Wednesday, 27th May 2015

A small red spider from Italy is raising heads at Sydney's Wild Life Zoo.

A strange practical beast, with the DNA of both an Armadillo and a Giraffe.

This unique creature, on loan from UpHire, is helping to activate the Zoo's unique skyscape.

Being installed by TCg is a unique aerial tour that will allow harnessed guests to experience, from height, the fauna and flora of both the Arid Outback and the Wet Kakadu.

A flight that will allow guests to glide over lounging kangaroos, a smiling crocodile, bulging boabs, proud palms and to sneak past snoozing koalas.

The Zeus 18.93 is an incredible machine, able to fit through a standard doorway, go up stairs and yet allows two people to reach and work at heights of up to 18m.


Friday, 3rd April 2015

Although asset and risk managment software has been on the market for over a decade it is only within recent years that we have started to see industry specific offereings - the latest being Papertrail. 

Friday, 3rd April 2015

"Adventure Park Insider, a new trade magazine, aims to be the go-to information resource for aerial park operators, experts, professionals and suppliers. It will be a forum for sharing best practices, successful strategies, and management insights on all aspects of operations. From technology to guest safety, marketing to staffing, training to planning, Adventure Park Insider will speak to all levels within the adventure park industry". API is the information resource for Aerial Adventure Park operators. Check it out now. Complementary subscriptions available.

Tuesday, 24th March 2015

"On Friday 13th of March, Vanuatu was hit by cyclone Pam, one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. Much of the rural population has lost their homes. The Eden on the River property has been severely damaged to the point where the rebuilding efforts and the loss of business threaten the survival of our project; a project that is deeply rooted within the surrounding community and therefore is not only vital to us but also our local employees and their families.

Cyclone Pam severely damaged our office and the cafe, most of the animal enclosures in the farm park and the piggery. Fences throughout the entire property have been flattened by falling trees. The suspension bridges for our bridge tour are luckily mostly intact. However, one of them sustained major damage. About 20% of our garden and forest, the heart of all our tours, has been destroyed permanently; the remaining 80% will hopefully grow back in the next 6-12 months. Staff housing and the workshop have also suffered major damage. Since the cyclone we have had ten additional workers on average every day to assist with clearing debris.

We are committed to rebuilding Eden on the River because it is our life and the livelihood for our 24 permanent staff, the many project workers and their families. One of our commitments during our 40 years in Vanuatu has been improving the livelihood of the community we belong to."

The Eden on the River project needs help ..... to rebuild, continue and to expand it's community projects.

We invite all who appreciate the value of eco-tourism to local communities to become familiar with Eden on The River's latest and greatest challenge by reviewing the specific campaign detailed here

Attached are some before and after photos.

The challenge - rebuild a community 'bedrock' / 'boiler room' asap.


Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Eden on the River has just won the Westpac Vanuatu Tourism Award of Excellence in the category Cultural/Eco tour.

Congratulations Carolyn, Joe and team!

Thursday, 1st January 2015

In a recent article in The Daily Telegraph by Richard Noone, Dr Rachel Sharma, a Sunshine Coast University Psychologist, during the launch of National Kidsafe Day (an initiative of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia) was quoted as saying  that “In today’s increasingly risk-adverse world, we are creating a generation of psychologically fragile children by withholding from them the opportunities to take risks, learn from their mistakes, innovate and problem-solve in the face of challenge and failure.”


Thursday, 1st January 2015

Kanopeo advises (1.12.14) to immediately halt from operating activities that rely on the Saferoller 2 Long Zip Clamp until an accident investigation has been completed and a replacement item has been issued.

Thursday, 1st January 2015

Toni Krasicki  explores the growth of Zip Lines and Aerial Adventure Parks across Australaisia in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of the Australasian Leisure Management periodical.

Australia is New Zealand is no longer 'just hanging around' on the edge of this industry sector. A sector that has established a solid foundation in the Europe and Central America and more recently North America.

Although somewhat slow on the uptake, the Australia and New Zealand market is embracing the sector offerings and in some cases the world-first innovations that are coming from some of Australiasia's peak providers.