Segways are sustainable staple
WHOEVER said you can’t run a gold standard environmentally sustainable tourism operation clearly hasn’t been on a Whitsunday Segway Tours guided trip.
The local business owned and run by Zak Kelly began operation in November 2014 and hasn’t stopped kicking goals since.
New Tourism winner for 2015, the region’s one-of-a-kind tour business took out a gold last year in Excellence in Sustainable Tourism as well to back it up again these awards.
“It is a monumental award to receive this recognition in the Whitsunday tourism industry and lets us know we are doing well because we are still a small business,” Mr Kelly said.
“As a land based tour we aren’t affected by weather as much and the segways are electric which mean low emissions.
“We would like to thank the support of everyone including agents, business partners, accommodation providers, friends, family and most of all our amazing past and present Segway tour guests.”
Whitsunday Segway Tours operates two guided tours that give guests the option of riding segways in the morning through Conway Park along the Great Whitsunday Trail or in afternoon a sunset board walk tour with a stop for dinner.
Next on the cards, Mr Kelly is looking to expand to offer an early morning tour.
“This will be aimed at people who catch a morning flight, so they don’t have to waste half a day and will include breakfast,” he said.