Western Sydney’s latest attraction is aiming to hit new heights of adventure
We want to give people a real challenge and get them out of their comfort zone
WHATEVER you do, don’t look down!
At more than seven storeys high, St Marys’ brand new aerial adventure park is not for the faint of heart.
The first of its kind in Australia, Skypeak Adventures has been under construction at St Marys Leagues Club since September but the concept has been in the pipeline for more than five years.
Thrillseekers can challenge themselves with zip lines, vertical jump and flying foxes.
For those who prefer to keep it safe, the multi-million-dollar park will feature hanging pods and a walking platform to take in the views over the Blue Mountains.
Managing director Amgad Botros said the park would cement Western Sydney’s reputation as the adventure capital of NSW.
“There is really not much for young adults to do in the area,” Mr Botros said.
“We want to give people a real challenge and get them out of their comfort zone.
“We have taken the Go Bananas concept for children and taken it to the next level to appeal to people aged 16 and older.
“The course will be a fun experience, but it will be both challenging and scary.
“(Although) there will be easier and more difficult tasks but the hosts will be able to guide people if necessary.”
With three levels and more than 100 challenges offered by the park, Mr Botros said the challenge wouldn’t be easy.
“We want to provide people with a sense of really testing themselves and pushing themselves to achieve something,” he said.
Mr Botros said that despite the risky nature of the park, there was something for everyone.
“While we are targeting young adults, we don’t want the littler kids to miss out – there will be a smaller aerial course for them to enjoy,” he said.
“We are also making the park accessible to people with a disability.”
The entire aerial course will take about two hours to complete but Mr Botros says only serious climbers will be able to take on the whole thing.
The park is expected to open in early April.
Managing director Amgad Botros at the new Skypeak Adventures in St Marys.