Segways. They'll never really be cool. Let's be honest, they don't exactly fit the same category as, say, a motorbike. They don't come with leather jackets and you don't look a badass riding one, even with the trendiest of shades. They are, however, a marvel of modern technology and a fantastic way to explore South East Queensland
In fact, they're so amazing, anyone can ride a segway. The auto balancing technology shifts under your weight and is so precise that not only does stepping onto what is essentially a board between two wheels feel like stepping onto a solid platform, but it's how you control your speed. Simply shift your weight forward and you'll zoom forwards. Braking and reversing is as simple as shifting your weight backwards. Steering is controlled by a simple handlebar. It takes five minutes to learn and after the first 20 minutes you'll be a seasoned veteran.
It's a unique and relatively exhilarating way to explore. While they can't tackle intense off-road trails you'll be surprised the first time you go up a hill and it doesn't slow down. They've got some serious grunt and a decent top speed, about the speed of a very fast jog or slow sprint. The segways of tour groups are usually speed limited to prevent people racing off so don’t expect to go racing, but you can reach a fair clip.
In South East Queensland there are some great segway adventures to check out. With family and friends, these tours offer a great adventure that take you through some truly beautiful locations. You’ll also get to go off road and explore some iconic local attractions and landmarks while taking in the natural beauty of of the South East and perhaps you will run into some of the friendly native wildlife.
Did we mention that the segway can handle the beach just fine? And it’s a blast. Take a ride along the wide sloping beach of the Sunshine Coast or have a good at Segway Soccer.
If you want to spot some wildlife, take a bush tour through some custom built tracks or take advantage of beautiful conservation parks with their bike trails, walking tracks, grassed and forested areas. There are a range of surfaces to tackle and locations to explore while taking in the majestic views of the Scenic Rim.
Cruise across the story bridge and atop the cliffs at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane and discover a new appreciate for Queensland’s capital city.
There are magnificent properties in the South East, and you’re invited to explore one, with its winding farm tracks and trails they’re the perfect spot to take a segway for a spin. Take a scenic segway tour through O Reilly’s with a private tour guide, or explore the renowned gardens of Toowoomba on two wheels.
Tours have CBD and hotel pickup options available but booking is essential. So come and see what all the fuss is about, segways really are a fantastic way to explore and you have to try riding one!