A 50th birthday trike tour – Emily + Nicole 05.04.23

A 50th birthday trike tour was bought by Emily for Nicole. Nicole contacted us to organise the ride (even though it was her birthday):

“Hi, I was wondering on the cost of a ‘design your own tour’. It’s my 50th in April and my friend and I want to do something fun.
We live in Sydney eastern suburbs. We love nature and views… any suggestions? 

After the tour:

Tripadvisor review

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Had a fab 50th treat with Troll Tours. Absolutely loved the tour around North Sydney from Manly. Brian was a very good driver and informative guide too ????????.
A great fun way to explore the city, loved it! ????


Our trike rider picked our passengers up in Manly. Firstly they rode past the main beach of Manly. Manly has several claims to fame; it was the birthplace of surfing in Australia, the first place to legalise all-day bathing in 1903 and one of the world’s first Surf Life Saving clubs. Manly Beach was the location for the first World Surfing Championships held in 1964.

Arabanoo Lookout / Dobroyd Head

Next, they headed towards Sydney city before stopping at Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. One of the most beautiful places for a view of The Heads is Arabanoo lookout. It is at Dobroyd Head which 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.

After there, they continued on past the posh suburbs of Seaforth and Clontarf.

Spit Bridge

This led to The Spit. They crossed the Spit Bridge which is always fun. With great views of Middle Harbour and expensive boats. The Spit Bridge is a steel and concrete girder bridge with a bascule lift span across the Middle Harbour. So far, a 50th birthday trike tour was a lot of fun and very scenic.

Balmoral Beach

Not far along is Balmoral Beach. It 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. After Balmoral Beach they continued on past,

Bradleys Head

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!


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

However, the hour was almost up, so they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passenger 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. This bridge is the eighth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.

The Rocks

Finally, they arrived at The Rocks. The Rocks is a neighbourhood of historic laneways in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Rocks is the birthplace of modern Sydney and was given its name by the members of the First Fleet, who, on 26 January 1788, landed on the rocky peninsula on the western side of Sydney Cove.

In conclusion, the a 50th birthday trike tour was a huge lot of fun and a real success. The best 50th birthday present ever!