A taste of Africa in the sunshine state

HUNTING terrorists isn’t what I generally do on holiday. On short breaks, I’d rather take things easy.  

Fortunately, at African-themed Flame Lily Adventure Park – which has to be one of Australia’s most unusual accommodation options – guests aren’t pressured to immerse themselves in energetic activities, which include skydiving and make-believe jungle warfare to track terrorists.  

The 43 ha property is equipped with action-oriented equipment such as assault course impediments. 

While some guests camp in tents or campervans, others base themselves in a cluster of balconied cabins at the edge of an artificial lake. The ‘huts’ are self-catering and furnished to mid-market motel standard. 

Owners Jimmy and Cathy Swan, from Zimbabwe, say some guests do no more than chill out – lazing with books on balconies, fishing in the lake and walking to look at the animals or