Segways in Kings Park a green light for tourists

17 January 2018

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the announcement today that visitors to Kings Park will be able to explore the attraction via Segway following final government approval.

Chief Executive Officer Evan Hall said developing new tourism experiences was critical to attracting more visitors and growing the WA tourism industry, creating more jobs for locals.

“It is fantastic to see this new, exciting tourism experience from Segway Tours WA given the green light. Visitors will now have another option to explore Kings Park, which is one of Perth’s biggest tourist attractions, and we thank Ministers Papalia and Dawson for their efforts in the approval process,” he said.

“More immersive, outdoor experiences like this, such as wave parks, heli-tours, ziplines and cable cars, are needed to continue Perth’s evolution into a unique nature-based destination attracting visitors from across Australia and the world.”

Tourism Council WA has continually advocated for the reduction of regulation which inhibits tourism operators from getting new product approved in Western Australia.

“People with new, exciting ideas for tourism experiences and attractions should be encouraged to get their ideas off the ground, rather than discouraged by lengthy and uncertain approvals processes through multiple Government departments,” Mr Hall said.

“Approvals processes should be streamlined and red tape reduced to encourage further development of the State’s tourism assets.”

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For media enquiries please contact Tourism Council WA Corporate Affairs Manager Leslee Hall lhall@tourismcouncilwa.com.au / 0439 874 992