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Van­u­atu Jun­gle Zi­pline.

If you are look­ing for ad­ven­ture cou­pled with fan­tas­tic scenery, then Van­u­atu Jun­gle Zi­pline could be just what you are af­ter. For those with an ad­ven­tur­ous spirit or feel­ing like some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent, check out the Zi­pline lo­cated at the top of the Sum­mit es­carp­ment in Mele Bay. Opened in June 2012, the Zi­pline has thrilled many fam­i­lies of all ages. The youngest par­tic­i­pants are four years old and seem to take zip­ping high in the canopy with mom and dad like a nor­mal day out, all in their stride. Zi­pline’s old­est par­tic­i­pant has been Kirby, at 89 years young, who was spry and keen for all kinds of ad­ven­ture! We are told he breezed through the zi­pline with a grin. But gen­er­ally speak­ing, ev­ery­one gets a bit of a thrill with amaz­ing views of the reefs and ocean far be­low, a lovely walk through pris­tine jun­gle and some ex­er­cise all rolled into one. At least av­er­age mo­bil­ity is re­quired to cope with the 67 stairs in the jun­gle. For those who are thrill seek­ers, the op­por­tu­nity to zip up­side down will get the adren­a­line pump­ing! Van­u­atu Jun­gle Zi­pline has re­cently opened a new course of 1.4 kilo­me­ters called the Zip Trek to add to its pop­u­lar Canopy Tour (1km). The Canopy Tour in­volves climb­ing scaf­fold­ing stairs up into the jun­gle canopy and zip­ping from plat­form to plat­form high in the trees across six ziplines and two sus­pen­sion bridges, a sea­sonal wa­ter­fall and across the canyon. The new Zip Trek starts off on the ground, which is good for those need­ing a lit­tle prac­tice on the first line, then tra­verses ravines and ends with a whop­ping 300 me­tre cross­ing, 80 feet in the air, to the other side of the canyon. The day starts out from ei­ther the Zi­pline Ticket Booth lo­cated at Nam­bawan Café on Port Vila’s seafront, or with a pickup from one of the cen­trally lo­cated ho­tels. The Zi­pline has two daily tours at 10:45am and 1:15pm, seven days per week. On cruise ship days, there are four tours a day and pas­sen­gers are picked up and re­turned to the wharf. It takes about three hours door to door. Those not keen on par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Zi­pline can join the rest of the fam­ily on the ad­ven­ture for the free jun­gle walk, a cof­fee in the beau­ti­ful Sum­mit café and gift shop or a walk through won­der­ful gar­dens on the Sum­mit Gar­dens Tour. The Zi­pline also of­fers a loy­alty pro­gram and you may re­ceive 50% off the ticket price for the sec­ond time you do ei­ther zi­pline course (con­di­tions ap­ply: di­rect book­ings only and you must spec­ify the date of your orig­i­nal book­ing to ver­ify).

The Zi­pline ac­cepts Credit card, AU $ or Vatu and for book­ings please call (678) 555 0423 or email jun­glezi­pline@gmail.com.

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