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Peak Pursuits Indoor Recreational Sports Centre

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by Laura (subscribe)
I am a writer doing my best to look at Sydney every day with tourist eyes.
Published January 27th 2012
They say the only way is up, but that doesn't mean you can't get creative with the way you get there. Peak Pursuits is a new indoor recreational sports centre with a big emphasis on fun.

Spider Web
The giant spider web

This place is hidden away in the industrial area of Castle Hill and is best described as a creative indoor rock climbing place like no other in Sydney, as it is not just rocks you will be climbing - there is a spider web, a rope ladder, a cargo net and even dangling logs.

Rope climb
The rope climb

You can also test your balancing act on the high ropes course activities, the first of its kind in Australia.

Ropes Course
The quarter cargo net ropes course

This is definitely a place to take the kids, but it is certainly not just for the young ones. And take it from me when I say you do not need to have a high level of fitness or coordination to enjoy this place

I mean sure, it helps, but if you are willing to leave your pride at the door and regain your sense of adventure, you will still manage to have a whole lot of fun, even if you say, accidentally smack your head into a climbing wall (not that that happened to me), plough face first into the sumo hug bag (I'm just assuming that could happen), or struggle to find the strength to attach the rope to your harness (that may have happened several times).

tower climb
The urban glass tower climb with suction cups

The other great thing about Peak Pursuits is that everything is self-belayed, so it does not discriminate against the friendless.

Kung Fu Poles
The blindfolded walk up the Kung Fu poles

And if you still have any energy left, for an extra $5 each you can try any of the extra jumps like walking up the Kung Fu poles blindfolded, sliding down the big drop or one of the leaps of faith a jump from high up to either a trapeze or the sumo hug boxing bag (remember to jump arms first, not face first).

Your fingers will need some TLC after a visit here, but it is definitely worth it to regain that sense of adventure that came so naturally to you when you were a child.
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Why? It is the legal way to get high
When: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Where: 49/5 Gladstone Road Castle Hill
Cost: Adults $22; Children and Concession $18.
Your Comment
That looks like a massive amount of fun. It's like an adventure playground for grownups.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12490) 2515 days ago
What a great article! This place sounds awesome. Thanks.
by Jacky Bailey (score: 2|215) 2841 days ago
I went there today and enjoyed it. Theres not alot to do there. We got talked into paying for 3 hours but by 1.5 hours my 12 year old son and myself were a bit bored but i still found fun "I'll beat you games" to keep it fun for us so we made use of the 3 hours. You only need 1 hour to comfortbly go around on everything. Worth a try but wont go back again.
by kelly30 (score: 0|3) 2794 days ago
We went there last Friday and was part of a group of 5 families with about 20 kids. The kids had a great time. The 'school holidays special' - 3 hours for $22 was fantastic value which was only $4 extra on top of the normal $18 for one hour, beats laser tag or bowling.
by Bern2 (score: 0|5) 2791 days ago
Great pictures.
by Where I Holiday (score: 2|338) 2473 days ago
Awesome, might be too adventurous for me but with the way you put it i might put in the hard yards and get out there!
by piotr (score: 0|7) 2867 days ago
took my 14 year old son and 6 year old niece and 4 year old nephew and they absolutely loved it. None of them said "I'm bored" the whole time we were there!. This 50 year old got up there too and had lots of fun. Highly recommended.
by Bob gouyld (score: 0|6) 2829 days ago
Great fun for all ages. Bernard is truly the Karate Kid master - just needs a goatie. Try going backwards on the poles blindfolded. Been back 4 times with new friends each time!
by j.wak (score: 0|2) 2729 days ago
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