Good news for tree-top thrills
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.