Canopy Walkway

A short hike from the station is the ACTS aerial canopy walkway network. Map The walkway consists of a series of platforms and bridges that connect 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees. ACTS has one of the longest canopy walkway systems in the world, extending horizontally throughout the tree-tops 500 m (1/3 mile) and reaching a maximum height of nearly 36 meters (115 feet). This system of aerial platforms and pathways allows scientists to observe and study previously inaccessible parts of the rainforest. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. Regularly maintained by Explorama Lodges for the exclusive use of its guests and scientists, the Canopy Walkway has extended research into an area where little is known and so much is left to be discovered.

2014_ACTS_Map_fillMore info on canopy construction and history

More info on why studying the canopy is crucial.

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