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“A fun way to see the sites of Devonport”

MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Our Segway Tours (Magic Broomstick Tours) are certainly a "Must do" while in Auckland.We take people sightseeing while riding a Segway Personal Transporter. This attraction is fun and exciting and just a little out of the ordinary. We first teach you the art of riding a Segway on our specially selected training ground,then you're off on a tour or short ride. Gliding to the top of the extinct volcano's, checking out the Military fort's of the 1880's, being gob-smacked by the awesome views of Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf while experiencing the sheer joy of riding a Segway.
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Scarborough, Australia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A fun way to see the sites of Devonport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

After taking the pleasant 12 min ferry to Devonport it was really easy to find the Magic Brromstick shop with their Segways parked it side. After a bit of practice the Segway is easy to get to grips with, it intuitively works out your balance and responds to your movements propelling you up to 20km/h. It's great fun whizing past pedestrians and cyclists on your way around.

Our guide Andreas was very friendly and safely guided us to the top of North Shore where you get great 360 deg views of the city, Rangitoto island and the surrounds. You'll also see the historic gun placements and bunkers as a bounus on the 2hr trip. The shorter 1hr trip will take you to the heights of Mt Victoria.

This was our second time on a Segway and we really enjoyed it, ech time we have so wanted to get our own to use along our local foreshore, I'm sure you'll feel the same!

Great activity in a great location.

Visited November 2012
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SegwayDevonport, Owner at MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thanks AndyP80. I'm glad you agree that "It's the FUN way to see Devonport" Dean Kamen is a very clever man to have invented the Segway, he thought it was going to be a transport alternative that would revolutionize the world - maybe it will one day ! Kind regards Pauline
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mt martha victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“segway up and down north head”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This an absolutely great experience. A bit daunting at first but with Pauline's good instruction I ended up even riding and filming at the same time. We both had a ball and its like nothing else you will ever do.... and do it you should. Thank you so much and good luck
miles and julie

Visited August 2012
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Tramore, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An absolutely fantastic experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

My partner and I visited Magic broomstick tours yesterday for my 25th and we absolutely enjoyed it. The feeling of rising a Segway is something unreal. We will definitely be back again to take on the big 2 hour tour. I would recommend this to absolutely anyone that asks :-)

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Loma Linda, California
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“Exciting and fun segway ride, wonderful tour, great location stories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

MagicBroomstick Segway tour was a wonderful experience! We went on our tour July 10, on our honeymoon. We had never tried segways before, but Pauline was a very patient and informative teacher, answering all of our questions, and a wonderful person with whom to spend the afternoon exploring Devenport! Segways take only a couple minutes to learn about, and it becomes more intuitive and effortless in minutes, and so much fun! We added on the "PLAY IN THE PARK" to our tour, in which we had a stop at one of the large grassy park meadows and could zoom around to our hearts' content on the segways, very fun!! Pauline pointed out many interesting historic sites, including fun stories behind them. We really enjoyed the tour. If you go in the winter time, be sure to bring a warm coat and gloves - the wind when you're zooming along can be chilly. Pauline was very kind with extra gloves for me while we were out, and saved my hands. A wonderful time, thank you again Pauline!

Visited July 2012
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byron bay
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“A highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Our tour was brilliant! The segways are soo much fun to ride and the tour was interesting with a great mix of local stories, history, architecture, tunnels, stunning views and tasty treats to keep us all happy. Thanks Sharina!

Visited July 2012
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