Good news for tree-top thrills

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By MATT SHAND

Thrill- seek­ers will be pleased to learn the re­build of Porirua’s dam­aged Adrenalin For­est is on track to fin­ish by early Septem­ber.

The ad­ven­ture tourism at­trac­tion has been closed since the big storm on June 20. High winds up­rooted six trees and de­stroyed 15 high-wire chal­lenges.

Adrenalin For­est in­terim man­ager Tione Houten­bos has had the dif­fi­cult task of clear­ing fallen trees and un­tan­gling wire and de­bris, but re­mains in good spir­its.

‘‘The re­duced num­ber of trees has forced us to find creative ways to re­build the course, but it should pro­vide unique chal­lenges to cus­tomers,’’ Mr Houten­bos said.

‘‘We are mak­ing a high-qual­ity course with what we have left and it should be as good, if not bet­ter, than be­fore the storm.

‘‘The ar­borists have come in and cut up the trees and we are just fo­cus­ing on the re­build now.’’

Mr Houten­bos said care had been taken to re­cre­ate the at­trac­tions that thrill-seek­ers en­joyed most.

‘‘Peo­ple will ex­pect to see their favourites, like the Tarzan swings and In­di­ana leaps, and we have found new ways to keep those chal­lenges in with the re­main­ing trees,’’ he said.

The course is still re­ceiv­ing book­ing from groups, but be­cause the com­ple­tion is de­pen­dent on weather, peo­ple are asked to check adrenal­in­for­est.co.nz for up­dates.

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