dad daughter trike tour – Charlie + Laura 17.01.23

The dad daughter trike tour was organised by Laura. She thought it would be a fun and bonding experience for her and her dad.


“We had a fantastic time thank you and yes, it is fine to post on your socials.

It was a really exciting ride. We felt safe and well looked after by our driver who had great local knowledge. Would highly recommend this experience!”


Manly Vale

Our trike rider Steve, picked the passengers up from dad’s home in Manly Vale. Manly Vale is home to the heritage-listed Manly Dam. The reservoir and dam was added to the NSW State Heritage Register on 18 November 1999. Firstly, they rode through some of the Northern Beaches suburbs to get to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Balgowlah was named in 1832 after an Aboriginal word meaning north harbour in reference to its position from Port Jackson.
Clontarf (Irish: Cluain Tarbh, meaning “meadow of the bull”) is a lovely beachside suburb.

The Spit

The Spit is a suburb in its own right. It protrudes off Beauty Point and is home to the Spit Bridge, a bascule bridge opened in 1958 over Middle Harbour. The bridge opens at set times to allow yachts with high masts to pass. Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun, it has great views of Middle Harbour.

Balmoral Beach

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. So far, the dad daughter trike tour was a lot of fun, scenic and memorable.

Continuing south west, they rode through Cremorne, Mosman to 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.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Then it was 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. There was still time so Steve rode them into the city.

St Mary’s Cathedral, Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross

Then it was past St Mary’s Cathedral which is very impressive, even when riding past. It’s a Gothic Revival architectural building which opened in 1928. It took from 1866 to 1928 to build and has a height of 75m. Next, they rode through the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomoolloo and past the famous Harry Cafe De Wheels. Harry’s Café de Wheels has been serving customers for over 80 years. They make delicious pies, hotdogs and more. Then it was up the hill and through Kings Cross.

Eastern suburbs

Continuing on, they rode through the infamous Kings Cross, though it has calmed down a lot since it’s heyday – 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). However, time was almost up. So after there they headed back to the drop off point in the city.

In conclusion, the dad daughter trike tour was a big success as you can see by their smiles and the review at the beginning of this blog.