Let your little Tarzan loose to soar through the lush treetops of the Dandenong Ranges on an incredible array of flying foxes, tight ropes and obstacles at Trees Adventure!
This is an incredibly beautiful spot, an idyllic location for this eco adventure tourism 'playground' within the historical grounds of Glen Harrow Park.
We recently took three of our little charges (aged 4, 9 and 10) along for an action packed morning, arriving at 9am for a 9:30am start. The kids couldn't wait to get started and to be honest I was pretty excited about too!
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Staff at reception were super friendly and had us checked in and getting our safety gear on in no time. Gloves and helmets are first to be put on and are sorted into different sizes so that everyone's fits perfectly. From here it's over to the deck overlooking the course to get harnessed up and ready to go for a safety briefing and shown how to use the equipment.
Getting harnessed up
After some instruction and guidance on which courses could be completed by which age groups we were set loose to explore the courses by ourselves and complete as many of them as we could fit into our two hour session.
Our 4 year old headed to the Yellow courses (4-7 years old) with a parent in tow to supervise her from the ground (free entry for supervising parents/ spectators).
I started on the Green course with the two older children, which is the easiest of the big courses and a perfect starting point to get use to the equipment before venturing out to the more challenging obstacles.
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After successfully completing the Green course we stepped up to the next level which was the Blue course (from 8yrs) with 18 challenges, 6 flying foxes and up to10 meters high. The kids were loving every minute of it!
We then took on the challenge of the Red course which in hindsight we should have remembered that the Red course was for ages 10yrs plus. Our 9 year old found connecting to the zip line to be a bit of a stretch but in saying that he did it by himself and enjoyed the 13 challenges with 4 flying foxes.
If your kids are aged 13 years or over then they can take on the Black course. This course has 20 challenges, 5 flying foxes and up to 15 meters high and usually takes an hour to complete.
Our children absolutely loved Trees Adventure and so did I!
Tips: - Dress appropriately. Stretchy clothes work best.
- Wear shorts, leggings, jeans or tracksuit pants.
- Tie long hair up so it doesn't become tangled.
- Wear closed toe shoes (runners are generally best).
- Pack a jacket just in case.
- A bottle of water to leave at the starting point of the various courses wouldn't be a bad idea in summer.
- Fill out the waiver forms before you arrive to save time on the day.
- Arrive 30 minutes early.
- Be careful driving on the gravel road getting there, it's steep.
Entry cost is: $45 adults, $40 concession, $35 kids(8-17 years), $25 kids ( 4-7 years). Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. To book click here.
After you've finished I highly recommend getting some lunch or enjoying some coffee and cake in their newly opened ' Botanist Cafe'. The staff are gorgeous and the detail is amazing!
Based in Clifton Hill, Louella Kennedy is a creative artist and educator with a special interest in using art for wellbeing. Louella runs a variety of art classes for different age groups and interests.