Segway tours in Melbourne given government approval


This development comes after a change to state government regulation, which had previously stopped companies from making such applications because of issues regarding vehicle registration. The news means that companies could soon be offering Segway tours around the perimeter of Melbourne city.

First unveiled in the USA back in 2001, the Segway is a two-wheeled personal transporter which is manoeuvred by the user shifting their body weight forwards, backwards and side-to-side. Already a popular feature of major cities across the world, they are sure to prove a hit in Melbourne too, and could provide a new way of admiring the Shrine of Remembrance, the Block Arcade and the top Australian destination’s many other superb sights.

Tourism chiefs excited by news

With the Segway famous for being fun and very easy to ride, tours held via this unusual form of transport could be enjoyed by visitors to Melbourne both young and old, and their arrival is sure to be met with a great response, especially among those looking forward to their upcoming Australia tours in 2014.

Diane Smith, Chief Executive of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council, was one of those thrilled with the news, saying that the tours could diversify the local tourism experience and make Melbourne an even more enjoyable place to visit.

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