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Reconnect with nature at Live Wire Park

Reconnect with nature at Live Wire Park

Looking for fun-filled outdoor activity for school groups and teachers alike? Encouraging people of all ages to make the most of the great outdoors, Live Wire Park challenges the mind and body in a day of active team building, native flora and fauna information, and sustainability education.

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Nestled at the back of Lorne, Victoria, just off the Great Ocean Road, Live Wire Park is Australia’s first outdoor adventure park that is completely powered by nature. The temperate rainforest contains dense biodiversity and several species of trees and plants with some towering Blue Gum Eucalypts that are over 150 years old.

Live Wire Park is passionate about delivering a unique experience for primary and secondary students, whilst recharging the human spirit and connecting people with nature.
Encouraging interaction and active participation, students will learn the valuable skills of team building and collaboration as they venture through our range of outdoor activities.

The park has been thoughtfully designed to have a minimal impact on the environment. Fuelled by solar power, paired with all water being collected, used, and treated on site, makes Live Wire Park a sustainable business.

The park’s eco-approach adds an educational dimension to the experience. The Live Wire team takes student groups through core sustainability principles, explaining how they have been implemented them in the building of the park to ensure minimal impact on the environment.

SOLAR POWER

Students will learn about the park’s photovoltaic off grid system and how by harnessing solar energy, it uses a 5.4 kW Solar Array which charges a battery bank, and in turn, powers the entire park.

WATER CAPTURE AND TREATMENT

Live Wire Park’s water cycle management plan and the systems in place to capture water on-site, negate the need for mains water. The park also treats waste onsite through self-composting toilets and recycling grey water.

NATIVE WILDLIFE

The Live Wire Park crew will discuss the native wildlife that makes its home in the adventure park. Visitors to the park often encounter koalas, wombats, and kookaburras.

Supercharged learning experiences

Elevated above the ground amongst the native Blue Gums, Live Wire Park’s Canopy Circuit features 120 metres of easy treetop suspended pathway, in addition to a five-zone elevated trampolining net park known as the Spring Circuit. For the little live wires, the Short Circuit has been designed with children and smaller teenagers in mind. Safe, secure, and full of fun, Live Wire Park is the perfect way to enjoy Victoria’s rainforests.

CONFIDENCE BUILDING

While it may look like the students are just scaling trees, swinging on ropes, and plunging down a bungee jump, there’s a lot more going on during the high-ropes courses.
In safe outdoor spaces like Live Wire Park, children can find some freedom away from direct adult supervision, learning how to take turns, to pick themselves up then they fall and to become independent and self-reliant. Encouraging children to try activities they might be a little afraid of helps them to become more confident and self-assured. They also get rid of built-up energy, enabling them to become calmer and more focused in the classroom.

SOCIAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK

Our activities are the ultimate group bonding experience, bringing students into a whole new setting, away from a sometimes stressful and familiar environment. At Live Wire Park children naturally come out of their shells and become more social, playing together, encouraging one another, talking to different children, and making new friends.

About Live Wire Park

Live Wire Park is a family-owned business, run by locals who are passionate about the environment and sharing the natural wonders of the Surf Coast of Australia with the rest of the world.

For more information visit livewirepark.com.au/school-programs

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