Best Tree Top Adventures Around The World

These are the best tree top adventures around the world that we want to visit while the kids are still at home.

Our kids love the Tree Top Walk at the Valley of the Giants near Walpole, and recently we were talking about our last visit when I mentioned that there were many other tree top adventures in the world.

Miss 8’s eyes lit up and she exclaimed, “I want to visit them all”! She loves canopy walks.

Mumma traveler back pedaled, but after some chatting and some Googling (currently an activity that Mumma and Miss 6 enjoy a lot) we have put together our first official bucket list, “Best Tree Top Adventures Around The World”.

To us, bucket lists have to be reasonably achievable, or what’s the point of making the goal?  That’s why we have NOT included any European sites because we don’t think that is very likely.

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Best Tree Top Adventures Around The World Bucket List

#1 Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Western Australia

Best Tree Top Adventures Around The World

Height: This tree top adventures walk goes to 40 metres above the ground, and is 600 metres in length.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  It is very high, and moves in the wind.  Also, it is set in a tingle forest, a species of Eucalyptus. Awesome canopy walk for the whole family.

Best aspect for kids:  It is 100% kid friendly and moves – adding just a bit of an excitement.

Location:  Nornalup Western Australia, about 6 hours drive South from Perth

Check out our full review here “Top Tips To Visit The Valley Of The Giants Tree Top Walk With Kids“.

 

#2 Daintree Discovery Centre Aerial Walkway, North Queensland

Daintree Treetop Walks

Photo from 5 Lost Together,  if you are looking for some great family travel inspiration, definately follow them on Instagram @5losttogether

Height: 23 metre high Canopy Tower and 125m long Aerial Walkway Rainforest Skywalk.  Also includes a range of boardwalks.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  Experiencing the raw, prehistoric beauty of the mighty Daintree Rainforest, now widely accepted as the oldest tropical rainforest in the world.

Best aspect for kids:  Lots of animals, plus they have Children’s Audio Tour (suit 5 – 9 years) that compliments this canopy walk.

Location:  Daintree Rainforest, 1.5 hours north of Port Douglas and  2.5 hours north of Cairns, North Queensland.

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For more information about visiting with kids, check out  5LostTogether’s post Exploring the Daintree & Cape Tribulation  

Visit the Discover Daintree website.

 

#3 Mamu Tropical Skywalk, North Queensland

Be inspired by the Instagram account of @tropicalcoastqueensland

Height: An elevated walkway, 350 m long, rising from ground level to 15 m above the ground, meandering through the canopy of lush tropical rainforest.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  The skywalk passes through one of the largest-remaining continuous stands of complex vine forest on basalt soils in the wet tropics. An amazing setting for tree top adventures.

Best aspect for kids:  A range of different heights, doesn’t move and has views out over a river valley.

Location: Innisfail, North Queensland  (1 hour 15 south of Cairns.)

Visit the Mamu Tropical Skywalk website.

Numbers  3 & 4 on our list are located within 2 hours of Brisbane, and about an hour apart from one another and not far from another of our Bucket List destinations, Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.  We anticipate that we will get to Brisbane soon, so fingers crossed we can cross off these bucket list Tree Top Walks.

 

#4 Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Queensland

Be inspired by the Instagram account of @tamborinerainforestskywalk

Height: Goes up to 30 metres high.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  It is a unique eco-walk among the rainforest canopy on 30-acres of privately owned rainforest.

Best aspect for kids: The rainforest eco-gallery is great for kids to learn about the animals and insects of the rainforest.  Suitable for families with strollers.

Location:   The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is located 1 hour from Brisbane, Queensland.

 

#5 O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk, Queensland

Be inspired by the Instagram account of @ohhhliveeuhhh

Height: Bridges are 15 metres high, the highest point is 30 metres.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart? Located in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, this walk takes you across the world’s first suspension bridge.

Best aspect for kids: Kids get to experience 9 different suspension bridges. Also, lots of wild parrots that are not shy about landing on tables and even your head. Suitable for children of all ages.

Location:  Lamington National Park is located 1 hour 45 minutes hours from Brisbane, Queensland.

Another Australian Tree Top Walk on our list is in the Apple Isle, Tasmania. Mumma loved traveling to Tasmania solo in her twenties and can’t wait to spend a couple weeks here.

 

#6. Tahune Air Walk, Tasmania

Be inspired by the Instagram account of @livin_for_now

Height: Bridges are 15 metres high, the highest point is 30 metres.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  The final section of the walk is 50 meters high above the Huon river. Gorgeous views of the river for any tree top adventures.

Best aspect for kids:  Kid friendly construction for this canopy walk.  Although, a number of steps must be climbed to reach the final platform.

Location:  Located 1 hour 45 minutes hours from Hobart, Tasmania.

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For numbers 7 & 8 we want to head to Malaysia.   As Malaysia is close to Western Australia we are very keen to get to Malaysia in the near future.

In fact, we partially planned a trip to Malaysia last year (inspired by @mumpacktravel Malaysia photos) so we are still pretty excited to go – and tick off these two bucket list sites while we are there!

Both of the next tree top walks were hard to find information about, and that excites us more.  If you have visited these canopy walks or have first hand experience please feel free to add more info in the comments section below.

 

#7 Danum Valley Canopy Walkway, Malaysia

Be inspired by the Instagram account of @taniasarafian  and @soph_felton

Height: Bridges are 15 metres high, the highest point is 30 metres

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  Located deep in the rainforest of Borneo. There is a focus on Orangutan conservation at the park.

Best aspect for kids:  The remote nature.

Location: Difficult to access.  The nearest town to Danum Valley Conservation Area is Lahad Datu in the south eastern coast of Sabah, which is accessible overland from Sandakan, Tawau and Kota Kinabalu. Daily air access from Kota Kinabalu is via MASWing. Borneo Nature Tours operates the Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley and handles the transfers of all guests going into the Conservation Area. Guests are advised to make advance reservations for the full board package tours which includes jungle activities and ground transfers ex-Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Tawau or Kota Kinabalu.

Visit the Borneo Nature Tours website for more information.

 

#8 Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim

Be inspired by the Instagram account of @yantylily

Height: Bridges are 15 metres high, the highest point is 30 metres

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart? This is the world’s longest rainforest canopy walk.

Best aspect for kids: The structure sways and wobbles a bit which some children might enjoy.  Also have many, at random, activities for kids to complete along the walk.

Location:  4 hours travel by car from Kuala Lumpur

Visit treetopwalk.com.my for more information.

 

#9 Sky Walk, Costa Rica

For Number 9 on our list, we have a Costa Rican tree top Walk. With Costa Rica next door to Papa’s home country of Nicaragua, it is likely we will get here within the next few years.

Best tree top adventures in the wrold

Be inspired by the Instagram account of @ohhhliveeuhhh

Height: Elevation of 750 meters.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart? Sky Walk is Costa Rica’s first hanging bridges.  Costa Rica is a pioneer in canopy exploration, where thick branches serve as platforms for the adventurous traveler, 90% of Costa Rica animals and 50% of plant species in rain forests live in the upper levels of the trees.

Best aspect for kids: Local guides accompany each tour so children really get to learn about native plant and animal’s species.  Walk is relatively flat.

Location:    3 1/2 hours travel by car from San Jose, the Capital of Costa Rica

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There are a range of different hanging bridges or canopy walks in Costa Rica and you might well want to do your own research before heading out!

Check out the Enchanting Costa Rica Blog for more information.

 

#10  Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges

Height: The skywalk is 2.6 miles (3.6km) long.

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart? Located next to Costa Rica’s most active volcano, Arenal has lots of other great adventures to offer guests.

Best aspect for kids: The bridges are very sturdy and even making it easy for younger kids to navigate.

Location: A 3 hour drive from San Jose, Costa Rica.

 

#11 Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, Peru

Photo courtesy of @GreenPearls

For number 1, we are including our second home in Peru!  Mama traveler is a huge fan of the Inkaterra hotels, and this one is no exception.  You can check out our review of the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel to see how much we like these hotels!

Height: Bridges are 15 metres high, the highest point is 30 metres

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  This walkway is located in the Amazon jungle, and is relatively difficult to access, compared to the other tree top walks.

Best aspect for kids:  One of the safest canopy walks in the world, you are able to walk continuously through the treetops for more than ¼ mile.  Includes 7 total hanging bridges.

Location:  Located on the Madre de Dios River in the Amazon Jungle, to travel to the Reserva Amazonica, you need to fly from Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. From there, you will take a boat upriver to the Lodge and Canopy Walkway.

For up to date information and rates,  take a look at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica 

Visit the Inkaterra.com website for more information.

 

#12 Capilano Suspension Bridge

Photo by @adventure.baby

This inclusion on the list is Instagram inspired.  This awe inspiring walkway kept popping up on our Instagram feed last year, and we had to include it in the list.

Height: 70 meters high

What sets this Tree Top Walk apart?  One of the most visited attractions in British Columbia, the Capilano Suspension Bridge has also been featured in many movies and TV shows.  Besides the suspension bridge, the private park also features North America’s largest private collection of totem poles.

Best aspect for kids: The additional Tree Top and Cliff Adventures is a top attraction for kids.  The park also includes North America’s largest collection of first nation totem poles.

Location: 30-minute drive by car from Vancouver, BC

Adventure Baby’s review of the Capilano Suspension Bridge is excellent and highly recommended!

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