Tourism boost for Perth icon

by WA Government News | Jan 17, 2018
  • Segway tours to launch in Kings Park from January 2018
  • Two-year trial to be run by Segway Tours WA  

The McGowan Labor Government has today announced segway tours will operate in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, providing a boost to tourism in the heart of the city.

Kings Park - the most visited destination in the State - will welcome the new tourism venture ahead of the Australia Day long weekend. 

The two-year trial will be run by Segway Tours WA, which has conducted tours for 30,000 tourists in Perth, Fremantle and Rottnest Island since launching in 2013.

The Kings Park tour route will take in views of the city and Swan and Canning rivers for up to 10 kilometres, providing another unique way to enjoy the many wonderful features of the park.

Representatives from Kings Park, Segway Tours WA and the Office of Road Safety have worked together to select roads and pathways which are appropriate for this type of activity in Kings Park. All segways will be limited to a speed of no more than 10 kilometres per hour, with some pathways restricted to five kilometres per hour. 

Segways are two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery powered electric vehicles, making them quiet and producing zero emissions.

For updates on the final route, ticket prices and booking information, visit Segway Tours WA's website.

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