Tahune Air Walk
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After stopping for a quick lunch in Geeveston, dad and I bought a ticket for the Tahune Air Walk, and then hopped in the car for another half hour drive out to the air walk.
The Tahune Air Walk is in the Tahune Forest, and is a 600-metre long steel walkway suspended about 20 metres above the ground. Those scared of heights may find the swaying disconcerting, especially when undisciplined children (all be it, 30 something year old children :) ) jump up and down to get the air walk swinging and shaking.
To get up to the Tahune Air Walk you have to climb quite a few easy stairs to where the air walk begins.
Once off the air walk itself, dad and I decided to walk further and take the path leading to the swinging bridges. This walk is an hour and a half long and takes you through the luscious forest over two swinging bridges that span the river. I was a bit disappointed because the bridges did not actually swing. They bounced a little bit, but didn’t swing. Never mind. Dad and I gave it a good shot though.
It took us an hour and a half to drive back home to Hobart where we had reservations at one of my favourite restaurants, Da Angelo’s in Battery Point (see previous review). Dad and I enjoyed another wonderful meal and then took a stroll around the lovely street of Battery Point before heading home.
This was dads last night in Hobart and at dinner he told me he had had a wonderful time and if pressed, he wouldn’t be able to pick a highlight as the whole trip had been wonderful. I enjoyed showing dad around and managed to see quite a bit I had not seen before. I will head back to the Tahune Air Walk though; there is rafting and something called Eagle Gliding, which provides a hang-gliding experience without going hang-gliding, and many other walks we just didn’t have time to do today.