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Published May 23rd 2019
Breathtaking Zipline Adventure
The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures features a sensational Treetop Walk and Zipline Tour along with outdoor playgrounds, souvenir shop, and café and education programs.
The cantilever viewing platform ....
..... and the 45-metre high spiral tower provide amazing views of the lush surrounding rainforest. Photos: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
The 600-metre long 25-metre high treetop walkway provides a unique insight into the Otway Ranges magnificent flora & fauna, from the dense rainforest floor to the towering treetops.
There's a 45-metre tall spiral tower and cantilever viewing platform perched high above Young's Creek providing exhilarating and unparalleled views through the rain forest, while swaying gently in the forest canopy.
For the youngsters, there's an interactive Rainforest Ranger Trail allowing kids and adults alike to journey deep into the Otway Ranges and experience the lush rainforest first hand.
The Rainforest Ranger Trail is a hit with youngsters like Abbey Walker from Baldivis in Western Australia. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
The Otway Fly Zipline Tour is an unforgettable rainforest experience.
Participants soar through the rainforest canopy between 'Cloud Stations' suspended as high as 30-metres above the forest floor. Experienced guides provide specialised training and a 'pre-zip' briefing to ensure strict safety standards are maintained.
Prospective zip-liners need to be a minimum of 4-years of age, not less than 125 centimetres tall and weigh a maximum of 120 Kgs.
Zipliners are fitted with safety gear and undertake a thorough briefing .....
..... before making their way to one of the 'Cloud Stations
..... and soaring through the rainforest canopy. Photos: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media
A 2.5 hour Otway Fly Zipline Tour costs adults $114 and Children (4 to 15 years) $80.75. A Family Ticket covering 2-adults and 2-children costs $356.25.
The cost of the zipline tour includes admission to the Treetop Walk.
Admission to the Treetop Walk costs Adults $23.75, Children $14.25 and a Family $60.80.
The Otway Fly is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9 AM to 5 PM with the last admission at 4 PM.
Getting There …..
The Otway Fly is 199-Kilometres southwest of Melbourne, just under a 3-hour drive via the Princes Freeway/M1 then the Colac-Lavers Hill Road/C155.
Cost:The zipline tour costs Adults $114, Children (4 to 15 years) $80.75, a Family (2A 2C) $356.25. These prices include admission to the Treetop Walk. Admission to the Treetop Walk alone costs Adults $23.75, Children $14.25 and a Family $60.80.