Monday, May 30, 2016

Hillcrest Zip-Lining Adventure in Daegu, Korea - Adventure in Nature

Hillcrest Zip-Lining Adventure in Daegu, Korea - Adventure in Nature
Zip-Lining Adventure in Korea

It is commonly said that life is either a daring adventure or nothing. If you are bored of city life and want to do something exciting and adventurous, Daegu has a best spot for you, yes its HillCrest. This eco-theme park with lots of fun and adventure activities is just half an hour away from downtown by bus and adds more colors to ‘Colorful Daegu’.

HillCrest has lots of stuff to do to make your day an unforgettable one, including canopy zipline courses, wall climbing, bumper cars, Tightrope walking, swinging boards, ladder ropes and many others.

There are basically 3 levels: Chimp, Gorilla and KingKong. Chimp Level is the easiest one basically for kids seeking adventure, Gorilla is for middle school students and the most intensive and adventurous one is King-Kong. Well if you love taking risks and living on edges, KingKong course is for you :)

Before starting the course, you get free training by the staff there. If you are doing zip-lining for the first time, it is really important to take the training. You are taught how to handle the gear, how to cross the obstacle and then you do a small zip-line as practice. Even if you are not very good at Korean, don’t worry, the staff is really helpful and will guide you to the best.

KingKong course starts with a climbing wall which is around 10m tall. It is a bit intense and I remember few of my friends gave up here and decided to go for Gorilla Track but later on they regretted since KingKong course is really amazing.

After climbing the wall, you cross a hanging net and next comes your first zip-line. The first zip-line is probably the longest one and it gives you view of the whole HillCrest. I really loved it. If you have a GoPro, don’t forget to take it as you have the chance to record some of the amazing moments.

KingKong course is composed of 5 or 6 ziplines and 18-20 other obstacles 40 feet up in the air. Best thing about this course is that the zip lines aren’t placed consecutively rather you have to pass through different canopy-top obstacles hanging bridges, walking on ropes and ladders and even a snowboard that slides between the trees.

Generally it takes around one and half hour to complete KingKong track as apart from zip-lining courses, there are obstacles like Tightrope walking, swinging boards, ladder ropes etc. 

Another interesting thing I liked about KingKong track was that once you are in the game, there is no coming back. There were moments when I was feeling afraid and could have given up if there were shortcuts but now I feel so happy since I completed the whole track. This self-reliance and self-challenging makes it even more exciting.

It is generally said that Adventure is the best way of learning. So, if you are love wanderlust, adventure and looking to make some unforgettable memories, HillCrest in Daegu is calling you. 

Let me wind up my article with this beautiful quote by Jackson Brown Jr., “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

■ Price 
  • Entrance Fee: 8,000won
  • Entrance Fee + Course Fee: 20,000won
  • Special Offer:  If you buy the package, it's 20,000won.
But currently there is a deal going on at Coupang (social commerce) and you can get the package at 16,900 Won.

■ Website:
■ How to be there: Take the red bus: #449, 452, 704, Gachang 2(bound for Ureuk), Express Line No.2

534-1 Yonggye-ri, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu

Written by International Student Supporter for Daegu Tourism

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