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Taronga Zoo opens new wild ropes adventure

Taronga Zoo opens new wild ropes adventure
December 15, 2014

Taronga Zoo’s wildlife and harbour views can now be experienced from an entirely new perspective, with the opening of the new treetop high ropes adventure, Wild Ropes.

Opening just in time for the summer school holidays, Wild Ropes gives participants the chance to undertake a series of more than 60 exciting challenges over four courses, including suspension bridges, rope climbs and zip-lines, while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Australian animals, such as koalas, kangaroos and wallabies.

At heights of up to 10 metres above ground level, climbers will take in the sights of Sydney Harbour like never before, capturing their adrenalin-filled adventure with an on course action photograph.

Introducing the attraction, Taronga’s Commercial Services Manager Marion Joyce explains “Wild Ropes is an innovative eco-tourism experience that adds another dimension to Taronga, enabling visitors to observe nature from a new perspective, challenge their personal limits and enjoy spectacular treetop views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

“Wild Ropes has been designed as a low environmental impact, high adventure experience that encourages people to play outside - not online - and to reconnect with nature and appreciate our unique wildlife.”

Wild Ropes is designed to test the limits and provide an action-packed experience for adventurers of all ages.

Joyce adds that the attraction is already a success, stating “the response from participants over the first few days has been amazing.

“We’ve had everyone from 10-year-old school kids to an 86-year-old zoo volunteer tackling the course.

“Wild Ropes gift vouchers are also proving popular online as a unique Christmas idea.”

Wild Ropes is collaboration between Taronga Zoo and award-winning nature-based tourism operator Ecoline Pty Ltd.

Specialising in tree-based eco adventures, Ecoline has multi-site experience designing, building and operating ropes courses in ecologically sensitive environments.

Open to participants aged 10 and over, the up to 90-minute Wild Ropes experience includes access to two action-packed courses, one low and one high, with options available to add on bonus courses.

For more information go to www.wildropes.taronga.org.au

Click here to view the Ecoline's entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

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