A New Zipline Is Coming To Mt Coot-tha
In news that has turned out to be controversial in the inner west suburbs of Brisbane, a zipline has been given the go-ahead for Mt Coot-tha. The project has been given the go-ahead and the longest zipline in Australia is expected to be completed by 2020.
About 3km of zipline will be installed, with a few different experiences on offer. The first to open will be a treetop canopy tour, with multiple platforms starting just west of JC Slaughter Falls. It will zip through the canopy highlighting the area’s flora, fauna and Indigenous cultural heritage, and is expected to open by the end of 2019.
Then next year, we’ll see a two-stage ‘megazip’ tour, which will features six parallel lines spanning 1.1km between the summit and the botanic gardens. Users are expected to reach speeds of up to 60km/h. Then there will also be a 340-metre zipline running over the Melaleuca Lake in the botanic gardens.
The final stage of the project will see a 335-metre suspension bridge offering a guided Indigenous experience, connecting the treetop canopy tour with the new arrival centre on Sir Samuel Griffith Drive. There will also be a shuttle bus helping you get from A to B so you can get back to where you parked your car.
Check out how it will all work here:
Not everyone is happy about the developments, with locals concerned about the impact the increased tourism will have on the area. But with council approval all taken care of, it looks like this new development is going full steam ahead.
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Image credit: Artists Impression of the Mt Coot-tha zpline, Brisbane City Council