TreeTop Adventure World on the NSW Central Coast has just launched a 1km-long rollercoaster zip line.
The TreeTop Crazy Rider features 40 slaloms, three 360 degree loops and is suspended 18 metres (six storeys) above the ground.
The zip line was developed following a $200,000 Australian Government tourism grant and took two years of research and development and 5,000 hours of construction and trialling to get off the ground.
Zip line creator Sandrine Gaymard said, “Our customers tell us that flying foxes and zip lines are their favourites. We’ve worked hard to make them longer, scarier and to get people really excited.
“Zip lines usually travel in a straight line but we thought it would be incredible to build some to go around the trees, up and down, and even with 360 degree loops to really ramp up the fun factor.
“The result is amazing. It’s a twisty, curly, thrilling ride in the tree tops and we’re proud to offer something truly unique and ground breaking to Australian eco-Tourism.”
As a world milestone in sustainable tree-based adventure, it’s expected to stimulate new interest in the Central Coast from Sydney, interstate and international visitors.
Crazy Rider key facts:
- First rollercoaster zip line in Australia and, at 1 km long, is triple the distance of any other zip line in the world.
- There are two TreeTop Crazy Riders at the TreeTop Adventure Park: The Xtreme (fast and high adrenalin) and The Pioneer (slower and gentler).
- Both rides are fully accessible for people of all abilities including wheelchair users.
- The Crazy Rider features a specially developed safety system attached to 200 trees throughout the forest using 11km of cable.
- For the ride, participants are safely strapped into a swing harness attached to a patented pulley.