A new way to see the West Coast
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 7:00p.m.
Drive south from Hokitika for about 20 minutes, make a left turn and head inland on the Woodstock-Rimu Road until you get to Frosty Creek, and then stop and turn off the car engine and listen.
No, it's not native birds you'll hear, but an Aussie work gang in the West Coast bush accompanied by the mechanical whine of heavy cranes and lifting gear.
Follow the sound and you come to a truly amazing sight rising out of the bush: a treetop aerial walkway.
Watch the video for John Sellwood’s report.
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18/12/2012 8:32:23 p.m.
We enjoyed the treetop airial walkway in Tasmania.Its so worthwhile, nature at its best.Very much looking forward to repeating the experience in Frosy Creek Hokitika.Great for school visits as well.
13/12/2012 5:27:53 p.m.
Hi,This walkway is only 10 minute drive from our gate
1/12/2012 5:34:09 p.m.
Great magnet for west coast,
and for the town ruatapu nearby
24/11/2012 9:54:08 p.m.
yipee, what an awesome treat for the coast. cant wait to see it. not sure about "the wettest October on record" i live just up the road and i haven't seen much rain recently. roll on the tourists and locals, support this venture.
24/11/2012 5:35:16 p.m.
Bill- who wrote
Rudd is a greenie so how can you label people..
I suppose you are in favour of ripping up forests for a monorail or road. This construction has not done this & gives one a new meaning to heights & appreaciation of such forests..so why do you label people the way you do? grossly unfair
I have been on the south Western Australian walkway back in "97. It was fantastic & built for very good reason as the root structures of the trees there are sensitive to pressure ie humans walking on the forest floor..
Being a nature lover, one would prefer not to see trees disturbed for mining, tunnels nor new roads in our National Parks.
Bill & others who condemn tree huggers should hug a few trees its free & the tree loves it.
17/11/2012 1:47:38 p.m.
Fantastic story by Campbell Live with 4 weeks to go for the opening for the westcoast treetop walk all going well with great support from Hokitika community and the local contractors helping to put it all together thanks Looking forward to the opening on the 14th December
16/11/2012 7:07:29 p.m.
Dorothy Bulling wrote:
Time for John Keyes to step up to the teachers pay issue -the buck stops on the boss 's desk. Dorothy
16/11/2012 11:23:57 a.m.
I'm surprised the Greenies and all the other idiot tree huggers didn't try and stop this fantastic venture.
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