TreeTop Challenge
TreeTop Challenge
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9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
About
Imagine the thrill of Ziplining between mountains experiencing stunning heights and amazing speeds, or the exhilaration of gliding through the air - high above Crocodiles, Kangaroos, Emus & Dingo’s! At the TreeTop Challenge, we provide truly unforgettable TreeTop Adventures! On the Gold Coast we have Australia's largest, highest and fastest Guided Zipline Tour as well as Australia’s Largest TreeTop Adventure Parks. The TreeTop Challenge are market leaders in Adventure Tourism having won Gold in the 2017 QLD Tourism Awards and we are located at Tamborine Mountain as well as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Inside the Wildlife Sanctuary, our Adventure Park traverses high above many iconic animal enclosures giving you the experience of zip-lining over crocodiles, kangaroos and dingoes while at Tamborine Mountain you will experience stunning rainforest, epic speeds and massive heights!
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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shiraneed
Launceston4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
My 12 yr old daughter and I attended the Treetops Challenge and we had a great time. It was fun, challenging, physically and mentally demanding at times which was exactly what we were after.

Although it was a super hot and busy day (Australia Day long weekend) the Treetops Challenge staff were all so friendly and unfazed.

There was a large group booking of around 70 people in the challenge at the same time as us that had limited, to no English which was quite challenging for the Treetops team but they were able to manage some difficult situations with friendliness, ease and professionalism.

Due to the heat there were numerous participants that needed assistance and water but all I heard from the staff was support for each other and the participants, they were encouraging each and telling other team members how much they appreciated their work. It was so great to overhear and set up a really positive vibe.

We had a great day and the team of staff made the experience more enjoyable.
Written January 30, 2024
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Thank you so much for such an awesome review! We are stoked that you guys found exactly what you were looking for in our challenges. If you are ever looking for a more advanced course, we do have three sites - Mt Tamborine, Currumbin and Sunshine Coast. Currumbin and Sunshine Coast both have a black diamond course which offers a different range of obstacles that will definitely have you questioning your strength! We appreciate your kinds words about our staff, we will always try and ensure that our climbers feel safe and welcomed and supported and that comes from having a strong supportive team :) We hope to see you guys back with us soon!
Written February 6, 2024
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bulty1978
Australia3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
My 2 boys, 12 & 10, had a fabulous time. As a parent we were able to follow them the whole way and join in their successes and excitement. Both boys had such a great time and were exhausted by the end. The guides along the way were helpful and so friendly, they were happy to chat and encourage the kids to keep going and how to complete tasks that were a bit challenging. A really fun and great value for money experience.
Written January 19, 2024
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Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that your boys were able to get out and challenge themselves on our courses and our staff were able to make their experience more enjoyable and support them through it. If they are ever looking for a new challenge, we have three locations- Mt Tamborine, Currumbin, and Sunshine Coast. All three offer a range of different challenges, views and experiences. Check them out if you are ever looking for a new adventure!
Written January 30, 2024
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Ard Z
Kerikeri, New Zealand1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
To many unskilled people on higher level courses and then they holding up every one.
Tree top need to chance there grading system to go on intermediate and advance level routes.
Very unhappy costumer.
Written January 5, 2024
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We are sorry to hear We are constantly working on improving as a business and as a team so we value every and all feedback that will make future visits with us more enjoyable. During peak periods, we do tend to book out, and much like theme parks there will be wait times as guests make their way through the course. Each guest is required to complete each level of difficulty before moving on to the next level to ensure that they are capable of moving up. To ensure a smooth and flowing session, we do recommend booking for our earlier sessions at 9:00am or 9:30am, as you will be the first groups on course and will limit the amount of people in front of you. We do hope to see you back with us and hope with this new tip that you have nothing less than an amazing experience.
Written January 30, 2024
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Michelle R
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
I took my family to TreeTops Sunshine Coast yesterday. My 11yo and 9yo have ziplined around the world before and were excited to zipline here.

Unfortunately we had a very negative experience yesterday and I hope this feedback below helps so them so TreeTops can improve it for others in the future.

1) Our expectations from the marketing and ads had us believe there was more ziplining than balance challenges. It's quite the opposite. The courses are mostly beams and ropes challenges.

2) The set up for younger children is quite overwhelming and while I agree it's important they learn it's more important they feel empowered. Their staff yelled at so many children for not doing it right. They barked at them and made them feel stupid. In the hour of my group initiation we witnessed three young girls ahead of us (they looked like they were 8-10 yrs) get stuck on the practice zipline as they were too light to make it to the end. Their instructor yelled at them like they did something wrong. Each time, members of the public, myself included had to go help these girls who were visibly shaken, scared and confused. Put an instructor at the end of the zipline to help catch these kids. They are light weight. They can't make it across and after this "practice" zipline they walk away crying to their parents that they don't want to even go into the main circuits. TreeTops did not set these curious young minds up for success. They made them feel awful about themselves and inadequate.

3) So much time is spent on showing us how to use the equipment and how to hold the zipline. Ironically, ZERO time is spent on the thing that consumers 80% of the challenge - balancing across high beams and ropes. Not once were kids given any insights about how to manage the course when their hands can't reach to the steel rope above. These kids are thrown in without warning and huge pressure as the line builds behind them. Adding a practice course for anyone who is new to this type of thing would go a long way to increase the success rate of people completing the course. Half the people in our line completed 1-2 parts of the circuit before needing to turn back.

We have ziplined across mountains that were up far higher than these ziplines and yet no one in my family completed the course because it felt unsafe, chaotic, the kids felt belittled. The first hurdle to any physical challenge is mental preparation. No one in my family felt mentally at ease.

I sincerely hope they revisit their training, the systems in place, the staffing on platforms for young kids doing the zipline and the overall attitude of the staff.

In our experience we have walked away from previous experiences elated, proud, and inspired to challenge ourselves even more. Yesterday we walked away deflated. We saw countless families consoling their children in the parking area and many parents agreed it was the complete opposite of what they had hoped the day would be.
Written December 29, 2023
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Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologise that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We are constantly working on improving as a business and as a team so we value every and all feedback that will make future visits with us more enjoyable. We apologise for any misleading advertisement. We do try to showcase all aspects of our challenge so our guest have an accurate representation of what to expect when they arrive. We do in some points of our media like to showcase our ziplines a bit more, as we are aware that this will be the most desirable adventure feature for most guests. We completely agree that all guest of all ages should feel encouraged and supported as they go through our course and we are sorry that this is not what you experienced. We will definitely be addressing this with staff. Our briefing and safety induction includes everything that you will need to know about participating in the challenge. To go over all aspects of each challenge would add an unnecessary amount of time to the briefing and less time out on the course. All climbers do have to participate in a practice course to familiarise themselves with the carabiner system to make it easier when they are out on the higher circuits. We understand that smaller children sometimes struggle to make it fully on ziplines, but at no point are they ever in an unsafe position as they are fully attached to the course and our staff have provided assistance and training on how to complete the ziplines successfully. We would love for you to visit us again, and have nothing less than an amazing experience that I 100% know our team can provide. If you have anymore queries or concerns please contact us on info@treetopchallenge.com.au and we will be able to help you directly. Thank you very much and we do hope you have a wonderful day!
Written January 30, 2024
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Allison H
Lismore, Australia23 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was the real deal. What bloody good fun!
Ollie and CJ were competent and funny and encouraging and so cool.
Written November 15, 2023
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WOOOOOO!! We are super stoked that you had the best time with the us! We will definitely pass your message on to the boys - They will definitely appreciate it!
Written January 29, 2024
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planetjulija
Brisbane Region, Australia212 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
What a fantastic activity! The 4WD buggy ride up the mountain got us pumped for the adventure, the ziplines are long and high above the treetops and canyon, the forest views are amazing, the staff Sam and Nicky were professional but also funny, they kept the whole group entertained throughout the tour and 3 hours just flew by, we wished the tour lasted longer. My husband and I will definitely be back!
Written November 5, 2023
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WOOO! Those buggy rides definitely gets the blood pumping! We are so stoked that you enjoyed your time with us and we will make sure to pass your lovely review on to Sam and Niki - I know they will definitely appreciate it! Our Canyon Flyer is currently under maintenance and our team are working hard to improve the experience to make it bigger, better, longer and safer for guest in the future. Which means when you do join us again you'll be able to experience the thrill all over again!!
Written January 29, 2024
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Maddie K
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
This was such an amazing thing to do would 100% do it again and our tour guides Ryan and Angus make it so fun and enjoyable while doing the canon flying tour
Written October 27, 2023
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We are so happy that you enjoyed your zipline experience - Those boys definitely know how to bring the fun and the vibes! I will pass on your kind words to them and we cannot wait to see you next time!!!
Written January 29, 2024
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Jasminef_1772
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
The canyon flyer was such a great experience. Our tour guides Angus and Ryan made the challenge so much more fun and engaging with their silly banta. Because of them, we will definitely be coming back again soon!
Written October 25, 2023
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We are so happy that your enjoyed your experience with us! We pass on your good review to the boys - They will really appreciate your kind words! Our Canyon Flyer experience will unfortunately be closed for the remainder of 2024 as our team work on making it bigger, better and safer than ever after our most recent storms. We can't wait to have you back here with us when it does reopen!
Written January 29, 2024
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JulesAndtheboys D
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Get ready to enjoy a fantastic experience, that you just want to keep going!
From the start we knew we were going to have a great time with our guides Sam and Tali. These two were excellent fun, with great energy and looked after us all very well.
The buggy ride to the top was an added bonus - heaps of fun and then the ziplining itself was awesome. The views another added bonus.
Thanks Tali and Sam for making a great experience a fantastic one!!
Written October 8, 2023
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Thank you team for your fantastic review. We are thrilled that you had an awesome time will Sam and Tali. We will pass your praises on to the both of them. We look forward to seeing you again! Maybe next time you can give our high ropes adventure park a go!
Written October 25, 2023
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Thys P
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
This was the best experience. Our guides, Eddy & Clhoe was amazing, fun & crazy. Loved every moment!
Keep breaking those speed records Eddy. 🤪
Written September 29, 2023
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We are happy to hear that Eddie and Chloe made your experience a great one! We will pass on your praises to both of them and we hope to see you back here with us soon.
Written October 24, 2023
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