07 November 2017

A stunning treehouse adventure playground is the latest colourful, family-friendly addition to open at Aura, the City of Colour, on the Sunshine Coast.

A stunning treehouse adventure playground is the latest colourful, family-friendly addition to open at Aura, the City of Colour, on the Sunshine Coast.


An eye-catching 12 metre metallic tree, adorned with brightly coloured birds, butterflies and leaves, is the centrepiece of a 5m high state-of-the-art climbing frame, which features two elevated wooden ‘treehouses’ linked by a tunnelled rope bridge.


There’s a rope bridge to traverse, climbing bars to shimmy up, and a rope ladder that leads to three different tunnel slides with a choice of heights, to cater to children of varying ages and entertain even the most daring youngsters. 


The nearby swing set includes a toddler swing and a bird’s nest swing, to make sure the littlest visitors will be entertained.


Ben Simpson, Regional Manager for Stockland, said the new playground on Lukin Terrace was already proving popular with youngsters whose parents are visiting the new Aura Display Village.


“This is a fantastic playground where children can enjoy some play time, especially if they’ve been walking around the display village with mum and dad,” Mr Simpson said.


“We’re thrilled to be able to deliver a second playground of this quality at Aura during this early stage of the project.  We pride ourselves on creating the most liveable communities across Australia and families are travelling from near and far to visit our new playground.


“It’s right next to the Aura Sales and Vision centre and Izba Espresso café, so parents can sit outside the café and enjoy a coffee, keeping a close eye on their children in the playground.”


The finishing touch to the playground is an art installation in the form of a 9.5 metre high, vibrant pink tree, featuring bicycles instead of branches.


“With a network of more than 200 kilometres of cycleways on completion, Aura’s vision is to become a cycle city and this striking art piece reflects that vision – we want to encourage Aura’s younger generation to get on their bikes,” Mr Simpson said. 


The treehouse playground is the second park to open in recent months at Aura, following the opening of the popular Pedal Park, located on Steiner Crescent.


Pedal Park features two circular bike tracks – a 134 metre beginners’ track with road traffic signs and a tunnel, and a 145 metre track with ramps to test the skills of more advanced riders.


A 9m high climbing tower and slide has recently been added to Pedal Park, which also features a netball/basketball half-court, shelters and barbecues.


The parks are just two of many parks and recreational areas proposed for Aura and part of an ongoing commitment to provide a range of recreational parks to cater for all age groups and abilities.


Blocks of land in Aura’s first suburb, Baringa, currently range in size from 300 square metres to 716 square metres and are priced from $216,500 to $330,500.


The new Aura Display Village offers a variety of affordable living options for home buyers of all ages and is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm beside the Aura Sales and Vision Centre at 1 Lukin Terrace, Bells Creek.


For more information on Aura, go to www.cityofcolour.com, visit the Aura Sales and Vision Centre or phone 1300 762 058. You can also keep up with the community’s progress on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auraqld.