We took a tour with Tony's Trike Tours...

Tony’s Trike Tours is a kiwi owned and operated company, offering rides on a luxury V8 trike.

Last month to celebrate Father’s Day and to remember our dads, four of us took a two-hour Auckland tour to see some of the sights. We set off from Grey Lynn with Tony on an overcast Sunday morning at 10.30am and headed along Ponsonby Road – everyone we passed seemed happy to see us and we got loads of thumbs up from the public.

I was glad we’d wrapped up because it was a chilly start but we soon forgot about the weather and enjoyed the sights.

I’d never been across the Harbour Bridge with the roof off, let alone on a motorbike. And never on a trike. The trike is registered as a car so no helmet is needed.

Next we headed off around Westhaven and stopped for some photos. People were intrigued and kept asking Tony all about his handmade 330hp V8 trike. This 5-seater trike was built in New Zealand for New Zealand roads. It not only looks good but handles great as well.

After some chats with tourists we set off for the Auckland Museum. Once there we had some further photo opportunities, while enjoying the view. To finish the tour we headed off to the new Waterview Tunnel – everyone onboard said that the coldest time was during the ride through the tunnel.

Depending on the tour they can include Mission Bay, One Tree Hill, you suggest places.

There is a choice of one or two hour tours and they cost from $90 per person. On offer are day or night tours and others have used Tony for weddings, stag or hen’s nights. Tours can be created for proms or Christmas parties and birthdays celebrations. Baby seats are available on request.

Call Tony on M: 021 866 910, www.tonystriketours.co.nz, E: tonystriketours@gmail.com