It’s time for a little adventure for Day 3!
8am stroked and we were ready to leave home to head to The Great Escape! My uncle wants to let us experience the ‘obstacle course’ there that includes flying fox and some ‘circus balancing act’.
It’s pretty much like Skytrex back in Malaysia, but to be honest I think Skytrex is much better with the choice of “Easy, Medium and Hard”.
Other than the obstacle course, The Great Escape also provides several water slides, a trampoline area, an elastic rope jungle and some other rides for young toddlers. The place does not seem too hyped up however. There was no one at the counter for the obstacle course when we first dropped by. We had to hunt for a staff member before having them set it up. No one was overlooking the trampoline area or the elastic rope jungle as well. Took a couple of shots here and there. The elastic rope jungle was something I have not seen just yet back in Malaysia. Basically, it’s a cylinder tube net that rises up with many elastic ropes criss crossing the centre in different heights. You can race your friends to the top and even if you fall, the elastic ropes would catch you. They’re not as sturdy as you think though as they stretch quite a fair bit. It’s still pretty fun to go all the way to the top and just jump with your arms and legs spread wide open to the centre.
The Great Escape also provides 6d motion movies. But to be honest, it is the worst I’ve ever sat. I already didn’t expect the movie to be amazing as most 6d motion movies are pretty basic. For this one, not only is the movie blurry, the seats are not functioning well either. The front seats moved a little more, but the back seats where I was sitting did not move. It only jerked a tiny tiny bit, plus the timing of the tiny jerks were all wrong. The calibration was off and it felt like a completely different thing to the movie. There was a part where you get sprayed by water, but again, it was very little and you could barely feel it. Anyone could get a spray bottle and do a much better job than that. So, I highly do not recommend the 6d motion movies. Horrible. By the way, the staff told us he chose the best one for us.
The place was nicely set by the beach (You do not need a ticket for this) with a lifeguard (2 when I was there). There is also a play area in the middle of the beach specially for children.
We ended the night with a lovely bbq session by the sunset at Churchill Park in Rockingham.
The park had a lot of wide spaces for children to run about or play catch. They also provide facilities like children’s playgrounds, bbq pits and gazebos for picnics placed every here and there. I really like it there as they don’t only provide one or two bbq pits, but quite a number of them placed quite generously. Many can just drive down to the area and find a bbq pit that is still free to use. The Gazebos provided comes along with tables and benches as well as lights and a cigarette butt bin. Huge trees shade the area, but too comes along the seagulls as the park was placed right next to the beach. There is a walkway (with steps leading down to the beach) separating the beach and the park perfect for a jog or to walk your dog. Benches are also provided facing the beach if you like to just ‘stone’ there or perhaps read a book. I personally love reading books, so I find it really wonderful that it’s there. You can hear the gentle waves and feel the lovely sea breeze. A very peaceful spot indeed.
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