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Hi Everyone.

 

Paul here from Australia with a Photo Trip Report of Corin Forest.

 

Corin Forest

 

http://www.corin.com.au/

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Corin+Forest&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.409448,68.90625&ie=UTF8&hq=Corin+Forest&hnear=&radius=15000&ll=-35.515077,148.92118&spn=0.005083,0.008411&t=h&z=17&iwloc=B

 

Corin Forest is a small, national park recreation area, located in the Namadgi National Park, located in South Canberra, the National Capital of Australia. The park is actually very close to the NASA space tracking centre, which assisted in the Apollo 11 mission.

 

The recreation area originally contained just a Flying Fox, Snow Making facilities for the Winter, and a Toboggan Alpine Slide.

The area was however ravaged during the famous 2003 Canberra Bush-Fires, with the business not really being the same since. The park’s website shows just some of the devastation back in 2003 - http://www.corin.com.au/fires.htm

 

Post the 2003 fires, a Waterslide has been installed, the forestry has re-grown, and the Bobsled Alpine Slide rebuilt.

I have lived in Canberra for 11 years now, but have never been to ride the Bobsled Alpine Slide, so thought it was time to visit, have a Picnic lunch etc.

 

There are several POV video’s already out there on Youtube, so I decided instead of filming my own, I’d just link to a already made video.

The Slide itself is reportedly Australia's steepest Alpine/Bobsled ride.

 

Anyway, onto the pictures!

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Welcome to Corin Forest!

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This here is what we are here for!

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But First, lets take a look around.

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The waterslide was added post the 2003 Bushfires which ravaged the area.

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The ride was not purchased new, or installed as the complete ride, there are several slide pieces sitting across the road to the park.

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A Helix down before running into the chute.

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This is the only waterslide or water attraction in the park.

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The view from uptop.

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The other side.

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As you can see, the slide is running in the extremely Dan Friendly mode today...

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Thats enough of this Waterslide, lets go seek some Bobsled/ Alpine Slide Action!

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The slide is somewhat separate to the main "park", requiring a walk up for what some would consider difficult terrain to get to. Whilst it's not shown, there is a very steep and rocky hill to get to this point.

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Follow the Arrow!

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At last, we made it.

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This whole area was ravaged by Bush Fire in 2003.

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With the area not having fully recovered. There were several fire damaged lights along the course which serve as a reminder of what happened here.

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The ride is 1.2km (0.745645mi) in length, through a dense forest, down the steepest slope for an attraction of it's kind in Australia.

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The ride up is long, but peaceful.

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For you lift motor enthusiasts!

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Almost at the top...

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We're Hiiiigh UP!

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Nothing beats the sound of the bobsled going over the metal track! Metal track in my opinion is greater than the Concrete type.

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The final turn and observation deck.

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And back into the station.

Overall, a great day out had by all. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the report of this little hidden gem of Australia.

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