Explore O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in Australia on a Segway x2
For more than 100 years O’Reilly Rainforest Retreat, which is family owned and located in World Heritage Lamington National Park on Australia’s Gold Coast, has been host to tourists interested in exploring a spectacular natural setting. It is also home to Segway Safari Tours, which is operated by O’Reilly’s and was the first exclusive Authorized Segway x2 Personal Transporter (PT) Tour to open in Australia.
In 2007, the retreat launched the Segway x2 PT Tour to allow visitors to navigate its 800 hectares or nearly 2,000 acres of private land, which is completely surrounded by the National Park. Visitors now had the opportunity to take in the breathtaking sights of the vast retreat in a green, efficient, comfortable, safe and fun new way. Six years later, the tour continues to evolve and draw visitors from across Australia and the world.
Segway’s x2 model enables riders to enjoy the road less traveled. It is rugged, tough and travels up to 19 kilometers/12 miles off-road on a single charge. Trained riders can traverse a wide variety of challenging terrain including dirt, gravel, grass and sand because the x2 features a wider track to maximize stability as well as higher clearance and deeply treaded, low pressure tires to help ensure a safer experience.
Segway Safari Tours’ fleet includes 20 Segway x2 units and offers tours 7 days a week, 3 times daily. It’s an experience that covers 5 kilometers or 3+ miles. Riders will glide through the rainforest, by a historic dairy farm, through a creek and across a Eucalypt forest. The tour also features stops at the magnificent Moran’s Falls waterfall and the edge of the Great Dividing Mountain Range.
“The Segway x2 was a natural fit for the retreat because it is a quiet, environmentally friendly transportation alternative that almost anyone can be trained to ride,” said Brett Walton, Manager Director of Segway Queensland and Owner of Segway Safari Tours. “In addition, we can accommodate large groups and team building excursions – and in the near future we expect to add evening tours and adventure experiences to our offerings.”
For more information on Segway Safari Tours at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat or to make a reservation, please click here or call +61 7 5502 4911. To learn more about Segway, its PT models and more, please visit www.segway.com. You may also contact our local Authorized Distributor, Segway Queensland here or by phone at: +61 7 5535 0832.
At Segway, safety is our top priority. Therefore, please avoid slippery surfaces and do not submerge your
Segway PT, particularly its charge port, in water. See User Materials for more information.