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HOT: Trees Adventure, Yeodene Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Go swinging through the treetops like Tarzan! Trees Adventure Yeodene Park is a tree ropes course and zip line outdoor experience set amongst the native bushland of the Otway Forest at Yeodene.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

It is similar to Live Wire Park except not as high and not as big. In particular, the easiest circuit is a lot lower and shorter than at Live Wire Park so it’s a good park for young kids.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

We start off with a safety briefing and test run of how to use the interlocking safety system and zip line. Each person is given gloves as the climbing frames are often steel wire, not rope. As you are secured and attached at all times you can tackle challenges feeling safe.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

The actual Climb Zone is about a five-minute walk from the carpark so is secluded from traffic noise. There are eight courses to choose from, all starting at the enormous ‘Home Tree’.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

Each course is made up of wobbling wooden bridges, tight ropes, cargo nets, ziplines and more!

Trees Adventure Yeodene

The courses become increasingly difficult as you climb higher into the canopy, which means that you can find the right level to suit you.


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Trees Adventure Yeodene

For climbers 4-7 years there is a Yellow course, which is mostly 1-2 metres off the ground. It is two relatively low rope climbs, each with eleven challenges and two zip lines. Children need to be fully supervised by an adult on the ground at all times and adults are not allowed on the course.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

During our 2.5 hour session (including training), the kids get to complete each Yellow course three times, which is just enough for them to get faster and more confident each time, but not so long that they are bored.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

Children from 8+ years are able to complete the Green and Blue courses which are higher up in the trees and of longer duration. Children 10+ years can complete the Red course. The Green, Blue and Red courses require one participating adult per four children under 12 years old – so while Lady AB is 8 years old because I’m alone with a 6yo and 8yo she has to do the Yellow course too.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

Climbers who are 13+ years and already completed the Red Course can do the hardest Black course which is twenty metres off the ground!

Trees Adventure Yeodene

If you’re a supervising adult or spectator and not climbing you don’t have to pay. It also means that you’re the designated cheerleader/photographer/keeper of bags.

Trees Adventure Yeodene

Trees Adventure Yeodene Park is a fantastic activity to burn off some energy when you visit the Otway Ranges. Other attractions close by include the Redwood Forest and the Otway Fly, so you can make the region a fantastically fun nature-based trip.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”]HOT Tips:

  • The climbing area is approximately 5 minutes walk from carpark
  • The only toilets are at the entrance/visitors centre so go before you start!
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Directions from Colac: Entrance is 500m on the right (past the exit)
  • Directions from Great Ocean Road: Entry is at Possum Ridge Road.
  • KidZip sessions available school holidays where instructors take your 8-12yr old child on the course.
  • Trees Adventure membership is available for $10 for regular visitors
  • Optional extras include Deck Hire: $60; GoPro Hire (including 16GB SD MicroSD Card): $40; Phone Case: $10; Gloves: $3 (select sizes available)
  • Check-in is 15-minutes prior to your booking;
  • wear enclosed footwear;
  • You should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Skirts and dresses are not advised;
  • Long hair must be tied back;
  • Gloves are provided;
  • There are only an allocated number of climbers up at one time, so make a booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Drinks and a few small snacks are sold at reception though I think it’s best to BYO provisions and leave them at the Home Tree.

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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