The South Parklands will soon come alive with adventurers of all ages, as construction begins for TreeClimb, Adelaide’s first Nature Based aerial adventure park.
The action has begun in one of Adelaide’s key parkland areas ahead of a 3 month build, with TreeClimb set to open in Spring this year.
This creative development is the brainchild of the Bounce Inc. team, with Seb Packer bringing yet another innovative and immersible activity to the city, in a first of its kind development.
Located on the corner of Greenhill and Unley Roads, adjacent the recently upgraded BMX track, TreeClimb will offer users 6 elevated tree walk courses, including numerous zip lines all set within the 16,000sqm zone.
Additional to the adventure elements, TreeClimb will encompass an education trail giving all users a unique chance to learn about the history of Adelaide and the surrounding Parklands, through nature-based education and orientation activities.
General Manager Danni Robson leads the team as a professional ‘adventurer’.
Prior to working at Bounce, she led a team in one of North America’s most adrenaline-packed high ropes and adventures parks, WildPlay.
Danni said, “Chasing adventure in such a unique environment, TreeClimb will give city dwellers and South Australians alike a chance to look at Adelaide through a different lens, and really immerse themselves in the organic density of the parklands.
“For our international and interstate visitors, it’s a unique and fun birds eye view of South Australia’s capital, and the perfect way to genuinely appreciate the beauty of our tree-scaped city.”
The planning process and collaboration with the Adelaide City Council and Adelaide Park Lands Authority undertaken to secure, create and build the TreeClimb has been extensive.
A commitment to ongoing engagement with arborists and ecologists to assess the health and sustainability of the space has made way for a truly unique and exciting eco-friendly experience for Adelaide.
“There is a strong fascination for people to be able to immerse themselves in the tree tops. TreeClimb will appeal to adventurers and nature lovers alike. From young kids, to big kids and everyone in between – TreeClimb will have something for everybody.
“The climb will see groups of up to 20 climbers harnessed, secured and ready to go every 20 minutes, 7 days a week! We’re excited to hit the ground running as the people of Adelaide get in line to experience this really unique, engaging and challenging nature-based activity,” Danni said.
French High Ropes construction company ALTUS International have been engaged to design and construct the various course challenges and zip lines.
They have created over 150 courses worldwide and will be travelling from France to assist in bringing the TreeClimb vision to life.
Local Company Steventons Constructions have been engaged to construct the environmentally designed and eco-friendly office and check-in zone.
Owner Seb Packer said “We see TreeClimb as a progressive and innovative approach to inner-city tourism, and a nice boost to the Adelaide economy. When we launch, TreeClimb will have created up to 50 new positions.
“When we first opened Bounce we experienced an unprecedented level of engagement. Adelaide was crying out for new and exciting experiences. After nearly 4 years of planning and processes, I’m extremely proud that we can once again bring something new and fresh to Adelaide.
“TreeClimb brings a great mix of adventure, education and adrenaline to the city of Adelaide. No matter what your age or athletic ability, you’ll get a chance to enjoy Adelaide and the parklands from new heights while getting a serious rush along the way.”