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Published June 16th 2019
The most fun you can have on 2 wheels
6 years ago I had my first Segway experience and oh boy, what a thrill! Since then, I have looked for Segway tours wherever I've travelled and each experience was amazing.
If you've never been on a Segway, I highly recommend it as a family activity or something fun to do with your friends.
Powered by batteries and controlled by your body weight these personal transporters give you a unique way to travel. To steer simply move the pole in the direction you want to go - you can even spin on the spot.
The first time I went, I was with my then 13 year old son and we both picked it up within about 15 minutes. The machine is very sturdy and even if you fall/jump off, it won't go anywhere so you feel safe at all times.
Segway Central Coast was our first experience and since it was so much fun, I also organised it as a gift for my brother's birthday so we got the whole family involved from the age of 13 right up to 78!
Segway Central Coast operates in Mount Penang Gardens - a gorgeous location with many different terrains.
Last year I visited Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island and was thrilled to find Segway tours there, so naturally, I immediately booked in. Our tour took us along the white sandy beach to see the shipwrecks. For a bit of a thrill, we got to ride up a sand dune.
Another beautiful location we got to ride was at Killalea State Park. Located approximately 2 hours south of Sydney, we got to ride on many different surfaces – on grass, on a dirt road through the forest and then down to the beach. No matter how steep the hill, the Segway easily managed.
In winter time, Queenstown is one of the most breathtaking locations I've visited. During our stay there, we got to explore the bay with Segway on Q.
You can choose from a 2 hour Queenstown tour or a 1 hour Bay ride. We chose the latter and loved every part of it. If you are visiting in winter, make sure you come dressed in warm gear as you can get quite cold since you are technically standing in one spot.
This was a very special experience as we got to ride to the base of Diamond Head. Segway of Hawaii offers tours around Waikiki, Kaka'ako and Kona. Choose from a daytime tour or a sunset tour – all of them absolutely spectacular.
Before you book for a tour, make sure you check out age and weight restrictions.
Costs vary depending on the location, but on average you can expect to pay from $80 per hour per person, although many companies offer shorter/beginner tours for 30 minutes and the cost is around $40 per person.
If you live in Sydney and are looking for somewhere close to home, then consider Segway Olympic Park or Segway Tours Blue Mountains. I have not been on either of these tours, but they have great reviews.