Green time, not screen time
Live Wire Park specialises in outdoor experiences and activities to get your blood pumping and your adrenaline racing.
If you’ve ever attempted a high ropes course you’ll get the idea. For adults, the main attraction is the Super Circuit, a 53-activity treetop trail featuring challenging mid-air crossings between trees, vertical climbs, and rope swings.
There’s plenty of fun for the kids too, with the Short Circuit course providing child-friendly arboreal challenges and thrills.
If that all sounds a bit too physical for your liking, don’t fret. “If you can basically climb a ladder, then you can participate,” says Nisbet, adding that there are also less strenuous activities on offer so that everyone, no matter their age or ability, can enjoy the park.
The Canopy Circuit is Live Wire’s 120-metre-long, wheelchair accessible elevated walk through the rainforest, letting you enjoy nature without strapping into a harness. It’s also a good opportunity to try and spot one of the park’s resident koalas, countless birds or even a kangaroo or echidna.
For less challenging thrills there’s also the Spring Circuit, a netted, five-zone trampoline course likewise suspended off the ground and suitable for children through to adults.
And then of course there’s the Shockwave Zip Coaster, a 525m zipline rollercoaster where guests are suspended from a zipline and rocketed through the forest at up to 40kph. There’s very little energy required on your part, with gravity doing all the work as you race towards the ground.
Though it’s big on sustainability (and there are QR codes throughout the park for guests to learn more), Nisbet says the main thing they want visitors to have is a laugh and “a bit of old fashioned, outdoor fun.”
“To know that it's sustainable, it's definitely a plus.”