Me? I’m the numpty down on the ground taking the photos.
But next time, for sure I’m heading up there.
When we were down at Jervis Bay in January, we took up a generous offer to try out the new Trees Adventure courses in Nowra. There’s a really unique experience for the bold adventurer here as the ropes courses are set up through trees and along cliffs as well.
The location is fab too. The courses are within the grounds of Shoalhaven Zoo, right alongside the wide and langorous Shoalhaven River. Here follows lots of photos and info plus all the contact information at the end of the post.
Children aged four years and over can tackles courses. My twins are seven and so were allowed on the two yellow courses (for children aged four – seven years.)
Here follow some photos of the two of them monkeying around.
The twins are strong and brave little dudes and were desperate to try the tougher courses. They asked, begged and cajoled… but the guides were firm; they need to wait until they are eight to try the green and blue courses.
Safety is paramount here, and sticking to the age limits is crucial to that. Don’t worry kids, we’ll be back after your birthday.
By the way, the briefings were good at Trees Adventure and the equipment was terrific. All climbers wear safety harnesses which cannot be detached at all whilst on the courses. Great to see: my husband hasn’t got much life insurance.
On the yellow courses, a parent or carer has to stay on ground level to keep an eye on the children. So that’s why I was down below whilst everyone else was swinging around the treetops, climbing though nets, crossing rope bridges and flying down zip lines.
Children aged eight and over can go on the green and blue courses: one adult must climb with every four children. I’ll be there!
The red course is for adults and children aged ten and over. The black course is for adults and teenagers aged 13 and over.
The green and blue course start from the top platform up there. The courses here are 6 – 8m high; Paul and Dexbox started up there just to get the hang of the place- sorry.
Then they headed over to the other side to climb up and do the black course. I had adrenalin pumping just watching them.
I sent my iPhone up with them and here are a few snaps Paul took whilst up on the cliffs and amongst the treetops.
Dexbox bounced down with all the insouciance of youth and went straight back to do the black course again. I do love my adventurous lads; they’re a chip off the old block.
Trees Adventure Nowra
Founded by French climber Nico Dansin and his business partner Marc Flaster, Trees Adventure now has three locations: Nowra, Grose River Park in Sydney and Glen Harrow Gardens in Melbourne.
Trees Adventure Nowra is at:
Nowra Shoalhaven Park,
23 Rock Hill Road,
North Nowra NSW 2541
Tel: 02 4421-4830
Website: click here The website is very good, bookings can be made on the website.
NB You do need to book ahead!!
Opening Hours: check the website
Cafe: In Shoalhaven Zoo you will find the Haven Cafe. You can visit the cafe without needing to pay entry into the zoo.
Trees Adventure tickets do not include entry to Shoalhaven Zoo. If you’d like to visit, you need to pay entry at the Zoo.
Kids four – nine years $25
Kids 10 – 17 years $33
Tickets give you two hours on the courses.
You can buy gift vouchers via the website. I reckon a visit to Trees Adventure makes a GREAT gift for kids, teens and adults too.
Have you swung through the trees recently?
And do you know any insurance companies who’d take on my husband? (They’re all reluctant because he works in Middle East!) I’ve got a few more adventures planned for him and us all!
Thanks so much on behalf of myself, hubby, Dexbox and the twins to Trees Adventure Nowra for hosting us. Much appreciated.