Mt Coot-tha zipline

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce the proposed design has been released and the tender for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a zipline at Mt Coot-tha has been awarded to Zipline Australia.

Mt Coot-tha zipline artist impressions

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Address Mt Coot-tha reserve
Ward Pullenvale Ward
Project outcomes To deliver a low impact, environmentally sensitive, world-class ecotourism zipline experience.
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About the project

Location and design

The proposed zipline design, subject to planning and permit approvals, will consist of three experiences:

Treetop Canopy Tour (stage 1) A treetop canopy zipline tour of approximately 1.5 km taking small groups of 8-12 from treetop platform to treetop platform using zipline technology and providing a guided learning experience of Mt Coot-tha’s flora, fauna and indigenous cultural heritage.

It will start west of the Summit and finish to the west of JC Slaughter Falls.

Megazip Tour (stage 2) A combination of six parallel lines that allow friends and family to jointly share the experience of traversing 1.1 km from the Summit lookout to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in a single span without any intermediate ground impact.

A second span of 340m will cross the Melaleuca Lake within the Gardens.

The Megazip celebrates Brisbane as a New World City and offers spectacular views of Brisbane, the bay and distant ranges.

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Tour and Suspension Bridge (stage 3) A guided indigenous experience that tells the story of indigenous life prior to colonial settlement using a 335m suspended bridge walk.

It will be an engaging walking tour exploring things such as bush tucker, dreamtime paths and hunting.

It will be constructed above JC Slaughter Falls and will link the Treetop Canopy Tour and the Arrival Centre.

The Arrival Centre, which will be situated at the former Legacy Way workforce car park located on Sir Samuel Griffith Drive at the Scenic Drive intersection, will include car parking, administration and operations for the zipline.

The project will also involve implementing a shuttle service to connect the key zipline destinations for customers including the Arrival Centre and start and finish points of the Megazip and Treetop Canopy Tour. The shuttle service will reduce traffic congestion and relieve impacts on existing car park facilities.

The zipline project will also involve an indigenous partner plan including employment and a cultural tour.


A key principle of the Mt Coot-tha zipline is to have minimal impact on the environment and to promote the ecological and cultural values of the site. Extensive ecological studies have been undertaken to ensure the alignment of the zipline was guided by this principle. Council is committed to working with the successful tenderer to achieve minimal impacts to the environment.

The successful zipline will integrate and complement existing Mt Coot-tha activities and places and ensure there is an overall benefit to the precinct.

Project benefits

The Mt Coot-tha zipline will:

  • increase the awareness of the environmental and cultural values of the precinct through sensitive, informed guided experiences
  • provide a unique experience, never before seen in Brisbane
  • bring economic benefits to Brisbane by encouraging international and domestic tourism and contributing to the range of local recreation experiences
  • provide opportunities to reinvest in precinct-wide improvements and programs
  • provide local employment opportunities including an indigenous partner plan.

The zipline is a commitment of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and forms part of Council's Our Shared Vision Mt Coot-tha 2030, which aims to reinforce Mt Coot-tha as the premier destination for ecotourism, as one of Brisbane's iconic tourist attractions and to solidify Brisbane's global reputation as Australia's New World City. It is also part of Council’s commitment to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities in Brisbane.

Project timing

RFP (stage one)


RFP (stage two) Complete
Award of zipline proponent Complete
Planning and permit phase including Development Application and public notification 2018
Construction From late 2018
Stage 1 open to the public 2019
Stage 2 and 3 open to the public 2020

More information

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If you would like to find out more about this project, provide feedback or register to receive project updates you can:

  • complete the online contact form
  • phone the project information line during business hours on 1800 669 416
  • phone Council outside of business hours on 07 3403 8888
  • email
  • write to:
    Mt Coot-tha zipline
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
20 March 2018