Meet the owner/operator of Segway on Q, Kevin Hey. The business was founded in 2006 by Kiwi Kev. Still the owner/operator today, Kevin is possibly the most experienced Segway guide in the world 🙂
Originally from the North Island town of Mt Maunganui, Kevin has lived in Queenstown for most of his adult life. He last returned in 2006 when he started this business and a family. He has 2 lovely daughters and enjoys some golf, disc golf, badminton and enjoying a range of other things that life has to offer.
Kevin says “I love to try to customise each tour to best suit the customers. If they are interested in more information then I’ll share more information. If they want to take lots of photos or get some video, then we’ll spend more time doing that. If they just want to play around then I know all the best spots to include that. Providing Segway tours is a bit like sharing your toys for a living. It’s great watching everyone have so much fun with them!”
The Segways are stored at Kevin’s house in the suburb of Sunshine Bay in Queenstown. That can be handy for last minute bookings sometimes able to get started with little notice. It’s only a 3min drive to the starting point. Segway on Q had a shop in town from 2016 – 2020. It wasn’t really necessary for operations and with the onset of Covid 19, it moved opeations back to a home base as they’d been for 10 years before that.