Our high activities challenge people to face their fear of heights and have the support of their peers while doing so.
Students find an enormous amount of personal satisfaction in overcoming their fear and make the most of seeing the world as giants.
Please have a look at our great range of high activities below:
Abseiling can be a very rewarding activity for students in learning to develop trust in their instructor, the equipment and themselves.
Students find an enormous amount of personal satisfaction in overcoming their fear of stepping backwards off a tall object.
The site site features an 8m abseiling tower.
At this activity students are fitted in a full body harness and attempt to climb up the side of the multi activity tower.
The only things to climb on are a series of horizontal logs that get wider apart the higher you get. This is an ultimate teamwork climbing adventure as participants are paired up to complete this chalnge by boosting and lifting each other up to each level.
Meanwhile on the ground their friends are working as the belay team ensuring the rope between the climbing and belay team is kept tight.
One of the biggest features of any campsite. This 3 person Gorge Swing has an automatic winch that lifts you up in the air before zooming down and out over the gorge. The views are spectacular!
All the activities at our centres are challenge by choice so if students are nervous about the Gorge Swing they will never be forced, but our friendly instructors will always try to encourage students to try and step out of their comfort zones to experience something new.
Our High Ropes course has 3 levels so we can focus on personal achievements and confronting personal fears and anxieties with our lessons.
Challenges consist of tight rope wires, ropes, bridges and hanging obstacles. Also programs are developed to enhance cooperation, decision making, self confidence, positive risk-taking, trust, self esteem, leadership and teamwork.
Level 1: Approximately 4-5m off the ground and suitable for Year 3 to Year 6.
Level 2: Approximately 7-8m off the ground and suitable for Year 5 +
Level 3: Approximately 12m off the ground and suitable for Year 7 +
The system is a continous belay set up meaning once a participant is connected at the start gates by a qualified instructor they are free to make their way around the course with their focus being on completing obstacles rather than difficult transfers of safety lines.
Flying Foxes are a great activity that helps develop confidence at heights and is still quite challenging for many students. The Sydney Centre offers two levels of flying foxes called the Mini and Maxi Zips
The ability for student pairs to go together helps develop peer support, or healthy competition, depending on the setting and allows two people to directly share the experience.
Maxi Zips: A fast flying fox that scoots across the back of the property. From the launching platform you can see over the gorge down to the Nepean River
Mini Zips: For the younger kids who want a flying fox experience without the adrenaline rush. Students climb the tower to the 1st level where they are attached by our instructors and can zoom down to the ground.
Students climb to the top of the multi activity tower, then they are attached by the rear of their full body harness before stepping through the gates to the launching platform. Once out on the platform they are all on their own and need to have the ultimate faith in their instructor and their equipment as they step off and float safely to the ground.
This activity helps students develop confidence at height, as well as trust.
The Quick Jump Free Fall is suitable for Year 5 to 12.
Rock Climbing tests physical co-ordination, agility and endurance. It also tests students problem solving skills as they attempt to pick the easiest path from the bottom to the top.
Trust and teamwork are also important as climbers are belayed by teams of their peers. With an activity as valuable as this it is easy to realise why it is so popular.