AERIAL ADVENTURE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
22nd January 2021
A $1.56 million Aerial Adventure Park funded by the Palaszczuk Government is set to launch next month at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre.
Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe visited the adventure park this week as staff completed safety training.
“This aerial adventure park really does hit new heights for active recreation on the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“It’s 20-metres high with spectacular views and more than 45 challenging obstacles to test agility and your comfort level with heights.
“I’ve made the climb and can confirm there’s something for everybody in a safety harness from beginners to the most adventurous of climbers.”
Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt said the Aerial Adventure Park would inspire the Sunshine Coast to get active and healthy.
“The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is evolving with big focus on inspiring school, sport and recreation groups to challenge limits,” Mr Hunt said.
“It’s a $1.56 million investment by the Palaszczuk Government in the next generation of adventure parks to keep young Queenslanders active and engaged.”
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the park had been built with versatility and inclusiveness in mind.
“There is a Ninja Warrior-style course with zip line, barrel bridge crossings, hanging tunnel crawls and a bike, all safely positioned at varying heights above the ground,” Mr Skelton said.
“Also included in the build is a course for younger children aged three and up and another for wheelchair users.”
Mr Hinchliffe said construction of the Aerial Adventure Park on the Sunshine Coast had supported five jobs.
“The new Aerial Adventure Park can be used for school and sport and recreation camps and will also be open for families and casual bookings,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Groups staying on-site will be able to take on the challenge from next month with plans to open to the community for Easter.”
Work is also underway on a second Aerial Adventure Park at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre and is expected to be completed next month.
This combined $3.28 million investment is part of a $40 million, three-year plan to transform the Sunshine and Gold coast recreation centres and Townsville’s Sport and Recreation Precinct.