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by Claudia Bianchi (subscribe)
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Published October 8th 2016
Adventure on high trees
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Picture Credit - Thunderbird Park


Are you up for a physical challenge? Ready to put your fitness to the test? Fly like the wind or maybe a fox ?

Well I wasn't, but a challenge is a challenge and now I am challenging you.

On the wettest most slippery day, we could find my friend took me to do the Ropes Course Treetop Challenge. Located at Thunderbird Park , Cedar Creek Falls Rd on Mount Tamborine.

I don't really know what I was expecting but I can tell you one thing. There is nothing attractive about zipping down a line holding on to a pulley for dear life, the flying fox? At first, I was more like the petrified hyena.

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However, adrenaline junkies and even the moderately fit, make you way to Thunderbird park! There are 110 Treetop Challenges, 11 Zip lines (flying foxes) on six huge unique courses daring you to say challenge accepted.

On arrival you will fill out the usual 'It's not our fault if you die' waiver and are then supplied with a harness, helmet and gloves. The super friendly staff will give you a safety briefing and equipment instructions.

The 3.5 hour course will have you courageously zipping through 9 acres of natural rainforest, balancing on suspended bridges and testing your limits with rope and wire challenges.

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Their safety system is brilliant. They use the state of the art Smart Belay System. At all times even when switching from one challenge to the next you will be secured by at least one magnetic carabiner (clips) that releases the cable only once the other is secured. The system achieves this by communicating with each other.

The staff are all rescue trained and incredibly helpful.

The treetop challenge is a lot of fun for the whole family. You must be at least 7 years old to enter. You must be able to reach 161cm with your palms up to the sky and weigh less than 120kg. The harness diameter is 110cm.

It's a MUST do for all you daredevils, put it on your bucket list or call them to make a booking.



The location is large enough to take group booking of all sizes. A great family fun day or corporate teambuilding activity.

It's certainly a workout but when you are flying 30 meters over lush bushland, trust me, this adventure was worth it.
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When: 10am Monday to Friday, 8:30am Saturday & Sunday's
Phone: 1300 881 446
Where: Thunder Bird Park, Cedar Creek Falls Rd, North Tamborine
Cost: Adults $49, Children $39, Family $160
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