Adventure Forest

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

One of the things we were trying to do yesterday was to get to a local mountain biking area which had a trail map and which looked quite good - but of course as we travel so slowly we only arrived there at 4pm.  And it turned out the mountain biking place was right next to this thing called 'Adventure Forest' which was a series of wires and nets and ladders and ropes strung between trees in this lovely little forest with ferns all over the forest floor.  There were kids and adults 10m up in the trees walking on wires, clambering over nets and doing lots of flying foxes.  It looked fun so we wandered in to investigate. As it was so late and it closed at 5pm I figured it wouldn't be possible to actually do anything what with safety demonstrations and all (we've done the Otway Fly recently so we have spent a lot of time doing the safety stuff!).  Anyway - it wasn't a problem that we were so late as after our 15 minute demonstration and practice, we were 10m up on our own. And I mean really on our own. It was completely 'self guided' so basically if we (including the kids) didn't clip into the right spots and move the carabinas correctly from point to point, we'd plummet to the (albeit soft) forest floor - one of the pictures there is of Jett clipping himself on.  gosh.   Anyway  - the whole experience was great fun and relatively cheap ($80 nz) for the family. If we'd been there earlier we could have done all of the courses which would have taken a good half a day or more but instead we did three of them and the next morning (after spending a pleasant night in the car park) we went back to do the last one Zali was able to do with her height limit - which has still left two to do next time. Fun.

So anyway, Jon didn't get to go riding until well after six o'clock and then he got a puncture 5 minutes later - so actually I got to go riding for an hour.  Unlike the adventure forest, the mtb area was a bit of a disappointment though as the tracks were either difficult or unmaintained or invisible or all of the above. - although to be fair it did have a hard act to follow! 

Apologies Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Mud Pools Tuesday, 24 January 2012
MTB in Rotorua.. Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Zorbing Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Lake Okareka, Sweden Part II Tuesday, 24 January 2012
At least there is free wi-fi Friday, 20 January 2012
The Luge Friday, 20 January 2012
Coverage Thursday, 19 January 2012
Rotorua MTB Thursday, 19 January 2012
Lake Okareka, Sweden Thursday, 19 January 2012
Family Thursday, 19 January 2012
Land Sailing Thursday, 19 January 2012
Mt Maunganui Thursday, 19 January 2012
Injuries.. Tuesday, 17 January 2012
We love NZ Adventure Parks! Tuesday, 17 January 2012
River Paddling! Tuesday, 17 January 2012
(re)-Extreme Granny Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Lemon and Paeroa Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Our own kind.. Tuesday, 17 January 2012
NZ. Monday, 16 January 2012
Hot Water Beach Sunday, 15 January 2012
Sea Caves Sunday, 15 January 2012
NZ Tides Sunday, 15 January 2012
Moehau Multisport Saturday, 14 January 2012
Coromandel Peninsula Saturday, 14 January 2012
Soft Landings.. Saturday, 14 January 2012
Following On Thursday, 12 January 2012
Waitangi Treaty and other Cultural Learning Thursday, 12 January 2012
Wet Day Thursday, 12 January 2012
more more more.. Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Adventure Forest Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Slow Progress.. Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Scenery Monday, 9 January 2012
Dreams do come true! Monday, 9 January 2012