Trees Adventure opens treetop zipline and tight rope course in Yanchep National Park

Acting Yanchep National Park manager Mark Varley and Trees Adventure park manager Matt Baker.  Pictures: Martin Kennealey d488837
Acting Yanchep National Park manager Mark Varley and Trees Adventure park manager Matt Baker. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d488837

MORE than 200 people took on zipline and climbing challenges among the trees at Yanchep National Park when Trees Adventure opened its attraction last Sunday.

The company has installed several courses of wobbling wooden bridges, tight ropes, cargo nets and ziplines through tuart around Bull Banksia Oval.

It is its second site in WA, with the first opening in Lane Poole Park in Dwellingup two years ago.

Tia Hockridge (Daglish) and Georgia Ngo (Floreat).

“When we looked at this location in Yanchep, we knew that it would be a great place to build our second WA attraction, nestled amongst this incredible nature playground,” director Nicolas Dansin said.

“Visitors also have options for a day trip or to stay overnight in Yanchep National Park.”

Acting national park manager Mark Varley said the courses would complement other attractions in the national park, which has more than 320,000 visitors a year.

Georgia Ngo (Floreat) and Tia Hockridge (Daglish).

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our international, interstate and local visitors to come and experience nature play,” he said.

Trees Adventure park manager Matt Baker said the response so far had been great, with 205 people doing the courses when it opened to the public on November 18.

Mr Baker said they expected it to be a popular attraction for northern suburbs residents and had already received enquiries from schools interested in including it in their outdoor education curriculum.

Mr Varley said the company had left a very small footprint during construction works, and Mr Baker said structures could be removed without leaving a mark on the trees.

Georgia Ngo.

“None of the wires touch the trees, so the trees can grow,” Mr Baker said.

There are seven courses with more than 80 challenges and ziplines at heights of between 2m and 10m that visitors aged four and older can do in two-hour sessions.

Instructors gear people up in harnesses that use an interlocking safety system.

“You cannot fall,” Mr Baker said.

“Once you are locked on, you can’t get off – you can only get off at the end.”

The attraction will run from 10am to 5pm on Tuesdays to Fridays and between 9am and 5pm on weekends.

Bookings can be made online at www.treesadventure.com.au or via email to yancheppark@treesadventure.com.au.