Since the recent opening of the new Mt Coot-tha visitor information centre Brisbane City Council has been working tirelessly on a plan for an eco-adventure tourism facility on Mt Coot-tha. The new development which has been approved just this month, will feature both the longest suspended pedestrian bridge walk in the Southern Hemisphere, and Australia‘s longest zipline.
The development, to be done in three stages, will revitalise the 56 hectares of subtropical botanic gardens into an iconic green landmark for the City of Brisbane.
Brisbane-based company Zipline Australia, has been selected to design, build, operate and maintain the zipline. The proposed design will consist of three experiences:
Stage 1 – Treetop canopy tour
A treetop zipline tour of almost 1.5 kilometres taking groups of 8-12 between treetop platforms using zipline technology and offering a guided learning experience of Mt Coot-tha’s flora, fauna and Indigenous cultural heritage.
Stage 2 – Scenic zipline tour
Stage 2 of the development is a 1,400-metre long Megazip (zipline) from the Summit lookout to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in a 1,100-metre single span without any intermediate ground impact followed by a second 340-metre span. The zipline, to be the longest in Australia, will have six parallel lines that allows adventurers ride side-by-side at speeds of up to 65km/h.
Stage 3 – Indigenous cultural heritage tour and skywalk
A guided Indigenous experience that covers indigenous life before colonial settlement using a 349-metre suspended bridge walk above JC Slaughter Falls.
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens – Mt Coot-tha Master Plan was a collaborative process between Brisbane City Council – City Projects Office, and Place Design Group.