Seppeltsfield has partnered with local South Australian business, Segway Sensation SA, to bring Segway tours to the estate from 1st November this year. The partnership will initially see Segway tours offered three times daily on weekends and public holidays, where guests are guided on a one hour trail throughout the Seppeltsfield estate grounds and vineyards.
The winery will be the first in South Australia to offer Segway tours to the public. The battery-operated, two-wheeled, personal transportation vehicles have become popular in recent years with tourism sites and city commuters, whereby users can command movement by simply shifting their weight forward or backward on a platform. The US built Segways rely on dynamic stabilisation, whereby advanced sensing enables a safe a smooth ride for even first time users. The partnership comes as a complement to the redevelopment of Seppeltsfield’s Cellar Door, incoming FINO restaurant and the current JamFactory Art & Design Studios, all of which have been added to the property to build a critical mass of tourism interests.
Segway Sensation SA owners, Cindy Chynoweth and Shane Camilleri, said bringing Segways to Seppeltsfield was a fantastic opportunity. “Having discussed the concept with several tourism bodies, we were enthused at the prospect of being based at Seppeltsfield”, said Cindy. “The estate is breathtakingly beautiful – from gorgeous gardens, palm lined roads, heritage buildings and ancient vineyard, it seems perfect for discovery by Segway”, she added.
Seppeltsfield and Segway Sensation SA will be launching their tours on Saturday 1st November. Public are able to select from a 1 hour Segway tour at $99 or a package which includes lunch at the estate’s picnic grounds for $127.