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Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk turns five

Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk turns five
March 10, 2013

The operators of the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk are highlighting the tens of thousands of people who have enjoyed the Walk and the region over its five years of opening.

Illawarra Fly General Manager Neredith Elliott explains that "this is a momentous occasion for us at the Illawarra Fly, we've worked hard over the past five years and feel we've developed a fantastic attraction.

"We have a great team who are committed not only to the Illawarra Fly, but tourism throughout the region."

The official fifth birthday for the Illawarra Fly is 15th March, with celebrations to mark the anniversary taking place over three days, over the weekend from 15th to 17th March.

To celebrate this major milestone, Illawarra Fly has a special offer:
• $5 entry for children from 15th to 17th March inclusive (50% discount);
• $20 adult entry including a piccolo of bubbles (regular entry $24);
• All guests receive a free piece of birthday cake homemade on site;
• Free Guided tours at 12pm each day.

In addition, Ranger Cookie will conduct a free rainforest tour at noon on each day of the weekend. His tour will cover the Illawarra Fly's rainforest rehabilitation program, local fauna and flora and the history of the treetop Walk.

The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is the only one of its kind in NSW and one of only a handful of elevated steel treetop walks around the world. An immersive nature experience, the 500 metre steel walkway features two gently swaying cantilevered arms and a central tower raised nearly fifty metres off the forest floor. The stunning views take in everything from the rainforest floor into the canopy and out to the Pacific Ocean. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the Treetop Walk is a one of a kind experience that captures the unique beauty of the regions fauna and flora.

Operated by Merlin Entertainments, the Illawarra Fly has been a staple attraction for the Southern Highlands and South Coast region which has experienced good visitation growth in the past year with the support of Sydney, Canberra and the regional community.

Elliott adds "as attractions reach maturity, visitation tends to level out, but we have turned this trend around with new products like our iFly 4 Kids program and have experienced increased visitation growth in the past year" says Elliott, adding "this is unusual for any treetop walk in Australia and we're very proud to have succeeded in generating greater interest in the attraction and the region".

During the iFly 4 Kids events, the Fly experienced fourfold increases in visitation which had flow on affects for businesses in the area.

Elliott concludes "we have a collaborative attitude to our approach and encompass the businesses and regions surrounding us.

"If we can increase the success of our business then the region experiences a positive flow-on affect which is great for the local economy."

For more information go to www.illawarrafly.com

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