Kiama. part 2.

Budderoo National Park / Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk

Hi There,

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.

IMG_6341

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.

IMG_6338

Here we are walking across a rope bridge.  The course was a collection of these bridges and three zip lines.

IMG_6337

And again

IMG_6336

To give you and idea of the steep terrain, check out the photo below!

IMG_6396

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!

IMG_6346

This one let you reach quite a speed which was exhilarating, if you’re not scared of heights!

IMG_6348

Soft landing!

IMG_6349

After the course is completed you are able to wander around the tree tops and enjoy the views and the flora of course!

IMG_6343

A mighty specimen holding its head high!  Intricate patterns of fern leaves from above, see below.

IMG_6342

The tree top walkway!

IMG_6365

Not for the faint hearted!

IMG_6388

At a mid-point there was a tower you could climb for some stunning views over the valley and to the sea!

IMG_6391

IMG_6385

unfortunately it was a little cloudy but yet  this made it quite mystical.  Sea in the distant.

IMG_6375

Some magical rock formations which sort of just drop straight down.

IMG_6401

If you are ever near Kiama, give this a go.  It’s a lot of fun!  Until next time.

Cheers!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s