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“Challenging beyond expectations” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Adrenalin Forest

Adrenalin Forest
18 Whataroa Road | Upper Pyes PA Road, Tauranga 6001, New Zealand
(07) 929 8724
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Tauranga
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
“Challenging beyond expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Visited with my teenagers expecting to only observe. It looked like fun so decided to challenge my fear of heights to see how far I could go. Starting at nearly ground level, each stage gets higher and higher off the ground and the obstacles more difficult. I felt safe at all times as there was no way I was letting myself forget to clip on! Managed to get to Level 5 before chickening out. Loved it, as did the kids.

Visited February 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“Challenging fun in a lovely spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Challenges the body and the mind as you have to trust the ropes will hold you as you leap onto flying foxes and traverse ropes way above the ground. Terrific and helpful staff.

Visited February 2012
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tauranga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Great organisation,well run and you get to extend yourself to your own level.Price reasonable andreal forest atmosphere

Visited January 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“good family entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

the family had gathered for Christmas and this was the perfect combined activity. everyone had a good time.

Visited January 2012
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“Physically and mentally challenging: Fun for kids and adults alike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Wow!! If you love thrill and adventure and don't mind a physical and mental challenge, Adrenalin Forest is for you.

My husband and I did levels 1-3, 5, and 6 (skipping 4). With a brief lunch break, it took 3 hours to go through these levels. And we were both exhausted at the end, despite being quite fit.

The obstacles are mentally challenging - you have to figure out how to get through the course. And doing so is physically challenging, more so on courses 5-6 than 1-3.

The course is designed to be progressive, such that the levels become more difficult as you move through courses 1-6: The heights increase, the obstacles become tougher to negotiate, the spans that you need to traverse increase, and the physical demands increase. However, each course ends on the ground and so the participant can gauge his/her own willingness to move to the next level and is not compelled to do so. This makes it a great group/family activity, with the option of members completing different courses and/or progressing through different levels according to age, ability, and willingness.

The operation provided a very good safety briefing and I was impressed by the attentiveness of the ground staff. The price of admission was very reasonable and a nice relief from the gouging that seems to go on at many of NZ's prime tourist attractions.

As a bit of an aside: One thing I did wonder about was why helmets were not mandatory on this course. I noted that a small number of helmets were available but by the time I noticed the sign indicating such, I had only one more course to complete and so opted not to inquire. Nevertheless, it seemed to me that slipping off any of the platforms or obstacles would introduce a reasonable chance of striking one's head. Perhaps this is not a common injury. But if the risk of head injury is something that concerns you, you should definitely ask for a helmet.

Visited December 2012
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