A well-established Adelaide bucket list item for adrenaline junkies and nature-lovers alike, the TreeClimb has announced an exciting new development in Kuitpo Forest, set to open next year.
Since 2018 TreeClimb in the Adelaide Parklands has welcomed over 175,000 adventurers through the tree tops, with the story only set to continue by the addition of an exciting new venue TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest.
The Kuitpo Forest site will begin development approval following a successful application through the Nature-Based Tourism Co-Investment Fund and plans to create a $1.4 million dollar environmentally friendly high-ropes and zipline adventure course.
Owner Seb Packer was thrilled about the exciting new development.
“There is no doubt, this is an exciting time for the TreeClimb team. We are really proud of what our flagship TreeClimb in the city has achieved, as we work to become Australia’s leading operator in nature-based tourism and education activations” he says.
Acknowledging that the announcement has already been met with an incredibly positive response and support, the project still needs to undergo an extensive process for Development Approval, community consultation, and stakeholder engagement before the first sod is turned.
The TreeClimb team acknowledges the importance of community consultation, feedback and engagement with Seb saying “There are a number of conversations, presentations, meetings, and feedback through YourSay which we are proactively engaging with local neighbours, community members and business in both the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu regions.”
It is anticipated that with the approvals, the build will commence late this year and open in early to mid 2022, bringing an expected 40,000 people to TreeClimb and the broader Kuitpo and Mt Lofty region.
Importantly TreeClimb will also be employing 50 full and part-time jobs from the local community.
Seb added that working with ForestrySA has provided TreeClimb with an additional opportunity to develop their environmental and sustainability programs.
“TreeClimb is an outdoor high ropes and zipline adventure activity, but beyond that we have a commitment to acknowledge, respect, educate and protect the environment while focussing on a sustainable footprint. Our team is working closely with a number of organisations on unique initiatives for TreeClimb that we look forward to announcing in the near future”.
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