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Segway Guided Tours glide into the Bay

Monday 21 January 2019
Segway Guided Tours glide into the Bay

The iconic sights and history of the Glenelg Beach Precinct will now be showcased in an exciting and unique way with the launch today of ecofriendly Segway guided tours.

Established and well respected small business operator; Segway Sensation SA has been given the go ahead with great support from local council and government bodies to now commence Segway guided tours along the popular and picturesque Glenelg Foreshore.

“Tours will highlight the popular area and allow people of various ages to enjoy the surrounds in a unique and fun manner,” operator Cindy Chynoweth said.

The tours will run from Tuesday to Sunday each week and can be pre-booked for $99 through Segway Sensations SA website. The tours start at Wigley Reserve where Segway training takes place prior to the tours commencing.

“It will then take in a route that covers a vast area of the foreshore and even allows for some time riding on the beach,” Cindy said.

Guests will wear high visibility vests, helmets and headsets so as to allow good visibility and clear easy communication.

The State government has worked closely with Segway Sensation SA to ensure that the tours comply with all regulations and operate in a manner which is safe for both the users and immediate public in the vicinity that the tours operate.

“Our track record on safety, detail and care which goes into each tour has allowed the small South Australian business to uphold a very high rating in regards to both safety and customer satisfaction,” Cindy said. The Holdfast Bay Council has been an advocate for the business to commence at Glenelg.

“This sort of exciting new venture reflects the Council’s desire to provide varied and exciting opportunities to the local residents and tourists who visit the area and also opportunities for small business to commence in this very popular area,” City of Holdfast Bay Amanda Wilson said.

“Having had a sneak peek at the Segway tour along Glenelg’s fantastic beachfront, I’m excited to see this new tourism offering in the City of Holdfast Bay as it’s a fun and different way to experience what the City has to offer,” she said.

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has also welcomed the expansion of the tours.

“The SATC is delighted to hear that Segway Tours will be operating at Glenelg. After the success of Segway Sensation SA at Seppeltsfield and Adelaide CBD, it was an obvious next step to head to the beautiful Glenelg beach area,” South Australian Tourism Commission’s Director of Marketing Brent Hill said.

“The opportunity to interact in this unique way with Glenelg’s cultural, beach and iconic attractions is a great way and we look forward to hearing of their success, bringing this great fun tourism product to the beach for the first time,” he said.