Ready to swing in hammocks, climb into treehouses and get lost in colourful ball pits? Do all this and more when Wildnets — Australia’s largest suspension playground opens in Port Macquarie next week. This happy hunting ground is filled with bouncy and creative fun for kids and adults alike. There’s slides, interactive toys, giant inflatable balls and much more to look forward to.
Giant balls will cast vibrant rainbow shadows on the floor and treehouses on-site will provide stunning views of the surroundings. Plus there’s koalas. Lots of them.
Wildnets is located in the Guulabaa tourism precinct which means “place of koala” in the Gathang indigenous language. This is especially fitting since the suspension playground focuses on koala conservation with half of the profits going towards conserving the endangered marsupials. So as you jump, play around and have fun you can also view adorable koalas nearby in their natural habitat. Also at the venue is The Big Koala — a two-and- a-half-metre tall fibreglass sculpture.
There’s heaps of fun to be had at Wildnets and it doesn’t just stop with suspended bridges. You’ll find a huge network of interconnected spaces all securely fastened between the trees. The playground is also set up in the forest allowing you a moment’s respite from the city. Go on huge slides, jump around in ball pits and get competitive with giant inflatable objects. It’s heaps of wholesome family fun from the sound of it and the ideal escape from Sydney over the long weekend.
There’s also a cafe on-site for when you get the munchies plus an Aboriginal art gallery run by Bunyah Aboriginal Land Council to get some culture in while you’re at it.
“Wildnets will offer visitors places to jump, slide, play and laugh in amongst the trees and help people to appreciate nature, the outdoors and wildlife including our unique koalas,” Sue Ashton, Chairperson of Koala Conservation Australia said.
Not only does the massive suspension playground promise to be a huge tourist drawcard, it’s also big on sustainability and protecting natural habitats. We love to see it.
Read all about it here and start planning your trip. The action begins this Monday, September 19.
(All images supplied by Wildnets)