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Winery Tours on a Segway you say???

If you’re looking for a day with a difference, a new enterprise on The Bellarine is rolling out fun, food and adventure. Operating from popular winery Leura Park Estate, Segway Geelong is the brainchild of Brad Fenby who, whilst on a skiing holiday in New Zealand with his two adult sons, had a couple of hours to kill before departing Queenstown and was attracted to a Segway Experience advertisement.

“We quickly booked and were hooked – we toured around the town, parks & lake at up to 20 km per hour & just loved it.  We knew straight away people back in Oz would love it just as much,” Brad said.

 

In a group of just 5 other riders, participants get to navigate through the vines and undulating rural landscapes that cocoon Leura Park Estate on their own individual Segway.  Included in the Segway experience is a 20 minute training session with the Tour Leader and a one hour Segway adventure.  Towards the end of the experience, participants are invited to test their newly acquired skills by participating in some extra fun activities such as team relay, slalom course & individual races.

 

Post Segway escapade, hospitality takes the form of a complimentary shared Al Fresco Platter and selection of gourmet stone based pizzas, guided tasting of Leura Park Estate’s award winning stable of wines as well as a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or soft drink. On top of that, all Segway participants will receive a 10% discount on any take away wine purchases.

 

“I have always loved the Bellarine Peninsula area and what it offers, but in particular, the Bellarine wine-belt area and thought it would be great to enhance the Segway experience with some great local food & wine hospitality,” Brad continued.

 

“We are looking to offer straight out fun – Segways are easy to master and suit all ages – it is an exhilarating feeling to travel effortlessly across diverse terrain powered by noiseless, battery operated machine.  Excitement & smiles are guaranteed as soon as people step onto their individual Segway and they get the chance to explore an operating vineyard by travelling through the vines, dams and hills and seeing just how beautiful the Bellarine area is.”

 

Segway adventures are available on Saturday and Sundays between 11am – 12.30 pm onsite at Leura Park Estate, 1400 Portarlington Road, Curlewis.  The Segway package costs $128, all inclusive.  For all inquiries and bookingswww.segwaygeelong.com 

 

About Segways

A Segway is a 2 wheeled transportation vehicle driven by electric motors, and reaches speeds of up to 20 km/h.  To go forward or go faster, a user shifts their weight forward on the platform, and to go slower or to stop, the user shifts their weight backward. Gyroscopic sensors and fluid-based levelling sensors detect the weight shift.  To turn, the user presses the handlebar to the left or the right.