80th birthday celebration tour – Anthony + Patricia 12.03.23

The 80th birthday celebration tour was organised by their daughter. Our passengers are from Sydney so it is hard to give them something special, locally. However, it happened! It was booked for yesterday but Sydney trains are not always reliable. Our passengers rang a long while ahead to say they won’t probably won’t make it to the pick up place in time. They were on the train when they rang. We were able to reschedule for today.
Patricia didn’t want her face shown anywhere so we respect her wish and only show Anthony.

Review on TripAdvisor

“What a great way to celebrate our belated 80th birthdays. We loved the freedom we experienced while riding on the back of the trike. Brian was excellent and most informative. Thank you to Brian and Troll tours for their help and understanding when we were unable to meet due to transport issues they were quick to help and reschedule for the next day. We would highly recommend doing this tour.”

St Mary’s Cathedral, Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross

Firstly, they rode 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 Woolloomooloo 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). After there, they headed east through the posh suburbs of the eastern suburbs of Sydney, including the Bays: Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay.

North Bondi and Brighton Lookout

There are a couple of lookouts at the North Bondi headland. They all offer beautiful views of Bondi Beach and out to the Tasman Sea, part of the South Pacific Ocean. Brian stopped there for a few photos and so they could admire the view. So far, on the 80th birthday celebration tour they have seen some great views and scenic sights.

Watsons Bay and The Gap

Heading north through some upper class suburbs, they rode to “The Gap” and stopped 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. The Gap is an ocean cliff which faces the Tasman Sea, is located in the suburb of Watsons Bay. Although the cliff is a popular tourist destination, it is infamous for suicides.

Bondi Beach

Next, they drove past the world famous Bondi Beach to the south side. Looking from the two ends of the beach give a different perspective. This is the beach where Bondi Lifeguards of the Bondi Rescue TV series is filmed. 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. Bondi Beach is recorded by the Australian Museum that Bondi means place where a fight using boondi sticks (nullas nullas or fighting sticks) took place.

However, the 1.5 hours was almost up, so Brian turned around, rode back through the city and dropped them back at Circular Quay. In conclusion, the 80th birthday celebration tour was a lot of fun, very scenic and a memorable experience. Feel the Freedom!