The surprise birthday tour was originally organised back in June. However, covid had other ideas so we had to postpone the ride. It was a shame because it was a surprise for young Sebastian’s birthday. He didn’t know about it then so when they turned up today for the trike ride, he received a huge and happy surprise.
Our trike rider Dean met the passengers at Circular Quay. They had caught the train down from the Central Coast, north of Sydney.
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. It’s nicknamed ‘The Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design. It is the largest steel arch bridge in the world.
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. So far, on the surprise birthday tour they were seeing great views and some Sydney icons.
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
After checking out the north shore, they rode back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Royal Botanical Gardens to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. It has beautiful views looking west towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They ride past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour. It was hand carved by convicts in 1810, for Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of NSW.
Stopping at Harry’s Cafe De Wheels for a look is always interesting. Lots of celebrities have been there and had their photos taken.
However, the time was almost up so Dean dropped our passengers back at Circular Quay. The surprise birthday tour was a huge success!
Sebi was absolutely STOKED! He hasn’t stopped talking about his ride all day! Fox was awesome, super knowledgeable about all the places they visited, funny and was making sure that both the boys were having a good time! He was there waiting for us when we arrived too!
They both had such a great time! I also really appreciate how easy booking with you guys have been as well, especially your understanding when Covid cancelled the ride back in June!!
So thanks heaps for that! We will definitely be recommending Troll Tours to people we know! Ian will pop a review up tonight or tomorrow, and it’s fine to post pics on social media! Thanks once more for everything, it’s been such a wonderful experience!!!