Adventure park stage one to open
JIMMY and Cathy Swan have been working almost around the clock to prepare for Monday's stage one opening of their African-themed bush camp and adventure park on Burrum Heads Road.
“It's as good as we've dreamt of and maybe even better,” Mr Swan said.
Three cabins with water views from each window have been built on the banks of a massive ornamental lake, five caravan sites have been set up near an amenity block, kayaks, bicycles and barbecues are ready for hire and tables and chairs under gazebos are dotted around the property.
The assault course and 10-metre-high commando tower are nearing completion.
Mr Swan will use his military experience and training to run five-day corporate team-building courses and also plans to offer day-long courses for family, school and work groups.
He said the assault course's 10 obstacles included cargo nets, rope swings, logs over water, barbed wire and spare tyre runs.
Mr Swan said the commando tower would be used for mock parachute jumps and abseiling.
He also planned to offer training courses for police and fire officers.
The dam has been stocked with fingerlings, such as bass, yellow belly and silver perch, for catch-and-release fishing initially.
The Swans are animal lovers and dogs on leashes will be welcome at the park, and the cabins will even have beds on the verandas for visitors' pets.
He said Flame Lily Adventures was open from 8am to 4pm six days a week to day trippers who wanted to fish, have a barbecue, ride bikes and paddle kayaks, and the entry fees were $10 for adults and children over 13 and $5 for children.
Apart from opening day, it will usually be closed to day trippers on Mondays to allow for maintenance, but remain open to overnight visitors.
For more information, log on to www.flamelilyadventures.com.au.