I'm the last person who should go on an eco-adventure obstacle course.
So how did things turn out for me when I went to Tree Top Eco Adventure Park in Oshawa as part of the TBEX press trip with Central Counties tourism?
I thought I was brave, I really did. I was convinced I would be okay, as nothing to provoke motion sickness was involved. Years ago, I had actually done something similar, but on a smaller scale. I even made it up to the first platform to start crossing a swinging rope and wood bridge when I full-on wimped out. I think the combination of the small platform (I was so close to the edge!) combined with the gently swaying bridge (It looked so steady on the ground!) was enough to psych me out.
I wish I hadn’t let it get the better of me – I was so looking forward to it! In hindsight, I should have asked to go on the kids obstacle course – looked like it was just my style! Next time, I’ll take some more time and calm myself down and try to give it another go.
Tree Top Eco Adventures is an amazing facility, with some incredible zip lines and endless tree top obstacles. At an admission cost of $56, the cost may appear steep, but I feel it represents a great value, as you receive training, support, and all of your safety gear. You could easily spend 5 hours or more on their beautiful grounds, going through all the obstacles and taking on the zip lines.
I have seen zip line courses in more exotic destinations that cost $100 or more – a lot of money to shell out if you aren’t sure you’ll enjoy the experience. If this kind of adventure appeals to you, I’d highly suggest trying it out closer to home, under well trained staff and well known safety standards, to see if you enjoy it enough to pay a premium price in Hawaii or Costa Rica.
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. What's the bravest thing you've done while traveling?
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