Adelaide’s first Nature Based aerial adventure park, TreeClimb, is heaps of fun for the whole family!
Move over Tarzan, TreeClimb is the Adelaide City Parklands’ newest attraction and it’s calling all energetic, outdoors loving adventurers – young and old! The Kids in Adelaide team checked out TreeClimb on opening day and LOVED it!! Kids from 3 years old, adults, thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts and curious adventurers can walk, climb and swing your way around six elevated tree-walk courses, 70 obstacles and several zip lines within a 16,000-square-metre zone. You seriously need to check out TreeClimb – it is both MASSIVE and IMPRESSIVE.
TREECLIMB Things to Know:
- You need to book – TreeClimb is pretty busy since they only just opened and they only allow 20 people on the course at a time so that there aren’t too many at once. Book ahead to guarantee your spot for the best times.
- New to ropes? No worries! On arrival you’ll be harnessed up by a trained staff member and be run through a training course on tv. Then you’ll head upstairs to complete the simple but important how-to’s before you’re able to get on course. This includes kids who have their own special training area with mini flying fox (below)!
- You CAN enjoy TreeClimb if you’re scared of heights. I’ve always had a strong fear of heights but didn’t let that get in the way of an awesome afternoon at TreeClimb so don’t let it stop you either. You should however, know that it IS high up in the trees and some of the obstacles are scary! If it’s your first time, try going at a quieter time (call for advice) and with a supportive friend – and you’ll be amazed at the chance to overcome your fears.
- Little Kids Can Enjoy Too: Kids big and small can enjoy TreeClimb including those as young as 3 years old as long as they are over 100cm tall. When I first looked at the photos I thought there was NO WAY my 4 year old would be ok up there. On arrival I had second thoughts, and after completing the course and seeing a bunch of other 3-6 year olds on there I am DEFINITELY bringing my 4 & 6 year olds back soon! So don’t think that TreeClimb is only for teens and up. *While kids can TreeClimb by themselves and there are staff on the course, an adult is required to be there (even if you’re just supporting from the ground). Having been on the course, we would highly recommend an adult get involved and head up on the course for the first part with the kids if they are young or nervous – the first part and the flying fox at the end can be a bit much for some kids the first time – after that though, most of the young kids we saw were loving the freedom to enjoy the course on their own (yup, even the tiniest of 3 year olds were rocking it without mum or dad after the first round or two!).
- They cater for groups such as birthday parties and prices start from only $25/person which we think is great value for a couple of hours of fun in the parklands. BYO picnic rug and cake for after the fun, and let the kids enjoy the course while the adults grab a coffee and snack at the onsite café – now that’s my kind of kids party!
The 3 children’s courses have 24 tree top activities, allowing climbers to progressively complete the Yellow course, then Orange and challenge themselves on the Blue course. The TreeClimb crew are there to offer training and guidance, however at times there is nothing better than parental support and encouragement from the ground. Children 14 years or under must be supervised by a parent or caregiver. For climbers between 100 and 135cm tall (max height is approximate).
This Grand Course has 4 progressively challenging obstacle courses set in the tree tops, featuring zip-lines and an exhilarating Tarzan swing, flying carpet and trapeze.
The Grand Course consists of 47 challenges and is designed for thrill seekers and active adventurers of all abilities. Divided into 4 different levels of difficulty, each aerial or tree top path offers a fun and interactive set of challenges for every individual. Start with the Green course after passing the practice course, progress to the Blue, Red and then challenge yourself on the Black course. For climbers above 135cm in height.
As well as all the adrenalin pumping fun, TreeClimb also has an educational trail which helps users learn all about the history of the Adelaide and parklands.
You’ll find TreeClimb at Kurrangga Park on corner of Greenhill and Unley roads next to the BMX track.
Prices start from $29 for 80mins. They offer parties (see more info here), school groups and corporate adventures.
Visit their website for more info www.treeclimb.com.au