AUGUST ADVENTURES: HIGH ROPES AND ZIPLINES
Are you looking to overcome a fear of heights, seeking a high-flying adventure experience, or maybe just a fun day out for the family this winter?
This week we are looking at high ropes and ziplining courses throughout Australia that will get your spirits – and bodies – soaring. There are plenty of ECO certified ziplining and high ropes adventure courses around the country that will help you overcome physical challenges and allow you to fly over lush rainforest canopies in some of the most adventurous activities in the country.
Located in Mount Tamborine, just under an hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, TreeTop Challenge has over 120 high ropes activities including 10 flying foxes and a mix of beginner, intermediate and extreme high ropes courses. Spread across nine acres of tropical rainforest, the Treetop Challenge adventure park is Advanced Ecotourism certified and takes about 3-4 hours to complete. The adventure park is designed for ages eight and up and requires no previous experience. For families with younger children, TreeTop Challenge also operates the largest junior ziplining course in the country with over 50 activities designed for children aged three to eight.
Operating high ropes courses and tree-top adventures (including in gigantic inflatable balls!) across New South Wales, TreeTops offer a fantastic array of adventures for people of all ages, from flying foxes to climbing nets and monkey bridges to the fastest rollercoaster ziplines in the world. These eco-friendly adventure activities are great for fitness, exhilarating to attempt and gentle on the environment. Check out all their locations and certified activities here.
Jungle Adventures Cape Tribulation
This business has specially developed its ziplining platforms with best practise in mind, creating these without the use of nails and attaching them to trees with a non-intrusive friction system that holds the platforms to the outside of the trees. A two-hour ziplining tour with Jungle Adventures Cape Tribulation starts off with the world’s first human hamster wheel cable lift to get you up into the canopy, where you can glide over the rainforest with views of the Great Barrier Reef. This is a great way to experience some of the best of Australian ziplining.
Jungle Tours and Trekking
If you’re looking for a diverse day out, Jungle Tours and Trekking take visitors from Cairns or Port Douglas on their Go Jungle Surfing day tour, which includes Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat reserve, a tropical lunch, ziplining with the previously mentioned Jungle Adventures Cape Tribulation, and a dinner-time cruise along the Daintree river. Now that’s a fun day out!
Enchanted Adventure Garden and Treesurfing
Situated in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat in Victoria, Enchanted Adventure Garden and Tree Surfing has high ropes courses and ziplines for all ages from four years and up. With the tree surfing nippers adventure course designed for children ages four to 12, with three levels of challenge for them to tackle, and the tree surfing grand designed for visitors over 12, with over 50 aerial obstacles and five ziplines, there is no shortage of challenge and fun for your family to overcome any fear of heights and enjoy a great day out.
High ropes courses and ziplining are a great way to experience some of the best of Australian tourism without disturbing the natural environment. All of the above are Ecotourism Australia certified companies that are leading the way in sustainable, adventurous high-flying experiences.
For more adventure inspiration, check out our Green Travel Guide.
[All photos retrieved from operator websites and social media. Header image: TreeTop Challenge]