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Guided North Head Fort Segway Tour in Devonport Auckland

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    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.

     
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Our Office in the Devonport Ferry Terminal (Sharing space with the Ferry Ticket Office)

    A 12 minute ferry ride from Downtown Auckland or 30 minutes over the bridge by car.
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Use of helmet
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Live commentary
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from Segway start location.
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Such a great experience! I had never been on a Segway before but before we left for the tour, we ran through how to drive them and did some manouvers. Pauline took me for the tour she was brilliant! Explained the history of the area to me. It was a fun way to see the area and
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    Response from MagicBroomstick, Owner at Guided North Head Fort Segway Tour in Devonport Auckland
    Responded Jul 18, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to post this review. And thanks for recommending us as as a good activity where you had some FUN doing something new, learning some history and seeing the sights all in one tour. Best regards Pauline
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    During our visit in Auckland, we booked the North Head Tour. We found this tour to be the most interesting and enjoyable Segway Tour ever!!! We have done several Segway Tours all over the world!!! Very good website, easy booking process and very nice and friendly staff. You
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