Canopy Walking Tours in Australia
March 17, 2014
MountainKingdoms offers a variety of trekking and walking holidays
The ones detailed below are quite unique, all courtesy of escapetravel.com.au
[Source: Escape Travel, the Holiday People]
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Daintree Discovery Centre
This tree top centre has a facility that allows visitors easy access to every level of the Daintree Rainforest; from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy. They offer Boardwalk tours, and there is a 23 metre high Canopy Tower too. ,
Established in 1989 the Centre is widely recognised as a leader in the field of ecotourism, and in particular, environmental conservation. It provides an excellent introduction to the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest. But equally important, it demonstrates how such forests offset carbon and help to slow down climate change. Come and find out how you can help save the planet!
Wooroonooran National Park
Wooroonooran National Park offers visitors a variety of recreational opportunities. Walshs Pyramid provides a challenging hiking trail not far from Cairns, while Goldsborough Valley offers opportunities for canoeing, mountain biking, walking and camping. Josephine Falls features a cascading waterfall and the beginning of the trail up Queensland’s highest peak, Bartle Frere
There is also Palmerston (Doongan), which is renowned for beautiful rainforest, wild rivers, steep gorges, cascading waterfalls and the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway.
Skywalk onTamborine Mountain.
This skywalk is set in 30 private acres of magnificent rainforest alongside a kilometre of tumbling creek and rockpools. They offer a new eco-adventure which explores the beautiful rainforest in a different way.
With over 300 meters of structured bridge through the top of the rainforest canopy and a 40 meter long Skywalk Cantilever, soaring 30 meters over the creek below you will experience a unique look at the pristine rainforest of Tamborine Mountain. Skywalk is the longest canopy walk in South East Queensland.
O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk
O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk allows you to walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees covered by vines whilst you explore the epiphytic orchids and ferns surrounded by the many birds and animals that inhabit the tree tops.
The Tree Top Walk celebrated its 25th Anniversary on March 23 2013.
The Tree Top Walk, was the first of its kind in Australia, is 180 metres in length and is made up of 9 suspension bridges, with much of the walkway being 15 metres above the ground. Access to the decks is by a ladder that is protected by wire screens. The decks allow a close look at the orchids and ferns growing on the tree, as well as the splendid view out over the rainforest canopy.
The Tree Top Walk is a unique and innovative structure that gives visitors what can only be described as an exhilarating experience – a chance to observe life in the rainforest canopy at close range.
Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
The award winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is one of Australia’s premier treetop walk experiences. The only walk of its kind in NSW and one of only a handful of elevated steel treeop walks in the world, the ‘Fly’ is an immersive nature experience. The gentle 1.5km return walk takes in native rainforest, the steel walkway which features two gently swaying cantilevered arms, and a central tower raised nearly 50 metres from the forest floor. Positioned 710 metres above sea level, 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 flora and fauna and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Wheelchair and pram accessible with a courtesy cart available if required.
With stunning views, guided tours, a visitor centre and cafe, the Fly is a great place for a day out for families, couples or groups of friends. Located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, less than two hours from Sydney or Canberra
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offers a whole host of experiences with the two core activities being The Otway Fly Treetop Walk and The Otway Fly Zip Line Tour.
The Otway Fly Treetop Walk is a 1 hour rainforest walk experience that is approx 2km in total and features a 600mt long and 30mt high steel structured treetop canopy walkway that takes you right into the treetops. It’s the longest and tallest walkway of its type in the world! Included in this walk is the kids Prehistoric Path – where there is a dinosaur around every corner!
The Otway Fly Zip Line Eco-Tour is a 2.5 hour, fully guided experience and including training and simulation, 8 cloud stations, 6 flights and 2 suspension bridges. The ticket price also includes the world famous Treetop Walk. This Zip Line Tour is the only Zip Line Tour for Victoria!
Less than 3 hours away from Melbourne (via Princes Hwy inland route) and 1.5 hours from Geelong (via Princes Hwy) makes us the ideal destination for a day trip. To truly experience this great region we recommend that you stay and play longer in this spectacular part of the world.
Valley of the Giants Tree Top
Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk Denmark in Australia’s south west Walpole Wilderness 400 kilometres from Perth. East of Margaret River and west of Albany are the hamlets, Peaceful Bay, Bow Bridge and Nornalup. You can dive, surf, fish, canoe, walk the Bibbulmun Track along beaches, coastal ridges amongst the flora and fauna to the Ancient Empire Forest. Discover the history, heritage, arts and Great Southern Taste.
The Tahune AirWalk is among the Hobart area’s top attractions, and is Australia’s most spectacular treetop walk – culminating in a cantilever set high over the confluence of the mighty Huon and Picton Rivers.
Tahune AirWalk Tasmania
Suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities, 50 minutes return walk.
The path to the AirWalk is uphill and includes around 112 gradual steps, but alternative access for those preferring to avoid the stairs is available.
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