New Adventure Centre
$200,000 adventure centre to open in Paluma Range National Park
Posted on 14.05.2018
TWO years of “hard work” will be rewarded when a $200,000 adventure park opens in the Paluma Range National Park next month.
The Paluma Adventure Centre ,will offer North Queensland a unique high ropes course as well as a wide range of outdoor activities including archery, catapults, bushwalking and canoeing.
Director of Outer Limits Adventure Fitness Sam Stedman was pleased to see the project finally come to fruition. “The Paluma Adventure Centre has been two years in the making,” Mr Stedman said. “It’s been a lot of hard work but it’s a long-term project.”
The Adventure Centre ,will target school camps but will also be available for fitness groups, corporate groups, kids parties and to the general public once a month. “Our target customers are the 3000 persons per year that visit Paluma Environmental Education Centre and Gumburu Environmental Education Centre,” Mr Stedman said.
“There hasn’t been any outdoor recreation activities for (students) so we’re passionate about offering adventure sport and getting people out of their comfort zone, off their phones and enjoying the outdoors.”
The high ropes course features eight horizontal elements, four rock climbing poles, two leaps of faith, a giant reverse s,ving and a climbing cave. “It’s a $200,000 project that I designed myself and implemented all the latest technology in smart and safe systems,” Mr Stedman said.
A specialised builder from Melbourne travelled to North Queensland during Easter and spent two weeks constructing the course. “We’ve been working ,vith Townsville City Council to have the block ready for a commercial business. It took a long time to put a pole in the ground,” Mr Stedman said.
Mr Stedman, a passionate multi-sport and adventure racer, established his business Outer Limits Adventure Fitness in Townsville in 2012. His vision to erect an adventure park in North Queensland stemmed from his passion to help people get active.
“Monkeying through a climbing course isn’t something that is part of everyone’s … day. You learn things about yourself when you climb high and for some people it’s pretty challenging,” Mr Stedman said.
“It’s taking you outside of your comfort zone.”
Outer Limits Adventure Centre will hold sessions for the public on May 20 and June 3, before the grand opening on June 23.
For more information and to book, head to outerlirnitsadventure.com.au.
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