MegaAdventure Aerial Park (Or MegaAdventure, for those who might find that a bit of a mouthful) is a brand new Adelaide experience launching in November, and located in Adelaide’s West Beach. The aerial adventure park will be the first of its kind in Australia, and there are plans to roll out nationally over the next few years.
For those of you who don’t know, adventure parks are places which contain a variety of acrobatic obstacles and exercises, giving guests the opportunity to put their physical and mental limits to the test in a safe and encouraging environment.
This is a call-to-action for adventurers seeking a new challenge or even businesses hoping to accomplish various team-building exercises, as well as family and friends who are simply after a fun and healthy weekend activity. No special techniques or physical experience are necessary to get the most out of your time at MegaAdventure. Similar to ski slopes, the crossings are graded, and allow guests to specifically tailor their experience.
Are you prepared to tackle the rope bridges and balance beams? Can you escape the scramble nets? Will you conquer the dreaded Adelaide wine barrel steps? Well, the only way to find out is to take on MegaAdventure’s main attraction: SkyMate.
SkyMate is the Aerial Adventure Park mega-structure which is 40 metres in diameter and a whopping 26 metres tall. Skymate will boast 50 crossings on launch, but has the capacity to support up to 120 at any given time. This means that the structure will be constantly evolving and offering guests a wide variety of unique and themed trials; a surefire way to keep everything feeling fresh each time you attend the park.
SkyMate is open to people of all ages, and MegaAdventure Group has made it known that safety comes before anything else. Guests who accept the SkyChallenge will be secured in a harness and suspended from a line. If you do happen to fall, it’s as simple as climbing back up and resuming your experience; your friends will be too intimidated by your determination to laugh at your misfortune, trust me!
And for those who aren’t feeling up to SkyChallenge, there is SkyWalk: A comfortable 83 steps up to the top of SkyMate. From here, you are able to relax and enjoy the lush Adelaide scenery, as well as watch the hurdles of challengers below.
Alex Blyth, the founder and CEO of MegaAdventure Group, is confident that Australians will love the new experience offered by the aerial park. The entrepreneur has a military background, and came up with the idea for the park while using aerial assault courses to train British Army recruits.
As if that weren’t enough, the man is no stranger to adventure either. In 2004, Blyth raised $200,000 for the HALO Trust, after him and senior pilot Ray Middleton trekked 730 miles from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.
Blyth’s current goal is to bring adventure to urban communities and aid in the nurturing of leadership skills amongst young people. With MegaAdventure Group’s plan to introduce aerial parks internationally over the next five years, it looks as if that goal is certainly within reach.