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Ride a Segway

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Published January 26th 2011
The segway is an odd contraption, more often associated with safety conscious geeks than the streets of Sydney. Standing on two wheels, the segway keeps itself upright, but the direction is determined by the user leaning forward or backward.

With a maximum speed of 20 kilometres per hour, the segway may not be the fastest way of getting around, but it is probably one of the most enjoyable.

While the segway was made famous by parodies, such as Weird Al Yankovic's song, "White and Nerdy", in the era of zero-emissions aspirations the segway is becoming a more viable transport option in the inner city.

Segway Tours Australia offer segways for hire and purchase.

The Segway Personal Transporters are particularly technologically advanced, with a controller that can activate the anti-theft alarm as well as the battery level, speed, and trip distances.

Nonetheless, for someone without a large amount of experience riding a segway, or not eager to invest in the technology, it is also possible to take segway tours at the Sydney Olympic Park.

Visitors are able to take a discovery tour of the Newington Armory for one hour Monday to Friday. For adults, the tour will cost $69, but for children, students, seniors and concessions the price is $55.

Alternatively, an adventure plus ride takes 1.5 hours for $109 for adults and $89 for children, students and concessions. These rides will take you through the parkland of the Olympic Park and are for more experienced segway riders.
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This is a great idea, I will be definitely trying this.
Thank you.
By Vanessa Bailey - senior reviewer
Friday, 18th of February @ 12:01 pm
Seems expensive?
By sarah115 - reader
Thursday, 31st of March @ 11:07 pm
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