Hubby and I had a little day date today – ziplining!
We headed up to the Forest Adventure Park in Onna. I know lots of people who have already done this and everyone says it’s a blast!
I made reservations for 10 on a Tuesday morning, hoping they wouldn’t be busy. We found their office easy enough, signed our waivers, then followed the shuttle bus to their parking lot. The bus then took us to the actual park. We were greeted by the guides and one (who was red headed and spoke perfect English) helped us get strapped into our harnesses. He then took us to the beginning safety course. He showed us exactly how the clips work and how to properly use them, then had us go through the course once to make sure we knew what we were doing. He then sent us off on our own!
We went from one zipline to the next. Each line was over jungle and we had gorgeous views of the East China Sea. It was so much fun! We only ran into one other small group. Since there was four of them, they let us go on ahead of them.
We also crossed a net bridge
and another smaller bridge
At the end of the course, after most of the ziplines, is a small obstacle course. First thing to do is make it through the Tarzan like free fall into a net. I had heard about this and knew it was coming, so I figured I was prepared and wouldn’t have any issues. Hubby did it with no problem. It took him a bit to coax me off of there. I know the look on my face screamed ‘Oh, hell no! What the effing, eff, eff!’. It really is a free fall. Heights don’t bother me, but the falling part does. Hubby confirmed the look on my face was absolutely hilarious.
After that was various nets, rings, ropes, and bridges to cross to get to the final zipline. It was an absolute blast! I actually liked that we did it all ourselves. It was more fun that way than if there would have been someone on each tower hooking us up. I know that would never fly in the states, but that’s half the reason why I love it here so much!