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Monday, 22 December 2008

Otway Fly Abseiling

The Otway Fly has introduced abseiling from Tower 15 on its tree top canopy walk. Visitors can take in the beautiful views of the ancient rainforest , then abseil 25 metres down to the rain forest floor.

“It’s an exhilarating experience and is a first for tree top walks” says Elaine Burridge, General Manager. “We wanted to bring a new attraction to the area and had the perfect opportunity to add another element to the Otway Fly experience”.

Tower 15 is on the "off" ramp of the Fly. Guests can experience the walk with the 47m tower and cantilever, then drop off the Fly onto the track on the return to the visitor centre.

The first guest said “I was so excited to be the first person to take off from the Otway Fly and am definitely going to bring my friends to give it a go, it’s amazing!”

Westcoast Adventures will conduct the abseiling and have been operating since 1993. They’re well known for providing adventure activities and have introduced thousands of people to the exciting recreational activities in the area.

“We’re passionate about educating people about the rainforest and have many programs in place for schools, universities, corporate teams and social clubs. Part of the education is experiencing the rainforest and it’s a good way for people to have fun and want to help us preserve this beautiful asset.” says Burridge.

Westcoast Adventure’s staff have a genuine love of the outdoors and are passionate about preserving the outdoors for future generations. They’re experienced and qualified, and enjoy sharing their experiences with others.

“We’ve teamed up with one of Australia’s best qualified operators and the region will see great benefits” says Burridge “I can see this being a very popular activity, which has generated a lot of interest”.

You don’t have to have any previous abseiling experience. The crew will put you in a safety harness and talk you through the simple instructions.

The Fly is directly accessible from Phillips Track and is 15 minutes' drive from Lavers Hill, 45 minutes from Apollo Bay and 40 minutes from Colac. Travelling time from Melbourne via the Princess Highway is 2.5 hours. Travelling time via the Great Ocean Road is 3.5 hours. Worth the journey.

And don’t forget you can save with our joint adult ticket offer with the Cape Otway Light Station and Otway Fly for only $28.50 (conditions apply).

Phone 03 5235 9200 for information or check the website at www.otwayfly.com.au

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