17th birthday trike tour – Lara, Lisa + Kent 24.01.21

The surprise 17th birthday trike tour was a huge hit! Lisa contacted us about organising the tour as a surprise for her daughter. We had arranged it in December last year but because of Covid, postponed. Finally, the time was right..

Art Gallery of NSW

Our trike rider Craig picked up our passengers from outside the Art Gallery of NSW. Firstly they rode up Oxford Street. Pre-covid, this is where the Mardi Gras parade route went through. Oxford St is very interesting in its own right.

Sydney Cricket Ground

Secondly, they rode past the Sydney Cricket Ground. Some histroy: in 1811, the Governor of NSW, Lachlan Macquarie, established the second Sydney Common, about 2,400m wide and extending south from South Head Road (now Oxford St) to where Randwick Racecourse is today. Part sandhills, part swamp and situated on the south-eastern fringe of the city, it was used as a rubbish dump in the 1850s, and not regarded as an ideal place for sport. In 1851, part of the Sydney Common south of Victoria Barracks was granted to the British Army for use as a garden and cricket ground for the soldiers. Its first user was the 11th North Devonshire Regiment which flattened and graded the southern part of the rifle range adjacent to the Barracks.

Centennial Park

Next, they rode through the lovely Centennial Park. 120 fields and venues, and 35+ different sports played, Centennial Parklands is the largest community sports precinct in Australia! The history is also interesting: “Originally a swamp and then set aside as land for the water source for Sydney, Centennial Park was reconstructed as a public park and opened in 1888. Sir Henry Parkes’ vision was to create a ‘People’s Park’ in which the citizens of Sydney could ‘take in the air’ away from the Sydney town centre.”

Sydney’s Eastern Beaches

After Centennial Park, the road led to Clovelly Beach. Then to the main eastern beaches of Bronte Beach and then north to the tiny but picturesque Tamarama Beach. The famous Bondi Beach. Here they stopped for photos and why not with this view! Just to the left of this photo is the the world famous tower of the Bondi Lifeguards of the Bondi Rescue TV series. So far, the The surprise 17th birthday trike tour was a lot of fun.

The Gap, near Watsons Bay.

Heading north, they rode through some of the eastern suburbs before stopping at the Gap, near 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. However, the 1.5 hours was almost up. So they drove to the drop off via the posh eastern suburbs of Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay. Circular Quay was the drop off point so they could continue celebrating!

17th birthday trike tour Testimonial

Hi Troll Tours,
Today we finally got to celebrate Lara’s birthday (postponed in December due to Covid). An extended Harley Davidson trike tour around Sydney’s East. Soooo much fun!!!
Thank you Craig @trolltours for making our surprise ride so special…we LOVED every minute???”