What is the Minimum Age and height?
Participants must be 7 years or older AND 110 cm minimum
Course access depends on participant age
7-8 years old: courses 1-3
9-10 years old: courses 1-5
11 + years old: all courses
Climbers 7 and 8 years old, require 1 climbing adult for every 2 children. The adults are required to assist during some elements of the course
Climbers 9 to 16 years - 1 adult (participation not required) for every 6 children
Supervising adults must be 17 years and over.
Climbers under 16 years old must be directly supervised by an adult (17yrs+) at all times.
WHAT SUPERVISION DO CHILDREN NEED?
What is the max. weight?
The maximum weight we allow for our High rope course is 120kg. Please notify our staff if you weigh more than 100kgs to have an appropriate harness.
What Should I Wear?
For both high rope and archery, you should dress comfortably in clothing that you would typically wear for outdoor activities.
No loose clothing or shirts wrapped around the waist
Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.
The forest is home to insects like flies and mosquitoes.
Long pants and long sleeve shirts can reduce the risk of being bitten by insects.
We are open rain or shine so it is always a good idea to come prepared for the weather.
Long hair must be tied back
Avoid jewelry that could get caught in a rope
Guests can be refused access if they do not wear appropriate clothing
What happens if it rains ?
We don’t let rain stop us having fun and our course is totally safe in the rain. The only time we stop climbing or shooting is if there is lightning or high winds. In this case, we close our courses until the weather has passed, and get everyone back up climbing as quickly as possible.
HOW LONG WILL I BE THERE ?
HIGH ROPE COURSE: Our activities are 2 hours in length including training. We do ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time to fill out your waiver and to get your equipment fitted. You will then complete a safety orientation where we will explain the rules of the park and show you how to safely use your equipment before practicing. Once the instructor is confident that you are ready to go, you can start the course on your own.
Late arrivals will have less time on the park, especially in peak season.
ARCHERY: the archery session runs for 45 mins including a safety induction and training by our expert instructors.
HOW HIGH AND DIFFICULT ARE THE HIGH ROPE COURSES?
The skill level and height of each section of the course is marked using a colour coded system indicating the challenge based on elevation and difficulty. Yellow (Kid Course): Minimum Elevation/Minimum Skill
Course #1 Yellow (Kid Course): Low Elevation/ Minimum Skill
Course #2 Green (Kid + Course): Medium Elevation/Minimum Skill
Course #3 Blue (Family): Medium Elevation/Medium Skill
Course #4 Light Blue (Zip Line Course): Medium-high Elevation/Minimum Skills
Course #5 Red (Advanced Course): Advanced Elevation/Advanced Skill
Course #6 Black (Adrenaline Course): High Elevation/High Skill
DO YOU OFFER ANY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 7?
Children under the age of 7 and below 110cms are not permitted to climb on the courses or do archery at Forest Adventures but are welcome to hang out with family members in our picnic areas and playground at no additional charge.
Where are you located?
Forest Adventures is located at the Corner of Tuart Drive and Ludlow Road North of Busselton, Western Australia. Find us in the beautiful Ludlow Forest
HIGH ROPE: we are open Thursday to Monday during WA school term and 7 days a week during school holidays
ARCHERY: we are open during school holidays and long week-ends
WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?
I HAVE A PHYSICAL/ MENTAL DISABILITY. CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES?
Access to high rope course and archery will depend on the level and type of disability for your own safety. You might need a 1 to 1 carer. We only accept companion cards during school days and outside of school holidays. Please contact our staff if you want to discuss
As Forest Adventures is located next to a National Park, pets aren’t allowed. Working service dogs are accepted.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS
DO I NEED A RESERVATION?
Reservations are EXTREMELY recommended. Although we do accept walk ups when our schedule allows, we have a limited number of harnesses and helmets and need to ensure we have equipment for you. To avoid disappointments, book online.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ENTRANCE FEE?
HIGH ROPE COURSE: When coming to Forest Adventures South West you can expect to be climbing through our courses for as long as 2 hours. Your entrance fee covers all of your equipment hire and access to the courses for the entire duration of your visit.
ARCHERY: Your archery session includes training and equipment hire ( bows, arrows, arms guards if required).
What payment options are available ?
You can pay for your climb by cash, debit card, Visa or Mastercard. We also accept cheques for corporate or school groups.
WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY ?
For groups of less than 20 people we require payment in full at the time of booking. This is most often done by credit card on our booking system. For groups of 20 people or more, we require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance due on the day of your visit.
If you need to change your booking, we will do our best to accommodate you at a new time. Any cancellations or amendments to your booking must be called through to us 48 hours prior to your booking on 0439 TARZAN (827 926) or a cancellation fee may be incurred.
CAN I CHANGE THE TIME OR DAY OF MY BOOKING?
Do you offer refund?
Our staff reserve the right to refuse any guests entry to the courses if they are unable to complete our practice course on their own accord and in a safe and timely manner, and without injuring themselves, damaging equipment or endangering others on the course. If a guest attempts and is unable to complete the practice course his or her ticket will be partially refunded.
Full refund if reservations cancelled 48 hours in advance
No refunds within a 48-hour period
No refunds can be given for late arrivals
Refunds will not be given if participants arrive in inappropriate clothing and footwear – Please see above for requirements
Refunds will not be given if participants do not meet the age, height and weight restrictions
Can children climb the courses on their own ?
Climbers under 18 years old must be directly supervised by an adult (18yrs+) at all times. Children on different courses cannot be supervised by the same adult. Participating adults must be booked.
Climbers 7 years old, 1 climbing adult for 1 child;
Climbers 8 and 9 years old, 1 climbing adult for 2 children
Climbers 10 to 18 years - 1 adult (participation not required) for every 6 children
Supervising adults must be 18 years and over.
IS SAFETY EQUIPMENT INCLUDED?
All safety equipment (helmet, harness and gloves) is supplied and participants are fully instructed on its usage before beginning the course. Qualified supervisors are present throughout to guide adventurers and ensure their safety at all times. All you need to bring are closed-in shoes and a daredevil attitude
Do I need to fill out A waiver?
All participants need to agree to the below Terms and Conditions.
Forest Adventures South West (FASW) Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions for children 16 and under can be found here.
Forest Adventures South West (FASW) Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions for adults 17 and over can be found here.
I HAVE BEEN TO THE PARK BEFORE, DO I STILL NEED TO SIGN WAIVER & DO DEMONSTRATION COURSE?
Due to our insurance requirements, you will need to complete a waiver, be trained by our staff and do the practice course every time you come to Forest Adventures to climb.
Remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are growing in popularity for both recreational and commercial use, particularly for filming and photography.
These craft can pose potential danger to visitors if they crash. There are also environmental concerns relating to visual and noise impacts that may affect wildlife.
These craft may detract from other visitors’ experiences, places of cultural significance as well as impact on visitor privacy. Model aircraft, rockets and RPAs are considered aircraft under the Civil Aviation Regulations 1998.
Under regulation 65 of the Conservation and Land Management Regulations 2002 (CALM Regulations), launching, landing or making a touch down of such aircraft, except in an emergency on any estate belonging to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions - Parks and Wildlife Service is only allowed if lawful authority (written permission) has been issued for a specific purpose.
MRBTA operates by the same regulations within the Forest Adventures site under our management. As such, members of the public are not allowed to operate drones at Forest Adventures South West without prior written permission being granted.
Requests to fly drones at any of our sites must be made in writing to Mark Delane, Assets and Environment Manager at email@example.com
Can I fly my drone around the courses?
Do you have lockers at your facilities?
We do not have lockers. We encourage guests to lock their valuables in their car and check their keys at our front desk
Do you have toilets?
Yes, but due a lack of power and running water, we are restricted to the use of port-a-loos. Forest Adventures ‘staff inspect and clean the toilets throughout the day
Do you have a picnic area?
At Forest Adventures we have plenty of picnic space around our courses. So you are welcome to bring your own picnic. BBQ's are only available for group bookings. Due to safety and fire restrictions, you are not permitted to bring your own BBQ
DO YOU SELL SNACK AND COFFEES?
We have bottled spring water available at the park, as well as a selection of cereal bars.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
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