Trees Adventure is an extremely fun tree top adventure obstacle course. It’s found at Lane Pool Reserve, which is about 100km drive south of Perth, near Dwellingup. Offering a variety of zip lines and challenges, the fun courses are suitable for children as young as 4 years old!
When we arrived on a chilly Sunday morning, I got to warm my hands on a hot chocolate. There’s hot and cold drinks available from the kiosk as well as snacks. Chef signed the forms and I was “photographer”, I’m not really much of an action woman!
We arrived about thirty minutes prior to our allocated two hour session, to allow time for the boys got kitted out in their harnesses, gloves and helmets.
Next up was an introduction on how to using the equipment, like how to safely lock on and off the ropes with the clips.
You’re always attached to the rope, which put my mind at rest it was nice and safe for my boys!
Kids between four and seven years old are restricted to the low height yellow course, which is only a couple of meters off the ground. I was amazed at some of the little ones giving this a go on the yellow course. They’ll probably be able to do a few rounds of this during their time slot.
Older kids and adults can challenge themselves at thrilling heights up in the trees of up to twenty metres! Kids aged eight to twelve require supervision by a paying adult who is also on the course.
The boys started on a green course up in the pine and jarrah trees. They begin at home tree, where they climb the tall ladders up to the first wooden platform.
Poor Little Chef, who had never done anything like this before, looked terrified! Once he’d plucked up the courage to swing along the flying fox, he was grinning from ear to ear!
As well as a few flying foxes on each rope course, there are various obstacles like suspended bridges, see saws and cargo nets that test your balance and co-ordination. I had lots of fun watching the boys swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the trees.
The courses are self-guided and self-paced, however there’s plenty of friendly and patient staff around to help and give direction if required. Little Chef ran into difficulty a couple of times when he got stuck halfway along the flying fox, but that was easily fixed with a push.
For older kids there’s a red course (10 years and over) and the black and extreme black for the really brave! Chef gave the black course a go and I could tell it was a lot trickier for him!
A new addition to Trees Adventure is The Zipline Zone. It has 12 flying foxes that are up to 8ms high. It is suitable for kids 8yrs plus and does not require an adult to accompany.
Before hitting the Zipline Course, it is recommended that you first complete one of the beginner obstacle courses to get used to the safety system.
There are toilets on site. As Trees Adventure is in the middle of the bush, there’s no running water. If you want to avoid the long drop loo, visit the public toilets in Dwellingup first.
It was really rewarding to see Little Chef overcome his initial fear. Once he had that bit of belief in himself (and a taste of the fun!) he really grew in confidence as he challenged himself to even more difficult obstacles on the rope course.
Chef and Little Chef both loved their Trees Adventure experience and would highly recommend it. It’s a fantastic physical activity in a safe environment. I’m even seriously considering ditching the camera and joining in next time. It’s a whole heap of fun and I’m not missing out again!
Kids (4-7yrs) $25
Supervision required from the ground (free). No adult access on to Yellow Courses
Kids/Teens (8-17yrs) $38 – 1 participating adult ($45) per up to 4 kids (8-12yrs)
Concessions $43 (ID Required)
Spectators are FREE.
Find Trees Adventure at Lane Poole Park, Nanga Road, Dwellingup, WA 6213
Thanks to Mandurah & Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO) Amanda and her family were guests of Trees Adventure. All words and opinions are her own.
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