AUTHOR: BEC OF 'FOR EVERY HEN'
Featuring challenging aerial obstacle courses, Trees Adventure is the number 1 tree zip line and ropes experience in Australia. This particular review is for our personal experience at the treetop adventure park located in Belgrave, Victoria; however there are also locations in NSW, WA, TAS and other areas of VIC.
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A TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK IN BELGRAVE
Adventure is good for the soul.
It's exciting, enjoyable, memorable.
And it's for these very reasons that my outing at Trees Adventure (located at Glen Harrow Park in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Victoria) was so unforgettable.
Catering for the cautious to the thrill seekers, this activity was full of fun, laughter and obstacles (of our choice) difficult enough that we felt proud for completing them. Our morning in the trees not only left us with smiles on our faces and memories that will last a lifetime, but also with a thirst for more!
Arriving at the treetop adventure park was like walking into my childhood dreams. There were ladders to climb, logs to balance on, platforms to jump from, and zip-lines that had patrons flying through the air whilst doing their best Tarzan cry.
I couldn't wait to get up there!
And after being fitted with climbing attire and attending a short, informative and very helpful training session, it was our turn to take on the challenges waiting above.
From the moment we set foot on the 'Home Tree' we were like two big kids in the ultimate playground; testing our skills, crying with laughter at our attempts (and failure!) to tackle the challenges gracefully, feeling free as we 'flew' between trees, and basically having an amazing time.
Somehow through the giggles we managed to accomplish what we didn't think possible - with the highlight of the day being the moment we leapt off a platform that had a 15m drop!
Throughout our experience the staff were frequently joking and chatting with climbers, making everyone feel at ease; and because of the fun and laid-back environment they created, it was easy to ask questions or for help if needed. They were also great at tailoring experiences to requests; suggesting different courses and heights depending on your comfort level and whether or not you wanted to try and push yourself further.
To sum it up, Trees Adventure proved to be a fantastic morning out that resulted in some sore muscles (I obviously don't use my arms as much as I thought), sore cheeks (the laughter is real), and a desire for more (we plan to go back and tackle the 'Black Course' as soon as possible). If you're looking for an outdoor adventure activity that caters for a wide range of ages and comfort levels, I definitely recommend checking out Trees Adventure!
GOOD TO KNOW
A RANGE OF CHALLENGES
Trees Adventure offers low, easy levels right up to high, heart racing challenges - meaning everyone can enjoy the session.
SAVE $$$ WITH BIGGER GROUPS
Planning a hen's day for 10 or more people? Enjoy a 10% discount when booking!
INCORPORATING TREES ADVENTURE INTO YOUR BEST FRIEND'S SPECIAL DAY
Love the idea of Trees Adventure and looking for ways to incorporate this fun yet challenging experience into your besties hen's party? See below for some inspiration! Keep in mind that these ideas are to help get your planning started, and I encourage you to add your own personal touches as well.
HAVE FUN WITH A THEME
Celebrate with a theme and have everyone arrive in Tarzan or Jane outfits! This would make for some incredible photo ops, especially when you're high up in the trees. Just make sure what you're wearing is appropriate for climbing (so no dresses or short skirts, etc.).
Keeping with the themed idea, have everyone arrive in camo gear. It will be like 'Where's Wally?' in the forest!
AN EARLY MORNING CELEBRATION
Organise an early morning Trees Adventure session with your bride-to-be and her best girl (and/or guy) friends, then head out for lunch and some drinks afterwards at a nearby cafe or restaurant (you could even play a couple of games whilst waiting for your food to arrive).
AN AFTERNOON EVENT
Start your afternoon with a Trees Adventure session. You could then make your way to nearby pubs, enjoy some food and drinks, and dance the night away!
STAY FOR THE WEEKEND
Make a weekend of it - hire a gorgeous little house in the hills, attend a Trees Adventure session at a time that suits your group, and spend the remainder of your time in the Dandenongs enjoying the local restaurants, pubs, gardens, spas and more.
TREES ADVENTURE - TREE ROPES & ZIP-LINING EXPERIENCE
If you would like to add some adventure to your hen party (or simply want more information on the experience), please see contact details and social media handles below:
Phone: (03) 9752 5354
Address: Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave VIC 3160 (other locations are availble around Victoria and Australia)
WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS?
Have you recently experienced flying through the trees with Trees Adventure? We'd love to hear your feedback as well! Please leave a message in the comment section below to share your thoughts!