Zip down for a ride

A thrill-seeker rockets through the treetops on the Shockwave Zip Coaster.

An adrenaline seeker’s dream, the Shockwave Zip Coaster hurtles through the Otway treetops at electrifying speed for 525 metres.

The zip coaster is one of four of its kind in the world, according to Live Wire Park owner Luke Nisbet.

“It’s a real thrill!” he says.

“It goes left to right around trees and it does a 360. It’s sort of halfway between a bungie and zip line.”

Luke is looking forward to sending people flying through the trees during Live Wire Park’s debut summer.

“We can’t wait to get people up there having a good time,” he says.

For those looking for another challenging experience, the park has a giant ropes Super Circuit for adults, a Short Circuit for kids and a tree top Canopy Circuit.

It also has a Tarzan swing, a rock-climbing wall and other activities Luke wants to keep “as a surprise“ for now.

The park is only 900m from the beach, so thrill-seekers can cool off afterwards on a hot summer day.

Luke moved to Lorne 18 months ago and grew up near Kennett River and along the Surf Coast.

He created the park to get his kids “off their screens for few hours”, he says.

“It’s somewhere where people can reconnect with their friends and family, and get back in to nature.”

Nestled among the towering Otway treetops, Live Wire Park is powered by nature, with solar power and water collected onsite.

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