Skimmer trike tour transfer – Michael + Mirrin 27.10.20

Michael and Mirrin came for Sydney for a holiday. They are from Tamworth in the northeast of NSW. A few of the things they wanted to do are still closed. So, Mirren started looking for things to do while they were here. Apparently, we came up as #1 on ‘things to do in Sydney’. We like it! 😆 After tossing around a few ideas, Mirren decided the North Shore Skimmer trike tour transfer sounded like what they were after.

We arranged to pick them up from their hotel and drop them off in Manly. Then, they could explore the famous Manly Beach and have some lunch (there are many cafes and restaurants). When they were ready, they could catch the Sydney Ferry back to Circular Quay.

Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

Our trike rider Steve, picked up our passengers from their hotel. Firstly, they rode through the city and over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets were used to assemble the various plates on the bridge. Actually, they are so interesting to look at and the arch is so iconic.

McMahons Point

Next, after riding across the Harbour Bridge they rode to McMahons Point. 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.

lower North Shore suburbs

Continuing north east, the rode through Cremorne, Mosman and down past the Zoo to Bradleys Head. Make sure you look for the koalas eating and sleeping in the gum trees.

Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach

Similarly, Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Continuing 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.

Lower northern beaches

Riding further up the hill they rode into Seaforth and Clontarf. Another view worth checking out is at Tania Park, on Dobroyd Head. The views are amazing looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads.

However, time was just about up so Steve dropped the passengers off at Manly. They could continue their exploration of Manly and have some lunch at one of the many restaurants in Manly. When they were ready, they caught a ferry back into town. Manly Beach has three main sections: rom north to south, Queenscliff, North Steyne, and South Steyne. It is part of the Northern Beaches.

In conclusion, the North Shore Skimmer trike tour transfer was a huge success. Just check out their smiles in the photo.
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surprise Beach Beauty tour – Daryl + Leonie 13.10.20

Leonie and Daryl came to Sydney for a short holiday, from northern NSW. Leonie contacted us two days before they set off. She wanted to organise a surprise Beach Beauty tour for her husband. We found out all the information we needed and organised a trike rider. We can’t always do it with such short notice but usually we can. It’s worth asking us.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Our trike rider Craig, met them at their hotel in the Sydney CBD. Firstly, they rode around The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest historical area, located directly under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in the centre of the city.

Next, they rode across the iconic 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. This lead to Jeffrey Street Wharf in Kirribilli. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent.

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.

Taronga Zoo and Georges Head

Driving along the backroads of the inner north shore, they rode past Taronga Zoo. If you are lucky, you can see koalas eating and sleeping in their enclosure. This road stops at Bradleys Head, another place with wonderful views across the harbour to the Opera House and Sydney CBD.

Riding further along, they stopped at George’s Head. Leonie and Daryl got off the trike and walked down to point to take photos. So far, the surprise Beach Beauty tour was a success. Continuing on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Crossing the Spit Bridge was next, this is always fun. The lovely views of Middle Harbour and hundreds of yachts are hard to forget.

The Spit, Tania Park and Arabanoo lookout on Dobroyd Head

Then into the northern beaches suburbs of Seaforth and Clontarf before stopping off at Tania Park. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean.

The trike tour continued on to Manly. They rode past the famous beach and then up past the northern beaches of North Curl Curl, Dee Why, Long Reef and more. Once they got to Narrabeen, they rode around Narrabeen Lake and down the whole length of Wakehurst Parkway. The speed limit is slightly higher than usual so a chance to rev the engine!

However, the 3 hours was almost up. So Craig crossed back over the Spit Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge before dropping them back off at the hotel. The surprise Beach Beauty tour was a real surprise and a huge success as you can see by their smiles! https://trolltours.com.au/product/the-beach-beauty/
https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/arabanoo-lookout-at-dobroyd-head

surprise Beach Beauty tour, Sydney
surprise Beach Beauty tour – Daryl + Leonie 13.10.20

surprise birthday present tour – Daley + Friends 10.10.20

The surprise birthday present tour was a huge and welcomed one. Julie bought it for her brother Mark for his birthday. He used to ride motorbikes but can’t anymore. Julie gave him a Gift Voucher (we emailed her one) and they were both so excited. We organised the date, time and place for the tour and then Julie rang (again). She had some friends who would love to do the trike tour as well. Could we organise another trike? Yes we could!

So our trike riders Craig and Brian arrived at The Rocks, at the pick up place.

Finger Wharf and the infamous Kings Cross

Firstly, 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. It is in the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomooloo. 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). Already, our passengers were enjoying the surprise birthday present tour.

north headland of Bondi Beach

Continuing on, they rode through the posh eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse. They stopped for a stretch, some photos and to see the view from North Bondi headland. It has a stunning view which looks south, down the coastline. This stop was is in Sam Fiszman Memorial Park, Ben Buckler Headland North Bondi.

Next, it was fun riding past the famous Bondi Beach. In this area, onlookers always seem to wave. Then, they rode past more of the lovely eastern beaches – Tamarama and Bronte. However, the 1.5 hours of the surprise birthday present tour was almost up. So, after a quick run past the Art Gallery of NSW and down to Mrs Macquarie’s Point they returned to the Rocks and to drop off.
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An interesting article about the arcitecture in Sam Fiszman Memorial Park: https://architectureau.com/articles/sam-fiszman-park/

Megalong Valley trike tour – Fai + Tasi 10.10.20

Our customer Hanaa contacted us to organise a surprise trike ride in the Blue Mountains. She wanted to do something special for her nieces so we organised the Megalong Valley trike tour.

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. The family thought it was hilarious as the girls had been trying to guess what was happening, what they were going to be doing. Their guess was an afternoon of ceramic pottery tutoring. They were thinking that would have been as exciting as watching grass growing! Then they were freaking out as to what their Aunty really was up to. 🤣🤣🤣

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.

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 son 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 Megalong Valley trike tour was a huge success.

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Hi Trevor and Katrina 

Thank you so much! They were so happy and had the best time. They said the Max was awesome and I can’t wait to organise my bday now!! yehhhhhhhh!! I asked them to write a review on your page for you guys. Once again thank you, speak to you soon in regards to rebooking.

Enjoy your weekend.
Hanaa

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Megalong Valley

The Aboriginal word megalong means ‘valley below the cliffs’. The fabulous Cox’s River passes through the valley, and it is via this river in 1818, Thomas Jones was believed to be the first European visitor to the area. Thomas Jones ventured into the valley to explore its natural vegetation.

Anniversary roses trike ride – Badiah + Kalid 08.10.20

Kalid bought the surprise anniversary roses trike ride from us. After organising it Kalid asked us for ideas on what special thing we can do. As they don’t drink, we organised a bunch of red roses. Craig, out trike rider picked them up on the way to the ride. During the ride he pulled them out of the trike boot and Kalid could surprise Badiah with them. All in all, it was a great surprise and very special and memorable anniversary.

We had organised to meet at Circular Quay. It’s a central spot and an easy place for the trike to stop safely. Having said that, we will pick up almost anywhere but remember, the time booked starts from when we pick up. An email of a map and instructions of where to meet makes it easy for our passengers to find us.

Finger Wharf and the infamous Kings Cross

Firstly, 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. It is in the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomooloo. 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). Already, our passengers were enjoying the anniversary roses trike ride.

north headland of Bondi Beach – quite romantic

Continuing on, they rode through the posh eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse. They had a look at Bondi Beach and stopped for photos and to see the view from the north headland. It looks down the coastline and to Bondi Beach and is very romantic.

However, the 1 hour was almost up so Craig headed back into Sydney on a different route. Returning to Circular Quay was via William St and Macquarie Street taking in St Mary’s Cathedral on the way. He dropped them back at Circular Quay. In conclusion, the anniversary roses trike ride was a huge success – a pleasant surprise and quite a romantic experience for an anniversary.
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Sam Fiszman Park

Sam Fiszman, born in Warsaw, Poland,in 1926 migrated to Australia after his parents were killed during World War 2. A successful business man and campaign fundraiser for the Labour Party, his many achievements include contributions to the North Bondi SLSC. He was awarded the OAM in 1981 and the AM in 2000 and passed away in 2002. http://postcardsydney.com/sam-fiszman-park-north-bondi/

Ben Buckler Point

It is sometimes referred to simply as “the northern headland of Bondi Bay.”

Ben Buckler Point is the location of the heritage-listed Ben Buckler Gun Battery, which was built in 1892 and subsequently buried. Later, it was excavated by the NSW Water Board and then reburied. It is also the location of the heritage-listed Bondi Sewer Vent.

Sydney Harley tour present – Josephine 04.10.20

Josephine’s partner bought her the Sydney Harley tour present. She had always wanted to go on a Harley so he thought it would make a great present. He was right!

Our Harley rider Jungle, picked her up from our pick up point at Circular Quay. Her partner and children came with her to Circular Quay and wandered around the area while she went on the ride. Josephine didn’t mind where they went, she just wanted to ride. So, they did the 3 Bridges tour, Jungle’s favourite and one of our most popular tours.

Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, they rode through the city and over the iconic 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, after riding across the Harbour Bridge 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.

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. So far, the Sydney Harley tour present was a success.

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.

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, time was nearly up so Jungle rode through the city and dropped Josephine back off at CQ. She thought the 3 Bridge trike tour was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about. Her partner was happy because she loved it – a great Sydney Harley tour present. Josephine now has a crush on Fatboy Harleys and is going to watch the Terminator 2 movie. Arnie rides a Fatboy in it!
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Birthday surprise trike ride – Darren + Faye 03.10.20

Faye rang us to work out a birthday surprise trike ride, for her partner. He is a paraplegic and loves motorbikes. He can’t go on a Harley but he can go on a trike. The great part is, Faye could go with him. So we worked out a plan, a route and a pick up point. Faye really wanted to make it a lovely day and a great experience. After a bit of a discussion with us, she decided they’d also stop for lunch. All our tours are flexible and changeable so just ask us for ideas. If you have an idea we can incorporate it into a tour.

So, our trike rider Craig met our passengers at the pick up spot at in Milsons Point. Firstly, they rode to Jeffrey Street Wharf where they stopped for photos. What a perfect day and a perfect view!

The Kirribilli Loop

Next, 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.

Then it was across the iconic 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.

We continued on through a part of the city to Finger Wharf and Woolloomooloo. This led into the infamous red light district of Kings Cross. In its heyday it was the home of the drug lords and the Australian version of the mafia. Not so much any more. Riding on, they rode along Old South Head Road and the posh eastern suburbs of the inner harbour. It is always a nice view through Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse. So far, the birthday surprise trike ride was a huge success!

Instead of turning south and going to Bondi Beach, they rode on to Watson’s Bay. Darren loves seafood so he and Faye had lunch here. After lunch they rode up to the Gap for a photo, it faces the Tasman Sea. There was time to visit Bondi Beach on the way back. However, the 2.5 hours was almost up so Craig rode through the city, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge before returning to Milton’s Point.

In conclusion, the birthday surprise trike ride was an extremely success and fun surprise. One of Darren’s best ever birthday presents!
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School holiday trike ride – McCredie Kids 02.10.20

Dimity rang wanting to organise a surprise for her children. She wanted to organise a school holiday trike ride but she wanted it to be a surprise. Yes, we can easily organise a surprise. We are experts at surprises after all the experience we’ve had. 😆

After organising a pick up point north of the bridge, our trike rider Craig met them there. The parents dropped them off, waved them off and drove to the drop off point. Firstly, they rode to Jeffrey Street Wharf where they stopped for photos. What a perfect day and a perfect view!

The Kirribilli Loop

Next, 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.

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. So far, the school holiday trike ride was a huge success!

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.

As they had time to spare so Craig road down Sussex Street and the Rocks via Hickson Road. The kids definitely saw a lot!

However, time was nearly up so Craig rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and dropped them at the Commodore Tavern, McMahons Point (north Sydney). Their parents were there waiting. They all thought the school holiday trike ride was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about. The parents were happy because the kids had a fun and memorable experience during the holidays. https://trolltours.com.au/product/three-bridges-trike-tour/

Sydney weekend Harley tour – Janet 30.09.20

Janet came to Sydney for a couple of days. She decided a Sydney weekend Harley tour would show her some of the Sydney sights. Being from central NSW, Sydney is extremely different in so many ways to Janet.

Our rider Phil, picked her up from her hotel in the city.

Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, they rode through the city and over the iconic 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, after riding across the Harbour Bridge 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.

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. So far, the Sydney weekend Harley tour was a success.

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.

Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach

Similarly, Bradleys Head with the bradleys head amphitheatre has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Continuing on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it!

However, the one hour was almost up so Phil turned around, rode back over the Harbour Bridge. Through the city and dropped Janet back at her hotel. The Sydney weekend Harley tour was a huge lot of fun – Feel the freedom!
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Blue Mountains Harley ride – Michelle 25.09.20

Michelle didn’t mind where she went, she just wanted to ride! She lives half way up the mountain so we organised with her to do the Blue Mountains Harley ride. Our rider Wayne picked Michelle up from her home.

Wentworth Falls Lookout

Firstly, they rode to the Wentworth Falls Lookout. Beautiful views of the Blue Mountains National Park and Mount Solitary can be seen from here. Riding further up the Blue Mountains, they rode the back way, the scenic way.

The Three Sisters

This took them through Leura to Katoomba and The Three Sisters at Echo Point. Wayne and Michelle rode around the area, checking out the other beautiful sights and points of interest. So far, the Blue Mountains Harley ride was going well.

Great Western Highway

However, the two hours was almost up so Wayne rode them back along the Great Western Highway. It’s a good road to ride on a Harley or any motorcycle because it has curves and bends. A great way to really feel the Harley move beneath you.

In conclusion, the Blue Mountains Harley ride was a huge success. Michelle loved every second of it and the fact Wayne picked her up from home, made the whole experience so easy.

World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park – information

The world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park. It is located in the Blue Mountains region of NSW. The 267,954-hectare (662,130-acre) national park is situated approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Sydney. Interestingly, the park boundary is quite irregular as it is broken up by roads, urban areas and inholdings. Despite the name ‘mountains’, the area is an uplifted plateau, dissected by a number of larger rivers. Mount Werong is the highest point in the park at 1,215 metres (3,986 ft) above sea level; while the low point is on the Nepean River at 20 metres (66 ft) above sea level as it leaves the park.

In 2000, the national park was inscribed to form part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. On 21 May 2007, the Greater Blue Mountains was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List. The Blue Mountains National Park is the most central of the eight protected areas within the World Heritage Site and it forms part of the Great Dividing Range. The park is also listed on the Australian Heritage Register. Also, the overall complex of Blue Mountains regional walking tracks is listed on the State Heritage Register.

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