Budderoo National Park / Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
During our holiday to Kiama last January, we spent a day at the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk, where one can fly through the tall trees and walk amongst the tree tops of the Budderoo National Park.
Hard to see in the above photo but the ground is on a slope of somewhere between 50-70% and the trees are quite tall. Lower right in this photo, one can make out a zip line. Quite a contraption that holds platforms to these trees. Each year Engineers measure how deep the clamps are and adjust as necessary to keep the platforms where they are and to not strangle any tree as well.
Here we are walking across a rope bridge. The course was a collection of these bridges and three zip lines.
To give you and idea of the steep terrain, check out the photo below!
Notice those two trees seem to be quite close to one another. Look where there bases are, nearly under each other. Heres a nice long zip line!
This one let you reach quite a speed which was exhilarating, if you’re not scared of heights!
After the course is completed you are able to wander around the tree tops and enjoy the views and the flora of course!
A mighty specimen holding its head high! Intricate patterns of fern leaves from above, see below.
The tree top walkway!
Not for the faint hearted!
At a mid-point there was a tower you could climb for some stunning views over the valley and to the sea!
unfortunately it was a little cloudy but yet this made it quite mystical. Sea in the distant.
Some magical rock formations which sort of just drop straight down.
If you are ever near Kiama, give this a go. It’s a lot of fun! Until next time.