A zip line (flying fox) system and 120m bungy has been
proposed over the Ox Burn gorge in Glenorchy.
Canyon Adventure Ltd has applied for consent to construct and
operate the activity equipment, which would require a
twin-cable system to span 275m across the gorge, the cables
being securely anchored 5m-10m into surrounding rock.
The application said the site was located off Rees Valley Rd
in a "discreet, remote location" and customers would be
transported via a company minibus.
The Ox Burn was described as "a steep rugged alpine gorge
system that descends in an east to west direction from the
peaks above to the valley floor below" with substantial
patches of beech forest.
Thrill-seekers would ride the zip line from one platform to
another, from where they would attach to a twin-wire cable
system and be pulled across to the bungy platform for a bungy
Alternatively, people could be brought straight on to the
bungy platform, carried in a steel cage with a four-person
capacity, and able to run along the cable system.
After the bungy leap, customers would walk back up to the
second platform and take the zip line down the Ox Burn to a
final zip line.
"It will provide opportunities for the enjoyment and
appreciation of an otherwise inaccessible, remote alpine
gorge," the application said.
The year-round activity is proposed to operate 8am-8pm from
October to April with shorter hours during the colder months.