Trees Adventure – Grose River Park
Time Out says
Get ready to fly between the trees at new heights
You’ll feel like Tarzan in no time as you leap from one challenge to the next amongst the Sydney blue gums with views of where the Nepean and Grose River meet. Trees Adventure Grose River Park offers a fun experience for all levels of ability at multiple heights – even adrenaline junkies will be tested when they brave the most demanding course 25 metres in the air.
At the start of your heart-pumping, sweaty palms experience, you’ll be trained by one of the guides so you can safely climb and swing between the trees at your own pace. A test run on the small course ensures you know how to safely clip yourself onto the rope and progress to the next level. It’s a good idea to hire a pair of gloves as they have some grip on them which will assist you during the session. If you want to capture your fun on film, bring or hire a GoPro on-site. With a helmet, a harness and a double carabiner system which means you’re always connected to the rope, it’s time to test your abilities and have some fun. Don’t worry if you slip up or need some encouragement for your bungee leap, the guides are there to help.
The two-and-a-half-hour session seems to fly by with over 110 challenges, 20 flying foxes and ten long courses to choose from. One of the highlights in each course is the flying fox. It’s pretty exciting as you’re the one who attaches the trolley to the rope, puts the carabiners on the top, sits back and zips across at a stomach-churning speed. But the freak-out favourite challenge is the bungee-like leap. It might be tricky to take that first step off the platform before you fall through the air, but once you’re safely on the ground again, you know the adrenaline was worth it, and you’ll be ready and raring for jump number two. There are also specialised kids’ courses for specific age groups, from mini flying foxes for the younger adventurers, moving onto wobbly bridges, moving logs and more.
Spectators are welcome to walk around the park, watch the participants and enjoy the sounds of native birds chatting. After a long session, lots of leaping and balancing, climbers are bound to be hungry. Head to the kiosk and grab a snack while you watch other climbers swing around the park. If you plan to visit the Blue Mountains, Trees Adventure Grose River Park is just a 40-minute drive from the Three Sisters and would make an awesome day excursion for friends and the whole family.
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat, Sun 9am-5pm|