Explore the Historic Fort on North Head in Devonport one of Auckland’s most treasured historic reserves on this 2½ hour guided Segway Tour. You’ll be God-smacked by the spectacular views both built and natural from the summit of this volcanic cone and you’ll explore the historic Fort of the 1880’s. As you tour the Fort, the streets of the Victorian village, the beaches and parks you’ll learn the history both Maori and European from your local tour guide. With a maximum of 6 people per tour your guide will spend one to one time with you teaching you to ride a Segway and you’ll have plenty of time to practice before you leave on the tour. Every day of the week, you have 3 scheduled times to choose from in the Summer and 2 scheduled times to choose from in the Winter months. Being a small historic seaside village with stunning views, a quiet charming atmosphere and lots of open spaces it’s one of the best locations anywhere in the world for a Segway Tour.
What You'll Get
You will meet your tour guide and the others on the tour at our office in the Devonport Ferry Terminal. (Our office can be hard to find but if you come to the end of the terminal as if you were catching a ferry you will find us sharing space with the Ferry Ticket office)
You will then sign in, store any bags you want to leave at our office and be fitted with a helmet. We have sunblock available for you to use in the Summer and have gloves and jackets available in the Winter. You then go with your guide to the area where you will be given a safety briefing and learn to ride a Segway. Your guides are all experienced riders who will give you plenty of time to practice riding before going on the tour. Once everyone is comfortable riding the Segway you'll be off on your 2½ hour tour to explore North Head Historic reserve and the seaside village of Devonport in Auckland.
As you make your way around the Waterfront, on the historic shell pathway, to North Head - called Maungauika (The hill of Uika,) by the Maori, they made their Pa (fortified village) on the hill in the 1300's, your guide will point out places of historic significance telling you stories and anecdotes of the area. You will stop from time to time to take photos and your guide will take some for you as you'll need to have good photos of yourself on a Segway to show your friends and family back home.
You'll then ride to the summit of this Volcanic cone where you'll be Gob-smacked by the Spectacular views of Auckland City as you round the corner on your Segway. We watch the 15 minute video showing you how the Maori canoes landed in Aotearoa New Zealand in the 1300's and the subsequent settling of the European in the 1840's followed by the construction of the Fort in the 1880's. From the summit, you'll look out over the Hauraki Gulf to see Rangitoto Island rising majestically from the ocean seabed. At only 650 years old Rangitoto is our youngest Volcanic cone.
You'll park up your Segway to take a walk through the bunkers and tunnels to find the 'Disappearing Gun' a part of this fort that was the "Defence against the enemy" guarding Auckland from the perceived threat of Russian Invasion in the 1880's. As you explore you will learn the history of this volcanic cone both Maori and European from your tour guide.
Then it's back on your Segway to ride past beaches, through the parks (where you can have a stop off to have some Segway FUN) and the back streets of the village to admire the beautifully restored Victorian Villas before heading back to where you started on the Waterfront, right in the Heart of the Village. And then it's time to say Farewell.
If this is your first Segway Experience you will be left with the Segway Smile, a Smile from ear to ear that stays there.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Minimum age is 10 years on Family Fun Ride and A Taste of Segway.
- Minimum age is 13 years for Mt. Victoria Magic and Historic North Head Tours.
- A maximum of 6 people per tour booking.
- Not recommended for pregnant women.
- A small amount of walking is involved on the North Head Tour.
- Not recommended for people who are not agile enough to climb stairs unaided.
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
- If canceled due to extreme weather conditions that make it unsafe to ride a Segway, you will be given the option of an alternative date or refund Less administration fee.
- All participants weights MUST be between 35kgs - 120kgs (75lbs - 265lbs)
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
- Local guide
- Use of helmet
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Live commentary
- Transportation to/from Segway start location.
2 hours 30 minutes
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
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