A new Adelaide attraction - a landmark in the sky has been growing near Adelaide Airport, the Aerial Adventure Park West Beach. Looking something like a gigantic clothes line, this large adventure playground is being built by MegaAdventure for Adelaide Shores.
Due to open in November the 26 metre tall SkyMate aerial adventure park will offer fun things to do for visitors of all ages. The easiest way to see this aerial adventure playground is to take the SkyWalk - a walkway of 83 steps will take you to the top of SkyMate where an observation deck provides awesome views of the surrounding countryside.
SkyWalk is easy to climb, with no more risk than climbing the stairs of a multi level car park. You may be tempted to duck as passenger aircraft approach though, as the SkyMate Aerial Adventure Park is rather close to the flight path of incoming planes.
For more intrepid adventurers this adventure playground also offers SkyChallenge. Dressed in a harness with a safety line, Skychallenge lets you scramble nets, climb rope bridges, beams and swings. Use log steps and aerial surfboards to navigate your way around the aerial adventure park and demonstrate your physical prowess. This will make your average rock climbing walls look a bit of a yawn.
A SkyChallenge Climbing Platform at SkyMate Adelaide Shores
SkyMate is the first aerial adventure park of its type in Australia,, and is just the beginning of a much larger adventure playground. The Aerial Adventure Park West Beach is expanding to include a café, a bungee trampoline called MegaBounce and services to facilitate corporate training and team bonding programs - perhaps Bronwen Bishop may find a way to fit this on her expense account too.
SkyMate will complement the Adelaide Shores West Beach offering by adding a whole new range of fun things to do for all ages. With a golf course across the road, a skate and BMX park, and access to the pristine clean beaches at West Beach, both tourists and business visitors will appreciate all the awesome things to see and do in Adelaide. In fact a corporate visit may be just the way to see SkyMate up close, as a visit does not come cheaply.
With tickets costing around $50 per adult and not much less for kids, visiting the Aerial Adventure Park at West Beach isn't likely to be an everyday experience for most families. Even spectators must pay $5 to visit.
In fact if you just want to get an aerial view of Adelaide, then taking the Ferris wheel at Glenelg Beach House will also get you 25 metres above the ground with awesome views of Glenelg, but only cost a few dollars.
The London Eye takes you up to 135 metres above the ground, providing a breathtaking panorama of the city of London for much the same price as Skymate. The 30 minute trip on the London Eye gives you many photo opportunities which are without comparison, and you also get entry to a 4D cinema experience.
It seems that the target market for SkyMate at West beach will largely be aerial adventurers, mostly younger people who want the challenge of climbing this unique aerial playground and testing their limits. I think there will be lots of these, and see the Aerial Adventure Park at West Beach being very popular with tourists and locals alike.
SkyMate Observation Deck at the Top of the Aerial Adventure Park
For more information about this new Adelaide attraction see the Mega Adventure website where you can also book online, or the Adelaide Shores website. You can also follow Mega Adventure Park on Facebook. It's scheduled to open in November.