Why you must visit the Bali Treetop Adventure Park!
Bali Treetop Adventure Park is located in the north of Bali, at the Botanical Gardens in Bedugul. It is around a two hour drive from Nusa Dua where we were staying but I promise its worth every minute of the long drive – the scenery on the way up is absolutely stunning and gives you a completely different view of Bali.
Once you arrive at the treetop park and have paid the entrance fees, which were around $100 Australian Dollars for us 4 (Our three year old was a bit young), you are fitted with your harness with your carabinas and taken on the introduction course.
The instructors explain everything you have to look for – one red sticker means one hook on there, two means both hooks on and red black red means both hooks plus the zipline one. One by one you all have a turn hooking yourself on, walking on the wire and ziplining, and once you nail that its off to the courses!
There are all different levels from yellow being basic right up to black, and the sign explains what ages each suits and the difficultly levels. The kids started out on the yellow and found it easy and did really well. Alysse has a fear of heights like me so was very anxious to start with, but by the end I was the one convincing her to try an easier level!
I tackled a orange course first up and didn’t really realise what I was in for. The start of it seemed ok but as I went through the course, the ziplines got higher and much longer and being alone 10ms up on a platform in the middle of the jungle with only my own skills to rely on was a bit daunting! But once I did it a few times I realised how fun and exhilarating it was, and I think I tackled my fear of heights a little since! Jay was getting sick of standing around waiting for us so I didn’t get to try the red or black (yep that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it ?) but next time I will definitely give it a go!
Max, who is normally my adventurous one, got a bit freaked out on one zipline and needed rescusing after he burst into tears, but the instructors were fantastic and were up to help him so quickly and abseiled him down.
I won’t lie it can be a bit nerve wracking watching the kids up there on their own hoping to god they knew what they were doing and were hooked on ok, but Alysse would triple check every hook before she took off and I was confident that she was ok.(Max was the one keeping me on my toes with his typical “its all good” attitude!) There are instructors on the ground most times who will yell out if something doesn’t look right, but for the most part you are on your own.
I’d recommend getting to the park early as it can get very busy, and it’s a little bit cheaper if you book online rather than walk in, and wear comfortable sport clothes, runners and a hat.
I honestly can’t rate this place high enough – its challenging, frightening and exhilarating all mixed together and a great family activity. And the surroundings are so beautiful, you will be blown away! We did a full day trip including the Treetop Park, The Twin Lakes, and Gitgit waterfalls and it was a long, but fantastic day.
For price and more information see their website Bali Treetop Adventure Park
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