late Valentine’s Day treat – Ann + Patrick 24.02.23

Our passengers called this tour a late Valentine’s Day treat. They are from Sydney and Brian showed them places they had never seen before. They caught the train into Circular Quay where our trike rider met them and started the tour.


Dear Katrina,

“My husband and I had a blast with Brian on the North Shore Skimmer tour to Manly. Despite living in Sydney for more than 20 years Brian shared new areas and interesting facts about the city, we’re lucky to call home.

Highly recommended and great fun. Thanks again.

We look forward to seeing Troll Trikes at the Mardi Gras.

Ann and Patrick

Opera House + Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, they rode to the Sydney Opera House. We can’t get very close but we know some good angles which give some great scenic views. 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.


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.

lower North Shore suburbs

Continuing 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. So far, the late Valentine’s Day treat is a huge success, very interesting and fun.

Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach

Similarly, Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. 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. Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun, it has great views of Middle Harbour.

After Balmoral Beach they continued on past, Seaforth and Clontarf before stopping at Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head is named in honour of Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers. It’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean. This is where the photo was taken.

Manly + Queenscliff

Then it was down the hill into Manly. They rode past Manly Beach and up past Queenscliff, which is really northern Manly. Up to Curl Curl to see one of our favourite beaches. However, the 2 hours was almost up so Brian turned around, and went back through the north shore using a different route. Back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and they were dropped back at Circular Quay.

In conclusion, the late Valentine’s Day treat was a big success. Our passengers saw areas of Sydney that they had never been to before. Feel the Freedom.