TreeClimb is coming to South Australia’s Kuitpo Forest in 2022
Since 2018, TreeClimb in the Adelaide Parklands has welcomed over 175,000 adventurers through the treetops. Now they have announced the tree climbing experience is planned for Kuitpo Forest – coming in 2022.
TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest will begin development approval following a successful application through the Nature-Based Tourism Co-Investment Fund. TreeClimb plans to create a $1.4 million dollar environmentally friendly high-ropes and zip-line adventure course.
The successful grant recipients must also contribute towards conservation projects such as restoring habitat or revegetation.
The three successful applicants being offered grant funding are:
- Calypso Star Charters
- Big Duck Boat Tours
TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest
There are plans for 12 new challenging courses with longer ziplines and higher platforms, together with new innovations that will be the first of their kind in Australia. This will include Australia’s first aerial net course, which will enable users with a disability to participate while accompanied by family or carers.
Calypso Star Charters:
Calypso Star Charters is a highly successful tourism operator running shark cage diving tours out of Port Lincoln. The grant will allow them to set up two new tours to Reevesby Island and a pelagic bird tour further south of Neptune Island. Accessible only by boat, Reevesby Island is one of the largest islands in the Sir Joseph Banks Group Conservation Park with beautiful sandy beaches and spectacular views of the coastline, as well as home to a unique range of wildlife including greater sticknest rats, hooded plovers, cape barren geese and little penguins.
Big Duck Boat Tours
Big Duck Boat Tours is a multi-generational tourism operator on the Fleurieu Peninsula and the fund will ensure the operators can purchase a new boat. This will help them set up a new tour which showcases the beautiful scenery and marine life found in the region between Wirrina Cove to Rapid Head in Encounter Marine Park, such as seals, sea lions, long nose fur seals, common dolphins, bottle-nose dolphins, southern right whales, humpback whales and occasionally orcas.