Obstacle course a hit with the kids
THE dare is out there: who can conquer the Alstonville Adventurer?
Plenty of kids have already tried out the giant 30m-long inflatable obstacle course during test sessions at the Alstonville Pool this week.
But its official unveiling will be on Australia Day, at what is tipped to be the year's biggest and best pool party.
The obstacle course was made in New Zealand.
It has proved to be a bit tricky, especially when pool staff squirt unsuspecting victims with hoses.
Alstonville siblings Bailey Trim, 12, Holly, 9, and Lewis, 5, have already spent hours on the Adventurer.
"I tried to run along without holding on, but I fell into the water," Holly said.
"It's really fun."
Mum Rebecca Trim said it was great for the kids to have something new to do.
"They were telling me they were sick of the beach, and then we heard about this, which is just fantastic," she said.
"You'd think they would get sick of running up and down the same thing, but they've been doing it for hours.
"They absolutely love it."
But the Alstonville Adventurer is not just for kids.
Adults are welcome to give it a crack.
Pool manager Greg Fettell said it was "designed to test children of school age as they negotiate the obstacles".
"A basic swim test will be compulsory for all children," he said.
"The inflatable will provide a great attraction on Australia Day and will be available for weekends, school fun days and children's parties."
The Alstonville Adventurer will be in the water from 1pm-5pm on Saturday.