Flying fox bungy plan

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 leap.

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.


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