The National Anzac Centre has partnered with Albany Segway Tours to trial the delivery of an iconic Segway experience through some of Albany’s most popular tourist sites.
Segway tours will run from the National Anzac Centre and Princess Royal Fortress precinct and take in other sites such as the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Padre White Lookout, Plantagenet Battery, Middleton Beach Boardwalk and
Segways are two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles which use computer sensors, gyroscopes and the rider’s weight to provide a smooth, silent and futuristic experience akin to gliding across the ground. Segways have zero emissions and have been running successfully on Rottnest Island, an A-Class Reserve for two-and-a- half years.
“We are continually seeking ways to provide new and exciting experiences for visitors and locals and see this Segway trial as a fun and unique way to better connect the 70,000 visitors to the National Anzac Centre with some of Albany’s other iconic areas such as Middleton Beach,” Albany Heritage Park Manager Matt Hammond said.
There are currently only four Segway tour locations in WA including Perth CBD, Rottnest Island, Fremantle, and The Old Marron Farm at Two Peoples Bay. Belinda Hill, Director at Segway Tours WA, said the proposed Albany Heritage Park tour was among the best she has seen in Australia and is likely to become an iconic experience for visitors and Segway enthusiasts alike.
The tours are being trialled for 12 months with the view to becoming a permanent fixture at the Albany Heritage Park. Tours will commence from Saturday, May 20. Information on how to book a tour will be available at www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au/segwaytours