Cape Town - A few innovative daredevils at the TreeTop Adventure Park Down Under opened the world's longest rollercoaster-zipline combination in the Ourimbah State Forest in the Central Coast of Australia.
Albeit thrilling, this new adventurous addition to Australia's offering sits right in the ranks of the two new thrilling ziplines that recently premiers in South Africa. You can now Zipline in the valleys of SA's own world wonder, Table Mountain
or Zip your fear of heights away in the Elgin valley
The new adrenaline ride in Australia, the TreeTop Crazy Rider
as it is called, has, like ours in SA, more or less the same safety and technical features as a zipline, where the rider is harnessed and hooked onto a wire or cable up in the air.
The difference with the new ride, however, is that the wire is not a straight, sloped cable hanging from one end to another, but rather a wiggly iron track that takes riders narrowly past and around trees using their own momentum to gain speed.
The rollercoaster-zipline takes about 5 minutes to complete and is one kilometer long, reports Central Coast Australia
. The zipline track takes riders over and under treetops, going up as high as 18 meters as some points. The track also wiggles right around trees completing 360 degree turns, and passes more than 40 obstacles from start to finish, much to the delight of riders.
The new TreeTop Crazy Rider is accessible by all, which means even wheelchair users can join in the fun. One ride, however, will set you back more than R800 (Australian $85) if you're an adult, and more than R700 (Australian $75) if you're under 18.
It was built after adrenaline junkies requested something more exciting than the usual zipline. The ride was built after a R1.9 million (or Australian $200 000) grant from the Australian Government tourism sector was approved. If you've got amazing photographs or video, we'd love to post them on our site. Please send them to us at email@example.com or post them to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.