Written by Neely Karimi and Jackson Elliott
Images supplied by TreeClimb
Last week Glam Adelaide experienced all the adrenaline and excitement of TreeClimb, and we lived to tell the tale.
Firstly – let it be known, TreeClimb is not just for the under 15s to enjoy.
TreeClimb is Australia’s first inner-city aerial adventure park built within the natural environment of the Adelaide City Park Lands.
There are over 70 obstacles spanning across eight different routes for climbers over 100cm tall.
TreeClimb caters for all levels of confidence and skill with the courses progressing in difficulty. However, to make the most out of your experience, (and more importantly see how much you can actually handle) we suggest starting easy and working your way up to the black course (trust us, it’s a doozy).
Our team were by far the loudest, our screams tending to be a few decibels louder (and higher) than that of another group of 10-year-olds, who had the unfortunate luck of being placed behind us.
With said group of pre-pubescent kids urging us along with some helpful school yard taunts, we managed to zip through the courses, and even managed to have a lot of fun along the way.
The team’s favourite was definitely the orange course – the zip line course. Fulfilling our inner sugar glider dreams, we threw ourselves off each course as we zipped from tree to tree in the beautiful summer air. Okay we won’t lie, on a hot day you will be getting sweaty.
For a group of writers more often than not parked on a laptop, our fingers get more exercise than the rest of our bodies. TreeClimb was doable by even the most unfit amongst us (Neely), but it can be a challenge, particularly as the courses go up in difficulty.
After a dangerous tangling experience by the tallest in the team (Jackson) that was more embarrassing than frightening, an almost admit-defeat-turned-clever-cheating-manoeuvre by another on the Black course rings (Brooke), an obvious flex through a double Lorna Jane outfit (Lucy), our editor even managing to find the time to take a few selfies (Kelly), we admitted defeat and went out for some beers.
Its most fantastic feature thought? Definitely the bonding experience it produces.
So if you’re looking for a staff party or team bonding exercise with an edge, we highly recommend TreeClimb.
The good news is that TreeClimb is now open until 7pm, perfect for an afterwork session amongst the treetops.
With a café onsite you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat. TreeClimb is legitimately the perfect location to get back to your inner tree climbing kid, and enjoy the outdoors.
If your fears do get the best of you, the helpful TreeClimb team will be there to coax you through.
After a last-minute Christmas gift? Purchase a TreeClimb gift card for a loved one and help them boost into the new year with a shot of adrenaline. Gift Cards are valid for three years and can be purchased online and then picked up from the EcoHut.
TreeClimb has sessions Monday to Friday (School Term) 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
And on weekends, school holidays and public holidays sessions are every 20 minutes between 9am to 6pm.