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Saturday, December 31, 2016

23 Dec 2016 - Visit to Irrawara Fly Treetop Walk

Our next stop was Irrawara Fly Treetop Walk, which is about 40 minutes away from Kiama.
The Treetop Walk is a unique attraction which enables visitors to experience a 1500 metre walk through beautiful warm temperate rainforest.
Officially the highest zipline tour in Australia, the Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour involves flying on a series of elevated cable spans and navigating suspension bridges from one tree platform to another 35 metres above the forest floor.  Jerlene and Javier did not dare to try it.
The uniqueness of Irrawarra Treetop Walk in comparison to other rainforest walks is that 500 metres of this walk is nestled in the treetop canopy some 20-30 metres above ground level.
The walkway culminates in Knights Tower, a spiral tower that rises to a breathtaking 45 metres above the forest floor.
The view from the top of the tower was spectacular.
The Treetop Walk can withstand winds of up to 280kmh, is 472 metres long, has an average height of 710 metres above sea level and weighs over 160 tonnes, the equivalent of a Blue Whale!
Jerlene and Javier had no fear of height.  Thumbs up!
There were also two confronting swaying springboard cantilevers suspended 25 metres above the forest floor which take guests to the edge of the escarpment.  Along the 1.5km of walk, there are activities for young explorer to do at various stations.
As we had missed an earlier station, we went back to one of the swaying springboard cantilever to complete the activity.




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