. It’s an interesting ride going through posh Paddington.

Oxford Street

They rode through the city via Oxford Street., home of great fashion and jewellery designers. The western section is widely-recognised as Sydney’s main gay district.

Craig dropped our passengers at King Street Wharf in Cockle Bay. There are plenty of restaurants around here to eat lunch or dinner.

In conclusion, the school holiday trike tour in Sydney was a huge success. Our passengers loved every second of the experience.

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surprise southern spectacular tour – Brooke + Mick 13.04.21

The surprise southern spectacular tour was organised by Brooke for Mick. Brooke tagged along. 😆 It was a covert operation, no emails or phone calls in case Mick saw or heard. So it was a huge surprise in the end. We organised our trike rider David, to arrive at their house at 9.30am. He then took them on a 4 hour trike tour south.

David wrote later: Lookouts, beaches, a bridge and lighthouses were the places visited today.

Royal National Park

Firstly, the journey started travelling 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.

Next, they had coffee stop at Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops. Stanwell Tops is known for its beautiful coastal, escarpment and cliff views. The hills that rise sharply from the coast to the escarpment with strong air currents make Stanwell Tops a prime spot for hang gliding and paragliding as well as the perfect spot to take a photo and admire the views of the ocean, the escarpment and the Sea Cliff Bridge.

Seacliff Bridge

We then continued onto the Seacliff Bridge and along the coastline to see the beaches to the north of Wollongong. The 665 metre long Sea Cliff Bridge is a highlight along the Grand Pacific Drive – A drive which takes in 140 kilometres worth of coastal scenery from the Royal National Park, Loftus down to Nowra. The surprise southern spectacular tour was an amazing ride so far.

Wollongong lighthouses + Mt Kiera Lookout

A ride past the Wollongong lighthouses then a climb to Mt Keira Lookout. Wollongong Harbour’s Breakwater lighthouse has been inactive since 1974 but the Flagstaff Hill lighthouse is active. Mt Keira is a local landmark of Wollongong, towering 463.9 metres high.

Bulli Tops

The next part took us to Bulli Tops and a view down to the way we have travelled earlier. However, the 4 hours was nearly up. Heading back north, David returned via along the Old Highway to Waterfall. In conclusion, the surprise southern spectacular tour was a huge success and very spectacular!
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Harley tour birthday presents – Jo + Jo 11.04.21

These Harley tour birthday presents were the best! A group of friends bought #1 Jo a Harley tour Gift Voucher for her 60th, a few months ago. The same group of friends bought #2 Jo, the same Harley tour Gift Voucher. Also for her 60th. The idea was so they could go on the Harley tour together.

So, when a Jo contacted us we organised the ride for them both. Our Harley riders, Pat and Craig, picked them up from one of their homes on the Northern Beaches. Both these riders live in the Northern Beaches so know the area very well. For a 4 hour Harley tour, you’d need to know where to take the passengers!

Old Pacific Hwy to Brooklyn

Firstly, the riders rode the approx 43 kms on the old Pacific Hwy to Brooklyn. The old Pacific Highway is a favourite for motorcycle riders. It has lots of bends which are so fun to ride around. They came out at Brooklyn which is located on the Hawkesbury River. This is at the very northern extremity of the Sydney metro area. So far, the Harley tour birthday presents were a huge success.

Berowra Waters punt

They returned on the Pacific Motorway to Berowra Waters. This route took them on the punt (ferry) over the river. The Berowra ferry crosses Berowra Creek at Berowra Waters. There is a cafe here at Berowra Waters. It had been prearranged to meet here, with the group of friends who bought them the Gift Vouchers. They all ate lunch at the cafe.

Galston Gorge

Then Harley riders then rode to Galston Gorge. Galston Gorge is a valley containing dense bushland. It contains numerous natural features such as waterfalls and streams accessible by established walking tracks. However, the 4 hours was nearly up so Pat and Craig rode Jo + Jo back to their drop off point.

In conclusion, the Harley tour birthday presents were the best presents ever. A great way to celebrate turning 60!
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Sister’s Blue Mountains tour – Hanaa’s Sisters 11.04.21

The sister’s Blue Mountains tour was organised by Hanaa. They lost their mum a few years ago and it was an extra difficult time last year. Hanaa wanted to cheer everyone up, give them a fun experience. Last year Hanaa bought a trike tour off us for her nieces. This year it was for her two sisters. She followed in the car with her Dad.

Springwood

We found a place in Springwood, where the passengers and trike rider could all safely meet up. It was a total surprise and one they loved. When our rider turned up, they freaked out – in a good way!

Megalong Valley

Our trike rider Max, found the passengers at the prearranged pick up spot. He rode along the Great Western Highway, up the Blue Mountains. Instead of going to all the touristy places (which we love), he kept going to the picturesque Megalong Valley. On the way they stopped at Govetts Leap Lookout. You’ll see a magnificent waterfall which drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff.

After almost an hour of riding, they stopped to eat at Megalong Tea rooms. So far, the Megalong Valley trike tour was fun and the best surprise! Our customer and their Dad followed the trike and they all met up for lunch. After a relaxing pick me up lunch, they piled back on the trike and Max rode back down the Blue Mountains. He dropped them back at their car in Springwood. The sister’s Blue Mountains tour was a huge success.

Testimonial

Good Morning Katrina, 
How are you, hope all is well. 

OMG these photos, the first one needs to disappear, hahahahahhahaha.

We laughed so much what a great guy he’s so polite and such a beautiful person. He was so good to my dad and sisters I can’t thank him enough.
What a great asset to your business he is honestly.

Thank you happy to write another review but please don’t post that first photo. OMG hahahahahahahahah.

Looking forward to booking with you guys again!
Have a great day.
Hanaa

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Govetts Leap lookout. Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park.