The Hunter Wetlands Centre and East Coast Xperiences have joined forces to provide the only Segway Eco Guided Tour available in NSW.
Suddenly thought and action are one. Stand on a Segway and it remains stationary and upright, balancing you appropriately. Shift your weight forward, backward, left or right and 'Lean Steer' technology immediately sends you gliding in the precise direction you want to go, at exactly the speed you want to move. Straighten and you gently stop.
An amazing way to discover our beautiful 45 hectare site, East Coast Xperiences will take you on an X2 Segway journey through varied terrain with lots to see & explore with a trained guide. The Segway Eco Xperience is a unique, sustainable and environmentally friendly method of transport, emitting no harmful fumes and is virtually silent. The Segway has minimal impact with no associated damage to the surroundings and is most suitable for accessing areas with wildlife.
Fun, entertaining and unique with the added bonus of a 'light footprint'.... one will tour will never be enough.
To get your 'Segway legs' riders will watch a safety DVD and have dedicated time with a qualified trainer. Our Segway Adventures take you 'off road' and are suitable for both first time and experienced riders.
Tours run every Saturday and Sunday 10.30am and 1.30pm. Bookings ph: 4951 6466
Keep cool with the wind in your hair and a shady ride!
Cost: New price of $65 all prices include wetlands entry.
*Please note children must be a minimum age of 12.
Location: Hunter Wetlands Centre, 412 Sandgate Rd, Shortland
Tour Operators: East Coast Xperience Tours (tours must be booked directly through the Hunter Wetlands Centre)
Meeting Point: Lower deck in front of main pond
Meeting Time: 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Your assistance in arriving on time is appreciated as the tour begins with a very important introduction and training component. Unfortunately we cannot include anyone on a tour who has missed the introduction and training.
Tour Duration: Tours run for approx 1 hr 30 mins including 'training' time.
Indemnity Form: An indemnity form must be read & signed before embarking on a tour. Forms must be signed by a parent or guardian on behalf of anyone under the age of 18.
Contact Numbers: The tour emergency contact only is 0448 866 048 (Adam - East Coast Xperiences)
Bookings & Enquiries: Hunter Wetlands Centre ph: 4951 6466 Please note bookings needs to be made at least 1 week in advance of tour to avoid disappointment.
Clothing & Footwear: Please wear enclosed shoes (not thongs or open sandles etc) and ensure you are dressed according to the weather. Long sleeves are recommended. We will provide wet weather ponchos if required.
Age & Weight Restrictions: Children must be at least 12 years in age to participate. A parent or authorised adult must accompany anyone under the age of 15 and a tour particpation and indemnity form must be signed by an accompanying adult on behalf of anyone under the age of 18. Riders must be at least 45kgs and no more than 120kgs. Min height 110cms.
Extremely heavy rain or dangerous or unfavourable weather conditions: Tours will go ahead in light rain. We reserve the right to reschedule a tour in the case of bad weather. We will endeavour to contact you, where possible, at least 2 hours prior to the tour time. Please ensure you have provided us with a relevant contact number for the day of the tour. If a tour is cancelled we will happily organise another tour date for you.
Storage capacity for personal items on the Segways is limited so please bring only small items. Bottles of water can be accommodated. We cannot accept responsibility for safe storage of luggage or other large items stored at the Vistors Centre.
Free Parking is available.
Public Transport is available by train to Sandgate Station (followed by a 10 minute walk to the centre). Buses run from Newcastle to Shortland. Please phone 131 500 for bus and train information and timetables.