Eunos Primary School's Mathematics and Science Learning Journey to Melbourne 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Day 2: The Otway Fly
Good day mates!
Next on our itinerary was the Otway Fly where we participated in two very fun and educational programmes. They were the Bush Walk and the Treetop Walk. Led by two very experienced and knowledgeable guides, Nathan and Doug, we were treated to amazing sights and learnt about the unique flora and fauna found in this part of Australia.
We also got to track over the Prehistoric Path where we were transported back through the ages and roamed amongst prehistoric display with a dinosaur around every corner as we learnt about plants that existed even before dinosaurs.
The key highlight of the walk must be the Treetop Walk! According to our guide, Doug, the canopy walkway is designed to have minimal impact on the forest environment. The 600 metre long steel section is divided into lightweight trusses ranging from 24 metres to 40 metres which are supported by 12 towers.
No fear of heights amongst these brave Eunosians!
There is a spiral tower which stands at an exhilarating height of 47 metres and as we overcame our fear of height to scale it, it offered all of us a spectacular view of the rainforest.
An interesting fact about the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk:
It is the highest and longest walk of its type in the world. It is able to withstand 280km/h winds
The entire walk was 1.9 kilometres and under the guidance of our 2 very excellent guides, Nathan and Doug from the Otway Fly, we completed both activities in an hour.
Here are some of the other photographs of us during the activities!
Well, that's all for today!
Stay posted for more of our activities on Day 3! Keep the comments coming and we will get the pupils to respond to them!