Broken Bay trike tour – Rafael + Pablo 11.07.20

Pablo has autism and is very set in his ways. He loved the trike ride! Rafael (the father) wrote after the Broken Bay trike tour:

“Thanks for the ride today 👍👍
Pablo is one happy child.”

Rafael’s son Pablo, loves bikes so Rafael and his wife organised the Broken Bay trike tour. Actually, they didn’t mind where they went. Craig, our trike rider, knows the northern beaches area of Sydney extremely well. He planned the ride route at the pick up. Our tours are all so flexible. Pablo has autism so the trike is a good way to make him feel safe and secure.

Northern Sydney suburbs

So, Craig picked the passengers up from home in St Ives. Firstly they rode down Mona Vale Road, then through the back of Terry Hills. This in turn, joins Mc Carr’s Creek Road.

Akuna Bay

Which leads down as far as Akuna Bay. Akuna Bay, tucked away at the end of Coal and Candle Creek. Superb birdlife and some animals such as kangaroos, can sometimes be seen. Akuna Bay is inside Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Located in Sydney’s north, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park combines important history with scenic beauty, making it perfect for tours. Also, Bobbin Head is a great place for a family picnic, and parts of the park are ideal for cycling, fishing and bushwalking.

Duffys Forest

They then continued onto Duffys Forest. Duffys Forest is named after Patrick Duffy, who received a land grant there in 1857. He became a timber cutter and cleared a road through the bush to Cowan Creek, where he built a stone wharf for transporting timber. The wharf is still known as Duffys Wharf and the road is Duffys Track.

St Ives

The St Ives area was first explored by Governor Arthur Phillip and a party of men in 1788 where they set up a campsite. The area produced a small scale timber felling industry. There are still some examples of the thirty metre and higher trees. In nearby Pymble in the Dalrymple Hay forest and near Canisius College. Native turpentine trees were also once abundant and provided useful timber for cabinet making. It was once known for its apple orchards but due to residential demand, there is no longer any commercial fruit growing in the area

However, the hour was almost up so they turned around and rode back home to St Ives. In conclusion the Broken Bay trike tour was a huge success. Both passengers had such a fun time as you can see by the photo.

trike memories 12 years on – Lyn + Friend 2008

How’s this for trike memories 12 years on!

6 days ago, an out of the blue review on Facebook: “12 years ago and still talking about it! It was such great fun.” Lyn. How’s that for trike memories 12 years on!

Then, in the comments, another happy passenger: “Over 6yrs ago – same carriage and coachman in same vest. Magic ride, and the envy of many passengers on our cruise ship. We organised from NZ, and still talk about the ride”. Patricia.

We love happy passengers and have many second and third timers.

Some ideas to make trike memories 12 years on:

  • Ride around Sydney, stopping at various points along the harbour
  • Explore the eastern suburbs including the famous Bondi Beach
  • We love the Northern Beaches, home to the TV series “Home and Away”
  • Travel over 3 of the main bridges in Sydney

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2. something remembered from the past.

An interesting Sydney Harbour fact

Interestingly, one Sydharb is an official Australian unit of measurement. It is used to measure volume and is equivalent to 500 gigalitres. Incredibly, this is the volume of water in Sydney Harbour. However, Sydney Harbour is a drowned river estuary carved out of the sandstone about 29 million years ago. Amazingly, the sea level rose about 17,000 years ago flooding the river and creating the harbour. Around the world, it really is hard to think of a more beautiful harbour than Sydney Harbour. For more interesting facts about Sydney Harbour, check out our News Page.

Sydney’s Bridges

For instance, five bridges cross the harbour: the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the ANZAC Bridge, the Gladesville Bridge, the Ryde Bridge, and the Silverwater Bridge. However, on our 3 Bridges ride we take you over 3 of these bridges. Also included are a couple of minor bridges. Most Sydneysiders don’t know these minor bridges. All bridges have spectacular views!

In conclusion, trike memories 12 years on can be yours! Contact us for details. Go on, we know you want to! We can design a tour especially for you and what you’d like to see.
Or, you can pick one of our suggestions, check out: https://trolltours.com.au/tours-and-prices/

The ANZAC Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Two of the bridges we ride over on the 3 Bridges ride.
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Northern Skimmer birthday surprise – Skinner Family 11.07.20

Northern Skimmers birthday surprise testimonial. As written on TripAdvisor and Facebook.

Great way to see the sites of Sydney ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“This was my 2nd experience with Troll Tours, this time I surprised my Mum for her birthday with a Troll Tour around the northern beaches. Troll Tours couldn’t have been more helpful with the bookings, and on the day the trikes were ready and waiting for us, right outside the zoo where we were staying! The surprise couldn’t have been better! We got to see some awesome scenery and our guides were very knowledgeable about the areas were were touring through. 5 star service all the way, if you are looking for something different to do and a new way to see the sites of Sydney, you won’t be disappointed with Troll Tours.” Sam

Sam bought the Northern Skimmer birthday surprise for her Mum. She and her husband did a tour a few years ago. They absolutely loved it and were looking for an excuse to do another one. Mum had a wonderful surprise. Celebrating Mum’s birthday by staying at the Taronga Zoo accommodation the night before, we met them there.

Our trike riders, Craig and Steve, picked our passengers up from the main entrance of the Zoo. The riders took them on the Northern Skimmer birthday surprise, the inner northern suburbs of Sydney are beautiful. Firstly, they rode the back roads to the posh Balmoral Beach.

The Northern Beaches

Riding through the back streets before crossing the Spit Bridge, is always fun. Such lovely views of Middle Harbour and the hundreds of yachts are hard to forget. Further up the hill they rode into the northern beach suburbs of Seaforth and Clontarf. Tania Park on Dobroyd Head is another view worth checking out. Amazing views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. The photo on this post was taken here, even though it is wet it is still beautiful.

Manly, Freshwater, Curl Curl and Dee Why Beaches.

Continuing on, they rode to the lovely Manly and through Freshwater Beach, Curl Curl and Dee Why. We love the northern beaches, they are all such lovely scenic beaches. By now the 1.5 hours was nearly up. Our riders took our passengers back to Taronga Zoo via the scenic route. In conclusion, the Northern Skimmer birthday surprise was a huge success. They want to do another tour one day.

Taronga Zoo

Officially opened in Sydney in 1884, it was the first public zoo in New South Wales. On a site known as Billy Goat Swamp in Moore Park, operated by the Zoological Society of NSW. The first exhibits to be built were the seal ponds, elephant temple, monkey pits, top entrance, aviaries, paths and roadways and the refreshment rooms. In all, 228 mammals, 552 birds and 64 reptiles were moved from Moore Park to Taronga. In addition, many animals, including the elephants, crossed the harbour on board a flat top barge.

Importantly, Taronga Zoo Sydney was officially opened on October 7th, 1916. An interesting history is found here: https://taronga.org.au/about/history-and-culture/sydney


Trike tour eastern panorama – Nicole + Rachel 07.07.20

The trike tour eastern panorama testimonial: “Our tour guide Craig took us around the eastern suburbs of Sydney. And we had a great time and would highly recommend and do again. Thanks.” Nicole and Rachel.

Mum Nicole organised the tour for herself and her daughter while they are in Sydney for a holiday.

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Our trike rider Craig, picked our passengers up from their hotel in Darling Harbour. Firstly, they rode through the city to Mrs Macquarie’s Point, home of Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. From here there is a gorgeous view looking towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Mrs Macquarie’s Point is a peninsula which was named in 1810 after Elizabeth, Governor Macquarie’s wife. She ordered a seat to be chiselled into the rock from which she could view the harbour. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, as it’s known, is still there today. It’s in the Domain but is effectively an extension of the Botanic Gardens.

the infamous Kings Cross

Riding past Finger Wharf and the iconic Harry’s Café De Wheels 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. It is also home to nightclubs and ladies of the night though it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in the 1970s (apparently).

Watsons Bay and The Gap

Continuing on, they rode through the posh eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay,  Double Bay, Rose Bay and Watsons Bay. Here, they stopped at “The Gap” for photos. The view towards North Head and out to the South Pacific Ocean. Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula.

Of course, no tour or visit to Sydney, is complete without seeing the famous Bondi Beach. It’s probably the most famous beach in the world. 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. Our passengers could hardly believe they were actually doing the trike tour eastern panorama, it was so much fun.

However, the 1.5 hours was almost up so Craig headed back into Sydney and dropped them at their hotel. In conclusion, the trike tour eastern panorama was a huge success. We love happy passengers!

Sydney sightseeing trike tour – two couples 17.03.20

Sydney sightseeing trike tour testimonial on Facebook – “The ride felt like a 360 degree panoramic tour – and loads of fun. Highly recommended”. Linda

The Sydney sightseeing trike tour was organised by our overseas passengers. They are in Sydney for a limited so wanted to see the main sights. Sure, we can show the sights! Our trike riders Craig and Steve picked then up from their hotel.

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.


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 sightseeing trike tour was a success.

Next, it was back over the Harbour Bridge and through Woolloomooloo. This leads past the interesting Finger Wharf and Harry’s Cafe De Wheels. Then they rode up the hill and through the infamous Kings Cross, through to Rushcutters Bay and Double Bay. Continuing through the eastern suburbs they rode to Coogee for a look. However, time was up so the trike riders dropped them off at Clovelly. After a look around, the passengers were going to do the coastal walk back to Bondi Beach. After the exercise they were going to have lunch at one of the many cafes there.

In conclusion, the Sydney sightseeing trike tour was a huge success. Our passengers saw the parts of Sydney they had on their list, and saw the sights the fun way.

Surprise anniversary trike transfer – Mark + Michelle 11.03.20

Surprise anniversary trike transfer testimonial: “Had a fantastic troll ride from Davidson to Woolomooloo for our 25th wedding anniversary. Craig was fantastic and took us to all the back streets and amazing areas. It was so much fun we felt like kids again. Would highly recommend 👍🏻. Thanks again”. Mark and Michelle 😊

Michelle rang us to organise a surprise anniversary trike transfer. They were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and had lunch in town organised. Michelle thought it would be fun to do something different to get to the restaurant. We couldn’t email because it was a surprise for Mark, we love surprises.

Firstly, our trike rider Craig picked them up from their home on the northern beaches. They rode via the Wakehurst Parkway to the northern beaches of Seaforth and Clovelly. Crossing the Spit Bridge is always fun, with lovely views of Middle Harbour and hundreds of yachts.

Then it was into the lower north shore suburbs. The posh Balmoral Beach is always worth driving past, it is so pretty. Next was Mosman, Cremorne and to Kirribilli.


In Kirribilli, they rode past Admiralty House which is the Sydney official residence of the Governor-General of Australia. After that they rode past the Prime Ministers mansion – Kirribilli House. It is the official Sydney residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.

Continuing around the corner they arrived at 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. They also stopped for photos here.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Heading south, they rode over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. The view of the arches is fantastic without a metal roof over your head. More than 6,000,000 rivets were used to assemble the various plates on the bridge. However, time was up so they headed to Woolloomooloo Wharf where Craig dropped them off. Mark + Michelle were going to have a lovely lunch to celebrate their 25 years of marriage, quite a milestone!

In conclusion, the surprise anniversary trike transfer was a huge success and a lot of fun.

Eastern Panorama trike ride – Angie + Mark 25.02.20

Eastern Panorama trike ride testimonial:

Trip Advisor: We booked on the spur of the moment and so glad we did. Had an absolute awesome time. Saw so many iconic sights of Sydney .. definitely a must on anyone’s list!

Facebook “We had an awesome time with Craig from Troll tours cruising around Sydney. Saw many iconic sights for 1.5hours. Totally recommend 👍🏻🤙🏻” Angie.

Angie had been on a trike ride with us many years ago. She loved it so much she wanted to do another. So, we organised the Eastern Panorama trike ride for her and Mark.

Our trike rider Craig picked them up from their hotel in the CBD and took them on an adventure of their life!

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Firstly, it was through the city to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. The view from here looking westward, is beautiful. Most noteworthy, you’ll see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from a different and interesting perspective.

Harry’s Cafe De Wheels, Finger Wharf and Kings Cross

Next, Craig rode through Woolloomooloo. This leads past the interesting Finger Wharf and Harry’s Cafe De Wheels. Then they rode up the hill and through the infamous Kings Cross, through to Rushcutters Bay and Double Bay.

Bondi Beach

After that, they stopped at the famous Bondi Beach. 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.

Watsons Bay and the Gap

This route led to Watsons Bay, home of a well known seafood restaurant. Not far from here is the Gap. The Gap is an ocean cliff on the South Head peninsula in eastern Sydney. Although the cliff is a popular visitor destination, it has an infamy for suicides.

posh eastern suburbs

However, the 1.5 hours was almost up. So Craig rode back down Old South Head Road and back along the posh eastern suburbs of the inner harbour. It is always a nice view through Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay because it follows the Sydney Harbour coastline.

In conclusion, the Eastern Panorama trike ride was a great success.

Mini trike transfers Sydney – Mardi Gras Party 23.02.20

Mini trike transfers Sydney testimonial:

“I recently booked Troll Tours for a corporate event and they were fantastic. The riders were great, the trike were immaculate and over all they added so much fun to the event. Troll were an absolute dream to work with, highly recommend them!” Rach.

It is the annual Mardi Gras time of year in Sydney. We were contacted by an organiser of a Mardi Gras Party. She wanted mini trike transfers Sydney. Yes, we sure could arrange that. Two of our trike riders, Craig and Steve, were to take passengers from one end of Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont to the other. Above all, the party goers absolutely loved the experience, it did save their feet from getting sore. 😄

Craig and Steve were early as usual. We asked them to meet Rachel, the organiser, early so she could brief them. Once they knew exactly what they were to do, they got to it. Later, our riders told us they loved the job. Great people and it wasn’t stressful (no traffic) 😄.

They rode up and down Jones Bay Wharf doing the mini trike transfers Sydney. It was a hit with the passengers as you can see by the two photos. However, the four hours was over very quickly. After that, at the end of the booked time, our trike riders took some special VIPs back to their hotel. The mini trike transfers Sydney was such a success, they are going to book us again next year!

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020

This Saturday over 12,600 dazzling parade participants will sashay their way up Oxford Street. It is the 42nd annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade! This year the theme is WHAT MATTERS. 91 diverse floats, each taking their own unique take on the festival’s theme WHAT MATTERS. Similarly, the Parade promises to be a stunning display of celebration, passion and support. Apparently, it is to draw attention to climate and sustainability.


The event grew from gay rights parades held annually since 1978. However, for years, numerous participants had been arrested by New South Wales Police. Now, the Mardi Gras Parade maintains a political flavour. Many marching groups and floats promote LGBTQI rights issues or themes. In other words, it reflects changes since the first Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, participants in the Mardi Gras Parade now include uniformed groups. Uniformed Australian Defence Force personnel, police officers from New South Wales State Police. In addition, there are interstate and federal police officers, firefighters and other emergency services personnel from the Australian LGBTQI communities.


In 2019 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras submitted a bid to host WorldPride 2023. It competed against Montreal, Canada and Houston, Texas. InterPride, at their October 2019 Annual General Meeting . There were three hundred delegate organisations, and the AGM was held in Athens, Greece. The AGM chose Sydney, Australia! We are to host WorldPride 2023 – the first time WorldPride will be held in the Southern Hemisphere or Asia Pacific region!

Bushfire Heroes

The heroes from the frontline of the recent bushfires will also come together. They will be celebrated on Parade night. LGBTQI+ community members and their allies from the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW State Emergency Services. Proudly take to Oxford Street in a symbol of unity for their LGBTQI + members and the community.