Monday, 20 January 2014

Futuristic Segway Transporter to Glide the Wollongong Waterfront on Australia Day

unnamed (15)Futuristic Segway Transporters will grace the Wollongong waterfront on Australia Day this year for the first time, with the festive crowds gathering for the January 26 celebrations able to ride the high-tech machines in Osborne Park.

As part of the Australia Day celebrations, Segway Tours South Coast - which launched late last year with eco adventure tours in Killalea State Park near Shellharbour – will offer 10-minute sample rides for $10 on the $10,000 personal transporters on a grassed area of Osborne Park next to Wollongong Harbour from10am to 7pm on Sunday, January 26, 2014.
Visitors to the park can also enter a draw to win a Segway Adventure Tour for two people at Killalea State Park and along the beach, valued at $178. unnamed (16)
David Munn from Segway Tours South Coast said the debut of the self-balancing, electric Segways at Wollongong’s Australia Day celebrations provided the opportunity to showcase the head-turning machines to a large audience.
“Segways are easy and intuitive to use and fun to ride and they capture people’s attention so this event onJanuary 26 will allow the public to ride these amazing machines for a few minutes for just $10,” Mr Munn said. “We hope we can add even more fun and excitement to Wollongong’s harbourside party on Australia Day.”
The Segways, which can travel up to 20 km/h, operate by riders simply leaning in the direction they want to travel, with the low-impact vehicles moving without any hand or foot operation. They are suitable for anyone aged 10 and over weighing up to 117kg.
Segway Tours South Coast offers regular tours from 30 to 90 minutes at Killalea State Park between Shellharbour and Kiama, with the signature 90-minute trip to “The Farm’ offering a guided environmental tour of the tranquil lagoons and along old jeep tracks leading through the forest and dunes down to Killalea Beach where riders can enjoy the unique thrill of gliding effortlessly and quietly along the golden sands just metres from the surf.
For more information on the Segways, call 0402 000 222 or visit

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