Australia’s largest high wire park, built specifically for junior adventurers, has opened on the Sunshine Coast.
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the Palaszczuk Government had backed TreeTop Challenge Junior Adventure Park with $500,000 from the Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
“TreeTop Challenge Junior Adventure Park is a great addition to the Sunshine Coast’s growing line up visitor attractions,” Mr Skelton said.
“The Sunshine Coast has always been a family-friendly destination with a relaxed holiday lifestyle and outdoor experiences that everybody can enjoy.
“With more than 50 adventures to keep pint-sized explorers and their families engaged and entertained, they will want to return again and again.
“TreeTop Challenge Junior Adventure Park has potential to encourage another 15,000 visitors to explore the Sunshine Coast.
“That’s why the Palaszczuk Government has backed this innovative project.”
Spread over 1.2 hectares of rainforest, TreeTop Challenge Junior Adventure Park has five courses featuring rope bridges, flying foxes, swings and jumps.
The park was officially opened for adventure today by Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.
“TreeTop Challenge Junior will be a big hit with young families,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Fresh attractions like this are part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to helping tourism rebuild better for the future,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Our Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund backs tourism operators to develop new visitor experiences to boost domestic tourism and be ready for the return of international tourists.
“TreeTop Junior complements the existing adventure park to create a one-stop experience for adventurers of all ages and abilities.
“It supported five jobs during construction and is set to contribute more than $1 million a year to our economic recovery plan for the Sunshine Coast.
“After a cracking Easter, the Sunshine Coast continues to do well as a weekend escape destination with airport traffic up by 12 per cent and accommodation providers reporting strong occupancy.
“TreeTop Challenge Junior is one of three new attractions to share in $1.85 million in Palaszczuk Government support to bring more families to the Sunshine Coast for a great holiday experience.”
General Manager David Taylor said they were thrilled with their latest venture – a huge adventure park for children up to 10 years old, with challenges they probably hadn’t experienced before.
“Thanks to Queensland Government support, we’ve not only come through last year’s COVID-related problems but created a truly unique and exciting adventure experience that families will love,” Mr Taylor said.
“It will be a hit with Sunshine Coast residents and visitors alike,” he said.
Open from 9am to 5pm daily, TreeTop challenge operates on land leased from the Big Pineapple.