Experience Perth with Segway Tours
If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do in central Perth, which is easy to get to and walkable from most Perth CBD hotels, then heading off on one of these Segway tours could be exactly what you are looking for.
Check out the three tours below which show you three different sides to Perth whilst gliding along on these amazing Segway vehicles. Segways are very easy to use and after a five minute lesson in a safe environment you will be following your professional Segway guide as they show you around Perth with commentary through your audio headset.
Easy to get to
Segway Tours start from the Barrack Street Jetty with an office next to Captain Cook Cruises and the Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar. From central Perth it is an easy 10 minute walk, alternatively you can catch the Blue CAT bus which is free to use and runs regularly.
What is a Segway?
The Segway is a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. It is produced by Segway Inc. of New Hampshire. The name Segway is derived from the word segue, meaning smooth transition.
Computers, sensors, and electric motors in the base of the Segway PT keep the device upright when powered on with balancing enabled. The rider commands the PT to go forward or backward by shifting their weight forward or backward on the platform. The PT uses gyroscopic sensors and accelerometer-based levelling sensors to detect the resulting changes in its pitch angle and, to maintain balance, it drives its wheels forward or backward as needed to return its pitch to upright. In the process, the rider establishes and then maintains a desired speed by modulating the extent and duration of their fore/aft weight shifts. To turn and steer, the rider shifts the handlebar to the left or right. The PT responds by adjusting the speeds of the wheels in opposite directions causing the PT to yaw and, if not traveling forward or backward, turn in place. At speed, the amount of shift of the handlebar corresponds to the amount of left or right lean required by the rider to balance themselves on the platform during a turn.
In summary they are great fun and easy to use!
Please note – Perth Segway Tours are not run by Explore Tours Perth. The tours are run by Segway Tours WA, a trusted partner of Explore Tours Perth.