Segue to a Perth Segway Tour

I have wanted to get on a segway ever since they first came out several years ago, but never found a good opportunity (or price point). That is until we moved here – I knew most larger cities had segway tours and lo and behold, Perth did! I signed up for a 1 hour morning tour along the Swan River. I showed up a bit apprehensive as anyone who knows me well can attest, I am a fairly clumsy individual – and it seemed to me that navigating a segway took a large amount of balance and grace – two things that I lack at times. 😀 Here is an image of Gob (of Arrested Development fame – one of my favorite shows) rocking his segway – I could only hope to look this cool:

Gob and his segway (via Zimbio)

After a 15 minute introduction to the segway and a mini obstacle course, we were ready for the tour! It was a little chilly and windy along the river, but the views were great and the segway was super easy for even the most clumsy of people to use.

Look Ma - no hands! Do I look as cool as Gob?

Look Ma – no hands! Do I look as cool as Gob?

I went through Segway Tours WA for this particular tour and was pleased with it! The tour was fairly short (1 hour), so I’d try a longer one next time – now that I’m an expert and all 😉 The guide went through the naming of the Swan River by the first Europeans who landed in Perth (the Danish), many of the indigenous trees/plants/animals (there are thousands of species in Australia that can’t be found anywhere else in the world), the aboriginals, as well as new projects for the city (growing at a huge rate!)

A black swan family: mom, dad, and two cygnets

A black swan family: mom, dad, and two cygnets

Part of downtown Perth from our tour

Part of downtown Perth from our tour – and one of the MANY foot/bike paths that traverse the city

Until next time…

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