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Amazing zipline set to open in Brisbane  

Adrenaline junkies will soon enjoy a thrilling ride on Australia’s longest zipline as plans are formalised for building to commence at Mt Coot-tha. 

Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk said the zipline will offer ‘incredible views of the Brisbane cityscape’. 

‘Zipline Australia will build the longest treetop canopy zipline tour in Australia, with a 1500m course weaving through the Mt Coot-tha forest, creating an exciting new leisure and lifestyle attraction,’ Mr Quirk told the Courier Mail. 

 

Adrenaline junkies will soon enjoy a thrilling ride on Australia’s longest zipline as plans are formalised for building to commence at Mt Coot-tha

Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk said the zipline will offer 'incredible views of the Brisbane cityscape

Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk said the zipline will offer ‘incredible views of the Brisbane cityscape

The zipline is expected to bring an intriguing experience to Brisbane while also offering economic benefits by encouraging international tourism.

With approximately 7 million visitors a year to the city, Mt Coot-tha is the second-most visited area in Queensland behind South Bank.  

‘Council will contribute $1 million to the construction of the zipline, as part of a wider $15 million investment into the Mt Coot-tha precinct over four years, while Zipline Australia will make a multimillion-dollar investment into new infrastructure and operations for the ziplines,’ Mr Quirk said. 

Construction will begin late 2018 and is expected to continue half way into 2019.

The zipline is expected to bring an intriguing experience to Brisbane while also offering economic benefits by encouraging international tourism

The zipline is expected to bring an intriguing experience to Brisbane while also offering economic benefits by encouraging international tourism

The zipline will have a 170m vertical drop from its highest point, believed to be the tallest of any zipline in the country

The zipline will have a 170m vertical drop from its highest point, believed to be the tallest of any zipline in the country

The zipline will have a 170m vertical drop from its highest point, believed to be the tallest of any zipline in the country.

It will finish near JC Slaughter Falls in the northeast, and is believed to be the longest continuous zipline in Australia.

Its length tops that of the 1km zipline in Ourimbah State Forest north of Sydney. 

It will finish near JC Slaughter Falls in the northeast, and is believed to be the longest continuous zipline in Australia

It will finish near JC Slaughter Falls in the northeast, and is believed to be the longest continuous zipline in Australia

Its length tops that of the 1km zipline in Ourimbah State Forest north of Sydney

Its length tops that of the 1km zipline in Ourimbah State Forest north of Sydney

A 300m treetop walk will be built above JC Slaughter Falls. Mr Quirk said it was the 'longest pedestrian suspended bridge walk in the southern hemisphere'

A 300m treetop walk will be built above JC Slaughter Falls. Mr Quirk said it was the ‘longest pedestrian suspended bridge walk in the southern hemisphere’

A 300m treetop walk will be built above JC Slaughter Falls. Mr Quirk said it was the ‘longest pedestrian suspended bridge walk in the southern hemisphere’.

Zipline Australia managing director Matthew Thompson said the company aimed to deliver an ‘iconic’ experience with the zipline.

Opposition leader Peter Cumming welcomed the development but called for an environmental audit on the route. 



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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