How does a Segway move and balance?
Segway’s use dynamic stabilisation technology. Segway’s move when you shift your center of gravity. For example, the wheels will move forward or backward when you lean forward or backward. At Uluru Segway Tours we use a 2X SE Segway.
Is there a weight limit?
Segway riders must be between 45kg – 117kg (100lb – 258lb). Unfortunately people outside of these weights are unable to participate in our tours.
Is there an age limit?
Segway riders must be at least 12 years to participate. Riders under the age of 18 years will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Can I fall while riding a Segway?
It is still possible to fall while riding a Segway. However we equip tour participants with all of the necessary skills to operate a Segway safely. We have a training course that simulates different terrains that participants will experience on the tour.
Segway’s are designed to balance for you. It is the rider though who will be in control of the Segway. This includes the direction and speed. It is important to ride a Segway with care. Be aware of surroundings and hazards.
Uluru Segway Tours provide a Segway training and assessment session at the start of each tour. During this session our tour leaders will train and assess individuals. If participants can’t demonstrate they are able to safely operate a Segway they will not be able to participate.
Can I participate in a tour if I am pregnant?
Uluru Segway Tours strongly discourages pregnant people from participating in the tour. This is for their own safety and the safety of their child.
Can I rent a Segway without a guide?
Our Segway’s operate as part of a guided tour. They are not available to be rented without a guide.
How big is the tour group?
We offer small group tours with a maximum of 12 people.
Do I need to book a Segway tour?
It’s a great idea to book a Segway tour in advance. This will make sure you can ride at the time that best suits you. This can be done directly through our booking page. You can also visit us at the Tourist Information Centre at the Ayers Rock Resort or at our base site at Uluru located in the Kuniya car park to discuss tour options.
What if it rains?
Uluru Segway Tours will continue to operate unless the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts that in the next 3 hours there will be a 20% chance of rain. When such a situation occurs participants will either be – rescheduled to a suitable time, issued a refund or in the case of third party agents please refer to their cancellation policy.
What do I need to bring?
Participants are required to wear closed in shoes whilst participating in any Uluru Segway tour activity. Under no circumstances will participants wearing thongs be permitted to engage in any Uluru Segway Tours activity. It’s quite sunny in Central Australia, so we recommend that you wear a shirt a that covers your shoulders and that you bring 1L of water, sunscreen and a cap.
Participants are welcome to bring a back pack or small bag if they wish. We do provide water bottles holders for guest to use to carry their water bottle.
Where do the Segway’s operate?
Uluru Segway Tours operate in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory. Our site is located in the Kuniya car park at the base of the iconic Uluru / Ayers Rock.
Can I book a private Segway tour?
Yes, you can book a private Segway tour for your small group or function. Contact reservations for details.
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is parking available. We are located in the Kuniya car park in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
How long are the tours?
The tours range from 2.5 to 5 hours long and this includes the training and assessment session.
What if I am late and I miss the ride?
At our discretion Uluru Segway Tours reserves the right to refuse participation of late arrivals. Please arrive to check in with us 20 minutes before the tour begins.
Can I take photos while riding a Segway?
Throughout the tour our enthusiastic guide will stop and show you all of the best places to get some amazing photos. When the Segway’s are moving it’s best to keep your hands firmly on the handle bars. There are a number of culturally sensitive sites around Uluru that cannot be photographed. Your experienced guide will help you to discover where these sites are.