To undertake the activity, participants must
- be reasonably fit and healthy
- read and accept the safety rules, comply with size, age and supervision requirements
- fill an admission form and pay the entry fee
- attend a safety briefing and pass a test course
Size and Age restrictions
Supervision of Children
All children must be supervised by an adult aged 18 and over.
Active supervision is essential. It can be managed from the ground, but an adult will be required to go up in the trees with the children when they can’t demonstrate their ability to manage the safety systems by themselves. Guidelines for supervision ratios:
- 3 & 4 years old: one adult per child is required
- Children under 10 : one adult can supervise up to 3 children
- From 10 to 15 years old: one adult can supervise up to 6 children
- From 16 years old, children can participate without adult supervision
Safety is our top priority
High wire challenges, like any outdoor adventure activity, involve a level of risk which can’t be reduced to zero. We manage hazards to ensure the risks are kept to a very minimal level, with minor consequences when incidents happen. Our safety systems are regularly and thoroughly reviewed for efficiency and compliance, and we strive to implement safety procedures in line with current best industry practice.
Safety inspections are carried out by independent experts every year. The courses are checked every day by the staff before opening. Personal Protective Equipment and fall-arrest systems are checked before each use.
Our staff is periodically trained and assessed against NZAPES standards, the New-Zealand Organisation of Adventure Parks Operators.
Adventure Forest is registered with WorkSafe NZ (MBIE) as required by the Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016 and has passed the mandatory external safety audits.
We operate with NO ACCIDENT since our opening in 2008.