Walk among treetops to feature in new tourist attraction

December 22, 2017 by  

The Brisbane cityscape, including Milton, will be among incredible views to be seen from an eco-adventure zipline planned for Mt Coot-tha.

The successful tendered to build, maintain and operate the new tourist attraction was announced recently by Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.

He said Zipline Australia, which is based in West End, has been given the green light for the project which is set to deliver a tree-top suspension bridge and two zipline adventures. Quick states:

“Zipline Australia will build the longest treetop canopy zipline tour in Australia, with a 1500 metre course weaving through the Mt Coot-tha forest.

“An additional 1400 metre megazip experience will offer up to six adventurers the chance to zip side-by-side while taking in incredible views of the Brisbane cityscape.”

Cr Quirk said the project will also include the construction of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest suspended pedestrian bridge of its type which will enable people to engage with the treetops while on a 300 metre walk above JC Slaughter Falls.

Only minutes away from Brisbane’s inner-city, the project is expected to be a popular feature for future tourism brochure printing.

The mayor said that in addition to offering a great experience for tourists, the attraction could become a popular lifestyle and leisure activity for locals.

Subject to planning and permit approvals, work is set to begin on the project in late 2018 with the opening of the treetop zipline expected in 2019.

The suspension bridge and megazip should be complete by 2020.