Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    New treetop challenge open for adventurers

    14/04/2016 10:00 AM
     
    • High ropes course through the treetops a new attraction at Lane Poole Reserve
    • Physical and mental challenge on rope bridges, flying foxes and trapezes

    A new tourism attraction at popular Lane Poole Reserve, about 100 kilometres south of Perth, offers visitors the chance to swing through the treetops on trapezes and flying foxes.

     

    Officially opening the Trees Adventure Park today, Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the high ropes course was developed from an unsolicited proposal and business plan submitted by Canopy Adventure Pty Ltd (trading as Trees Adventure) to the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

     

    "The company came forward with a unique proposal and the department worked directly with them through the assessment and approval process to deliver an exciting new park experience," Mr Jacob said.

     

    "Lane Poole Reserve already receives more than 180,000 visitors each year.  With attractions such as Trees Adventure Park and the recently upgraded visitor facilities provided through the State Government's Parks for People initiative, there are even more opportunities to attract visitors to the area."

     

    The high ropes obstacle course, near Nanga Mill campground, allows people to move through the tree canopy through a network of rope bridges, flying foxes, trapezes and Tarzan jumps.

     

    The course has been built around tree trunks rather than drilling through them, minimising the impact on vegetation and allowing native wildlife to move freely underneath.

     

    It is suitable for children as young as four and all participants receive training before starting the course.

     

    "I encourage every adventurer who wants a physical challenge to visit Lane Poole Reserve and have a go at this enjoying this high ropes experience," the Minister said.

     

    "The Liberal National Government is very supportive of initiatives that grow tourism in Western Australia and we encourage people to come to us with great business ideas."

     

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