A tree top zip line in Campbelltown on the cards

Have you ever wanted to fly through the treetops in Campbelltown?

Well, Campbelltown Council is working on making that dream become a reality.

A council report titled Review of Bushwalking Tracks and Associated Facilities looked at upgrading existing bushwalking tracks and creating new ones, and looking at opportunities for other activities like mountain biking and canoeing.

The review – made publicly available in the December 13 council business papers – also said there was scope for rock climbing, zip lines and high ropes courses in Kanbyugal Reserve (located in between Blaxland Road and the Hume Highway) and Keith Longhurst Reserve in Kentlyn.

Council’s director of city development Jim Baldwin said the zip lines weren’t pie in the sky ideas. 

“(The activities will be) subject to a range of factors, including community feedback, budgets and site specific constraints,” he said.

The report also mentioned establishing a boardwalk along Simmo’s Beach in Macquarie Fields, which Mr Baldwin said would “allow the community to relate to and appreciate the river in a new way”.

“This type of infrastructure provides a new aspect when walking through and experiencing these areas.”

Off the beaten track: The Maddens Falls walking track located in Dharawal National Park. Picture: Nick Cubbin

Off the beaten track: The Maddens Falls walking track located in Dharawal National Park. Picture: Nick Cubbin

Cr Meg Oates was the one who instigated the review after she asked the council to look into building a cycleway from Wedderburn to Glenfield.

She said she “wouldn’t mind having a go” on a zip line if it was eventually built.

“I take my grandkids to Birriwa Reserve in Mount Annan where they have a zip line for kids there, and they love it.”

Cr Oates said the motivation behind creating more activities in bush land was simple.

“It’s about getting people out and about,” she said.

“We’re not trying to carve up the bush or create more pollution.

“We just want to make access to the bush more accessible for people of all ages.”

The council will mow look at the finer details needed to get the projects off the ground.

No timelines were given due to the amount of detail still required.